Vitamin myths again

Ralph L. Samson 73071.20 at COMPUSERVE.COM
Sat May 30 00:40:31 EST 1998

An alternative approach to try and determine Vitamin C uptake by macrophages
is to use crystalline Vitamin C which is tagged with Carbon-14 or Tritium.
There are companies that make such products mainly for testing how
pharmaceuticals are metabolized.  An area of skin which is challenged should
show increased, but low, radioactivity.  Since Vitamin C is water soluble,
any tagged Vitamin C should have exited the body in 24 hours.  I believe
learning how Vitamin C works in the immune system is very important.
Regards, Ralph L. Samson

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