Vit C & immune sys 2

Ralph L. Samson 73071.20 at COMPUSERVE.COM
Wed Sep 24 08:23:28 EST 1997

Hello again ageing bionet readers,
       I have been thinking more about Vitamin C, especially because of
concern about the volunteers for the AIDS vaccine test.
       In the past I have thought curiously about the close similarity
of the molecular structures of Vitamin C and glucose.  The animals, that
make their own Vitamin C, supposedly make it from glucose.
       All of a sudden, like a bolt out of the blue, it hit me.  Vitamin
C is the fuel that literally, not figuratively, energizes the immune
system.  Why do animals convert glucose to Vitamin C?  To make a fuel
that is specifically directed to the immune system, to ensure its proper
functioning.  It all suddenly makes sense.
       I thought this was important enough to follow up my earlier
Regards, Ralph

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