The point of the cleanse - according to Jaffee on his youtube lectures - is to establish how much vitamin C you are currently metabolizing. It is on the order for bowel tolerance, but it is a "pre sickness" approach or calibration. (He did say that the Catchart "bowel tolerance" method is too little, to late.) If you have done the calibration, you'll know your "maximum one-time amount" that can be used for bowel tolerance if you do get sick.
The chart above is "cleanse" or "calibration" data from a population, showing the wide range between individuals, and those on the left are "healthy" while those who require massive amounts of ascorbate are generally "sick," This seems to match my experience. And again, since vitamin C intake requirements vary over a wide range, it is a method for an individual to determine their own requirement. There is no one right answer to the question how much vitamin C should an individual take? Jaffee's work shows that most human intakes should be MUCH larger than commonly believed.
Owen R. Fonorow, Orthomolecular Naturopath
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