FMW wrote:I just dont know why these people like to try and convince me I'm going to die from ascorbic acid.
I would say they "try" because to not do so would call into question their highly cherished beliefs.
FMW wrote:Robert Thompson You will deplete your C. No reason to believe ascorbic acid has any health benefit. It is an antibiotic, so what if it helps suppress bad bacteria, so do antibiotics, rest assured, it is not C, you will get leaky gut, you will get plaque and leaky arteries, you will degenerate your joints and connective tissue. There is no good in it.
It would be interesting to get his viewpoint on whether people that are on IV life-support, sometimes for years
, are getting anything [for their vitamin C requirements] other than ascorbic acid/sodium [and/or another mineral] ascorbate in their nutritional fluid. It is my understanding they are not. If so, then why, if what he is saying is true, would they not be contracting scurvy
FMW wrote:Robert Thompson Dear Katie....Ascorbic acid will always deplete C.
I wonder how he thinks I [for one] am not in serious health difficulties or dead [if his assertion is true], i.e. I [for one] should have "depleted" all
of the "C" out of my body long
ago? Again, "cherished" beliefs/theory(s) vs. real-world examples/results.]
FMW wrote:...ascorbic acid...as vitamin C. Even when she determined it was a pro-oxidant, not an anti oxidant (which is what the C molecule is.)
Talk about not understanding "chemistry," i.e. electrons, e.g. ascorbic acid vs. dehydroascorbate!
FMW wrote:The chemistry is not confusing. Ascorbic acid will never be vitamin C.
I wonder who [or what] he is using [as his "authority"] for what constitutes or defines
"vitamin C." My understanding is that Szent-Györgyi, who won the Nobel Prize for the "discovery" of vitamin C, would disagree with him, per:
I suspect, Katie, that Mr. Thompson has far too much at stake, both personally and professionally/economically, to ever accept the reality of the situation. However, kudos to you for making the effort!
Just my viewpoint and "two cents worth,"