Here's the ref for Vit C recycling in human metabolism:
On Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:50:23 -0500, Eric Entemann
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>Do you have a reference for this?
>'One unadvertised bit of info I realized last year, is that humans recycle
>C" (unlike other primates), and thus don't need a continuous supply.'
>I've never heard of such. Thought that all primates need continual intake of
Vit. C. Or is the "recycling"
>referring to drinking one's urine, where excess Vit. C goes?
>> Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2011 10:03:3.0 -0500
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>> Subject: Agreed: Taking multi-vitamin pills 'does nothing for our health'
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>> Phil, Thanks, and have a few things to add.
>> One unadvertised bit of info I realized last year, is that humans recycle
>> C" (unlike other primates), and thus don't need a continuous supply.
>> My father has violent reactions when he tries to continue his Vit C
>> program. Apparently his body thinks ascorbic acid is toxic.
>> My experience with following the flu with Vit C, is a fever rise, as if the Vit
>> The human body uses super-oxidization to fend off certain (reductive)
>> and microbes; Vit C might disable that capability. Example: Arsenic
>> is facilitated by ascorbic acid supplements.
>> I still eat citrus etc., assuming that anti-oxidant capabilities are gained in a
>> proper way thereby. I still keep my eyes open for pro-vitamin C science, as
>> does make some intuitive sense, perhaps as an antidote for reductive toxics
>> like heavy metals.
>> Jim West
>> On Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:05:31 -0600, Phil Gasper
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