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Ascorbate: The Science of Vitamin C Paperback – May 20, 2004
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Dare I say, the most important development in the history of vitamin C? -- John Ely, University of Washington, June 22, 2004
The theory proposed, the Dynamic Flow Model, is the most important development in the history of vitamin C. -- The Vitamin C Foundation, June 27, 2004
Vitamin C could cut the health service budget in half. ...well written, insightful and at the forefront of scientific literature. -- Mike Mesham, June 10, 2004. lulu.com/content/53926
Well done, a truly fantastic book... -- Dr Selva Kumar M.D., Lulu Review, June 8, 2004
Well done, a truly fantastic book... I pay tribute to Prof Linus Pauling (on) the 10th anniversary of his death. -- Selva Kumar M.D. June 8, 2004. lulu.com/content/55277
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This book will be of interest to people who care about health and want to understand the science behind the vitamin C controversy; open-minded members of the medical profession are included in this group. It is also relevant to students who need a lively and topical introduction to science and the scientific method. Politicians who want to keep their promises to improve our health services will also find stimulating ideas.
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Instead, Hickey and Roberts introduce the "Dynamic Flow Model," in which the continual (every 2 hours?) ingestion of 1 or 2 grams of Vitamin C can produce a plasma level of around 220 mM/L. This is apparently the maximum or saturated plasma level of Vitamin C with oral ingestion of standard Vitamin C.
I, however, was pleasantly surprised by this book. The facts regarding vitamin C are presented in a solid and ethical way. There is no unjustified claims, only well researched facts. There are more than five hundred references at the end of this text.
The authors are concentrating on application of ascorbate in "big three": infections, atherosclerosis and cancer, their prevention and treatment. They present biochemical basis for the action of ascorbate in each of these conditions, then results of animal experiments, followed by data from human trials. They draw very distinct line between the dosses needed for nutritional supplementation - i.e. to aviod the developments of scurvy - and pharmacological, or megadoses, that may be used to treat advanced conditions. Pharmacokinetics and toxicity of ascorbate is also well discussed.
I am a medical doctor, and enjoyed reading this book. It is well written and would be interesting for wide audience. I agree that vitamin C may have the potential for treatment of numerous medical conditions and there should be more research on it.
This is one of those "internet" impressions that is gaining credibility without proof and even excellent authors such as Hickey are now duped / supporting / quoting it as the truth without any evidence at all. Only 4 stars therefore as this undermines his credibility.
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