Vitamin C - What You Don't Know May Kill You

Posted by M ws On Saturday, January 12, 2013 0 comments

WHAT YOU HAVEN’T BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE USDA RECOMMEND ALLOWANCE FOR VITAMIN C:

The USDA recommended allowance is set at the level the body can tolerate over the counter supplements without getting diarrhea and barely enough to keep away infectious disease.

A tolerable upper limit (UL) of vitamin C was set at 2 grams for the first time in the year 2000, referencing this mild laxative effect as the reason for establishing the UL.

… Stone and Pauling calculated, based on the diet of primates (similar to what our common ancestors are likely to have consumed when the gene mutated), that the optimum daily requirement of vitamin C is around 2,300 milligrams for a human requiring 2,500 kcal a day.

Pauling criticized the established US Recommended Daily Allowance, pointing out that it is based on the known quantities that will prevent acute scurvy but is not necessarily the dosage for optimal health.

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