VITAMIN C RDA IS FLAWED
Manchester, England – The authors of a new book claim the Institute of Medicine (IM) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) used flawed science to develop the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin C, a blunder that has likely caused millions of people to prematurely suffer avoidable health problems such as cataracts, strokes, heart attacks and many other disorders.
Steve Hickey PhD and Hilary Roberts PhD, pharmacology professors say some basic errors in biology make justification for the current RDA for vitamin C indefensible. Even a recently proposed 200-milligram daily intake is inadequate to achieve optimal health.
HALF-LIFE FOR VITAMIN C IGNORED
The main flaw – the half life for vitamin C is quite short, about 30 minutes in blood plasma, a fact which NIH and IM researchers have failed to recognize. (Half life is the time it takes for half of a substance to be removed from the body.)
Because vitamin C is used up rapidly, a very high single dose of vitamin C would not achieve the same concentration in the blood serum over time as two divided lower doses. Hickey and Roberts claim many negative studies using high-dose vitamin C have failed to recognize this fact and have therefore mistakenly concluded that high-dose supplemental vitamin C is ineffective.
LINUS PAULING VINDICATED
Hickey and Roberts’ revealing book confirms the work of Dr. Linus Pauling, a long-time advocate of high-dose vitamin C supplementation. Pauling advocated consumption of supplemental vitamin C throughout the day up to 18,000 milligrams of vitamin C in divided doses on a daily basis, a practice which overcomes the half-life decay problem.
Pauling also conducted studies using intravenous IV vitamin C as a treatment for cancer. In recent months published scientific reports even call for a reevaluation of the use of high-dose IV vitamin C for cancer treatment, now that a study shows that IV vitamin C can produce blood levels of vitamin C that are more than six times greater than oral vitamin C. [Annals Internal Medicine 140: 533-37, 2004] [J Am College Nutrition 19:423-5, 2000]
Pauling and associates demonstrated that high-dose vitamin C more than quadrupled the survival times of terminal cancer patients. [Proceedings Nat’l Academy Sciences 73: 3685-89, 1976]
Pauling even demonstrated that mice given high doses of vitamin C in their food were five times less likely to develop skin tumors when exposed to ultraviolet radiation than mice on low vitamin C diets. [Am J Clinical Nutrition 54:1252S-1255S, 1991]
The significance here is that even high-dose oral supplementation may have preventive effects against certain forms of cancer.
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