From Kevin's site.
When Linus Pauling was talking about miracle cures of Vitamin C, he was really meaning Sodium Ascorbate rather than Ascorbic Acid. Sodium Ascorbate is the salt of the Vitamin C, it is alkaline in nature. Sodium Ascorbate is necessary for the metabolism of a particular Liver enzyme.
The GLO Gene is absent in many people, scientists believe that this happened around 60 million years ago. The absence of this gene makes us unable to biosynthesise a specific enzyme L- gulonolactone oxidase. This is an end stage liver enzyme that bio-converts blood glucose to Ascorbate, this means our bodies cannot produce any Ascorbate. In the long term, a lack of Ascorbate causes our bones to dissolve and teeth to fall out - in other words sub-clinical scurvy and a tendency to development of cancer.
Ascorbic Acid has mistakenly been called Vitamin C - it is actually a liver metabolite rather than a vitamin. It is produced in large quantities in almost all animals, e.g. 6 grams a day in a goat, or up to 100grams daily if the goat is stressed. But it is not Ascorbic Acid that our body requires, rather a SALT of Ascorbic Acid. A daily supplementation of Ascorbate several times a day is a simple way to make up for this genetic defect.
Ascorbate is also essential for the hydroxylation of the amino acid Proline which forms hydroxyproline - a major component of collagen. Collagen is an essential structural protein in the body accounting for around a quarter of all the protein in our bodies and is critical to the structural integrity of our bodies.
Linus Pauling PhD (Twice Nobel Laureate) stated "It is highly probable that most people in the world would only receive 1- 2% of the amounts of Ascorbate that would keep them in the best of health".
My personal experiences with Sodium Ascorbate have resulted in the curing of all my allergies, hay fever, wheat, milk and cats. I have also used Alkaline water derived from a water ionizer. These two products as well as the Organic Silica have rebuilt my colon. My allergy problems are a function of leaky gut. The ascorbate provided the raw materials for building collagen and elastin to re-build the colon. I am also losing all excess fat, I am down to the levels of fat that I had in my late 20's and probably will be down to those of my teenage years by the end of the summer. This is all without working out or dieting. I eat pasta and red meat as well as indulge in red wine. In fact my tolerance to alcohol has increased which I suspect is the ascorbate deficiency being solved and my liver is now fully functional.
If you have a history of alcoholism in the family, Sodium ascorbate is a must, when deficiencies are corrected in the body all sorts of miracles start to take place. Sodium Ascorbate is one element that your body cannot produce by itself and needs to be supplemented in the diet. There is also brand new study on the use of Sodium Ascorbate and Cancer that reduces tumors by up to 50% with one treatment intravenously.
So, I'm ordering this stuff next, since my structure sucks. Especially with NCR sessions coming up at the end of this month.