Medical hypotheses 7: 1359-1376, 1981
Robert F. Cathcart, III,
VITAMIN C, TITRATING TO BOWEL TOLERANCE,
ANASCORBEMIA, AND ACUTE INDUCED SCURVY
58 N El Camino Real, # 119.
San Mateo, California 94401 USA.
A method of utilizing vitamin C in amounts just short of the doses
which produce diarrhea is described (TITRATING TO BOWEL TOLERANCE).
The amount of oral ascorbic acid tolerated by a patient without producing
diarrhea increases somewhat proportionately to the stress or toxicity
of his disease.
Bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid ameliorate the acute symptoms
of many diseases.
Lesser doses often have little effect on acute symptoms but assist
the body in handling the stress of disease and may reduce the morbidity
of the disease.
if doses of ascorbate are not provided to satisfy this potential draw
on the nutrient,
first local tissues involved in the disease,
then the blood,
and then the body in general become deplete of ascorbate
(ANASCORBEMIA and ACUTE INDUCED SCURVY).
The patient is thereby put at risk for complications of metabolic
processes known to be dependent upon ascorbate.