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experience has been, that as time has passed and I have kept up with Bowel Tolerance doses, my Bowel Tolerance level has gradually increased. I assume
this is because my GI Tract has become more and more cleaned out [but I do not know for sure that that is the reason]. I believe Pauling, in writing about the "rebound effect" [of stopping ascorbate dosing too quickly], speculated that it may be that as one ingests more and more ascorbate, one's white blood cells [of one's immune system] build up more and more [using more and more ascorbate in the process]. Perhaps this is why my Bowel Tolerance limit is increasing. Again, I do not know for sure [but (if that is the case) it does not strike me as a (necessarily) bad
thing, i.e. having an (over) abundance
of white blood cells continually
circulating, i.e. as continuous
...to increase the tolerance you need to take as much as you can, all the time.
, that is it.
As an aside, I think Bowel Tolerance is an almost "magical" occurrence/concept [and that is why I now always
capitalize it], in that one does not
need to GUESS
at the amount of ascorbate to ingest [or inject], or have a blood [or other fluid] test done [and then "guess" some more]. Unquestionably, I am experimenting
, Piritta. Perhaps I am doing some sort of long term damage to myself [by ingesting so much ascorbic acid]. How does one ever really know
for sure? I can only say that I feel very
good [and am virtually never
sick (including even a headache), never take drugs, and am almost 64 years old], and that, i.e. feeling of well-being, is the basis for my continuing with this experiment. Cathcart's experience with Bowel Tolerance dosing, of tens of thousands
of patients [that were ill], convinces me that it is a worthwhile [and intelligent] experiment, i.e. health seeking endeavor. In the case of your father, I would think he has (virtually) nothing
to lose, i.e. all
to gain, by "experimenting" with Bowel Tolerance dosing with ascorbate!
I have wondered before whether the [ascorbic acid] tablets were, gram-for-gram [of ascorbate], as "powerful" as the powder/crystals. It always made sense to me that, at the very least, they would not
as "powerful," i.e. effective, gram-for-gram, because of the extra ingredients needed in the tablet [that I assume, to some extent, the ascorbic acid is involved in eliminating, i.e. chelating], plus they are more expensive, gram-for-gram of ascorbate, than the powder/crystals. In other words, from my view, technically
, I think the powder/crystal [form] is [ultimately] the best
form to ingest ascorbate in [and if ill, doubly
Question, Piritta: Are you sure
the ascorbate in the tablets is nothing but ascorbic acid
, i.e. not
of mineral ascorbates? What is the filler being used for the tablets [it is usually listed second
in the ingredient list]? (I think cellulose is best, and I would be cautious with calcium carbonate [long
term]). How much less of the powder did he ingest to reach Bowel Tolerance? I do not remember much difference in my Bowel Tolerance when I switched to the tablets from the powder/crystals, but that has been a long time ago. At any rate, as long as a person is ingesting ascorbic acid, whether tablets, capsules, or powder/crystals [to Bowel Tolerance
], I do not think it makes much difference. I've always felt the convenience
[albeit extra expense] of the tablets was worth it, i.e. even if I do have to take more of them [gram-for-gram], and additionally, it does protect the tooth enamel that way.
Bottom-line: As long as he is reaching Bowel Tolerance [from oral
ingestion], from my view, it does not
matter what form the ascorbic acid is in [as long as the filler is not calcium]. "Tolerating" more, as tablets, would NOT
mean he is getting more benefit, than less, as powder/crystals. Bowel Tolerance is Bowel Tolerance [in my view, and it is the key
, i.e. letting the body "decide" how much it wants, at any particular time].
Best of success to you, Piritta!
JFYI, I have ingested a Bowel Tolerance dose of ascorbic acid [via one gram tablets], in HEALTH, not illness [of which I have had virtually none], basically every day since 1994, amounting to [currently], on average, 75+ grams [daily], in 10 to 15 divided doses.