Ascorbic acid is not vitamin c - hogwash!
Natural News has a new feature called Naturalpedia.com. Imagine my surprise when I clicked on vitamin C and this came up:
Conscious Health: A Complete Guide to Wellness Through Natural Means
Ron Garner (See book keywords and concepts)
The drug industry calls it vitamin c. Ascorbic acid is not vitamin c, but rather a fraction, the outside layer of the biologically utilizable vitamin c complex, as shown in Figure 16.1. i- ASCORBIC ACID -1 ASCORBICEN BIOFLAVINOID COMPLEXES TYROSINAS E P FACTORS K FACTORS J FACTORS 1- ASCORBIC ACID -1 Figure 16.1 Complete vitamin c complex Likewise, alphatocopherol, which is sold as Vitamin E, is only part of the Vitamin E complex. As Richard Murray points out: ... synthetic vitamins are not vitamins at all but synthesized FRACTIONS of a vitamin complex ...
It is unfortunate that this mythical disinformation continues because of ignorance and/or greed.
Here are some keys to understanding the nature of ascorbic acid/vitamin C:
Owen's paper, The Nature of Vitamin Chttp://vitamincfoundation.org/NaturalC.htm
Szent-Gyorgyi A. 1937. Oxidation, energy transfer, and vitamins. Nobel Lecture. [online].
Available from: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medi ... ecture.pdf
(See pages 446-448.)