MISSION STATEMENT:

The Foundation's mission is to increase public knowledge about the extraordinary therapeutic value of supplemental vitamin C.
This mission is realized through the work of a consortium of physicians and other practitioners, health care activists, and other concerned Individuals, as well as of health and nutrition oriented organizations and nutrient suppliers — all of whom are dedicated to promoting the value of vitamin C for public health.

The Foundation was established to collect, preserve, and widely disseminate scientific research findings, clinical results, and valid anecdotal evidence, both recent and archival, relating to the health benefits of using vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in its different forms: natural foods, oral supplements, topical applications, and intravenous injection.

The Foundation raises funds to enable it to illuminate the science behind vitamin C as well as to financially support worthy new or ongoing research projects pertaining to health-conferring or protecting mechanisms within the body.

The Foundation's mission is fulfilled through a number of vital initiatives.

Goals and Objectives

  1. To shine a spotlight on the role of vitamin C in both preventing and treating a wide variety of health conditions including acute and chronic illnesses caused by infectious or toxic agents, degenerative diseases (such as atherosclerosis and cancer), aging, and nutritional deficiency.
  2. To educate the public and health care professionals about a means of achieving optimal health and longevity, through the advocacy of higher-than-RDA ascorbate intake, along with intake of other complementary and synergistic micronutrients or dietary substances. As part of the Foundation's educational activities it will supply cautionary warnings regarding situations in which megadose vitamin C intake could be potentially harmful to particular individuals due to genetic and biochemical anomalies or certain health conditions such as G6PD deficiency or hemochromatosis.
  3. To provide information about the many uses of vitamin C, resources for supply, and appropriate dosages to health providers, the media, and the public. The principal means of doing so will be through producing print and electronic (on-line) publications, such as journals that have information aimed at a professional readership and other writings directed towards the lay person.

    Additionally, multimedia materials, such as videotapes, audio tapes, and CD-ROMS, will be developed for informational purposes. As time and funds permit, special conferences may also be undertaken. The Foundation also markets approved vitamin C products and books, both as a convenience to practitioners and the public and as a modest earned income stream for the Foundation.

  4. To facilitate professional information exchange of research plans and results through abstracts via an electronic bulletin board and periodic published bulletins. The exchange will acquaint or connect biomedical researchers with ongoing or prospective projects and studies which relate to their own areas of interest in vitamin C, whether in laboratory or clinical settings, whether in epidemiological or theoretical work.
  5. To create the world's first Vitamin C Research Information Center by electronic means, through building a complex database that will record, track, and provide swift and convenient access to the entire range of ascorbic acid-utilizing research. The data base will also include commentaries and cross-referencing on subsequent verification, variance, or refutation of the original findings. Initially, this objective will be achieved using conventional wiki group collaboration software that promotes group participation in creating the knowledge base.

    The vitamin C database will be the basis for a Vitamin C Expert System mobile phone app. The vitamin C expert will be accessed by voice command and the software will answer questions using a mobile smart phone application.

  6. To function as a centralized fund-collecting and fund-disbursing entity serving the financial needs of laboratory researchers, clinicians, and epidemiologists engaged in studies of vitamin C that have important implications for human health. When its assets and contributions are sufficient the Foundation will fund meritorious grant proposals from researchers and clinicians, or their research institutions or clinical facilities.
  7. To establish an administrative center that will receive and respond to inquiries and requests for resource information from vitamin C-using practitioners, researchers, ascorbate supply sources, physicians and other health care providers as well as members of the public via telephone, fax, email, and mail services.
  8. To serve as the primary proponent of vitamin C in health maintenance and medical therapy, through a network of affiliated professionals — advocates and spokespersons who are highly experienced and knowledgeable about vitamin C and who can actively and effectively present both new and well-established information to the media, to the public, and to practitioners.
  9. To cover administrative and other operating costs for each initiative, and especially to further its grant-giving and fund–allocating role, the Foundation will solicit financial support in the form of memberships, subscriptions, donations, and grants from individuals, foundations, government agencies, medical societies, and for-profit corporations such as life insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, vitamin C manufacturers, nutrient distributors, retailers, and individuals.

The Foundation's mission is fulfilled through a number of vital initiatives.


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