The consequences of vitamin c saturation.

                                                                            Frank Russo - May 21 2006.

Vitamin c is one of the few vitamins that are water soluble. Now the fallacy is that you can take as much as possible of this vitamin because any excess is excreted in the urine.

However once you saturate your body with vitamin c, including your eyes that require levels about 20 times greater than your blood level, then you should stop drinking 100 percent juices at 40 milligrams of vitamin c per 100 ml and start drinking water instead. Otherwise the body has to flush all this water as urine in an attempt to lower all your vitamin c excess. Hence you develop a great thirst which is typical of mature onset diabetes. And to compound the problem even further, as every molecule of vitamin c is oxidized, it also releases two electrons and these are well known to interfere with the glucose analysis reactions thus giving a much higher spurious glucose result!

Worse still - to add salt to the wound - in steps your GP, to give you medications which will involuntarily lower your glucose below normal, and thus starve most of your tissues of much needed energy! One must not worry too much about high glucose causing damage, especially if the level may not be a genuine one: glucose is a very miniscule molecule and if anything it's the insulin hormone increases that may result in damage even if it may be only in the picograms region, for that molecule has a molecular weight of near 6000 going from memory. Furthermore, there's a great concentration of insulin in the kidneys in diabetics, and the latter are the organs that often get damaged first in diabetes.

Of course you may well have inadequate insulin if your bodyweight to height ratio is very high. This is because the size of your pancreas and its islets of Langerhans is height related rather than weight related. To cope with this, don't make the mistake of following the common suggestion of Doctors and dieticians, and have all these small meals or portions! What you've got to do is have one large meal only per day, and nothing but water for the other 23 hours. You will thus concentrate all your enzymes and insulin so that they will work a great deal harder for the same concentrations. And don't worry about temporary peaks giving you damage: you will know whether you are a candidate for damage by whether you have a ketone smell in your urine or not... and believe it or not, it's a low sugar that damages you rather than a high one.

Furthermore, just like an excess in vitamin c can have you drinking a great deal, if you eat mainly junk foods you may be missing one of the essential 25 raw nutrients that the body can't produce itself, namely 9 amino acids, 2 fatty acids and 13 vitamins. If this is the case, your appetite will become astronomical in the hope that your body will receive the missing nutrients. Of course, the ballooning body weight will place inordinate stress on your pancreas resulting in diabetes.

 In conclusion then, we want to be sensible with vitamin c,  because extreme concentrations do have consequences in much the same way as any gaps in our nutrition do also.

 

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