Re: Vitamin C may increase hardening of the arteries

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sat Mar 04 2000 - 05:37:49 MST

"Robert Wasley" <> writes:

> The question I would ask what kind of vitamin C are they using for the =
> test? Is its source natural or synthetic? Synthetic vitamins,=20
> the type typically used have been shown to cause some issues in large =
> amounts. However, the natural variety so far have not
> This is why the controversy over larger doses of vitamin C went on for =
> so long.

I guess natural sources are not used because the dosage cannot be
controlled well. Also, what is the support for your claim that
synthetically produced vitamins have side effects not found in
naturally occured vitamins? I can imagine that eating oranges has more
health benefits than just eating pure ascorbic acid (antioxidants,
fibers, a lot of stuff), but that is different from claiming there is
a difference between natural and synthetic vitamins.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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