Re: Vitamin C may increase hardening of the arteries

From: Robert Wasley (
Date: Sat Mar 04 2000 - 23:53:09 MST

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> 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.
Just in case, this remark should not be taken as an arguement against
synthetic vitamins
in principal. If the natural is better (judging by all applicable standards)
use that, if the
synthetic is better use that.

With that said, I must admit somewhat overstated my case. It is true,
vitamin C
is vitamin C however you look at it under a microscope, but how the body
responds and utilizes it depends on the grade and quality of manufacture.

Robert Wasley

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