On Mon, 6 May 1996, Richard Kondo wrote:
> One repeated criticism regarding the ascorbic acid
> hypothesis is that ascorbic acid (AA) is water soluble, which means
> that absorption of AA would probably occur via a transport
> mechanism. Such a mechanism would be saturable, and therefore, the
It is my understanding that the RDA is the amount of whatever nutrient is
required to avoid health problems associated with a deficiency...hence,
they are the minimum required.
> not absorbed and that some of its beneficial impact is achieved in
> the colon.
Perhaps it is acting as a free radical scavenger?