Vitamin C Lowers Sorbitol Levels

High doses of Vitamin C have been shown to lower levels of sorbitol (a type of sugar which is detrimental in vivo to the lens of the eye and can even cause cataracts and kidney damage).

1 g with each meal is recommended as a minimum dose.

The Alpha Lipoic Acid Breakthrough, by Dr Burt Berkson p 116

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One Response to Vitamin C Lowers Sorbitol Levels

  1. Ruth Dever says:

    Although I’m sure this website is a great resource for those in their hopefully fertile years, there are still important implications for those of us who are older.

    I was diagnosed with Stein-Leventhal syndrome, now known as PCOS in 1977. After we stopped trying for children, no one ever told me PCOS had implications on my health for the rest of my life, such as increased risk for heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. I had to discover that on my own.

    Recently my blood glucose has begun to creep up and in an attempt to understand more about pre-diabetes I read Dr. Bernstein’s book “Diabetes Solution.” Page 65 mentions that Vitamin C supplementation above 400 mg/day can increase blood sugar (implied increase in circulating blood insulin) and should be concerning to those with insulin resistance. Additionally, vitamin C at higher supplementation can destroy the enzymes on blood sugar test strips.

    Also, to support the excellent information on this website, he happens to mention how helpful the R-form of alpha lipoic acid is for insulin resistance, as well as saying that he has had good results with his PCOS patients, who come to him for help with weight loss, by advising the use of 1200 mg./day of DCI (page 480)

    Thanks for this terrific site. I will bring it to the attention of folks I know who are struggling with PCOS.

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