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complex magnetic field of the molecular cloud Lynds 43

X-ray emissions from black hole quasar jets

One-third of galaxy's most common planets could be in habitable zone

jellyfish galaxy JW39

X-ray binary GX 349+2

ultra-hot Jupiter-like exoplanet's atmosphere

Gas giant planets are a no-show around small red stars

a hot-dust-obscured galaxy

faintest galaxy ever seen in the early? universe

50 years of gamma-ray burst science

dashes revealed in Milky Way's center

Black hole quasar evaporation

Exactly how massive is the Milky Way?


New 'quasi-moon' asteroid 2023 FW13 discovered near Earth

Simulations suggest interstellar objects could be captured by Earth's gravity

colorful Kuiper Belt puzzle

Mars helicopter went silent

sun's magnetic field



Today's ice 8 times THICKER than last 8000 years

Arctic was warmer, ice-free in summertime 10,000 years ago

2,700-year-old petroglyphs depicting people, ships and animals discovered in Sweden

Queen Hetepheres' silver bracelets shed light on trade networks in Ancient Egypt

Civilization-tracing project authenticates China's 5,000-year history

The origin of Grand Canyon (by late-Flood channelized flow)

Probing the earth’s deep places

an air pressure wave triggered by the Tonga eruption produced an equatorial plasma bubble in the ionosphere – disrupting satellite communications

Past climate change to blame for Antarctica’s giant underwater landslides

Ancient DNA reveals the multiethnic structure of Mongolia's first nomadic empire

Egypt archaeologists refute Ramses II-Exodus connection

The Tunguska event was the biggest asteroid impact in recorded history. How did it vanish without a trace?

Spinosaur Britain: Multiple species likely roamed Cretaceous Britain

elephant graveyard in North Florida

'whole genome duplication' that may explain why some species survived mass extinctions

Hidden Volcanoes Melt Antarctic Glaciers from Below

Antarctic Dry Valleys haven't always been dry

Landscape Where The First Australians Emerged

153,000-year-old footprints from South Africa are the oldest Homo sapiens tracks

plague in Britain found in 4,000-year-old human remains

Neanderthals manufactured synthetic material with underground distillation

Greece's oldest archaeological site dates to 700,000 years ago

Undeniable Proof Egyptians Didn't Build The Pyramids

Ancient Pre-Flood King Found In Iran

Mexican megalith & Egyptian singing statue

Evidence for Glacial Impact at YDB
Problems with Glacial Lake Missoula
Glacial Impact at Lake Saint Jean
SCIENCE NEWS / Re: May 2023
« Last post by Admin on May 27, 2023, 01:31:15 pm »


globular cluster NGC 6325

inner ring of CI Tauri

Ancient galaxy's traits {not likely so ancient}

recently discovered luminous quasar

insight into fast radio bursts

catalog all known planet-hosting, three-star systems

Radiation belt seen beyond our solar system


ancient northern ocean on Mars

Jupiter's stunning color changes

impact site of HAKUTO-R mission 1 moon lander

lightning on Jupiter pulses in ways similar to lightning on Earth

reconfiguration process of solar eruptions



Mushrooms Seem to Be Able to Regulate Their Own Temperature

More than 5,000 new species discovered in Pacific deep-sea mining hotspot

Science and an Ancient Apocalypse {Gobekli Tepe, Younger Dryas etc.}

7,000 year old cave paintings discovered in Spain using drones

earliest Iron Age house in Athens and Attica

western civilization is more myth than history

Meteoritic and volcanic particles may have promoted origin of life reactions

A role for meteoritic iron in the emergence of life on Earth

Homo bodoensis

Ancient mass extinction event may not be so strange

Moist and warm conditions in Eurasia during the last glacial of the Middle Pleistocene Transition

Humans were using fire in Europe 50,000 years earlier than we thought

An Important Giza Rock Outcrop & the Origins of the Great Sphinx

A True Mystery in the Great Pyramid Complex: The Neben Pyramide

Lost Super-Civilization Experienced Cataclysm

The Great Sphinx Water Erosion Hypothesis

The Pre-Flood Basalt Floor Found On Giza Plateau

Living Toads Found Entombed In Stone

Pre-Flood City Found In Austria's Bedrock


The Black Mat Layer
Glacial Impact at Lake Saint Jean
The Energy Paradox

Mysterious Stone Tracks Across the World and the Formation of Tufa

A Unique Super Volcano Discovered Deep in The Arctic Ocean
Ancient Mountain Range in Australia
Were The First Oceans on Earth Fresh Water or Salt Water?
Japan's Massive Active Super Volcano
Off Topic / Re: SUB
« Last post by Admin on May 24, 2023, 10:10:28 am »
mispronounced periodontitis
L reuteri
L paracasei
Bifidobacterium lactis
Salivarius A2
Salivarius B
B. lactis BL-04
Strawberry for malic acid
Dicalcium Phosphate
ProDentim Review by a [REAL CUSTOMER]
SCIENCE NEWS / Re: May 2023
« Last post by Admin on May 20, 2023, 07:23:21 pm »


first radiation belt seen outside of our solar system

Flip-flopping magnetic fields hint at a solution for puzzling fast radio bursts

colliding streams of material from a star

'largest' ever cosmic explosion {except it's based on wrong estimates of distance}

Multiple views of an exploding star vs. Expanding universe

light-bending galaxy cluster eMACS J1823.1+7822

magnetic fields in the Horsehead Nebula

This star might be orbiting a strange {guess}

Blazar 1ES 1959+650

'Mini Mouse' in the sky

universe's biggest stars {except they can't measure distance right}

'too massive' galaxies may be even more massive

BS in neutron stars

XTE J1906+090 is a persistent low-luminosity Be X-ray binary

Radiant protostars and shadowy clouds clash in stellar nursery

Fatty acids might exist in space

An X-ray look at the heart of powerful quasars

radio signal from the massive explosion of a dying white dwarf

Perfectly round electron undermines big bang


Glass fibers in lunar regolith could help build structures on the moon

close-up views of energetic particle jets ejected from the sun

outgassing water from main-belt comet

magnolia may be best for wooden artificial satellite

Saturn's interior

when Saturn's magnificent rings were formed

Mars' Belva Crater

new images of the sun

Study of ancient meteorites ‘reveal secrets of Jupiter’s formation’



The largest scientific experiment in history was Peer Review itself and it failed

newfound DNA repair mechanism

A rare mutation has helped one man stave off Alzheimer's

patterns that lead up to El Niño

Symbolic links between Gobekli Tepe and Catalhoyuk

300,000-year-old prints of extinct 'Heidelberg people' are found perfectly preserved in Germany

8,000-year-old rock carvings in Arabia may be world's oldest megastructure blueprints

The earliest recorded kiss occurred in Mesopotamia 4,500 years ago

Santorini is still an active volcano

Yellowstone volcano super-eruptions appear to involve multiple explosive events

New volcano discovered in the Barents Sea

studies show biochemicals cannot last a million years {as in fossils}

Ice Age Migrations

Mexican migrations

Patagonia sediment core

Humans thrived in southern Africa between 195,000 and 123,000 years ago, during a previous glacial period

during the Younger Dryas (lasting 1300 years) flow of water into the Atlantic via the Strait of Gibraltar doubled

It Took Waves of Modern Humans to Claim Europe From Neanderthals

5,400-year-old tomb discovered in Spain

Higher elevation Carolina Bays

David Talbott: Symbols of an Alien Sky – A Reconstruction | EU2014

Fingerprints of Catastrophe

"Experts Debunk YDB Impact Hypothesis" supposedly

How Super Volcanoes Form

Why The Himalayan Mountains Don't Have Volcanoes
« Last post by Admin on May 13, 2023, 06:44:11 am »


Astronomers solve the 60-year mystery of quasars {doubtful}

mysterious force in space {red-shifted}

dying star eating Jupiter-sized planet {except stars don't die that way}

young star Fomalhaut's disk In unprecedented detail

Most powerful cosmic explosion {likely a redshift delusion}

A supermassive black hole and its jet {Make that a quasar}

rethinking the shape of the Milky Way galaxy

lenticular galaxy NGC 3489

Double radio relic and odd radio circle

distant gas clouds with leftovers of the first stars

ultra-fast space winds that shape the evolution of galaxies

J0049−2525 is the most massive pulsating white dwarf

interacting galaxies AM 1214-255

energetic galaxy NGC 547

Neutron star's X-rays reveal 'photon metamorphosis'

'Space waves' offer new clues to space weather

New variable star

Gas moving into a massive galaxy

jellyfish galaxy JO175

lenticular galaxy NGC 5283

galaxy pair Arp 269

Galactic bubbles

open cluster Bochum 2

evidence for supermassive stars at the origin of globular clusters {doubtful}

Hidden supermassive black holes brought to life by galaxies on collision course
{They just said quasars are formed from galactic collisions, so put 2 & 2 together: black holes are quasars.}

vast stellar nurseries

mysterious fast radio burst

unusual galaxy system with a long, highly collimated tail of gas and stars

strange, solitary life for young stars at the Milky Way's center


Saturn exhibits behavior never seen before in our solar system

Moons of Uranus might be swarming with deep oceans

secret 'symmetries' that protect Earth from the chaos of space

Saturn moons total count now 145

signs of recent water in Mars sand dunes

se‌eing into the permanently shadowed craters on the moon

Active sun {Saturn?} may have kickstarted life on Earth

Burns formation on Mars

moon's inner core is solid

Building planetary systems that could last forever

wild Martian river

definitive age on Saturn's rings: They're really young {much younger than they admit}

Jupiter's Young Moons



Brain activity decoder can reveal stories in people's minds

AI turns people's thoughts into text in real-time

Clouds carry drug-resistant bacteria across distances

Entire colony of ants recorded 'feigning death'

Nose shape gene inherited from Neanderthals

Ancient bacteria genome reconstructed from Neanderthal tooth plaque

map hidden Northern Territory Australia landscape

'Deep and diversified history of humans on Tibetan Plateau'

European prehistory: Genes reveal striking diversity within similar ice age cultures

Ancient Egyptian child mummies reveal high prevalence of anemia

6,000-year-old settlement found on island of Corsica

Periods of prolonged droughts caused downfall of Indus megacities

Woman's DNA recovered from 20,000-year-old pendant found in Denisovan cave

New megalithic monument discovered in heart of Andalusia in southern Spain - 5,000-year-old

Underwater 7,000-year-old road in Croatia

tooth enamel provides clues to hunter-gatherer lifestyle of Neanderthals

Evidence of ice age human migrations from China to the Americas and Japan

mosaic of Trojan hero Aeneas unearthed in Turkey

The Dinosaur Reformation

The Carnian Pluvial Event

Sensational dinosaur blood report!

Fossilized soot and charcoal make it possible to reconstruct the history of the Nerja cave

longstanding cultural continuity at oldest occupied site in West Africa

One of the world’s greatest fossil finds made in Wales

Native American Ancestry

Satellite data reveal nearly 20,000 previously unknown deep-sea mountains

three waves of migration of the earliest Homo sapiens into Europe

largest ‘raptor’ dinosaurs lived millions of years earlier than we knew {not}

where first Australians lived more than xx,000 years ago

7,000-year-old tomb in Oman holds dozens of prehistoric skeletons

Road Built 7,000 Years Ago Found at The Bottom of The Mediterranean Sea

Ancient Rhino-like ‘thunder beasts’

Göbekli Tepe: The Mystery of the Missing Megaliths

Were Ancient COMPUTERS Used to Design this Artifact?

Impossible 100+ Ton Marble Statue Found In Menorca

Ain Dara Built By Pre-Flood Civilization?

60,000 Ton Ancient OOPART Beneath Sea of Galilee

Impossible Ancient Star-Holes Found In Volda

Prophecies of Destruction

Native American Flood Myths

Underreported Airbursts

The Super Volcano Located Deep in The Pacific Ocean
« Last post by Admin on May 05, 2023, 09:59:30 pm »
Synthetic Vitamin C
Many people assume that any product sold in a health food store is natural. Actually, most of the vitamins and minerals, as well as hormone products, and other items are synthesized in a lab. This includes the majority of vitamin C products sold in health food stores.
Natural vitamin C is too costly to extract, therefore the majority of vitamin C is synthesized from sugars, most often from corn. This includes products, such as palm C, which sounds natural. Palm C is synthesized from palm sugar though.

Synthetic vitamin C’s will be listed on the bottle as ascorbic acid. Natural bioflavonoids are frequently added because they aid in the function of vitamin C. Bioflavonoids occur naturally in natural sources of vitamin C, such as berries.

Some companies buffer the acidity of the ascorbic acid with minerals. Examples are calcium, sodium, and magnesium ascorbates. These are beneficial for people who cannot tolerate the acidity of the ascorbic acid. Although, I generally prefer non buffered forms of vitamin C. The majority of people have insufficient levels of stomach acid to digest and absorb nutrients. Non buffered vitamin C increases stomach acidity, aiding in digestion and absorption, when taken with meals.

Synthetic vitamin C is extremely unstable, and quickly decomposes when exposed to light, heat, or moisture. Therefore, synthetic vitamin C should be kept in a cool, dry, dark place. I do not recommend storing bottles of vitamin C in a refrigerator though. Doing so can cause moist air to condense inside the bottle, making a wet mess, and destroying the vitamin C. Storing the vitamin C in a pantry would be a better choice
« Last post by Admin on May 05, 2023, 09:58:15 pm »
Safety of Megadosing Vitamin C
It is the common belief that if a little is good, then more must be better. Although, many substances that provide beneficial effects to the body can be harmful, or even deadly, in large amounts. Even water or oxygen can be harmful or deadly in high amounts, or in the right circumstances.

Megadosing of vitamin C was made famous by the Linus Pauling Institute, especially among cancer patients. The belief is that large amounts of vitamin C can boost the immune system, destroy pathogens, and protect the body from free radical damage safely because the excess vitamin C will be eliminated from the body. Although, the use of massive doses of vitamin C for therapy by the Linus Pauling Institute is done for very short periods of time, up to a week. Even though short term megadosing of vitamin C may cause problems in some people, the risk of adverse effects greatly increases with long term use of excessive amounts of the vitamin.

Vitamin C does boost the immune system, and in does protect the body from some free radical damage. And it is true that excess vitamin C can be eliminated from the body. The practice of vitamin C megadosing does present some safety issues.

A severe deficiency of vitamin C can lead to a disease known as scurvy. Symptoms of scurvy include connective tissue breakdown, causing bleeding, muscle weakness, impaired wound healing, and nervous system disorders. It is believed that megadosing of vitamin C for extended periods of time, then drastically reducing the dose or going off cold turkey may lead to a condition known as rebound scurvy. Rebound scurvy is believed to occur when the body continues to excrete large amounts of vitamin C when megadoses are no longer being supplemented. Although, very few cases of rebound scurvy have been reported, and information about the cases have not been well-documented.

Excessive vitamin C intake is also known to displace vitamin B12 from the body. Vitamin B12 is essential for the maturation of blood cells. Deficiencies of B12 lead to a problem known as macrocytic anemia. This condition leads to the formation of abnormally large red blood cells, with impaired ability to carry oxygen. Decreased oxygen levels may cause fatigue, muscle weakness, shortness of breath, and possibly heart arrhythmias.

Macrocytic anemia also leads to the formation of abnormally large white blood cells with altered nuclei. White blood cells are an important component of the immune system. Therefore, macrocytic anemia from B12 deficiency may impair immune function.

B12 deficiencies may cause nerve damage leading to nerve pain and numbness, or loss of some senses. Mental disturbances may also develop including depression, dementia, paranoia, irritability, and delirium.

Vitamin C is a water soluble compound, which can be easily flushed from the body. Although, vitamin C is a relatively unstable compound, and a portion of excess ingested vitamin C breaks down into oxalic acid in the body.

Oxalic acid is beneficial to the body as well as detrimental. As vitamin C breaks down in to oxalic acid, the oxalic acid actually serves as an antioxidant to the vitamin C helping to prevent oxidative destruction of the vitamin C. On the other hand, oxalic acid can bind with minerals forming insoluble oxalates. Of particular importance is calcium oxalate, which can form kidney stones. Studies have shown that oxalic stones, which make up 80% of kidney stones, only formed in people with kidney diseases, but not in healthy individuals at doses of 200mg daily. At 1,500mg daily intake there was only a tiny rise in the incidence of oxalic stone formation. It is believed that the insignificant rise is due to the fact that vitamin C is poorly absorbed by the body. Therefore, the higher levels of vitamin C are not being absorbed, and therefore are not converted in to oxalic acid.

Oxalic acid also binds with the electrolytes sodium and potassium, and the mineral magnesium. Among other functions of sodium and potassium is the regulation of heart rate. Magnesium serves a multitude of important functions including maintaining normal blood pressure, proper muscle function; including the heart, preventing muscle cramping, and insulin production.

Oxalic acid is an irritant to the urinary tract. Irritation of the urinary tract from oxalic acid can lead to urinary tract infections in sensitive individuals.

There is also concern that vitamin C may cause uric acid stones to form from excess excretion of uric acid. Acidification of the urine with vitamin C increases the ratio of uric acid to the more soluble sodium urate. For this reason, treatment of uric acid stones includes alkalinizing the urine with sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) or calcium citrate to increase sodium urate formation.

Excessive levels of vitamin C are contradicted in people suffering from kidney stones, gout, cirrhosis, kidney diseases, and certain other disorders.

Safety studies at doses of 200 to 1,500mg daily are conflicting. Safety studies of extremely high doses, up to 20,000 have not been done. Therefore I recommend not exceeding 2,000mg daily for healthy individuals. Normally, I recommend 500mg 3 times daily for most individuals. Slightly higher levels are recommended for smokers, individuals under a lot of stress, stimulant users; including caffeine (coffee, tea, guarana, kola nut, etc.), and those taking medications known to deplete vitamin C, such as Prednisone.

A major concern of taking excessive doses of vitamin C is the fact that large amounts of vitamin C can block copper absorption. Copper serves various functions in the body including production of the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune stimulating enzyme copper superoxide dismutase. Copper is essential for the formation of collagen and elastin, which give strength and elasticity to the tissues. Copper also plays a role in the formation of neurotransmitters for proper nerve function. As a factor in the production of melanin, copper helps to prevent graying of the hair. In addition, copper helps to maintain proper levels of blood lipids (fats), including cholesterol.

Decreased copper levels can lead to decreased collagen and elastin synthesis. This in turn leads to bone loss, blood vessel weakness, poor wound healing, gum disorders, tendon and ligament weakness, cartilage disorders, bruising, and wrinkles. Disorders such as emphysema and diverticulitis also involve loss of elastin in tissues.

The risk of heart disease increases with copper deficiencies. This is most likely due to weaker arterial walls, combined with increased inflammation, increased oxidative damage, and elevated cholesterol levels.

Vitamin C is often touted as an immune stimulant, although excessive levels may have the opposite effect. The enzyme copper superoxide dismutase (cu-SOD) produces hydrogen peroxide in response to infections. Hydrogen peroxide serves various functions, including activation of the immune system's white blood cells. White blood cells fight infections, and cancer cells within the body. Therefore, declining levels of cu-SOD can have an adverse effect on the immune system.

Inflammation has been shown to be a major contributor to the formation of cancers. Another primary function of cu-SOD is to reduce inflammation. Copper therefore may play a crucial role in other inflammatory diseases as well, such as colitis, and arthritis.

As an antioxidant, cu-SOD helps protect cells from free radical damage. The body requires free radicals, such as hydrogen peroxide. Excessive levels of free radicals have been implicated in various diseases though, including cancer.

Hemoglobin requires copper for its production. Therefore, copper deficiencies can lead to anemia.

Copper is essential for the formation of thyroid hormones. Copper deficiencies lead to hypothyroidism, although excessive levels suppress thyroid function. This is especially true if zinc deficiencies are present since zinc promotes thyroid function. Note that excessive levels of zinc can over stimulate the thyroid.

As a cofactor in neurotransmitter production, copper deficiencies can lead to depression. High copper levels though have also been linked to depression, as well as schizophrenia, ADHD symptoms, and other neurological disorders.

The brain and spinal cord contain some of the highest levels of copper in the body. Copper is not only essential for the formation of neurotransmitters, but also for myelin, which insulates nerves so they do not "short circuit".

Interestingly, the brain contains about 10 times the level of vitamin C as found in the blood. Vitamin C actually has to be oxidized to cross the blood-brain barrier. Oxidation converts the vitamin C in to dehydroascorbic acid, which allows it to be transported in to the brain through sugar receptors. There the dehydroascorbic acid is converted back in to ascorbic acid, commonly known as vitamin C. Here the vitamin C helps prevent damage to the myelin from free radicals, and aids in the conversion of dopamine to norepinephrine.

Copper is essential for the proper regulation of histamine throughout the body. High levels of histamine can lead to allergic responses, including asthma. In the brain, histamine plays roles in mood, behavior, libido, addictions, and sleep and wake cycles.

Despite all the benefits of copper, excess levels of copper can be dangerous. Copper supplementation is not recommended in most cases, although it should be combined with zinc if supplementing zinc. The common ratio of zinc to copper in supplements is 50mg zinc to 2mg copper. Women with excessive levels of estrogen would probably benefit more by taking zinc, but not copper. Estrogen increases copper levels, and zinc antagonizes copper helping to reduce the risk of copper toxicity.

Copper, which is displaced by excess vitamin C, is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the tissues, and removes carbon dioxide. Iron is also essential for the formation of hemoglobin, and iron absorption is increased by vitamin C. This all brings up an interesting problem. If iron levels are increased by improved absorption from vitamin C, but hemoglobin cannot be formed due to lack of copper, what happens to all the iron being absorbed?

As with copper, and vitamin C, iron is essential for the body and serves various purposes. Although, as with copper and vitamin C, excess levels of iron can be dangerous. And since the body has no efficient way of ridding itself of excess iron, iron levels may easily build up to toxic levels.

As iron accumulates in the body it is primarily stored in organs and glands, where it can lead to organ failure and glandular damage. The heart, liver, and pancreas are at the greatest risk of damage and failure from iron overload.

Side effects of iron overload include heart disorders, diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver, adrenal insufficiency, hypothyroidism, parathyroid damage resulting in low blood calcium, pituitary gland dysfunction, atrophy of the testes and ovaries, nervous system damage and disorders, arthritic disorders, graying or bronzing of the skin, and decreased energy levels. Numerous microbes, and protozoa, thrive with high iron levels. These include Candida, Listeria, Chlamydia, Salmonella, Plasmodium, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Cryptococcus, Campylobacter, Pseudomonas, Helicobacter pylori Escherichia coli, and numerous others.

Iron overload is also known to increase the risk of various cancers including liver cancer, Kaposi's sarcoma, breast cancer, melanoma, and colon cancer. The increased risk of cancer is probably due to the increased activity of cancer pathogens. For example, human papilloma virus has been linked to several cancers including breast cancer. Human herpes virus type 8 has been linked to the viral form of Kaposi's sarcoma. Liver cancer has been linked to hepatitis viruses, and aflatoxins from the fungus Aspergillus niger.

Arthritis may occur from iron overload due to two factors. Oxidative destruction can lead to join damage. In addition, certain forms of arthritis are triggered from pathogens. For example, rheumatoid arthritis has been linked to an infection with a form of Chlamydia bacteria.

Heart disease, due to iron overload, is generally believed to result from oxidative damage to the arterial lining, and to the heart muscle itself. There may be a secondary factor though. Scientists have found a link between Chlamydia bacteria and arterial sclerosis, which may lead to arrhythmias, angina, and heart attack.

Excess of levels of iron have also been found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. As with the excessive aluminum levels found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, that excessive iron levels have not been proven to be a cause of Alzheimer's. Although, it is hypothesized that the excessive level of iron may be causing oxidative damage to the brain, leading to Alzheimer's disease.
« Last post by Admin on May 05, 2023, 09:56:40 pm »
Vitamin C Interactions/Interference
Pharmaceutical drugs often react with foods and supplements, including vitamin C. And as we have seen, excessive vitamin C intake can interact with some nutritional compounds. Sometimes these interactions are beneficial, such as increasing the absorption of minerals. And sometimes it leads to problems such as iron overload or copper and B12 deficiencies.
Another area that is often overlooked is the interference of laboratory tests by excessive intake of vitamin C. For example, excessive vitamin C intake may lead to false high or low bilirubin levels, depending on the assay test being used. Lactate dehydrogenase, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels will read erroneously low. Aspartate aminotransferase levels may read erroneously high. The National Institute of Health (NIH) reported on a case in which a woman with unexplained anemia was taking 2,000mg of vitamin C daily. When tested for occult blood in the stool, repeated tests showed negative results. The woman discontinued taking the vitamin C for 4 days, and when retested stool samples tested positive for blood. It was also found that taking 750mg of vitamin C daily can interfere with detecting blood in the urine.

Vitamin C interferes with several glucose tests, including tests diabetics use at home. Urinary glucose test strips will test false positive with as little as 2,000mg of vitamin C daily. Home test strips can show normal blood glucose readings, even when glucose levels are elevated, also at 2g of vitamin c daily. Laboratory glucose tests may show erroneously low glucose levels with excessive vitamin C intake.

To decrease the risk of false laboratory readings it is recommended that all supplements be stopped at least 48 hours before having any lab work done.

Below is a link from the NIH and a portion of the article that discusses the interactions of vitamin c with drugs and supplements, and interference with laboratory tests.

Interactions with Drugs

Acetaminophen (Tylenol): Vitamin C may increase adverse effects associated with acetaminophen.

Antacids: Vitamin C may increase adverse effects associated with aluminum-containing antacids such as aluminum hydroxide (Maalox, Gaviscon).

Aspirin: Vitamin C may increase blood levels and adverse effects of aspirin, whereas aspirin may decrease blood levels of vitamin C.

Barbiturates: The effects of vitamin C may be decreased by barbiturates including phenobarbital (Luminal, Donnatal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or secobarbital (Seconal).

Fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin): Vitamin C supplementation may decrease levels of the drug fluphenazine in the body.

HIV medications (protease inhibitors): Concomitant administration of high doses of vitamin C can reduce steady-state indinavir plasma concentrations.

Levodopa (Dopar, Larodopa): There is limited case report evidence that high dose vitamin C may reduce side effects of levodopa therapy such as nausea or malcoordination.

Nicotine: Nicotine products such as cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, or nicotine patches may decrease the effects of vitamin C.

Oral contraceptives/estrogens: Oral estrogens may decrease the effects of vitamin C in the body. When taken together, vitamin C may increase blood levels of ethinyl estradiol.

Tetracyclines: The effects of vitamin C may be decreased by tetracycline antibiotics such as doxycycline (Vibramycin), minocycline (Minocin), or tetracycline (Sumycin).

Warfarin (Coumadin): Vitamin C in high doses appears to interfere with the blood thinning effects of warfarin by lowering prothrombin time (PT), as noted in case reports in the 1970s. Complications have not been reported (such as increased blood clots).

Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements

Iron: When taken together, vitamin C may increase the absorption of iron in the gastrointestinal tract, although this effect appears to be variable and may not be clinically significant.

Lutein: Vitamin C may increase absorption of lutein vitamin supplements.

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin, cyanocobalamin): Large doses of vitamin C may interfere with the absorption and metabolism of vitamin B12.

Interactions with Laboratory Tests

Bilirubin: Vitamin C supplements may cause false increases in tests of blood bilirubin levels.

Carbamazepine levels: Vitamin C supplements may cause false increases in blood carbamazepine levels.

Creatinine: Vitamin C supplements may cause false increases in blood creatinine levels.

Glucose: Vitamin C supplements may interfere with the accuracy of blood glucose tests.

LDH (lactose dehydrogenase): Vitamin C may cause a false decrease in blood LDH levels.

Prothrombin time (PT): Vitamin C in high doses appears to interfere with the blood thinning effects of warfarin by lowering prothrombin time (PT), as noted in case reports in the 1970s. Complications have not been reported (such as increased blood clots).

SGOT (glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase): Vitamin C supplements may cause false increases in blood SGOT levels.

Stool occult blood (guaiac): Vitamin C supplements can cause false-negative stool occult blood tests, within 48-72 hours after vitamin C ingestion.

Theophylline levels: Vitamin C supplements may cause false decreases in blood theophylline levels.

Uric acid levels: Vitamin C supplements may cause false increases in blood uric acid levels.

Urinary acetaminophen (Tylenol): Vitamin C supplements can cause false-negative urine acetaminophen tests.

Urinary glucose: Vitamin C supplements can cause false-positive urinary glucose results with the cupric sulfate reagent test and false-negative urinary glucose results with the glucose oxidase test, within 48-72 hours after vitamin C ingestion.
« Last post by Admin on May 05, 2023, 09:53:43 pm »
Vitamin C Functions
The most popular supplement ever is obviously vitamin C. This antioxidant serves the body in so many ways.
As a water-soluble antioxidant, vitamin C helps protect the inside of cells from free radical damage. A synthetic, oil soluble form, a vitamin C is also available. The oil soluble form can help protect the cell membrane.

Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis of collagen and elastin. These proteins give strength and elasticity to the skin, hair, nails, bones, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, arterial walls, and other tissues. Deficiencies of these proteins lead to wrinkles, emphysema, diverticulitis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and other disorders.

The immune system is dependent on vitamin C for the production of antibodies, interferons, immune enzymes, and immune cells. The thymus gland, considered the master gland of immunity, and the adrenal glands, which also play a major role in the immune system, are both highly dependent on vitamin C for proper function. In fact, the adrenal glands receive priority of vitamin C over the rest of the body.

The primary cause for vitamin C deficiencies is stress, including pain. Stress causes the adrenal glands to work overtime, increasing the requirement for vitamin C by the adrenal glands. Because the adrenal glands receive priority of vitamin C over the rest the body, this reduces available levels to other parts of the body. Stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, also overwork the adrenal glands reducing vitamin C levels in the body.

Natural Vitamin C
I really prefer natural products whenever possible. Nature knows how to maintain a balance that we don’t see with synthetics. For example, the blood thinning coumarins and alfalfa are balanced by the blood clotting vitamin K. The coffee bean, which contains the stimulant caffeine, is coated with a fleshy coating before processing that contains a sedative. The upper portion of the ephedra plant is a stimulant, while the roots are a sedative. Green tea contains a small amount of the stimulant caffeine, and the sedative amino acid theanine.

Vitamin C is another example. Natural vitamin C sources have several advantages over synthetic sources. For example, natural sources of vitamin C also contain synergistic bioflavonoids that must be added to synthetic C. Natural sources of vitamin C also contain compounds that help prevent deterioration of the vitamin C, which again is not true of synthetic vitamin C.

My favorite source of vitamin C is actually amla berry, also known as Indian gooseberry. The vitamin C in amla berry is actually 12 times stronger than synthetic vitamin C. Polyphenols in amla protect the vitamin C from oxidation, making it extremely stable. Additional advantages of amla include antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory effects. Amla protect the DNA from heavy metal damage, and significantly raises intracellular levels super oxide dismutase (SOD). SOD is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune stimulatory enzyme.

My second choice for a natural vitamin C source is camu camu. Camu camu is native to South America. It is considered the highest plant source of vitamin C in the world. Camu camu does have one disadvantage though. Camu camu does not have the stability of amla, or acerola cherry.

My third choice is acerola cherry. This plant is thought to have originated from the Yucatan. Studies have shown widely varying rates of vitamin C, from lower than amla to higher than camu camu. As with amla berry, the vitamin C in acerola cherry is stabilized by polyphenols.

Other advantages of natural vitamin C sources are the fact that they are also sources of other vitamins. They also provide amino acids, minerals, and other nutrients that synthetic vitamin C does not offer.
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The Benefits of Stomach Acid
Stomach acid is present to:

1. Help protect the body from pathogens that would otherwise enter through the digestive system.  Many pathogenic bacteria, such as E.  coli and H. pylori THRIVE in an alkaline environment.  This is why E. coli lives in the alkaline environment of the intestines and H.  pylori secretes ammonia to neutralize stomach acid to protect itself.  Reducing stomach acid just makes it that much easier for these pathogens to set up shop in the body where they DO NOT belong.

 2. To allow for the absorption of minerals as non-chelated minerals are reacted with the acid to convert them in to absorbable salts. 

3. Reduction of acid reflux, which results from the lack of stomach acid.  A lack of stomach acid leads to fermentation by yeast overgrowth in the stomach and by fermentation of foods not being digested properly.  The resultant gas formation builds up in the stomach and is eventually rapidly released up the esophagus carrying traces of acid with it. 

4. To allow for the proper digestion of proteins.  The digestive enzyme pepsin cannot work without sufficient levels of hydrochloric acid (stomach acid).  When  proteins are not broken down properly the intact proteins can enter the bloodstream forming antigens.  This in turn can lead to serious and even life threatening allergic reactions.

 5. Absorption of vitamins.  The B vitamins B6, B12 and folate in particular are dependent on sufficient stomach acid for absorption.  Stomach acid levels decline though with age naturally.  This is why deficiencies of B6, B12 and folate are so common in the elderly.

 6. Conversion of silica to orthosilicic acid for use by the body.  Silica is essential for the formation of collagen, elastin, and chondroitin.  Without sufficient silica we develop numerous conditions including osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, heart disease, emphysema, diverticulitis, etc.  Even wrinkles and cellulite can result from a loss of silica leading to a reduction of the structural proteins collagen and elastin.  In order for silica to be absorbed and utilized it must first be converted in to orthosilicic acid.  This occurs from a reaction between silica and water, but the process is greatly enhanced by the presence of an acid.  The primary acid for this conversion is stomach acid.
As I mentioned before stomach acid DECLINES with age.  This leads to a drop in the conversion of silica in to orthosilicic acid, and therefore a loss of collagen, elastin, and chondroitin production as we age.  Now go back and look at the symptoms that develop from the loss of these structural proteins.  Notice how t

hese are not seen in younger people but are common in the elderly?  So why do we see this in the elderly?  Because the lack of stomach acid interferes with the absorption of nutrients needed for the production of structural proteins.  These nutrients include silica, zinc, copper and amino acids.
As we can see if you want to speed up the production of "age-related disorders" a simple way is to do this is to neutralize your stomach acid.

It should be noted that most of the nutrients needed to form stomach acid are acid dependant for absorption.  Therefore the lack of stomach acid leads to further declines in stomach acid, leading to less absorption of stomach acid forming nutrients, leading to less stomach acid formation.........   It is a vicious cycle downhill once started.  Therefore I recommend avoiding antacids, acid blockers also known as proton pump inhibitors, alkaline waters, calcium carbonate (coral, oyster shell, dolomite), calcium oxide/hydroxide (lime) and magnesium oxide/hydroxide.
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