Ascorbic AcidMuch More than a Typical Vitamin

*Post updated 02/07/2018

Thanks to AuthorityDiet.com for the infographic.

Ascorbic acid, better known as vitamin C, is best known for preventing the common cold and scurvy.

“Vitamin C” is the buzzword whenever winter approaches.

But there is a common misconception that ascorbic acid (or vitamin C) is just another vitamin…


After decades of studying ascorbate and using it in our naturopathic practice, I want to share our view and experience on this subject with interested readers.

First, the name “vitamin C” is questionable.

It implies that ascorbic acid’s function ranks with other known vitamins such as B12, B6, and others.

Ascorbic acid is much more than a typical vitamin.

It is a basic molecule and its role changes as it attaches to different elements.

For example:

  • Attached to hydrogen, it becomes ascorbic acid.
  • Attached to sodium, it becomes sodium ascorbate.
  • Attached to calcium, it becomes calcium ascorbate; and so on.

When ingested orally it acts as a nutrient.

When introduced intravenously it acts as a therapy or medicine.

South Africa is blessed with several medical doctors trained in using intravenous ascorbate.

The treatment protocols have proven to be valuable in treating cancer, aids, infections and many other diseases.

When used orally, a buffered complex works better since it will not be as acidic as ascorbic acid.

The sensible maintenance dosage for adults is on average 2 000 mg per day. This can vary from person to person. The maximum dosage (therapy) is the bowel tolerance level:


Maximum Ascorbic Acid Therapy – Saturation (bowel tolerance)

  • Increase dosage every hour by 1000 mg until diarrhoea occurs.
  • Stop Vit C intake for that day.
  • Calculate total intake for the day – for example 9000 mg.
  • Take 8000 mg next day @ 1000mg/per hour.
  • Continue with 8000 mg/day.
  • If diarrhoea starts again – stop Vit C intake for that day.
  • Start the next day with 7000 mg @1000mg/hour.
  • Eventually, you will find your correct saturation dosage. Maintain it.
  • While you are ill, you will need more than normal.


ascorbic acid

Our Berry C Formulation contains NO sugar, NO preservatives, NO flowing agents, and

NO anti-caking agents.

*only available in South Africa


  • Connective tissue – critical ingredient.
  • AntiOxidant
  • Most important stimulus for electron interchange (life).
  • thumbs-o-upCo-enzyme in many biochemical processes.

“There are over 10 000 published scientific papers that clarify that there is not one body process (such as what goes on inside cells and tissues) and not one disease or syndrome (from the common cold to leprosy) that is not influenced by – directly or indirectly by Vitamin C.” – Drs Emanuel Cheraskin, Marshall Ringsdorf and Emily Sisley.

Our bodies are the best source of information we can use.

If we engage in some regime that makes us feel and function better we have a sound feedback mechanism we can rely on.

Thank you for sharing this post with you loved ones and friends

dr charl du randt

AUTHORDr Charl du Randt is the CEO and in-house Naturopath at Metabole. Metabole has more than 20,000 success stories on record, and continues to change lives every day.Both Dr. Charl and his wife, Malinda conduct lectures, talks, take part in radio discussions and have contributed to various magazines and newspapers. They encourage the subject of lifestyle management from a Scriptural point of view.Dr Charl du Randt is also the author of Demonised Doctoring.

Recommended reading:Curing the Incurable: Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD.The Science of Vit C: Steve Hickey PhD and Hilary Roberts PhD.


  • Mareli says:

    Hoeveel teelepels/ml Metabole Berry C poeier is gelykstaande aan 1000mg ascorbic acid?

    • Metabole Admin says:

      Hallo Mareli,

      Dankie vir jou navraag. Behalwe vitamiene C (ascorbic acid), bevat Metabole Berry C vele ander belangrike nutriente.

      ‘n Teelepel Berry C bevat ‘n gekombineerde hoeveelheid nutriente van 5000mg, waarvan die vitamiene C (ascorbic acid) inhoud 40% beslaan.

      Dus sal ‘n halwe teelepel Berry C poeier 1000mg vitamiene C (ascorbic acid) bevat.

      • Metabole Admin says:

        For our English readers:

        Mareli was asking how much of our Berry C Formulation equals 1000mg of ascorbic acid.

        Apart from ascorbic acid, our Berry C Formulation contains other essential nutrients. 1 teaspoon of Berry C Formulation has 5000mg of combined nutrients, of which the ascorbic acid content is 40%.

        Thus half a teaspoon of Berry C Formulation contains 1000mg ascorbic acid.

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