On July 24th of 1990 Linus C. Pauling and Matthias W. Rath applied for a patent for an invention dealing directly with the PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF OCCLUSIVE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE WITH ASCORBATE AND SUBSTANCES THAT INHIBIT THE BINDING OF LIPOPROTEIN (A). On January 11th of 1994 they were granted the patent, #5,278,189.
Their research surrounding the discovery of a missing liver enzyme protein called L-Gulonolactone Oxidase that previously allowed humans, fruit bats, apes and guinea pigs (other primates) to synthesize buffered mineral ascorbates from blood glucose provides some eye-opening revelations into the plethora of Diseases attributing to the increasing amount of suffering and the number of deaths around the globe resulting from Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer.
Homo sapiens' gene pool contains a defective gene for the synthesis of the active enzyme protein, l-gulonolactone oxidase (GLO). The absence of GLO in the human liver blocks the normal mammalian conversion of blood sugar into ascorbate, leading to the potentially-fatal "inborn error of carbohydrate metabolism", the genetic disease, Hypoascorbemia (in the older nomenclature- scurvy). To survive, humans need exogenous sources of daily ascorbate. Most mammals have the intact gene for GLO synthesis and produce generous daily amounts of the liver metabolite, ascorbate; for instance, an unstressed 70 Kg. goat is capable of producing over 13 grams of ascorbate daily and much more under stress. The recommended dietary allowance of 45 milligrams of ascorbate a day for human adults, now proposed and used by nutritionists, is grossly inadequate to restore Homo sapiens (You & I) to a normal mammalian ascorbate physiology. To correct fully this human genetic defect and banish epidemic chronic subclinical scurvy (Hypoascorbemia) requires daily intakes of ascorbate equivalent to, at least, the amounts synthesized by the other mammals. Humans kept on a long term regime of full correction of this birth defect show great salutary benefits in health maintenance, disease therapy and slowing of the aging process. Hypoascorbemia is the cause of the symptoms ascribed to a diagnosis of "High Blood Pressure". The term "HYPOASCORBEMIA" translated from the Latin literally means:
An advanced scientific health plan rejecting the error of carbohydrate metabolism and returning the body to a Mammalian Ascorbate Physiology is the key to the elimination of all disease including Obesity, Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer.
The end result is Homo Sapiens Ascorbicus, a Biochemically Corrected Robust Human Mutant.Reference:.
Check out [616.2 Pau] : "Vitamin C, the Common Cold and The Flu" by Linus C. Pauling.
.................[616.994 Hoffer] : "Healing Cancer" by Dr. Abram Hoffer, M.D., FRCP(C) & Linus Pauling, PhD..
.................[616.9 Cam] : "Cancer And Vitamin C" by Ewan Cameron & Linus Pauling.
.................[613.2 B476E] : "Food Is Your Best Medicine" by Henry G. Bieler, M.D..
"Poor absorption among Americans - especially those under stress, those eating poorly, and senior citizens - has become an enormous problem. When the human body cannot absorb nutrients properly, and when the foods themselves are of questionable nutritional value, the body is severely compromised as a self-healing organism." -Todd Ovokaitys, M. D."