Sorbitol (a form of sugar) travels to certain parts of the body where it builds up. These parts of the body are:
– the lens of the eye where it forms a white milky film called cataracts and
– the sciatic nerve (the big nerve that runs down your leg) where it can cause nerve damage (nerve pain).
Evidence indicates that taking 2,000 mg a day of vitamin C may reduce the production of sorbitol and help strip sorbitol out of the body.
Most of the vitamin C sold in the US is ascorbic acid by itself, a whole food or food based Vitamin C is what is needed.
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