A unique function for ascorbate.

  title={A unique function for ascorbate.},
  author={Robert F. Cathcart},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={35 1},
Vitamin C is a reducing substance, an electron donor. When vitamin C donates its two high-energy electrons to scavenge free radicals, much of the resulting dehydroascorbate is re-reduced to vitamin C and therefore used repeatedly. Conventional wisdom is correct in that only small amounts of vitamin C are necessary for this function because of its repeated… CONTINUE READING