Formation of carbon dioxide from ascorbate in man.

  title={Formation of carbon dioxide from ascorbate in man.},
  author={Anders Kallner and Dietrich Hornig and R Pellikka},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={41 3},
Volunteers were given a steady intake of various individually different daily dosages of ascorbic acid. After 3 weeks 1-14C-labelled ascorbate was given together with various amounts of unlabelled ascorbic acid (90-1000 mg). Regardless of the total daily dose in cases where the carrier dose amounted to 180 mg or more, carbon dioxide was recovered from the breath. The amount recovered ranged from 1 to more than 30% of the given dose. The larger the amount of carrier the larger was the amount of… CONTINUE READING

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