Vitamin C Helps Diabetics Flush Toxin

By katseyes Latest Reply 2011-05-25 08:46:09 -0500
Started 2011-05-22 23:02:41 -0500

The sugar molecule sorbitol is known to be one of the major factors behind many health complications facing diabetics. When sorbitol accumulates in the body in unusually high concentrations, it can cause cells to "leak" vital amino acids, minerals and vitamins, sapping the body of necessary nutrients and raising the risk of many health problems.

In particular, studies have linked high concentrations of sorbitol in the body to diabetic vision problems, nerve damage and weakened kidneys. To prevent sorbitol accumulation, diabetes experts recommend supplementation with vitamin C. Studies have shown that taking daily vitamin C tablets works effectively to flush sorbitol from the system where even some powerful prescription medications have failed.

9 replies

PetiePal 2011-05-25 08:46:09 -0500 Report

Interesting. Sorbitol is in most chewing gums isn't it?

I'd say a healthy daily multivitamin is a good thing for anyone, including at least 500-1000mg of Vitamin D.

granniesophie 2011-05-23 06:59:55 -0500 Report

Just read the article, and while it's not very thorough, it says that high concentrations of sorbitol would cause the problems and doesn't say how high.
So, it seems to me that unless you are mainlining sorbitol, you should be pretty safe in the amounts that you ingest everyday.
Now, that could be wrong and its my opinion only, but since we should all be taking some Vitamin C anyway,, escpecially in cold and flu season (when is it not cold and flu season anymore???), that if it were true, you'd be flushing the stuff out all the time.
I was told I should be taking Vitamin C to boost my immune system anyway, so if it serves 2 purposes, okay, then!

kdroberts 2011-05-23 08:28:59 -0500 Report

The vitamin C for colds and flu has been described as one of the biggest hoaxes ever played. I don't think it was intentional but no controlled study has ever found that taking more vitamin C than you would normally get helps with anything, it can actually be harmful in very large doses. A few servings of fruit and veg per day will give you all you need, about 40-90mg per day. I wonder if the sorbitol/vitamin c theory is similar, ie you need very little to do the job.

jayabee52 2011-05-23 07:09:37 -0500 Report

My problem with the article is its so general as to be basically useless. I also read the replies to the article and most of the folks replying had the same problem, not enough specifics.

katseyes 2011-05-22 23:28:04 -0500 Report

I got it off kdroberts' I was just reading it.

jayabee52 2011-05-23 05:19:15 -0500 Report

KD, the lifescript article is very brief and is not footnoted.

Here is the article Kats was reading:

katseyes 2011-05-23 17:23:38 -0500 Report

Thanx jayabee52' I was trying to get the link myself, but i lost connection, i guess from where it was storming, But i wanted to post it b/c i have been taking Vitamin C for my fatty tissue liver, but i had never heard of it being used for Diabetes myself until i came across it in Lifescript. But i do agree with what everyone has said about it and i will also ask my Dr about it. So thank u all for ur input and ur opinions ' U guys help me learn more and more on here, and i greatly appreciate it!

jayabee52 2011-05-25 05:29:24 -0500 Report

Well you're welcome Kats, and thank you for asking the questions.

I use the questions folks ask to focus my internet research and learn so much that way too.

kdroberts 2011-05-22 23:20:48 -0500 Report

As far as I know, sorbitol isn't produced by the body so the only est you get it is by eating it. Again, as far ads I know its mainly used as a sugar substitute and found in small quantities in things like peaches and nectarines. Wouldn't the simpler option be to not eat it? On a side note, I've not seen the studies about vision, kidney and nerve problems, can you post links to them so I can have a look?