Ascorbate Cleanse Protocol



Detailed Steps, Benefits, and Daily Maintenance Tips


Which Ascorbate Is Best to Use


  • Type of Ascorbate: Preferably, use 100% l-ascorbate, fully reduced, buffered mineral ascorbate. This form of vitamin C should include a balance of essential buffering minerals: potassium, magnesium, calcium, and zinc.
  • Mineral Content Per Gram:
    • Potassium: 66 mg
    • Calcium: 27 mg
    • Magnesium: 11 mg
    • Zinc: 400 mcg
  • Dosage Example: A half-teaspoon (1.5 grams) of buffered ascorbate contains:
    • Potassium: 99 mg
    • Calcium: 40 mg
    • Magnesium: 16 mg
    • Zinc: 600 mcg
  • Avoid: dl-ascorbate or d-ascorbate as they are not absorbed by humans.


Procedure for Ascorbate Calibration

“C Cleanse”


  1. Preparation: Start on an empty stomach, ideally in the morning. Allocate the day to complete the “flush.”
  2. Dosage Preparation: Dissolve each half-teaspoon (1.5 grams) of l-ascorbate in 2+ ounces of water or diluted juice. Allow effervescence to abate before drinking.
  3. Dosage Intervals:
    • Healthy Person: 1/2 teaspoon every 15 minutes.
    • Moderately Healthy Person: 1 teaspoon every 15 minutes.
    • Ill Health: 2 teaspoons every 15 minutes.
  4. Adjust Dosage: If no gut gurgling after four doses, double the initial dosage and continue every 15 minutes.
  5. Endpoint: Continue until a watery stool or enema-like evacuation occurs. Do not stop at loose stool; wait for a full flush.
  6. Post-Flush: Stop ascorbate intake for the day. If more than 50 grams were needed, consume at least 10% of that amount in the evening.


Daily Ascorbate Consumption After Calibration


  • Maintenance Dose: Take 75% of the amount needed to induce the flush daily, split into multiple doses (liquid, tablet, or capsule).
  • Typical Dosage: 2-10 grams/day for healthy individuals.


Calculating Daily Therapeutic Ascorbate Requirement


  • Total the ascorbate consumed during the calibration.
  • Calculate 75% of the total for the daily sufficiency need.


Changing Ascorbate Need


  • As health improves, less ascorbate is needed. Adjust intake based on stool consistency and body’s response.


Hints for First-Time Users


  • Allocate a full day at home.
  • Typical flush requires 3-8 teaspoons of ascorbate.
  • Be prepared for possible bloating or loose stools for a day after the flush.


Supporting Supplements


  • For Energy and Cramps:
    • Choline Citrate: 1 teaspoon twice daily
    • Magnesium: 110 mg twice daily
    • L-Glutamine: 1,500 mg twice daily


  • For Digestive Issues:
    • Probiotics: 2-4 capsules with each meal
    • Flavanoid/Flavanol Combination: 2-10 tablets of 500 mg quercetin dihydrate twice daily


Benefits of Ascorbate


  • Enhances immune function, detoxification, ATP production, bone health, and DNA protection.
  • Reduces toxin bioaccumulation, supports cardiovascular health, and promotes neurotransmitter function.


Scientific Background


  • Most animals produce vitamin C, but humans must obtain it through diet or supplements.
  • Historical Context: The importance of vitamin C was first recognized in the context of scurvy, a disease that affected sailors on long voyages due to a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Ascorbate is a powerful antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals in the body, thereby protecting cells from oxidative stress and damage.
  • Collagen Synthesis: Vitamin C is crucial for the biosynthesis of collagen, a protein that is essential for the maintenance of skin, blood vessels, bones, and connective tissues.
  • Neurotransmitter Synthesis: It plays a role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine, which is vital for brain function and mood regulation.
  • Iron Absorption: Ascorbate enhances the absorption of non-heme iron (the type found in plant-based foods) from the digestive tract, thus helping to prevent iron deficiency anemia.
  • Immune Support: Vitamin C is known to support various cellular functions of both the innate and adaptive immune systems. It helps in the maintenance of epithelial barriers and the production of lymphocytes.
  • Chronic Disease Prevention: Regular intake of vitamin C has been associated with a reduced risk of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and certain cancers due to its antioxidant properties.
  • DNA Repair: Ascorbate is involved in the repair of DNA and the maintenance of genomic stability, thereby playing a role in the prevention of mutations that could lead to cancer.
  • Endothelial Function: Vitamin C improves endothelial function, which is critical for maintaining vascular health and preventing atherosclerosis.
  • Detoxification: It supports the detoxification processes in the liver by enhancing the activity of detoxifying enzymes, thus helping to eliminate toxins from the body.


Ascorbate Need in Diet


  • Modern diets often lack sufficient vitamin C due to food processing and low intake of vitamin C-rich foods.
  • Higher doses (20-200 grams/day) have shown significant health benefits in studies.


Important Considerations


  • Gradually taper off ascorbate if discontinuing to avoid sudden cessation effects.
  • Regular use of ascorbate promotes cellular healing and overall health.