Another evil of our errant RDAs

Once an RDA is accepted, scientists tend to treat simple multiples of RDA as having treated patients with high doses of the essential nutrients.

So for vitamin C, scientists do not test Pauling’s regimen or the effect of a dose of >10 grams a day; they treat with 1 gram, which is about 10-15x RDA, and call it a test of Pauling’s thesis. It most certainly is not, but to them it is because it is a very high multiple of RDA.

How errors follow hard upon errors!


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