Vitamin C or L-ascorbate or L-ascorbic acid is an important water soluable vitamin. In the human body ascorbate acts as an anti-oxidant to protect the body from the effects of oxidative stress. As an anti-oxidant Vitamin C ‘s job is to contribute electrons. We know that all infections do their damage via oxidative damage causing electron theft. All toxins cause all their damage by electron theft. Vitamin C contributes electrons so it gives something that will go in and prevent oxidative damage and contribute electrons to prevent tissue damage. Electron flow is the common denominator. The electron flow also relates to your life force. In his book “ Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, & Toxins” Dr. Thomas Levy compiles over 1200 scientific references on the many anti-aging and health benefits of this simple and very effective nutrient. Most naturopathic physicians are trained in the administration of Vitamin C both orally and intravenously.