Recent scientific research reports that high dosage of ascorbic acid intake (i.e. more than 10 grams a day for a long period of time) may present health problems.
In the case of the by the Foundation’s recommended dosage for potassium ascorbate intake, this possibility is absolutely unfounded since the dosage of ascorbid acid in use for the attack on cell degeneration is extremely modest and is well within the recommended daily allowance (RDA), also taking into account that repeated intake (until a maximum of three doses per day, several hours apart from one intake to another) does not accumulate the compound’s ascorbic acid in the body since its ‘average life’ is a few hours; first it transforms into treonic acid and then into oxalic acid before it will be eliminated by the kidneys. For similar but even more convincing reasons the same explanation holds true for preventive intake of the compound. Ascorbic acid as recommended in protocols for intravenous therapy to support potassium ascorbate strongly depends on the state of health of a person.
Potassium does not represent or form any risk if you follow the dosage as indicated in the protocols since it ranges from an average preventive daily or weekly intake which is inferior to 150 mg a day, to an average daily intake which is max. 400 mg a day (when taking it 3 times a day), compared to the much higher recommended daily allowance (RDA) as recommended by the European Scientific commision which is 3 grams a day.
No, there are no reported side effects of any type. Potassium ascorbate can be taken for an indefinite time, obviously under regular review of the clinical parameters by either the Pantellini Foundation or your own doctor/GP. The only thing to note is that acting as a ‘stabilizer’ also on hormonal level, Potassium ascorbate may increase women’s fertility.
Potassium ascorbate tends to stabilize blood pressure. However, we recommend those who suffer from high pressure checking their blood pressure regularly, at least at the initial stages of the compound use.
Yes, as long as you regularly check glucose and insulin levels (if taken), especially at the initial stages of the compound use. Do not exclude any positive surprises!
We recommend carefully avoiding this product when prepared in capsules, even when the two components are separated from each other, because capsules (especially when made of animal gelatin) do not guarantee a proper conservation of the product. They allow humidity to enter and furthermore there could be a potential presence of excipients (such as lactose) for the reasons of stability and filling of the capsules, that takes away the purity of the components and makes the product less effective.
This is possibly visible when you experience difficulty in solubility and/or absence of the effervescent effect when trying to dissolve the solution.
We highly recommend not buying sealed packages or glass containers with ascorbic acid and potassium bicarbonate because (repeated) opening of the confection or container allows environmental humidity and (sun) light to enter. We have seen a progressive change in color of the components turning yellow within a few days or sometimes even within a few hours, depending on the rate of exposure, as well as a hardening and thickening (formation of clumps), similar but much faster compared to what would happen to sugar or salt in your kitchen.
The formula with ribose is always recommended in case of a proclaimed disease and for preventive use in presence of significant risk factors (see corresponding section on this site). The ‘classical’ formula, i.e. the one without ribose, is suggested for standard preventive intake.
From our point of view they are both effective. The difference is the speed with which the potassium is transferred from the extracellular environment into the cytoplasm (inside the cell). Ribose performs a catalytic activity that provokes what we (perhaps improperly) call a ‘turbo effect’.