MANY thousands of people have seen almost "miraculous" improvements from virtually every disease known to humankind by taking Bowel Tolerance doses of ascorbic acid every day. The ester-C, while beneficial, is not nearly powerful enough to get the job done, e.g. Dr. Cathcart wrote, "I have found that vitamin C in the ascorbic acid form is the best form to take orally. I have been able to achieve what I call the ascorbate effect with only ascorbic acid by mouth. Mineral ascorbates by mouth, while being a fine source of vitamin C, do not seem to carry the same punch, probably more electrons."