“Ascorbic Acid” is a fancy name for Vitamin C.
Popularized by Nobel Prize Laureate, Linus Pauling, it has long been known in OrthoMolecular Medicine to be a valuable anti-viral agent both orally and intra-venously.
In 1996, I presented my research both to the South American OrthoMolecular Medical Association for Free Radical Chemistry and the International Oxidative Medicine Association, demonstrating its cyclical anti-oxidant and pro-oxidant effect.
I have administered literally thousands of IV Vitamin C drips without adverse effect. Orally, some folks will develop a laxative effect with a large 1-time a day dose.
Spreading a 5 to 10 gram dosage out throughout the day usually averts this.