I don't know for sure... but it seems to me that "bowel tolerance" means not just having diarrhea, but having any intestinal symptoms at all. Because bowel tolerance test is designed to measure how much your body is absorbing before it dumps the excess. Once it dumps, your body has reached sufficient oral load (IV can be higher obviously b/c bypasses the gut). So therefore any evidence of dumping would mean that tolerance is reached right?
So interestingly enough when I started testing my tolerance I topped out at about 12-14 grams of sodium ascorbate (plus using 1/5th ratio of bioflavonoids dunno if that makes a difference). So I was taking 10-12 grams/day and then after about a week I kept getting symptoms. I must have "tanked up"
So gradually I dropped down and now I'm at Sodium ascorbate tolerance of 8 grams
Ascorbic acid I did yesterday and it seems to be lower: 6 grams (and yuck
I so don't like tolerance test using AA. SA is soooo much better!)