Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Vitamin C: Recommended daily intake

Vitamin C: Recommended daily intake

By: Arlene Gentallan

What is Vitamin C?

        Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, which means the body does not store it so we have to consume it everyday. Vitamin C is an essential antioxidant that helps fight damaging free radicals. It serves an important function wound healing and collagen formation. Vitamin C is integral to keep our teeth, bones, tendon, ligaments, cartilage, and other tissues strong.

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What is the recommended daily intake of vitamin C?

According to The National Institutes of Health, recommended vitamin C intake are as follows:

  • Adult Men                         90 mg
  • Adult Women                 75 mg
  • Pregnant teens                  80 mg
  • Pregnant women             85 mg
  • Breastfeeding teens     115 mg
  • Breastfeeding women     120 mg