Vitamin C is an essential nutrient which is required for the everyday functioning of our day-to-day lives.
One of Vitamin C’s most common roles is to help protect cells and keep them healthy, whilst maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage and helping with wound healing.
Our recommended amount of Vitamin C can vary between men and women, our age and whether we smoke among other things.
We get vitamin C from fresh fruit and vegetables, such as tomatoes, oranges, lemons and greens. If we don’t have enough of these in our diet, or if we are deficient to vitamin C, we can experience health issues such as bleeding (particularly in the gums) slow wound healing and in extreme cases, illnesses such as Scurvy.
So how much vitamin C do we need?
Government guidelines recommend a daily dose of 90 milligrams (mg) for men, and 75 mg for women. For a more detailed guide you can use the handy table below:
|0-6 months||40 mg||40mg|
|7-12 months||50 mg||50 mg|
|1-3 yrs||15 mg||15 mg|
|4-8 yrs||25 mg||25 mg|
|9-13 yrs||45 mg||45 mg|
|14-18 yrs||75 mg||65 mg||80 mg|
|19+ yrs||90 mg||75 mg||85 mg|
|Smokers||smokers require 35 mg extra over non-smokers|
The recommended daily allowance does vary depending on the individual, and other factors such as the amount of stress being placed on the body.
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