Vitamin-C is one of the important nutrients the body needs to carry out it's basic functions and lack of it may result to high health risk.
Age and gender required amount of Vitamin-C intake daily
Age 0.5 to 1 years needs 40-50mg daily
Age 1 to 3 needs atleast 15 mg daily and a maximum of 400mg daily
Age 4 to 8 needs atleast 25 mg daily and a maximum of 650mg daily
Age 9 to 13 needs atleast 45 mg daily and a maximum of 1200mg daily
Male child Age 14 to 18 needs atleast 75 mg and a maximum of 1800mg daily
Femal child 14 to 18 needs atleast 65 mg and a maximum of 1800mg daily
Adult male 18 to 70 needs atleast 90mg and maximum of 2000mg daily
Adult female 18 to 70 needs atleast 75mg and a maximum of 2000mg daily
Pregnant women needs atleast 85mg daily and a maximum of 2000mg daily
Breastfeeding women needs atleast 120mg daily and a maximum of 2000mg daily
when the body lacks it's required amount of Vitamin-C intake this happens
Skin hemorrhage and bruising
Bleeding and swollen gum
Slow wound healing
Prone to colds
General weakness and joints pain
This are the basic functions of Vitamin-c in the body
Helps in boosting the Immune system.
Production of white blood cells known as phagocytes and lymphocytes.
Helps the body fight against infection.
Helping to protect cells and keeping them healthy.
Maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage.
Growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body.
Aid in the absorption of iron.
Healing wounds and forming scar tissues.
While we often think citrus fruits are the most common source of vitamin C, their are variety's of fruits and vegetables that are rich in this vitamin and some exceed the amounts found in citrus fruits.
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