June 11, 2016
Jenny Robertson BA RHN
must be consumed in food or supplements because it cannot be made in our bodies
essential for many of our body systems to function properly
important for the immune system; one of the most important antioxidants
required with people who are diabetic; glucose competes with vitamin C to enter the cells leaving the cells deficient in Vitamin C
The daily requirements are different for each of us depending on our age and our lifestyle habits; the recommended daily requirement for Men is 90 mg. and for Women is 75 mg.
If you are a smoker, have gastrointestinal issues or are dealing with cancer you may be more susceptible to deficiency.
The daily upper limit for Vitamin C is between 400-2000 milligrams (depending on age)
SIGNS OF DEFICIENCY
slow wound healing
CAUSES OF DEFICIENCY
birth control use
high blood pressure
sulfa drug use
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green sweet peppers
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