I’ve prepared a handout on VITAMIN C to share with my clients and visitors to the site. I hope this helps boost your understanding of this important vitamin!
Note, the RNI for Vitamin C is 80mg per day → meaning, by ingesting 80mg of Vitamin C daily, you will prevent deficiency. However, a healthy diet consisting of 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables (aiming for more veggies than fruits) will deliver somewhere in the range of 250-400mg of Vitamin C.
Seek food sources of Vitamin C as your first option – but speak to your Naturopathic Doctor if you are interested in, or already taking, a supplement.
- “Vitamin C: MedlinePlus.” National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 30 June 2011. Web. 10 July 2011. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/vitaminc.html>.
- “Vitamin C: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia.” National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 22 June 2011. Web. 10 July 2011. <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002404.htm>.
- “Vitamin C.” Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS). National Institutes of Health, 24 June 2011. Web. 10 July 2011. <http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/>.