How much vitamin C do we need to survive?

Vitamin C is an important nutrient which is essential for the everyday functioning of our day-to-day lives. Find out what the recommended amount is for you.

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient for the functioning of our bodies. Its most common roles are to help protect cells and keep them healthy, whilst maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, bones and cartilage and helping with wound healing.

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. The table below shows a more in-depth guide.

The recommended daily allowance does vary depending on the individual, and other factors such as the amount of stress being placed on the body.

If we are not able to provide ourselves with a diet which is rich enough in vitamin C, supplements are a good method of getting these vitamins into our bodies. In particular, liposomal supplements will allow maximum absorption, therefore providing us with a high amount of nutrients.

Nutrivitality’s Immune Support contains high levels of vitamin C, and is specially formulated to target your immune system, and give you the support you need during general life or times of stress. Our liposomal technology is designed to deliver 8 times more vitamins and nutrients into your body compared to traditional tablets, and the vitamins come in an easy-to-take liquid sachet.

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