Oranges Red and green hot chili peppers Guava Dark leafy greens Kale Strawberries Kiwi Broccoli Cauliflower ETC. FOODS HIGH IN VITAMIN C
Having too little of Vitamin C can put you at risk of Scurvy. DEFICIENCY Symptoms of scurvy include: -Malaise: feeling of discomfort -Lethargy: fatigued -Shortness of breath -Bone pain -Easy bruising -Changes of skin -Loss of teeth -Dry eyes -ETC.
Having too much of Vitamin C can put you at risk of: -Upset stomach -Diarrhea -Abdominal cramps -Headache -Heartburn -Vomiting TOXICITY Vitamin C toxicity is rare, but it can cause kidney stones. If one has over 2,000 Mg of Vitamin C per day, he/she can be at risk of Vitamin C toxicity.
Infant (0-6 months): 40 mg per day Infant (7-12 months): 50 mg per day Toddler (1-3 years): 15 mg per day Children (4-8 years): 25 mg per day Children (9-13 years): 45 mg per day Male teens (14-18 years): 75 mg per day Female teens (14-18 years): 65 mg per day AMOUNTS NEEDED:
Vitamin C is also known as an ascorbic acid. INTERESTING FACTS: Vitamin C is also needed in the body to make Collagen (which is necessary for the growth, health, and repair of bones, tendons, and cartilage). Vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant- based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.
Vitamin C plays an important role in brain function by participating in the synthesis of norepinephrine, a neurotransmitter. INTERESTING FACTS CONTINUED… Vitamin C plays and essential role in the synthesis of camitine, which helps convert fat to energy.
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