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Groups at Risk of Vitamin C Inadequacy

Groups at Risk of Vitamin C Inadequacy

According to the 2001–2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), mean intakes of vitamin C for nonsmoking adults are:
105.2 mg/day for males
83.6 mg/day for females; 120 mg/day while breastfeeding 

The maximum recommended daily intake of vitamin C for adult males and females is 2,000 mg.

Vitamin C inadequacy can occur with intakes that fall below the RDA but are above the amount required to prevent overt deficiency (approximately 10 mg/day). The following groups are more likely than others to be at risk of obtaining insufficient amounts of vitamin C.

  • Smokers and passive “smokers”
  • Infants fed evaporated or boiled milk
  • Individuals with limited food variety
  • People with malabsorption and certain chronic diseases

People with low vitamin C, because of smoking or older age, for example, may find supplements beneficial.

Designed to stay in white blood cells for 24-hours, why not try this Nature's Bounty Ester C 500mg with Bioflavonoids today.



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