- Protects your from infection by stimulating the formation of antibodies and boosting immunity
- Maintains healthy skin, bones, and connective tissues
- Boosts collagen production
- Skin-firming and sag-fighting
- Increases the absorption of iron
- May reduce inflammation
- Antioxidant that may block the formation of cancer-causing compounds
Recommended Dietary Allowance:
- Men: 90 mg
- Women: 75 mg
- Smokers: + 35 mg
- Brussels sprouts
- Green bell peppers
- Red bell peppers
- Fortified foods (juice, cereal)
Daily Upper Limit:
- High doses of Vitamin C in excess of 2000 mg/day for adults may promote kidney stone formation and result in diarrhea and an upset stomach and cramps.
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