DO YOU TAKE ENOUGH VITAMIN C?

March 26, 2020
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The RDA for Vitamin C ranges from 15–75 mg for children, 75 mg for adult women, 90 mg for adult men, and 85–120 mg for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

The RDA for Vitamin C ranges from 15–75 mg for children, 75 mg for adult women, 90 mg for adult men, and 85–120 mg for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Currently, the recommended DV for vitamin C for adults and children aged 4 and above is 60 mg regardless of gender. However, in January 2020, this will increase to 90 mg .

Here are the RDAs for vitamin C

Life stageRDA
Kids (1–3 years)15 mg
Kids (4–8 years)25 mg
Adolescents (9–13 years)45 mg
Teens (14–18 years)65–75 mg
Adult women (aged 19 and older)75 mg
Adult men (aged 19 and older)90 mg
Pregnant women (aged 19 and older)85 mg
Breastfeeding women (aged 19 and older)120 mg

Additionally, given that most multivitamins contain ascorbic acid, choosing a multivitamin will not only boost your vitamin C intake but also your intake of other nutrients.

To ensure you’re receiving adequate amounts of vitamin C from the supplement you choose, look for a supplement that provides between 45–120 mg of this vitamin depending on your age and sex.

Life stageUL
Kids (1–3 years)400 mg
Kids (4–8 years)650 mg
Adolescents (9–13 years)1,200 mg
Teens (14–18 years)1,800 mg
Adults (aged 19 and older)2,000 mg

The RDA for vitamin C is 45–120 mg depending on your age and sex.

Vitamin C supplements should meet the RDA and stay well below the established UL — 400 for young children, 1,200 mg for kids aged 9–13, 1,800 mg for teens, and 2,000 mg for adult.

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