Vitamin C

 Vitamin C is the most popular single vitamin. Besides taking it to treat colds, people pop vitamin C capsules hoping that it will cure numerous ailments. There is now scientific evidence to support some of that hope.


Vitamin C to your body benefits:

  • It boosts our immune system, lowering the odds of us getting sick.
  • Will reduce your chances of being diagnosed with cancer.
  • Also good for healthy gums, reversing arthritis, and decreasing the chances of a blood vessel breaking in your brain, triggering a stroke.
  • Good for the eyes and is used to help in the treatment of colds.
  • Will break down alcoholic substances more rapidly in the body.
  • Reduces the histamine levels in the body, which trigger allergy and asthma attacks.


Sources of Vitamin C:

  • Tomatoes
  • Carrots
  • Broccoli
  • Potatoes
  • Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Spinach
  • Cantaloupe
  • Honeydew
  • Parsley
  • Peppers  (such as Green peppers and Bell pepper)
  • Lemon juice
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Mango
  • Papaya
  • Pineapple
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries
  • Mustard greens Citrus fruits and juices (such as orange and grapefruit)


Dosage on taking Vitamin C:

Age (AI)
Infants (average intake)0 – 6 months7 – 12 months 40* mg/day50* mg/day
Children (RDA)1 – 3 years4 – 8 years9 – 13 years 15 mg/day25 mg/day45 mg/day
Adolescents Girls 14 – 18 years Boys 14 – 18 years 65 mg/day75 mg/day
Adults Men age 19 and older Women age 19 year and older 90 mg/day75 mg/day


Negative effect on taking high dosage of Vitamin C:

  • Amounts exceeding 2,000 mg/day of vitamin C supplements can lead to stomach upset and diarrhea.
  • With a vitamin C overdose is that we get some kidney stones.



For more information, just visit site below:

Vitamin C page of Chiff

Vitamin C page of WebMD

Vitamin C page of Hub Pages

Vitamin C page of Ayushveda

Vitamin C page of Mama’s Health

Vitamin C page of World Healthiest Food

Vitamin C page of National Institutes of Health