Friday, June 7, 2013

Functions:

  • Wound healing 
  • Collagen maintenance
  • Infection resistance
  • Important for healthy gums and blood vessels
  • Helps iron absorption

Deficiency:

  • Bleeding due to weakened blood vessels, cartilage and other tissue containing collagen, poor wound healing, slow recovery from infections, fatigues, depression

Recommended Requirement 

  • 75 mg, Increased for smokers
  • High intake over 1000 mg/d can cause nausea, cramps, diarrhea and kidney stones

Sources:

  • Citrus fruits, tomatoes, melons, berries, green and red peppers, brocalli


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