Ageless Radiance Vitamin-C Deficiency
The daily recommended vitamin c dosages are great to prevent scurvy and signs and symptoms of vitamin c deficiency. However, may I suggest that for ageless radiance higher doses are a lot more beneficial. And in cases of extreme or chronic conditions therapeutic doses. Functional health and Homeopathic medicine offer vitamin c therapy that can be very beneficial for optimal absorption.
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Too little vitamin C can lead to signs and symptoms of deficiency, including:
- Bleeding gums
- Decreased ability to fight infection
- Decreased wound-healing rate
- Dry and splitting hair
- Easy bruising
- Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
- Possible weight gain because of slowed metabolism
- Rough, dry, scaly skin
- Swollen and painful joints
- Weakened tooth enamel
The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamins reflects how much of each vitamin most people should get each day. The RDA for vitamins may be used as goals for each person as you begin your daily vitamin c regime. As your body learns to use vitamin c effectively you will learn your saturation point, depletion point and signs you need more vitamin c.
How much of each vitamin you need depends on your age and gender. Other factors, such as pregnancy and illnesses, are also important.
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The best way to get the daily requirement of essential vitamins, including vitamin C, is to eat a balanced diet that contains a variety of foods. And then use supplements to make up for the stet
Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamin C (as a guide only to help start your vitamin c daily regime)
- 0 to 6 months: 40* milligrams/day (mg/day)
- 7 to 12 months: 50* mg/day
*Adequate Intake (AI)
- 1 to 3 years: 15 mg/day
- 4 to 8 years: 25 mg/day
- 9 to 13 years: 45 mg/day
- Girls 14 to 18 years: 65 mg/day
- Pregnant teens: 80 mg/day
- Breastfeeding teens: 115 mg/day
- Boys 14 to 18 years: 75 mg/day
- Men age 19 and older: 90 mg/day
- Women age 19 year and older: 75 mg/day
- Pregnant women: 85 mg/day
- Breastfeeding women: 120 mg/day
Smokers or those who are around secondhand smoke at any age should increase their daily amount of vitamin C an additional 35 mg per day.
I don’t follow these recommendations. Posting them as guide for the vitamin c novice who needs a guide to begin with. When my body signals for more vitamin c I take 2g-4g or 2,000mg-4,000mg depending on how depleted I am.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and those who smoke need higher amounts of vitamin C.
Ascorbic acid; Dehydroascorbic acid