As your body does not store this vitamin and [...] can not make Vitamin C, you need a regular supply in your diet or through supplementation.
What is it?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and unused vitamins leave your body through your urine. As your body does not store this vitamin and as humans, unlike other animals, can not make Vitamin C, you need a regular supply in your diet or through supplementation.
What it does
Vitamin C helps hold body cells together, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, helps in healing wounds, aids in tooth and bone formation, and facilitates the body’s absorption of Iron. It is a potent antioxidant. Vitamin C also is involved in protein metabolism.
Fruit and vegetables are the best sources of Vitamin C, especially citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, and lemon), red and green peppers, kiwi, strawberries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower.
Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA)
Canada’s RDA can be found here.
Molecular Dosage Range
Orthomolecular practitioners often recommend dosages that are at a much higher level than RDA levels.