Vitamin C

Feb 09, 2022

Vitamin C

As an essential nutrient, Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin necessary to support our health and must be consumed and replenished daily.

ANTIOXIDANT Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals, a type of unstable molecule, to help keep cells throughout the body healthy.

IMMUNE SUPPORT Vitamin C is crucial to immune health, which can be impacted when the body is burdened by stress.

SKIN HEALTH Vitamin C is essential to make collagen – our skin’s support structure, which plays an important role in healthy skin.

IRON ABSORPTION Vitamin C increases the absorption of iron from food. Iron is needed for growth, development, proteins in the body, energy metabolism and oxygen transport.

DAILY NEEDS

MEN:

90 mg

WOMEN:

75 mg

85 mg (pregnancy)

120 mg (lactation)

SMOKERS:

Additional 35 mg

CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

15 mg (1-3 yrs)

25 mg (4-8 yrs)

45 mg (9-13 yrs)

75 mg (14-18 yrs boys)

65 mg (14-18 yrs girls)

FOOD SOURCES

Your body doesn’t make vitamin C, so you must get it from foods such as:

  • ½ cup red pepper = 95 mg
  • 1 medium orange = 70 mg
  • ¾ cup grapefruit = 70 mg
  • ½ cup cooked broccoli = 51 mg
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries = 49 mg

NUTRIENT SHORTFALLS

46% of Americans are not meeting their Vitamin C needs from food alone.

84% of smokers are not meeting their Vitamin C needs from food alone.

Studies show that smokers need more Vitamin C than non-smokers due in part to the increase in oxidative stress caused by smoking.

NATURE MADE

As the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Vitamin and Supplement brand*, Nature Made provides several easy ways to make sure you’re getting the proper amount of Vitamin C every day.†

Our softgels, tablets, chewables and adult gummies Vitamin C supplements provide antioxidant support and help support the immune system.†

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*Based on a survey of pharmacists who recommend branded vitamins and supplements.

References: National Institute of Health, NHANES, additional references available upon request