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Vitamin C

Legendary for its ability to ward off the common cold, vitamin C is important for everyone.

By Zeel Editorial Staff, Last updated: August 9, 2016

Overview

Legendary for its ability to ward off the common cold, vitamin C is important for everyone. A powerful antioxidant, vitamin C fights harmful free radicals that cause cell damage.

Vitamin C is not produced naturally in the body, meaning the nutrient must be obtained from food or supplements. Vitamin C is central to the development and maintenance of healthy bodies.

How much you should have: The current recommended daily dosage of vitamin C for girls between 14 and 18 years old is 65 mg per day, while boys need 75 mg. Vitamin C becomes more important with age. After 19 years old, women require 75 mg per day, while men require 90 mg.

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