S: Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid by:Diana Cruz
FC: Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid By:Diana Cruz
1: Role/Function of the Nutrient | It's required for growth and repair, used to make skin, helps build wounds, & promotes a healthy immune system.
2: R.D.A Recommended Daily Allowance | Teens Girls 14-18: 65 mg/day Boys 14-18: 75 mg/day | Adults Women 19 and up: 75 mg/day Men 19 and up: 90 mg/day
3: Food Sources
4: Deficiencies/Lack of Nutrient | dry splitting hair, gingivitis, dry skin, nose bleeds, and decreased ability to fight infection
5: Too Much of Vitamin C | Since the body can not store this vitamin, you cannot over dose. If you get more than 2,000 mg/day you could get an upset stomach or diarrhea but nothing major.
6: Interesting Facts | Did you know that Vitamin C needs to be dissolved in water before your body can absorb it?
7: Credits/Sources | www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus | www.kidshealth.org | www.cdc.gov