Vicki Martin, Nutritionist and Naturopath
Naturopath Vicki Martin explains why some people are likely to need more Vitamin C than others
Although severe Vitamin C deficiency (called “scurvy”) is rare, many people don’t get as much as they need through their diet.
How can you tell if you’re one of the people who’d benefit from more Vitamin C in your day? Some of the signs your Vitamin C levels might be a bit low include:
Some groups of people are more likely than others to be low in Vitamin C, and may benefit from taking extra. These groups include:
Of course, as with any natural supplement, if you’re taking prescription medication or have a medical condition, check with your doctor before taking Vitamin C.
If you take Vitamin C at the dose recommended on the pack, side effects are rare. It’s even generally safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women to take at normal doses. That said, if your health professional has recommended you take higher-than-normal doses, there are a few things you might want to know:
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