Function:

  1. growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body.
  2. Form an important protein used to make skin, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels
  3. Heal wounds and form scar tissue
  4. Aid in the absorption of iron
  5. remedy for the common cold.
  6. Antioxidant
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002404.htm

 

Overdose: over 200 mg
https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/#h8

Excess: excreted in the urine

Type: water soluble vitamin
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002404.htm

 

Side effects of hypervitaminosis C:

  1. gastrointestinal disturbances
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12134712?dopt=Abstract
  2. increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality in postmenopausal women with diabetes.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15531665?dopt=Abstract
  3. kidney stones
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15579526?dopt=Abstract
  4. In pregnancy can lead to shortage of vitamin C in the baby after delivery
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002404.htm
  5. tissue damage in hereditary hemochromatosis patients
    https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/#h8
  6. increasing prothrombotic effects in cancer patients
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26139164

 

Recommended daily intake= 90 mg

  1. Peppers, hot chili, green, raw:
    Contain: 242 mg
    %DV: 404%
  2. Guavas, common, raw:
    Contain: 228 mg
    %DV: 381%
  3. Peppers, sweet, yellow, raw:
    Contain: 183 mg
    %DV: 306%
  4. Thyme, fresh:
    Contain: 160 mg
    %DV: 267%
  5. Orange peel, raw:
    Contain: 136 mg
    %DV: 227%
  6. Parsley, raw:
    Contain: 133 mg
    %DV: 222%
  7. Lemon peel, raw:
    Contain: 129 mg
    %DV: 215%
  8. Kale, raw:
    Contain: 120 mg
    %DV: 200%
  9. Kiwi fruit, (chinese gooseberries), fresh, raw:
    Contain: 92.7 mg
    %DV: 155%
  10. Broccoli, raw:
    Contain: 89.2 mg
    %DV: 149%

 

Deficiency symptoms

  1. Scurvy disease
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10570371
  2. Appearance of skin wrinkles
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17921406
  3. Easy Bruising
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3027858/
  4. musculoskeletal symptoms consisting of arthralgia, myalgia, hemarthrosis, and muscular hematomas
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15797491
  5. weak bones
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18806103/

increased cold duration and severity
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25010554