Some researchers suggest doubling recommended vitamin C intake

The results of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition imply that the current daily recommended amount of vitamin C is outdated and does not take into account the wealth of research in recent years that demonstrate how higher levels could help prevent degenerative diseases.

“If the antioxidant function of vitamin C is accepted as relevant to and important for human health, then morbidity and mortality from cancer, cardiovascular disease and cataract … must be used as criteria for determining vitamin C requirements,” says Balz Frei, director of Oregon State University’s Linus Pauling Institute.

While the current daily recommended intake of vitamin C stands at 60 milligrams, scientists are suggesting that increasing that amount to 90-100 milligrams is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Those looking to increase their vitamin C intake may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

Super C22 from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains 1,500 milligrams of vitamin C per serving – 2,500 percent of the daily recommended intake. It is designed for immediate absorption into the body and easy digestion.

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