All You Need To Know About Vitamin C Deficiency

How much vitamin C do I need daily?

Daily recommendations of vitamin C differ according to age, sex, daily activity, the person’s status of health, metabolic, and medical conditions. However, the recommended vitamin C amount according to the World Health Organization (WHO) is:

  • From birth to 6 months: 40 mg
  • Infants from 7 to 12 months: 50 mg
  • Children from 1 to 3 years: 15 mg
  • Children from 4 to 8 years: 25 mg
  • Children from 9 to 13 years: 45 mg
  • Teen boys from 14 to 18 years: 75 mg
  • Teen girls from 14 to 18 years: 65 mg
  • Male adults from 19 years and older: 90 mg
  • Female adults from 19 years and older: 75 mg
  • Pregnant teens from 14 to 18 years: 80 mg
  • Breastfeeding teens from 14 to 18 years: 115 mg
  • Pregnant women from 19 years and older: 85 mg
  • Breastfeeding women from 19 years and older: 120 mg

People at risk of vitamin C deficiency may need more than the daily vitamin C recommendation.