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6 Dangers of Excessive Vitamin C Consumption

KOMPAS.com – Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that is abundantly available in many fruits and vegetables.

Getting enough of this vitamin is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system.

Vitamin C also plays an important role in wound healing, keeps bones strong, and includes improving brain function.

Also read: Do not get excess, this is the daily need for vitamin C according to age

Interestingly, some claim that vitamin C supplements provide benefits beyond those that can be obtained from vitamin C found in food.

One of the most common reasons people take vitamin C supplements is the notion that they can help treat canker sores or prevent the common cold.

However, many supplements contain very high amounts of the vitamin, which can cause unwanted side effects in some cases.

For Indonesians themselves, the government has provided a grid of vitamin C needs according to age range, gender, and risk factors.

The following is the recommended daily amount of vitamin C according to the Regulation of the Minister of Health (PMK) RI No. 28 of 2019 on Recommended Nutritional Adequacy Rate for Indonesian People:

Baby / child

  • 0-5 months: 40 mg
  • 6-11 months: 50 mg
  • 1-3 years: 40 mg
  • 4-6 years: 45 mg
  • 7-9 years: 45 mg

Also read: 14 Foods that are High in Vitamin C