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Vitamin C

(50mg as ascorbic acid)

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in foods like citrus fruits, tomatoes and tomato juice, potatoes, red and green peppers, kiwifruit, broccoli, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, and cantaloupe. Vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of collagen, an essential component of connective tissue, which plays a vital role in healing wounds and muscle tissue. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant and plays an important role in immune function. Above 1,000 mg a day, vitamin C absorption falls to 50% or less and any unmetabolized vitamin C is excreted in the urine.

Because vitamin C plays such a critical role in healthy muscle and immune system functioning, we included it in the formulation of our Jele hydration tablets.

Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs) and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs)

AgeRDAsULs
MaleFemaleMaleFemale
4-8 years25mg25mg650mg650mg
9-13 years45mg45mg1,200mg1,200mg
14-18 years75mg65mg1,800mg1,800mg
19+ years90mg75mg2,000mg2,000mg