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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)

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