8 Essential Nutrients That Are Making You Sick And Tired

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3. Vitamin C

Although most animals are able to synthesize their own vitamin C, we humans are not so lucky.  Our bodies need vitamin C for the biosynthesis of certain neurotransmitters, the metabolism of protein, L-carnitine, and collagen. Vitamin C is also vital for the support of a healthy immune system.  Although scurvy is no longer as common as it once was, a lack of vitamin C can cause fatigue, inflammation of the gums, loss of teeth, poor wound healing, and premature aging of the skin. Vitamin C deficiencies are quite common among those who choose a limited diet such as alcoholics and bulimics.

Luckily for us, vitamin C is found in a wide variety of foods including tomatoes, potatoes, red bell peppers, citrus fruits, berries, broccoli, kiwi fruit, and melons, just to name a few. Adult males will need 90 mgs each day and adult females need 75 mgs each day.

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