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How much vitamin C do I need per day as a teen?

Daphne Oz
Health Education
The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin C is 60-75 milligrams, but this is widely accepted as being insufficient. You need about 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily. Because vitamin C cannot be stored in the body -- anything you don't use will be flushed out in your urine, so you need to replenish your stock of vitamin C daily.
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