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Vitamin C

What are the symptoms of vitamin C deficiency?

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  • A , Naturopathic Medicine, answered

    In the case of scurvy or severe vitamin C deficiency, the classic symptoms are bleeding gums, poor wound healing, and extensive bruising. In addition to these symptoms, susceptibility to infection, hysteria, and depression are hallmark features of vitamin C deficiency. Only 10 to 20 milligrams per day is required to prevent scurvy and severe vitamin C deficiency, although this amount is too low to support optimal health.

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