Vitamin C

Fights wrinkles and germs

Why we need it

  • Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protect cells against free radicals and helps our body absorb iron*
  • Essential in the formation of neurotransmitters like norepinephrine which is critical to brain function and mood*
  • Necessary component of collagen – the foundation of all connective tissue, including blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, bone, and skin*
  • Promotes healthy immune and arterial function1 *

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

How much do I need?

Current recommended daily intake (RDI) for Vitamin A is 60 mg for adults, and 40 mg for children ages 3 and younger.

Why we include it

Our body has an unending need for vitamin C, but humans cannot make our own vitamin C. We must get it through our diet. Unfortunately, vitamin C can be hard to get through the diet alone. Vitamin C concentration in food depends on the soil conditions and climate, the length of time since harvesting, storage conditions, and the method of preparation. Cooking can reduce the vitamin C content of fruits and vegetables by around 60%.

We include 100% of the RDI for vitamin C in all our SmartyPants products since it is such a critical nutrient and it is water-soluble. Any excess you don’t need, your body will eliminate.

Where can I get it?

The richest natural sources are raw fruits and vegetables:

  • ½ cup red and yellow bell peppers – 95 mg
  • ½ cup guava – 188 mg
  • 1 cup kale – 80 mg
  • ½ cup kiwi – 83 mg
  • 1 cup broccoli – 81mg
  • ½ cup strawberries – 50 mg
  • ½ cup oranges – 50 mg
  • ½ cup (cooked) tomatoes – 55 mg

We recommend you seek the advice of your pediatrician or primary care provider before making changes to you or your child’s nutrient intake.

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