Solgar Vitamin C 1000 mg with Rose Hi 100
Who is likely to be deficient?
Although scurvy (severe vitamin C deficiency) is uncommon in Western societies, many doctors believe that most people consume less than optimal amounts. Fatigue, easy bruising, and bleeding gums are early signs of vitamin C deficiency that occur long before frank scurvy develops. Smokers have low levels of vitamin C and require a higher daily intake to maintain normal vitamin C levels. Women with preeclampsia have been found to have lower blood levels of vitamin C than women without the condition.1 Women who have lower blood levels of vitamin C have an increased risk of gallstones.2
People with kidney failure have an increased risk of vitamin C deficiency.3 However, people with kidney failure should take vitamin C only under the supervision of a doctor