According to the National Institutes of Health, certain groups of people are at risk of getting inadequate amounts of vitamin C. These include:
■ Smokers and those exposed to second-hand smoke
■ Individuals who don’t regularly eat a wide variety of foods, including fruits and vegetables
■ People who have medical conditions that can reduce the absorption of vitamin C, such as certain intestinal conditions
Symptoms of low vitamin C levels may include fatigue, inflamed gums, joint pain or poor wound healing. If you are concerned that you may not be getting enough vitamin C, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
— Source: National Institutes of Health