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Right amount of Vit C  intake crucial: Experts

Right amount of Vit C intake crucial: Experts

Getting the right amount of vitamins and minerals is crucial to support how your body works.
According to a press release about the signifiance of vitamin C, the recommended dietary amount of Vitamin C for Indians, as per the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, is 80 mg daily for adult men, and 65 mg per day for adult women (the guidance differs for pregnant and lactating women).
Dr P Arulkumar, MD (Gen. Physician), P K Hospital, Coimbatore adds that beyond its contributions to the body’s immunity and growth, it also helps alleviate seasonal infections, such as by reducing the duration and symptoms of cold, flu, and pneumonia. Also, people with non-communicable diseases like diabetes and hypertension may require even more Vitamin C. 
It has an important role to play in supporting people’s overall health and wellbeing.”
Dr Parag Sheth, Regional Medical Director, Abbott India said, “Vitamin C plays an important role in boosting immunity, yet many Indians do not have an adequate amount of it. Studies suggestthat Vitamin C supplementation is effective in making the common cold less severe and last shorter. It has also been shown to reduce the duration of hospital stay in pneumonia patients.