What are the recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) for vitamin C in children?

Updated: Dec 26, 2017
  • Author: Mark Rosenbloom, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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The RDAs for vitamin C in children are as follows:

  • Age 0-6 months (adequate intake) - 40 mg

  • Age 7-12 months (adequate intake) - 50 mg

  • Age 1-3 years - 15 mg

  • Age 4-8 years - 25 mg

  • Age 9-13 years - 45 mg

  • Age 14-18 years (males) - 75 mg

  • Age 14-18 years (females) - 65 mg

  • Pregnancy (14-18 y) - 80 mg

  • Lactation (14-18 y) - 115 mg


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