reply to post by allsop
Our bodies don't store vitamin-c for extended periods of time, because it's a water-soluble vitamin. It doesn't mean we don't need it. B-vitamins
are water-soluble too, and we most definitely need them as well.
Vitamin-C is interesting. Most animals produce ascorbate acid in copious quantities. It's a bit of human devolution not having the correct pathways
to manufacture vitamin-c efficiently.
Some people make vit-c in small doses of 50-60mg, I think, while most people make 5mg or less daily. This is why a large percentage of people
developed scurvy traveling to America before they knew to eat citrus fruits.
Personally, I take 4-5 grams of vitamin c daily. The key thing to remember is biochemical individuality. The RDA for vitamins is nonsense. It's
values are held as absolutes, when in reality everyone needs vitamins based on their unique genetic mapping and environmental factors.