Vitamin C deficiency for health professionals

7 February 2020

The Recommended Dietary Intake of vitamin C is easily obtained with a general healthy diet containing fruits and vegetables however recent studies have identified severe vitamin C deficiency in hospital and community settings.

The Vitamin C Deficiency Fact Sheet (PDF 542KB) explains the symptoms and health outcomes associated with vitamin C deficiency, and explores the Australian populations most at risk. The resource contains tips for GPs to recognise and diagnose deficiency and nutrition tips to achieve optimal vitamin C levels.