The recommended daily intake is 100 mg for adults. Gastrointestinal problems (diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal cramps) may occur at doses higher than 1000 mg of vitamin C per day. Deficiency, however, can lead to scurvy disease, which is initially manifested by inflammation of the gums and tooth loss, growth and bone formation disorders.
If you do not eat enough foods rich in vitamin C, it is recommended to add vitamin C in the form of dietary supplements. There is also a need for a higher intake of vitamin C in various disease states where the absorption of vitamin C is lower (taking medication, diabetes…), for athletes, in the treatment of burns and severe wounds, dialysis patients, stress and smokers.
Taken from: Grosso G. in sod., 2013. Effects of vitamin C on health: a review of evidence.