Why is vitamin c important for the fascia?
Fascia has different firmness depending on how well the collagen is deposited into the tissue. Collagen proteins are built including sulfur. It has been shown that many people with chronic pain and stiffness do very well with supplement of organic sulfur, so-called MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane). Vitamin C is also essential for collagen deposition. Therefore, those with extreme vitamin C deficiency are subject to scurvy; Which used to affect seafarers as well as people in general in the old days: before people started using potatoes it was hard to get enough vitamin C in the winter. The body then simply falls apart since collagen cannot be formed into fibrils, resulting in brittle connective tissue and internal bleeding.
We may need large amounts of vitamin C for a full recovery and building of connective tissue.
When taking supplements of MSM, vitamin C should be taken simultaneously for best possible absorption. The recommendations for RDA are based on how much you should take in at the least to avoid deficiency diseases; Not how much we should eat to be healthy.