DAILY DOSE OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS

This subject is divided into two parts as follows:
1. Tables with summarized information - adulthood
2. Tables with detailed information - babies, children, men, women, pregnant or breastfeeding (nursing) women

The daily dose of vitamins and minerals, which is indicated in the tables below is that dose which is necessary to take with food to cover our daily physiological needs. If we reach deficiency condition of the body of certain vitamin or mineral the daily intake can be increased by several percent to tens and even hundreds of times. It all depends on the specific medical condition. For better understanding in which medical conditions the daily doses should be increased and exactly how should be implemented their acceptance is necessary to read the whole book "My Health Legacy" where by biochemical explanations and clinical examples these values are specified. However, for a quick reference below are given two tables named "Safe Daily Dose" reflecting safe daily intake in pathological (diseased) states. Again below are given two other tables that bear the name "Recommended Daily Dose". Values recorder therein indicate the recommended dose of vitamins and minerals needed to obtain with food or by the use of dietary supplements every day to keep our body healthy.

It is essential to be noted also the compatibility in the intake of two or more vitamins and minerals at the same time about which doctors show complete ignorance although this knowledge was part of their course of study in medical universities. Therefore, before the start of a therapy that involves the intake of vitamins and/or minerals make a brief consultation with paragraph "Compatibility of vitamins and minerals" part of this book.

Abbreviations and units:
mcg = microgram (1000 mcg = 1 mg) g = gram (1000 g = 1 kg.)
mg = milligram (100 mg = 1 g) kg = kilogram


The tables in the book do not use IU (International Units). In some literature they are referred to as IU (International Units) however for convenience I will point out some of the values used for conversion:
Vitamin A: 1 IU = 0.3 mcg Retinol or 0.6 micrograms Beta-carotene
Vitamin C: 1 IU = 50 mcg Ascorbic acid
Vitamin D: 1 IU = 0.025 mcg Cholecalciferol (D3)
Vitamin D: 1 IU = 0.025 mcg Ergocalciferol (D2)
Vitamin E: 1 IU = 0.67 mg D-alpha-tocopherol (the most bioactive form)
Vitamin E: 1 IU = 0.9 mg Dl-alpha-tocopherol (less active form)


1. Tables with summarized information – Adulthood

VITAMINS. Recommended daily dose for a person into adulthood.
VITAMINS. Recommended daily dose for a person into adulthood.

MINERALS. Recommended daily dose for a person into adulthood.
MINERALS. Recommended daily dose for a person into adulthood.

VITAMINS. Limits of safe daily dose for a person into adulthood.
VITAMINS. Limits of safe daily dose for a person into adulthood.

MINERALS. Limits of safe daily dose for a person into adulthood.
MINERALS. Limits of safe daily dose for a person into adulthood.

2. Tables with detailed information on daily doses - babies, children, men, women, pregnant or breastfeeding (nursing) women

Tables with detailed information on daily doses - babies, children, men, women, pregnant or breastfeeding (nursing) women

Select a column from the upper two tables showing age and gender to find the exact value of the daily dose that interests you from the tables below.

DAILY DOSE FOR VITAMINS

DAILY DOSE FOR MINERALS

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