Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Article # 293. Recomended Dietary Allowance

DVs used by the FDA for the following macronutrients are Daily Reference Values (DRV)
The following table lists the DVs based on a calorific intake of 2,000 cal, for adults and children four or more years of age.
65 g
Saturated Fatty Acids20 g
Cholesterol300 mg
Sodium2400 mg
Potassium3500 mg
Total Carbohydrate300 g
Dietary Fiber25 g
Protein50 g

For vitamins and minerals, the RDIs are given in the following table, along with the more recent RDAs of the Dietary Reference Intakes (maximized over sex and age groups)

RDIHighest RDA of DRI
Vitamin A900 μg900 μg
Vitamin C60 mg90 mg
Calcium1000 mg1300 mg
Iron18 mg18 mg
Vitamin D400 IU (10 μg)600 IU
Vitamin E30 IU15 mg (33 IU of synthetic)
Vitamin K80 μg120 μg
Thiamin1.5 mg1.2 mg
Riboflavin1.7 mg1.3 mg
Niacin20 mg16 mg
Vitamin B62 mg1.7 mg
Folate400 μg400 μg
Vitamin B126 μg2.4 μg
Biotin300 μg30 μg
Pantothenic acid10 mg5 mg
Phosphorus1000 mg1250 mg
Iodine150 μg150 μg
Magnesium400 mg420 mg
Zinc15 mg11 mg
Selenium70 μg55 μg
Copper2 mg900 μg
Manganese2 mg2.3 mg
Chromium120 μg35 μg
Molybdenum75 μg45 μg
Chloride3400 mg2300 mg
EAR: Estimated Average Requirements; RDA: Recommended Dietary Allowances; AI: Adequate Intake; UL: Tolerable upper intake levels.