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TABLE 1-2 Comparison of the Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake Ranges of Selected Vitamins and Minerals from the Military Recommended Dietary Allowances (AR 25–40, 1985) That Are Based in Part on the Ninth Edition of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) (NRC, 1980) with the Values from the Tenth Edition of the RDAs (NRC, 1989b)

Nutrient

Unit

From MRDAsa

From RDAsb

Vitamins

Vitamin K

µg

70–140

65, 80c

Biotin

µg

100–200

30–100

Pantothenic Acid

mg

4–7

4–7

Trace Elementsd

Fluoride

mg

1.5–4.0

1.5–4.0

Selenium

µg

50–200

55, 70c

Molybdenum

mg

0.15–0.50

0.075–0.250

Copper

mg

2–3

1.5–3.0

Manganese

mg

2.5–5.0

2.0–5.0

Chromium

µg

50–200

50–200

Electrolytes

Potassium

mg

1875–5625

2000

Chloride

mg

1700–5100

750

a MRDAs = Military Recommended Dietary Allowances. Data in this portion of the table are based in part on the Recommended Dietary Allowances , ninth edition, 1980, Table 10, "Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intakes of Selected Vitamins and Minerals." Estimated ranges are provided for these nutrients because sufficient information upon which to set a recommended allowance is not available. Values reflect a range of recommended intake over an extended period of time.

b RDAs = Recommended Dietary Allowances. Because there is less information on which to base allowances, these figures were not given in the main table of RDA and were provided in the form of ranges of recommended intakes.

c First number is the RDA for women aged 19–50; the second number is the RDA for men of the same age range. With the publication of the tenth edition of the RDAs, vitamin K and selenium were moved into the summary chart for recommended, age and gender-based dietary allowances.

d Since the toxic levels for many trace elements may be only several times usual intakes, the upper levels for the trace elements given in this table should not be habitually exceeded.

SOURCE: MRDA values adapted from Table 2-2, p. 2-5 (AR 40-25, 1985); RDA values adapted from Table 11-1, p. 253; Summary Table: Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intakes of Selected Vitamins and Minerals, p. 284, and the Recommended Dietary Allowances, tenth edition, 1989, Summary Table, p. 285 (NRC, 1989b).



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