National Institute Of Health has suggested amounts of micronutrients to be taken daily through diet to stay healthy. These RDA will help to evaluate health condition of an individual.

Micronutrient

RDA

Age group

Vitamin A

300-600mcg of RAE

700-900mcg

750mcg

1200mcg

Up to 1 year

Adults

Pregnant women

lactating women

Vitamin D

400 IU

600IU

800IU

600IU

Up to 1 year

Adults

Above 70 years

Pregnant and lactating

Vitamin E

4-5mg

6-15mg

15mg

19mg

Upto 1 year

Adults

Pregnant women

Lactating

Vitamin K

2.5mcg

30-90mcg

Upto 1 year

Adults

Calcium

200-260mg

700-1200mg

1300mg

Upto 1 year

Adults

Pregnant and lactating

Iron

11mg

7-10mg

8-18mg

27mg

9-10mg

Upto 1 year

1-13 years

14-51 years

pregnant women

lactating

Sodium

0.12-0.37g/d

1-1.2g/d

1.2-1.5g/d

1.5g/d

Upto 1 year

1-3years

Adults

pregnant women

lactating

Copper

200-220mcg/d

340-440mcg/d

700-900mcg/d

1000mcg/d

1300mcg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Fluoride

0.01-0.5mg/d

0.7-1.0mg/d

2-4mg/d

3mg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Iodine

110-130mcg/d

90mcg/d

120-150mcg/d

220mcg/d

290mcg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Chloride

0.18-0.57g/d

1.5-1.9g/d

1.8-2.3g/d

2.3g/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Magnesium

30-75mg/d

80-130mg/d

240-420mg/d

350-400mg/d

310-360mg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Manganese

0.003-0.6mg/d

1.2-1.5mg/d

1.6-2.3mg/d

2.0mg/d

2.6mg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Phosphorous

100-275mg/d

460-500mg/d

700-1250mg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Potassium

0.4-0.7g/d

3-3.8g/d

4.5-4.7g/d

4.7g/d

5.1g/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Zinc

2-3mg/d

3.5mg/d

8-11mg/d

11-12mg/d

12-13mg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Selenium

15-20mcg/d

20-30mcg/d

40-55mcg/d

60mcg/d

70mcg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Molybdenum

2-3mcg/d

17-22mcg/d

34-45mcg/d

50mcg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Chromium

0.2-5.5mcg/d

11-15mcg/d

20-35mcg/d

29-30mcg/d

44-55mcg/d

Upto 1 year

1-3 years

Adults

Pregnant

lactating

Doctor prescribe supplements of micro-nutrients, as given. Most minerals are electrolytes, which have crucial role in maintaining water balance in the body to make kidneys and heart function normal. Any disturbance in these values may have serious effects such as kidney failure, chest pain, heart related diseases, etc.

What do you think of this post?
  • Awesome (0)
  • Interesting (0)
  • Helpful (0)
  • Can you give me more info about this (0)