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Minerals


Recommended Daily Mineral Intake


Calcium
Recommended Daily Intake 19-50 years old: 1000 mg
Recommended Daily Intake 51+ years old: 1200 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake 19-50 years old: 2500 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake 51+ years old: 2000 mg


Chloride
Recommended Daily Intake 19-50 years old: 2300 mg
Recommended Daily Intake 51-70 years old: 2000 mg
Recommended Daily Intake 71+ years old: 1800 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: 3600 mg


Chromium
Recommended Daily Intake Men 19-50 years old: 35 µg
Recommended Daily Intake Women 19-50 years old: 25 µg
Recommended Daily Intake Men 51+ years old: 30 µg
Recommended Daily Intake Women 51+ years old: 20 µg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: NA


Cobalt
Recommended Daily Intake: 0 µg (0.0 mg)
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: NA


Copper
Recommended Daily Intake Men: 1-2 mg
Recommended Daily Intake Women: 1-2 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: 10 mg


Iodine
Recommended Daily Intake Men: 150 µg (0.15 mg)
Recommended Daily Intake Women: 150 µg (0.15 mg)
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: 1100 µg (1.1 mg)


Iron
Recommended Daily Intake Men 19-50 years old: 8 mg
Recommended Daily Intake Women 19-50 years old: 18 mg
Recommended Daily Intake Men 51+ years old: 8 mg
Recommended Daily Intake Women 51+ years old: 8 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: 45 mg


Magnesium
Recommended Daily Intake Men: 400-420 mg
Recommended Daily Intake Women: 300-320 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: NA


Manganese
Recommended Daily Intake Men: 2.3 mg
Recommended Daily Intake Women: 1.8 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: 11 mg


Molybdenum
Recommended Daily Intake Men: 45 µg
Recommended Daily Intake Women: 45 µg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: 2000 µg (2 mg)


Phosphorus
Recommended Daily Intake Men: 700 mg
Recommended Daily Intake Women: 700 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake 19-70 years old: 4000 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake 71+ years old: 3000 mg


Potassium
Recommended Daily Intake Men: 4700 mg
Recommended Daily Intake Women: 4700 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: NA


Selenium
Recommended Daily Intake Men: 55 µg (0.055 mg)
Recommended Daily Intake Women: 55 µg (0.055 mg)
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: 400 µg (0.400 mg)


Sodium
Most individuals get enough, or too much, sodium in their diet.
Avoid sodium supplements unless doctor approved.


Zinc
Recommended Daily Intake Men: 11 mg
Recommended Daily Intake Women: 8 mg
Maximum Recommended Daily Intake: 40 mg



Amounts listed are a general guide intended for adults.
µg = microgram (1000 micrograms equal 1 milligram).
mg = milligram (1000 milligrams equal 1 gram).
NA = not available.
Vitamins are here.





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