Daily Dietary Reference Intakes – Women (teens) aged 14-18

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Nutrient Recommended Intake (RI)
(not pregnant or nursing)
(ADD this to the RI)
(ADD this to the RI)
Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL)
(avoid exceeding this amount)
Fat-soluble vitamins
Vitamin A 700 µg 50 µg 500 µg 2,800 µg
Vitamin D 5 µg 0 µg 0 µg 50 µg
Vitamin E 15 mg 0 mg 4 mg 800 mg
Vitamin K 75 µg 0 µg 0 µg ND
Water-soluble vitamins
Biotin 25 µg 5 µg 10 µg ND
Choline 400 mg 50 mg 150 mg 3,000 mg
Folic Acid 400 µg 200 µg 100 µg 800 µg
Niacin 14 mg 4 mg 3 mg 30 mg
Pantothenic acid 5 mg 1 mg 2 mg ND
Riboflavin/Vitamin B2 1.0 mg 0.4 mg 0.6 mg ND
Thiamin/Vitamin B1 1.0 mg 0.4 mg 0.4 mg ND
Vitamin B6 1.2 mg 0.7 mg 0.8 mg 80 mg
Vitamin B12 2.4 µg 0.2 µg 0.4 µg ND
Vitamin C 65 mg 15 mg 50 mg 1,800 mg
Major Minerals
Calcium 1,300 mg 0 mg 0 mg 2,500 mg
Phosphorus 1,250 mg 0 mg 0 mg 4,000 mg
3,500 mg during pregnancy
Magnesium 360 mg 40 mg 0 mg 350 mg
(supplements only, intake from
food & water is not a problem)
Trace Minerals
Chromium 24 µg 5 µg 20 µg ND
Copper 890 µg 110 µg 410 µg 8,000 µg
Fluoride 3 mg 0 mg 0 mg 10 mg
Iodine 150 µg 70 µg 140 µg 900 µg
Iron 15 mg 12 mg – 5 mg
(less needed)
45 mg
Manganese 1.6 mg 0.4 mg 1 mg 9 mg
Molybdenum 43 µg 7 µg 7 µg 1,700 µg
Selenium 55 µg 5 µg 15 µg 400 µg
Zinc 9 mg 3 mg 4 mg 34 mg

UL = The maximum level of daily nutrient intake that is likely to pose no risk of adverse effects. Unless otherwise specified, the UL represents total intake from food, water, and supplements.

ND = Not determinable due to lack of data of adverse effects in this age group and concern with regard to lack of ability to handle excess amounts. Source of intake should be from food only to prevent high levels of intake.

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Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) from the US Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Information Center

Hale, Thomas. Medications and Mothers’ Milk, 10th Edition. Pharmasoft Medical Publishing, 2002.

Hamosh M, Dewey, Garza C, et al: Nutrition During Lactation. Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC, National Academy Press, 1991, pp. 133-140. This book is available free from the HRSA Information Center (look under Nutrition publications).

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