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Dietary Supplement

a substance that completes or makes an addition to daily intake

Dietary Reference Intakes

provides guidelines for what constitutes an adequate intake of a nutrient

Estimated Average Requirement

the average daily nutrient intake level that is estimated to meet the requirement of half the healthy individuals who are in a particular life stage and gender group

Recommended Dietary Allowance

the average daily intake level that is sufficient to meet the nutrient requirement of nearly all healthy individuals

Adequate Intake

a recommended average daily nutrient intake level based on estimates of nutrient intake that are adequate for group(s) of healthy people

Tolerable Upper Intake level

the highest average daily nutrient intake level likely to pose no adverse health effects to almost all individuals

Supplement facts panel

labels that provide product information on required nutrient amounts and percent of daily value

Upper Intake Level value are not set for

Vitamin E , and Magnesium

Excess Vitamin A can cause

birth defects when a woman is taking too much at conception and during early pregnancy

Excess Vitamin D can result

in the calcificaiton of blood vessels and eventually damage the function of kidneys, heart , and lungs

Excess intake of Iron can

interfere w/ the absorption of other minerals and can cause gastrointestinal irritation

Supplementation w/ Vitamin E & K 150 can

complicate conditions for people on blood thinners

Folic Acid function can be interfered by

large doses of anti-inflammatory drugs

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