Intake Reference provides recommended minimum intake levels and maximum tolerable intake levels for vitamins, elements and macronutrients, as well as information about the benefits and functions of these nutrients in the body.
Information is adapted from open-license works published by government health authorities and is fully cited. For any given answer ask 'what's the source of this information?'
Disclaimer: Information is provided for reference purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical or legal advice. Intake Reference is not endorsed by the organisations from which its information is sourced.
Try asking questions like:
'how many calories do I need?'
'what's the recommended intake for calcium?'
'why do I need selenium?'
'what supplements do I need during pregnancy?'
'what does vitamin B12 do?'
'how many calories in a gram of fat?'
'is it safe to combine caffeine and alcohol?'
'tell me about olive oil polyphenols'
and much more...
You can ask about vitamins A, C, D, E and K as well as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 and choline. You can ask about the elements boron, calcium, chloride, chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium and zinc. You can ask about macronutrients, including water, energy, carbohydrates, protein, fat, fibre and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids.
You can also ask about other substances such as melatonin, polyphenols, plant sterols & stanols, caffeine, cholesterol, betaine and creatine, beta-glucans, black and green tea, soybeans, walnuts, prunes, flaxseed, glucomannan, monacolin K, psyllium seed fibre, activated charcoal, arabinoxylan, pectins and high-amylose maize resistant starch.
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