Intake Reference provides information about vitamins, elements, macronutrients, flavonoids, foods, and more. You can ask about the recommended minimum intakes, maximum safe intakes, health benefits and dietary sources of a range of nutrients and other substances.
Information is adapted from open-license works published by government health authorities and is fully cited, including links to source documents where possible. 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 per day?'
'what foods contain the most vitamin D?'
'how much calcium does my child need?'
'why do I need selenium?'
'what supplements do I need during pregnancy?'
'which foods contain melatonin?'
'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 bismuth, boron, calcium, chloride, chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, titanium, 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, caffeine, kava, polyphenols, phytosterols, cholesterol, betaine, creatine, beta-glucans, black and green tea, soybeans, alpha-carotene, walnuts, prunes, flaxseed, glucomannan, monacolin K, psyllium seed fibre, activated charcoal, arabinoxylan, pectin, resistant starch, fructose, tomatoes, lutein, lycopene, zeaxanthin, probiotics, tocopherols, tocotrienols, and algal oil. You can ask about flavonoids such as anthocyanidins, flavonols, flavones, flavanones and flavans.
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