Potential Nutrient Deficiencies
The Vitamin Deficiency
VITAMIN A is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for maintaining good health and proper functioning of the immune system, vision, reproduction, and skin health. It is involved in the growth and development of cells, particularly in the eyes, skin, and respiratory system.
Depending on the age and gender, the recommended daily VITAMIN A intake will vary.
– Age 14-18 years: 900 mcg
– Age 19 years and older: 900 mcg
– Age 14-18 years: 700 mcg
– Age 19 years and older: 700 mcg
NOTE: Pregnant and breastfeeding women may need higher amounts of VITAMIN A. It is important to note that taking excessive amounts of VITAMIN A can be harmful, making it essential to follow these recommended daily intakes and speak with a healthcare provider before taking any supplements.
The Mineral Deficiency
CALCIUM is an essential mineral for the development of healthy and strong bones and teeth. It plays a critical role in muscle contraction, nerve function, blood clotting, and cellular communication. Maintaining adequate levels of CALCIUM is important for overall health and can help prevent osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weak and brittle bones.
– For adults between the ages of 19 and 50, the daily recommended intake of CALCIUM is around 1,000 mg.
– For those over 50 years of age, the recommended daily intake increases to 1,200 mg.
NOTE: Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may require more CALCIUM, and should consult with their healthcare provider to determine their individual needs.
PHOSPHORUS is a mineral that is an important component of bones and teeth. It is also important in regulating cell function and energy metabolism. It works in tandem with other minerals like calcium and vitamin D to ensure proper bone health and growth.
The daily recommended intake of PHOSPHORUS for adults is around 700 mg to 1000 mg per day. The recommended intake may vary based on age, gender, and other factors.
– Infants (0-6 months): 100 milligrams per day (mg/day)
– Infants (7-12 months): 275 mg/day
– Children (1-3 years): 460 mg/day
– Children (4-8 years): 500 mg/day
– Children (9-13 years): 1,250 mg/day
– Adolescents (14-18 years): 1,250 mg/day
– Adults (19-50 years): 700 mg/day
– Adults (51+ years): 700-1,250 mg/day (depending on gender)
– Pregnant and breastfeeding women: 700-1,250 mg/day (depending on age)
NOTE: It is important to note that certain medical conditions, medications, and dietary practices may impact an individual’s PHOSPHORUS needs. Personal recommendations always comes best with a consultation to a healthcare professional. This helps to determine the appropriate intake of PHOSPHORUS and other essential nutrients. High levels of PHOSPHORUS intake may be harmful and result in adverse health effects, such as kidney damage.
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