Comparison between DV (Daily Values) which were established for nutrition labeling back in 1968 (and are still used on all nutritional labels) and current DRI (Dietary Reference Intakes) established by Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine at National Academy of Sciences. While for many vitamins and minerals DV recommendation are close to current DRI recommendations, for some vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B12 and biotin they are much higher than current recommendations. The FDA has indicated that it plans to update the DV based on the newer DRI, but it has not been done yet.
Balanced Trio was created for safe and effective long-term use, amounts of vitamins and minerals in Balanced Trio formulas are based on DRI. On the labels you will often see the amounts that are not 100% DV. The table below explains the differences.
Daily Value (DV)
for Adult Men
for Adult Women
|Vitamin A||5,000 IU||3,000 IU||2,300 IU|
|Vitamin C||60 mg||90 mg||75 mg|
|Vitamin D||400 IU||200-600 IU (AI*)||200-600 IU (AI)|
|Vitamin E||30 IU||22-33 IU**||22-33 IU**|
|Vitamin K||80 mcg||120 mcg (AI)||90 mcg (AI)|
|Thiamin||1.5 mg||1.2 mg||1.1 mg|
|Riboflavin||1.7 mg||1.3 mg||1.1 mg|
|Niacin||20 mg||16 mg||14 mg|
|Vitamin B6||2 mg||1.3-1.7 mg||1.3-1.5 mg|
|Folic acid||400 mcg||400 mcg||400 mcg|
|Vitamin B12||6 mcg||2.4 mcg||2.4 mcg|
|Biotin||300 mcg||30 mcg (AI)||30 mcg (AI)|
|Pantothenic acid||10 mg||5 mg (AI)||5 mg (AI)|
|Choline||None est.||550 mg (AI)||425 mg (AI)|
|Calcium||1,000 mg||1,000-1,200 mg||1,000-1,200 mg|
|Iron||18 mg||8 mg||8-18 mg|
|Phosphorus||1,000 mg||700 mg||700 mg|
|Iodine||150 mcg||150 mcg||150 mcg|
|Magnesium||400 mg||400-420 mg||310-320 mg|
|Zinc||15 mg||11 mg||8 mg|
|Selenium||70 mcg||55 mcg||55 mcg|
|Copper||2 mg||0.9 mg||0.9 mg|
|Manganese||2 mg||2.3 mg (AI)||1.8 mg (AI)|
|Chromium||120 mcg||30-35 mcg (AI)||20-25 mcg (AI)|
|Molybdenum||75 mcg||45 mcg||45 mcg|
|Potassium||4,000 mg||4,700 mg (AI)||4,700 mg (AI)|
|*AI stands for Adequate Intake and is indicated when Recommended Daily Allowances are not established.
**22 IU natural or d-alpha-tocopherol; 33 IU synthetic d,l-alpha-tocopherol.