Vitamin E recommended daily

The amount of vitamin E required depends on the amount of polyunsaturated fats in the diet. The greater the amount of these fats in the diet, the greater the risk that they will be damaged by free radicals and exert harmful effects.
As vitamin E prevents this damage, recommended intake is roughly proportional to the amount of polyunsaturated fats in the diet.
The US RDA is based on an intake of 0.4 mg per g of polyunsaturated fats. Vitamin E is measured in International Units (IU) and more commonly nowadays, mg alpha TE. 1 IU equals 0.67 mg alpha TE.


USA                10 mg alpha TE 8 mg alpha TE 10 mg alpha TE 12 mg alpha TE

___________(15 IU)________ (12 IU)________(15 IU)________(18 IU)________

Australia 10 mg alpha TE 7 mg alpha TE 7 mg alpha TE 9.5 mg alpha TE
(15 IU)                 (10.4)                  (10.4)                  (14 IU)

Vitamin E recommended dailyNo RNI has been given in the UK. A 1991 Department of Health report concluded that a fixed amount is impossible to recommend as required vitamin E needs depend on the intake of polyunsaturated fats, which varies considerably from person to person.



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