Learn which nutrients should be included in your nutritional supplement regimen -- and how much of each nutrient you should take daily.
A highquality multivitamin is the foundation of any nutritional supplement program. Make sure the multivitamin you’re taking meets the following recommended dosage levels.
|Nutrient||Optimal Levels in a Daily Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement|
|Vitamin A||15,000–20,000 IU (primarily from Beta-carotene)|
|Vitamin C||1,000 mg|
|Vitamin D||Enough to achieve a blood level of 50–80 ng/mL|
|Vitamin E||300–400 IU|
|Riboflavin (B2)||50 mg|
|Niacin (B3)||100 mg|
|Vitamin B6||75 mg|
|Folic Acid||800 mcg|
|Vitamin B12||150 mcg|
|Pantothenic Acid||50 mg|
|*22 IU natural or d-alpha-tocopherol|
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