Recap: Nutrition For Immunity

If you didn’t get a chance to watch our most recent video, here’s your chance now! (We promise, it’s much shorter than 30 minutes):

Learn about healthy eating for your immune system!

As mentioned in the video, we wanted to include the RDA’s for the specific micro-nutrients and vitamins mentioned during the video:

Micro-Nutrients
& Vitamins
RDA
Copper900 ug/d *
Folic Acid400 ug/d
Iron8 mg/d *
Selenium55 mg/d
Zinc11 mg/d
Vitamin A900 ug/d
Vitamin B61.3 mg/d (ages 14-50); 1.7 mg/d (ages 51-70)
Vitamin C90 mg/d *
Vitamin E15 mg/d
Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Males aged 14-70, unless otherwise specified
*=ages 19-70, values for 14-18 vary
Micro-Nutrients
& Vitamins
RDA
Copper8 mg/d *
Folic Acid400 ug/d
Iron**
Selenium55 ug/d
Zinc8 mg/d *
Vitamin A700 ug/d
Vitamin B6**
Vitamin C75 mg/d *
Vitamin E15 mg/d
Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Females (non-lactating, not pregnant) aged 14-70; unless otherwise specified
*=ages 19-70, values vary for 14-18 years old
**= values vary based on age, consult resource at bottom for full list of values
Micro-Nutrients
& Vitamins
RDA
Copper8 mg/d *
Folic Acid600 ug/d
Iron**
Selenium55 ug/d
Zinc8 mg/d *
Vitamin A770 ug/d *
Vitamin B61.9 mg/d
Vitamin C85 mg/d *
Vitamin E15 mg/d
Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for Pregnant Females (non-lactating) aged 14-70; unless otherwise specified
*=ages 19-70, values vary for 14-18 years old
**= values vary based on age, consult resource at bottom for full list of values

The last bit of RDA is for women who have delivered babies and are currently lactating, please consult the resources link for the full details of RDA for immune system support micro-nutrients and vitamins.

Live Long and Prosper,

The Nerd Chiropractor

Disclaimer: Please note that the above information is strictly for educational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. By reading this information, you agree that this does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Please consult your healthcare provider before taking supplements or adjusting your recommended daily allowances.

Resources:

https://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information/Dietary_Reference_Intakes.aspx

Published by Dr. David, D.C.

Dr. David, DC, is a Nerd, a Chiropractor, a Father, and a Husband. He loves what he does and wants to share what he's learned in school over the past 8 years to empower all the other nerds, geeks, and gamers (and everyone in between) that not only is being health accessible, but it can be fun as well. Along the way he hopes to dispel rumors about Chiropractic, educate the public about nutrition, and make the readers their own Wellness Advocates.

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