Are the Conventional Wisdoms Vitamin Recommendations just as wrong?
where did they even come up with these values? Are their recommended vitamins and minerals off?
asked bypaleohacks (78467)
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on May 24, 2011
at 04:51 PM
You can find out exactly what went into the current recommendations here:
My understanding is that the values were origninally determined as the minimum amount to avoid the corresponding deficiency disease - ie. 400IU of vitamin D is enough to prevent rickets in all adults. Unless strong evidence exists to raise the levels, they generally won't.
By the way, there is actually some pretty interesting information there. they don't seem to biased, actually stating that liver and eggs are great sources of vitamin A!