Note: 1 percent of the U.S. population = 2.7 million people in 1998. For percentages of the population listed for each micronutrient, with the exception of folic acid, intakes were less than half the recommended daily intake (RDI). Additional micronutrient deficiencies will likely be recognized as time passes.
Source: Adapted from Ames, B. Toxicology Letters 1998; /Vol.102- 103:5- 18.
RDI Levels and Cellular Benefits
The Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, has established panels of experts to review micronutrient requirements. The panel reviews volumes of scientific evidence before making its recommendations on dietary intakes.2 The recommendations known as RDIs, which are familiar to you from reading the nutritional fact panels on foods and supplements, are given as a guideline for healthy people and are not necessarily absolute. Recently, the expert panels have began establishing optimum levels and upper limits for micronutrients.
However, these are still based on the average healthy person eating an adequate diet and do not necessarily allow for anti-aging benefits. In fact, it has been established only recently within the scientific community that diet alone may not supply all the micronutrients needed to maintain good health. Pairing an improved diet with phytonutrients is where a supplement like healthycell™ fits into your daily regimen.
1 “Fruits and Veggies, More Matters. What are phytochemicals?”. Produce for Better Health Foundation. 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
2 Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine, National Academies