Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances of Minerals

Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances of  Calcium

Category Age (Years) Calcium (mg)
Infants  0-0.5 400
Infants 0.5-1 600
Children  1-3 800
Children 4-6 800
Children 7-11 800
Males 11-14 1200
Males 15 – 18 1200
Males 19 – 24 1200
Males 25 – 50 800
Males +51 800
Females 11 – 14 1200
Females 15 – 18 1200
Females 19 – 14 1200
Females 25 – 50 800
Females +51 800
Pregnant 1200
Lactating 1st 6 months 1200
Lactating 2nd 6 months 1200

Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances of  Phosphorus

Category Age (Years) Phosphorus (mg)
Infants  0-0.5 300
Infants 0.5-1 500
Children  1-3 800
Children 4-6 800
Children 7-10 800
Males 11-14 1200
Males 15 – 18 1200
Males 19 – 24 1200
Males 25 – 50 800
Males +51 800
Females 11 – 14 1200
Females 15 – 18 1200
Females 19 – 14 1200
Females 25 – 50 800
Females +51 800
Pregnant 1200
Lactating 1st 6 months 1200
Lactating 2nd 6 months 1200

Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances of  Magnesium

Category Age (Years) Magnesium (mg)
Infants  0-0.5 40
Infants 0.5-1 60
Children  1-3 80
Children 4-6 120
Children 7-10 170
Males 11-14 270
Males 15 – 18 400
Males 19 – 24 350
Males 25 – 50 350
Males +51 350
Females 11 – 14 280
Females 15 – 18 300
Females 19 – 14 280
Females 25 – 50 280
Females +51 280
Pregnant 320
Lactating 1st 6 months 355
Lactating 2nd 6 months 340

Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances of  Iron

Category Age (Years) Iron (mg)
Infants  0-0.5 6
Infants 0.5-1 10
Children  1-3 10
Children 4-6 10
Children 7-10 10
Males 11-14 12
Males 15 – 18 12
Males 19 – 24 10
Males 25 – 50 10
Males +51 10
Females 11 – 14 15
Females 15 – 18 15
Females 19 – 14 15
Females 25 – 50 15
Females +51 10
Pregnant 30
Lactating 1st 6 months 15
Lactating 2nd 6 months 15

Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances of  Zinc

Category Age (Years) Zinc (mg)
Infants  0-0.5 5
Infants 0.5-1 5
Children  1-3 10
Children 4-6 10
Children 7-10 10
Males 11-14 15
Males 15 – 18 15
Males 19 – 24 15
Males 25 – 50 15
Males +51 15
Females 11 – 14 12
Females 15 – 18 12
Females 19 – 14 12
Females 25 – 50 12
Females +51 12
Pregnant 15
Lactating 1st 6 months 19
Lactating 2nd 6 months 16

Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances of  Iodine

Category Age (Years) Iodine (microgram)
Infants  0-0.5 40
Infants 0.5-1 50
Children  1-3 70
Children 4-6 90
Children 7-10 120
Males 11-14 150
Males 15 – 18 150
Males 19 – 24 150
Males 25 – 50 150
Males +51 150
Females 11 – 14 150
Females 15 – 18 150
Females 19 – 14 150
Females 25 – 50 150
Females +51 150
Pregnant 175
Lactating 1st 6 months 200
Lactating 2nd 6 months 200

Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances of  Selenium

Category Age (Years) Vitamin 12 (microgram)
Infants  0-0.5 10
Infants 0.5-1 15
Children  1-3 20
Children 4-6 20
Children 7-10 30
Males 11-14 40
Males 15 – 18 50
Males 19 – 24 70
Males 25 – 50 70
Males +51 70
Females 11 – 14 45
Females 15 – 18 50
Females 19 – 14 55
Females 25 – 50 55
Females +51 55
Pregnant 65
Lactating 1st 6 months 75
Lactating 2nd 6 months 75