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Unpacking the Recommended Daily Value For Vitamins And Minerals

Humans need certain vitamins, minerals and nutrients to live a healthy life. What we eat and drink contributes these supplements naturally; however, our diets often fall short of meeting these recommendations.

Recommended Daily Value*

According to the National Institutes of Health, the following amounts are recommended for adults to take every day: 

Vitamin or Mineral Recommended Daily Value
Vitamin A 900 mcg RAE
Vitamin C 90 mg
Calcium 1300 mg
Iron  18 mg
Vitamin D 20 mcg
Vitamin E 15 mg
Vitamin K 120 mcg
Thiamin (B1) 1.2 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 1.3 mg
Niacin (B3) 16 mg
Vitamin B6 1.7 mg
Folate (B9) 400 mcg DFE
Vitamin B12 2.4 mcg
Biotin 30 mcg
Pantothenic Acid (B5) 5 mg
Phosphorus 1250 mg
Iodine 150 mcg
Magnesium 420 mg
Zinc 11 mg
Selenium 55 mcg
Copper 0.9 mg
Manganese 2.3 mg
Chromium 35 mcg
Molybdenum 45 mcg
Chloride 2300 mg
Potassium 4700 mg
Choline 550 mg
*Daily Values are regularly brought under review. These numbers are the most current DVs put out by the FDA. All labeling must be compliant with these new daily values and units of measurement by July 26, 2020.  

Daily Multivitamin

At MaryRuth's we believe, first and foremost, that our bodies should get nutrients primarily from the food we eat, the water we drink & the sun that shines down on us, but we know that there are obstacles which can inhibit this from happening. We want to empower you, with MaryRuth’s products as your support system, to take your health into your own hands.

Our Raspberry Multivitamin includes all essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, trace minerals and amino acids for your body’s daytime needs. Made with organic and vegan ingredients, MaryRuth’s Raspberry Morning Multivitamin contains the following supplements:

Vitamin Or Mineral Amount Per Serving  % Daily Value**
Vitamin A  1012 mcg 100%
Vitamin C  90 mg 100%
Vitamin D3 20 mcg (800 IU) 100%
Vitamin E 18 IU 120%
Vitamin B1  6000 mcg 500%
Vitamin B2  6500 mcg 500%
Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide) 32 mg 201%
Vitamin B6 8.5 mg 500%
Folate (Non-methylated) 510 mcg 127%
Vitamin B12 12 mcg 500%
Biotin 300 mcg 1000%
Vitamin B5  10 mg 200%
Choline 20 mg  *
Zinc 1000 mcg *
Chromium  18 mcg *
Vitamin B8 (Inositol) 50 mg 100%DC
Hesperidin 5000 mcg *
TMG (Betaine)  10 mg *
OptiMSM 30 mg *
Trace Minerals 62 mg *
Branched Chain Amino Acid Complex 500 mg *

 *Daily Value Not Established 

**These Percent Daily Values are calculated according to the previous FDA DVs. Compliance with the new FDA DVs is required by July 26, 2020. 

Nightly Multimineral

Like the multivitamins that are best consumed in morning to help you start your day, this Liquid Multimineral contains all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, trace minerals and nutrients your body needs while you sleep, preparing you for the next day.

Vitamin and Mineral Amount Per Serving  % Daily Value**
Vitamin C 90 mg 100%
Vitamin D3  20 mcg (800 IU)  100%
Calcium  107 mg 8%
Magnesium  82 mg 20%
Zinc 8 mg 72%
50 mcg 90%
Copper 1.5 mg 75%
Manganese 5 mg 216%
Chromium  50 mcg 142%
Concentrace Trace Minerals 82 mg  *
OptiMSM  13 mg *
Silica 12 mg *
Hesperidin 4 mg *
Boron 2 mg *

 *Daily Value Not Established

**These Percent Daily Values are calculated according to the previous FDA DVs. Compliance with the new FDA DVs is required by July 26, 2020. 

For extra Magnesium and Calcium, check out our Extra Strength Nighttime Multimineral: Lemonade Dream!

Minerals And Vitamins For Your Health

Q: Why are some of the daily value percentages in your products under 100%, while some are over? Wouldn’t I want to receive 100% of everything?

A: This is a great question! The body processes different vitamins, minerals and nutrients differently. Fat-soluble vitamins, for example, are vitamins that are stored in the body, in contrast to water-soluble vitamins (like B vitamins), which are expelled when consumed in excess. Since the body stores fat-soluble vitamins, excess amounts can build up and create toxicity. A varied and healthy diet should provide the body with a good portion of these vitamins, but we know that doesn’t always happen, especially if there are dietary restrictions involved. We formulate to account for these factors as best we can. We recommend consulting with your physician or healthcare professional to make certain our products are appropriate for your nutrient needs!


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