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international units, a unit of measurement that evaluates the potency of a substance. Because it measures potency instead of quantity, there is a different international unit-to-mg conversion ratio for each particular substance.
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If a person is severely deficient in Vitamin D3 (less than 10 nmol/litre), he would need 2,000 International Units of supplements per day.
Doses of 400 international units per day or lower did not reduce the risk of either fracture type.
The daily dose in the study was 400 international units of alpha-tocopherol vitamin E, the form most active in people.
Currently, Placemark is in active discussions with units of several top-25 international private banks as well as the international units of existing US-based client banks.
In the new work, researchers gave 617 nursing home residents in the Boston area a daily multivitamin plus a capsule that contained either 200 international units (IU) of vitamin E or inert ingredients.
The Daily Value for vitamin D is 400 International Units (IU).
For vitamin E, which acts as a potent anti-oxidant that may counter atherosclerosis, carcinogenic assaults on cells, cataracts, macular degeneration and premature aging of cells throughout the body, he suggests a dose of 100 to 400 International Units daily.
FiberChoice plus Calcium chewable tablets offer the same 4 gram dose of fiber as the current FiberChoice products, plus 500 mg of calcium and 200 international units of Vitamin D.
In the United States, the average, daily intake of vitamin A through food--especially fish, eggs, and meat--is roughly 2,600 international units (I.
The other study, the Beta Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial, or CARET, tested both beta carotene, in a dose of 30 milligrams a day, and vitamin A, in a daily dose of 25,000 international units.
Team already has a number of very large projects scheduled in this period for both domestic and international units.
The study's vitamin E dose was equivalent to what a person gets by taking a supplement of about 400 international units daily, Wimalawansa says.

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