tolerable upper intake level


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tol·er·a·ble up·per in·take lev·el

(tŏl'ĕr-ă-bĕl up'pĕr in'tāk lev'ĕl)
The maximum level of continuing daily nutrient intake that is likely to pose no risk to the health of most of those in the age group for which it has been established.
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Only 3% of the population surveyed exceeded the Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of 50 pg/d, and of these, most were consuming only marginally above the UL.
Tolerable upper intake level (UL) is the highest amount of daily intake of a given nutrient likely to pose no risk of adverse effects to almost all of the general population.
Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL): These levels are upper safe daily limits We list ULs for adults only.
There has been much confusion over the tolerable upper intake level (UL) guidelines for manganese recently set by the National Academies' Institute of Medicine.
The Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) was set at 100 mg because higher daily doses can cause a (reversible) nerve toxicity that leads to difficulty walking, clumsiness, numbness, or burning, shooting, or tingling pains.
As for supplements, the NAS recommends a ceiling of 350 mg a day as a Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL).
Cooperman also noted that many products contained levels of vitamins or minerals that exceed daily tolerable upper intake levels, potentially increasing the risk of side effects.
After an introduction and overviews of calcium and vitamin D, it discusses potential indicators of adequacy and the selection of indicators, dietary reference intakes for adequacy, tolerable upper intake levels, dietary intake assessment, implications and special concerns, and information gaps and research needs.
These are Estimated Average Requirements (EARs), Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs), Adequate Intakes (AIs), Estimated Energy Requirements (EERs) and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels or Upper Levels (ULs).
March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading experts from around the world in the fields of nutrition, medicine and health met last week to evaluate current knowledge on the safety of beta-carotene intake, its benefits for at-risk populations, and the need for a consensus on tolerable upper intake levels among U.
This has allowed for a means to incorporate essential nutrients into a broad scientific framework for nutrition policy to inform policy decisions--from recommended intake levels, to Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs), to their recognition in the official Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Last year on request of the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded its series of scientific opinions on tolerable upper intake levels for 29 nutrients, specified numerical upper intake levels for 16, and gave qualitative risk assessments for the others where the existing data was insufficient.