Dirkson's half-assed nutrient profile

by dirksonLast updated November 29, 2018
Macro NutrientsAmountMax
Calories (kcal)2000
Carbohydrates (g)0
Protein (g)120220
Total Fat (g)0
Saturated Fat (g)0
Monounsaturated Fat (g)0
Polyunsaturated Fat (g)0
Omega-3 Fatty Acids (g)1.6
Omega-6 Fatty Acids (g)17
Total Fiber (g)28
Soluble Fiber (g)0
Insoluble Fiber (g)0
Cholesterol (mg)0
Vitamin A (IU)300010000
Vitamin B6 (mg)1.3100
Vitamin B12 (ug)2.4
Vitamin C (mg)902000
Vitamin D (IU)10004000
Vitamin E (IU)201000
Vitamin K (ug)120
Thiamin (mg)1.2
Riboflavin (mg)1.3
Niacin (mg)1635
Folate (ug)4001000
Pantothenic Acid (mg)5
Biotin (ug)30
Choline (mg)5503500
Calcium (g)12.5
Chloride (g)4.78
Chromium (ug)35
Copper (mg)0.910
Iodine (ug)1501100
Iron (mg)845
Magnesium (mg)420770
Manganese (mg)2.311
Molybdenum (ug)452000
Phosphorus (g)0.74
Potassium (g)3.5
Selenium (ug)55400
Sodium (g)3.76
Sulfur (g)0
Zinc (mg)1140
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Based on the U.S. government's DRI standards, with a few exceptions.

The extremely low level of salt in the DRI is correlated with an increased risk of mortality. ( Citation: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2816%2930467-6/abstract ) I've also increased the chloride rda by a roughly similar amount.

The DRI sets no guidelines regarding sulfur intake, because the body breaks down amino acids into the sulfur it needs. As a result these guidelines require a full compliment of amino acids.

The DRI sets no explicit upper limit on magnesium intake, but sets an upper limit of 350mg for magnesium intake from supplements. This profile's upper limit has been established by just adding 350mg to the RDA.

The min and maximum proteins have been roughly set for a 220lb man.

Vitamin D intake has been increased, as studies suggest that between 1,000 and 4,000 IU is the amount required to have sufficient blood serum vitamin D.