Alphabet Soup What Are DRIs

Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Daily nutrient recommendations—expressed as RDAs or AIs—based on age and gender; set at levels to decrease the risk of chronic disease.

Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs). Recommended daily levels of nutrients to meet the needs of almost all healthy individuals in a specific age and gender group; used when there's scientific consensus for a firm nutrient recommendation.

Adequate Intakes (AIs). Similar to RDAs, and used for nutrients that lack sufficient scientific evidence to determine a firm RDA.

Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL). Not a recommendation; maximum intake that most likely won't pose risks for health problems for almost all healthy people in that age and gender group.

Source: Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences.

Daily Values (DVs) for nutrients aren't DRIs, although they are based on RDA values from the past. DVs are used for food labeling.

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