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What is the estimated daily intake of minerals by an adult human male?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
The estimated daily intake of minerals by an adult human male is as follows:
  • Calcium -- 800 mg
  • Phosphorus -- 800 mg
  • Potassium --1,600-2,000 mg
  • Sodium -- 500 mg
  • Magnesium -- 350mg
  • Iron -- 10mg
  • Manganese -- 2.0-5.0 mg
  • Copper -- 1.5-3.0 mg
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