DV, and other recommended intake values
are numerous standards for recommended dosages or intake levels
for various types of dietary supplements. They represented by a
medley of acronyms including RDA, U.S. RDA, DRI, AI, UL, and EAR.
They are proposed by the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute
of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), some in partnership
with Health Canada.
is an umbrella term for groups of values, including RDAs, AIs, EARs,
and ULs. FDA regulations went into effect in March of 1999 that
require labeling of dietary reference intakes (DRI) and which appear
as "DV" (Daily Values) on product labels.
more information, see also new
labeling rules in effect and our glossary.
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