Iron RDI

Iron has a recommended daily intake which is different for the various age groups and genders.

Find your recommended daily intake of iron below:

  • Infants (0-6 months) - 0.27mg
  • Infants (7-12 months) - 11.0mg
  • Children (1-3 years) - 7mg
  • Children (4-8 years) - 10mg
  • Children (9-13 years) - 8mg
  • Boys (14-18 years) - 11mg
  • Girls (14-18 years) - 15mg
  • Men (19-50 years) - 8mg
  • Women (19-50 years) - 18mg
  • Adults (>51 years) - 8mg
  • Pregnant women (all ages) - 27mg
  • Lactating women (<18 years) - 10mg
  • Lactating women (19-50 years) - 9mg
There is an established recommended daily intake (RDI) and tolerable upper limit for iron

Tolerable Upper Limit

There is also a tolerable upper limit for iron - this is the maximum that can be safely taken of this mineral before it produces serious and toxic side effects:

  • Infants (0- 12 months) - 40mg
  • Children (1-8 years) - 40mg
  • Children (9-13 years) - 40mg
  • Children (14-18 years) - 45mg
  • Adults (>19 years) - 45mg
  • Pregnant & lactating women (all ages) - 45mg

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