Selenium

Recommended daily allowance



The recommended daily intake of selenium (micrograms per day)

Age USA Europe
Infants and children
From birth to three yearsne 10 /
3-6 months 10 /
7-12 months 15 8
1-3 years 20 10
4-6 years 20 15
7-10 years 30 25
Men
11-14 years 40 35
15-18 years 50 45
19-24 years 70 55
Older than 24 years 70 55
Woman
11-14 years 45 35
15-18 years 50 45
19-24 years 55 55
Older than 24 years 55 55
During pregnancy 65 55
During lactation 75 70


The maximum permitted intake of selenium should not exceed 5.7 mmol (450 miligrams) daily or 6 miligrams per kilogram of body weight.