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international unit

[¦in·tər¦nash·ən·əl ′yü·nət]
(biology)
A quantity of a vitamin, hormone, antibiotic, or other biological that produces a specific internationally accepted biological effect.
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If a person is severely deficient in Vitamin D3 (less than 10 nmol/litre), he would need 2,000 International Units of supplements per day.
The authors then pooled the results of only the nine trials in which participants received doses of more than 400 international units per day.
Qatar Islamic bank's international units include London-based European Finance House, Malaysia's Asia Finance Bank and Arab Finance House in Lebanon.
Studies indicate that 400 to 800 international units a day (of Vitamin E) gives maximum antioxidant protection," Dr.
What to do: Women (and men) older than 70 should get 600 International Units (IU) of vitamin D a day from milk (which supplies 100 IU per cup) or a supplement.
The last time I looked, the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin E was only 30 international units, but typical supplement pills had 200 or 400 international units.
A University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center study also has found that daily intake of Vitamin E in 400 to 800 international units "reduced oxidation in normal people up to 40 percent," she said.
On average, they were 71 years old and consumed roughly 700 milligrams of calcium and 200 International Units (IU) of vitamin D a day from their food.
The same high-fat foods after ingesting 1000 mg of vitamin C and 800 international units of vitamin E.
From 2004 through late 2005, he was chairman and CEO of the Integrated Provider Solutions and Cardinal International units.
In the new work, researchers gave 617 nursing home residents in the Boston area a daily multivitamin plus a capsule that contained either 200 international units (IU) of vitamin E or inert ingredients.

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