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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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We need a minimum of 800 International Units per day.
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Older adults can prevent fractures by taking oral vitamin D supplements at a dose of at least 400 international units per day, says a new study.
Unless you have a rare deficiency, I recommend getting vitamin E from foods such as green leafy vegetables, nuts, vegetable oils, corn and wheat germ, and limiting supplementation to a total of no more than 400-800 international units daily.
DUBAI: Qatar Islamic Bank plans to list its international units on their local exchanges as it looks to develop Islamic banking hubs across the world, reports said yesterday.
Vitamin C 500 milligrams Vitamin E 400 International Units Zinc oxide 80 milligrams Copper 2 milligrams Beta Carotene 15 milligrams (equivalent to 25,000 International Units of vitamin A)
Daily doses of 200 International Units (IU), 400 IU, 800 IU, 1,200 IU, or 2,000 IU of natural vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) failed to reduce levels of free radicals in the urine of healthy people.
The groups were given either 400 International Units of vitamin E a day or a placebo; or an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or a placebo.
The current recommended dietary intake of 200 international units per day for nursing women isn't enough, says study coauthor Bruce W.

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