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Exploring the medical and scientific background of blood drinking
Investigation and Research Into Sanguinarians
Investigation and Research Into Sanguinarians
Copyright 2005
by Sarah Mediv 
  All Rights reserved 
  E-Mail: s_faolchu@yahoo.com
Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs)
One of the many many hypothesis of why a sanguin needs blood is that it is to replace or suppliment a nutritional factor they cannot create themselves normally. Akin to eating a banana because you are low in potassium. We have all probably heard or the "RDA" or "Recommended Daily Allowences", this is an amount of certain protiens or minerals that should be consumed each day in order to be healthy and have a balanced diet. The following chart are the RDA for select vitamins and minerals. RDA does vary depending on age, growth, pregancy and exercise/activity so the following are tehe averages for males and females ages 20-50 years.
Element
RDA
Calcium
800-1300 mg
Chloride
750 mg
Sodium
500 mg
Potassium
2000 mg
Phosphorus
2000 mg
Vit A
700-900 ug
Vit B12
1.8-2.4 mcg
Vit C
75-90 mg
Vit D
15-20 ug
Vit E
11-15 mg
Vit K
90-120 ug
Folate
300-400 ug
Niacin
14-16 mg
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9-1.3 mg
Thiamine (B1)
0.9-1.2 mg
Vit B6
1.2-1.7 mg
Iodine
80-150 ug
Iron
10-18 mg
Magnesium
130-420 mg
Zinc
10-15mg
Selenium
20-70 ug
Floride
1.1-3.8 mg
Now, realize, dietary intake at the levels recommended relies on the body actually absorbing that nutrient. If there is a defect in the gastrointestinal system and the body is unable to absorb the nutrient normally, it does not matter how much is in the food. This will be discussed in more detail in "The List".
References:

National Agriculture Library. DRIs of select vitamins. Web. <http://iom.edu/Activities/Nutrition/SummaryDRIs/~/media/Files/Activity%20Files/Nutrition/DRIs/RDA%20and%20AIs_Vitamin%20and%20Elements.pdf>

Oregon State University. Linus Pauling Institute. Micronutrient Information Center. Web. < http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/index.html>