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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 
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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 teh 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".

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>