Fluoride

ExRx.net > Nutrition > Micronutrients > Mineral

Functions

  • bone and teeth growth

Deficiency

  • tooth decay
  • possibly osteoporosis

Good Sources

Natural

  • fish, seafood
  • milk
  • tea

Artificial

  • fluoridated drinking water

Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA)

  • Males (adults)
    • 4 mg
  • Females (adults)
    • 3 mg
  • Pregnant females
    • 1.6 mg
  • Lactating females
    • 1.7-1.8 mg
  • Children
    • 0.8-1.2 mg
  • Infants
    • 0.4-0.5 mg

Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL)

  • Adults (19 to 50 yrs)
    • 10 mg

Intakes above UL may lead to negative health consequences.

Supplementation

  • Not necessary, not recommended


Main Menu | Micro-Nutrients Menu | Nutrition Titles