1. T

    How exactly do you get your vitamin and mineral requirments (what do you eat/drink)?

    I'm looking for the outcome of all this without needing to know everything like Dr. Peat. From reading his dense site and the suggestions of this site I've been able to get fractions of helpful info, like a puzzle I haven't completed yet. If your diet and lifestyle is healthy, what are you...
  2. haidut

    Vitamin D intake guidelines underestimated by a factor of 10

    I don't know what Ray's specific guidelines on daily intake of vitamin D are, but I have seen him express opinion that 400 IU - 800 IU is likely too low to make a difference. This study claims that the current guidelines are underestimated by a factor of 10, so a person should really be...
  3. Velve921

    How much of each substance do we need?

    I'm trying to find objective answers for what the body needs...I know everyone is different but I would at least like a baseline of measurements. How much do we need of: A, B, C, D, E, K vitamins? Selenium, copper, magnesium, ca, zinc? Limit of Starch, pufa, phosphorus, tryptophan? I feel...
  4. R

    Minimum Recommended Fat Intake

    Hey, I've been a long time lurker on the forums. According to their nutrition recommendations, the minimum amount of dietary fat per day for lean individuals is 0.4g/lb (total weight). They mention fat is needed for maintaining health, satiety, and sanity. Dietary fat...
  5. haidut

    Optimal Sodium Intake Is At Least 230% Higher Than RDA

    Finally, some sanity is coming out of popular science. This latest study shows that some people can lose up to 30g of sodium a day and this can wreak havoc on their calcium and magnesium levels, just like Ray said. What is interesting is that the borderline (i.e. minimally acceptable) levels of...
  6. haidut

    Vitamin E Requirements May Be Higher Than Ray Recommends

    I am trying to get my hands on this study, which is behind a paywall. Since it is old, it will probably be hard to find it free. So if anybody has access to it please send it over. Bottom line, the dietary requirements for vitamin E largely depend on the type of PUFA one consumes and can be as...
  7. haidut

    Protein Requirements Increase With Age

    Ray has written on the dangers of chronic protein deficiency and often recommends at least 80g of protein a day. In younger people (20-30 years old) the anabolic effects of protein peak at about 20g of protein per meal. It looks like in older people the requirement is higher. I have known about...
  8. D

    Calcium Requirement Or Ca-P Ratio?

    Is it the calcium/phosphate ratio that is of more importance to your requirements for calcium, or, is it that you need thousands of milligrams per day, regardless?
  9. K

    1.5L OJ, 1.5L goat milk, 100 gram beef, 1 egg yolk diet

    I'm thinking about how a Ray Peat diet covers the RDA guidelines. Of course, Ray Peat and people here may not agree with all those RDA guidelines, but I think that for 80% they are pretty accurate. I made this for myself, but I share it, because maybe other people find it interesting as well...
  10. tomisonbottom


    Hello, I was wondering, do you all just go by the RDA for your minerals/vitamins, etc requirements? I have a hard time believing that it could be accurate when everything else we've been taught is so wrong but I haven't read anything from Peat about it exactly either..........
  11. M

    What Is "adequate Protein"?

    Is there a standard daily recommendation for protein? Two quarts of nonfat milk have a total of around 33 grams of protein. If you added maybe an egg, some gelatin, a little cheese -- you'd be at something like 75; maybe. This is the Peat recommendation -- the milk and gelatin -- but is this...
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