Dietary Reference Intakes for niacin

  • For Indians (as nicotinic acid)
Group Particulars Body weight (kg) ***RDA (mg/day)
  Infants   0-6 months   5.4   710 mcg/kg of body weight
    6-12 months   8.6   650 mcg/kg of body weight
  Children   1-3 years   12.2   8
    4-6 years   19.0   11
    7-9 years   26.9   13
  Boys   10-12 years   35.4   15
    13-15 years   47.8   16
    16-18 years   57.1   17
  Girls   10-12 years   31.5   13
    13-15 years   46.7   14
    16-18 years   49.9   14
  Man   Sedentary work   60   16
    Moderate work   60   18
    Heavy work   60   21
  Woman   Sedentary work   50   12
    Moderate work   50   14
    Heavy work   50   16
    Pregnant   50   +2
    Lactation-0-6 months   50   +4
    Lactation-6-12 months   50   +3
  • For U.S. residents

 

Age RDA (mg/day)  
  Infants
  0-6 months   2*
  7-12 months   4*
  Children
  1-3 years   6
  4-8 years   8
  Males
  9-13 years   12
  14-18 years   16
  19-30 years   16
  31-50 years   16
  51-70 years   16
  > 70 years   16
  Females
  9-13 years   12
  14-18 years   14
  19-30 years   14
  31-50 years   14
  51-70 years   14
  > 70 years   14
  Pregnancy   18
  Lactation   17

*AI (adequate intake) values., preformed niacin not NE **As niacin equivalents.1 mg niacin=60 mg tryptophan. ***R.D.A (Recommended Dietary Allowance)