IPRS Nutrition Analysis Services
While people are generally aware of their intake of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids and the total calorie equivalents, their understanding and awareness of the vitamin and mineral content in their diet is limited at best and may in fact put them at risk of either under-nourishment or an excess which could be expensive (by taking supplements) or even dangerous.
For some conditions, such as pregnancy or nursing, mothers and infants may be at additional risk when demands for certain vitamins and minerals are especially critical to mother's health and the normal development of the fetus and growth of the infant. For this reason, IPRS has developed a survey tool and a computer-based program to help determine whether a person is either likely to be in deficit or in excess of normal values of minerals and vitamins for their particular age, stage and health history.
The IPRS Nutrition Analysis Service focuses upon total daily uptake of vitamins and minerals from food, liquids and dietary supplements. The analysis is performed using a specially developed computer program which uses the food content tables from the US Department of Agriculture (Release 24). Estimated intakes for each of the critical vitamins and minerals are compared to values in Tables of Recommended Values (RDA (Recommended Daily Allowances), DRI or AI, etc.). A calculation of deviation from recommended values is made and recommendations are made for correcting deficits or excesses.
For countries outside of the United States, IPRS has access to other food analysis tables that can be used and other tables of recommended values.
If you would like to have an analysis made of your nutrient intake compared to recommended values, Select a Survey Form and Profile Form from the Table below (only offering the service for women expecting or nursing at present), complete it and send it to the following Address:
Please contact IPRS for current pricing to cover analysis costs and production of a confidential report that will be mailed to you.
Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC) at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) for USDA. Their web site (http://fnic.nal.usda.gov ) provides many credible food and nutrition resources.
You can find reports or lists of the foods containing specific vitamins and minerals on the USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory Nutrient List webpage (titled Reports by Single Nutrients): http://www.ars.usda.gov/Services/docs.htm?docid=22114.
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