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What does I.U. stand for like in vit. E 400 I.U. ??

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Old 02-01-2001, 03:14 PM   #1
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Question What does I.U. stand for like in vit. E 400 I.U. ??

what is the difference between I.U. and MG like 400 IU . Is that the same *** 400 MG ??

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Old 02-03-2001, 08:06 AM   #2
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International Units (IU) are an old terminology used to state the potency of vitamins A, D and E before vitamins were manufactured in a pure enough form to be measured by weight.

One IU of Vitamin A = 0.3 micrograms

One IU of Vitamin D = 0.025 micrograms

One IU of Vitamin E = 0.67 milligrams

Old 02-04-2001, 08:00 AM   #3
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IU is international unit and mg is milligrams.I think they are the same according to a book written by Adelle Davis. I have only seen Vit. E in IU.

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