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What does UL stand for?

UL stands for Tolerable Upper Intake Level (Institute of Medicine, maximum level of daily nutrient intake that is likely to pose no risk of adverse side effects)

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Specifically, the Commission cited the following reasons for the request: * Concern (albeit unfounded) from several Member States about adverse health effects associated with the long-chain omega-3s * EFSA's 6 July 2005 scientific opinion on nutrition claims concerning omega-3 fatty acids, which refers to adverse effects of high omega-3 consumption * EFSA's scientific opinions on health claims requiring 2-4 g/day * The absence of an EU-wide tolerable upper intake level.
After an introduction and overviews of calcium and vitamin D, it discusses potential indicators of adequacy and the selection of indicators, dietary reference intakes for adequacy, tolerable upper intake levels, dietary intake assessment, implications and special concerns, and information gaps and research needs.
Recommendations for the general population ages four and older are 1,200 mg of sodium daily with a Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) of 2,300 mg/day (Lawes, 2006).
tolerable upper intake level of vitamin C of less than 2,000 milligrams in adults according to the Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine), vitamin C intake may provide a useful option in the prevention of gout," they conclude.