Essential Daily NRV’s - Nutrient Guidelines for Adults

Understanding NRV (Nutrient Reference Value)

NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) is formerly known as RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance), since December 2014 under European regulations. Although the name has changed, the values remain the same. NRV offers a direct replacement for RDA, simplifying your understanding of daily nutritional requirements.

You can find the NRV table on the back label of each Novomins product as well as on each product on These tables detail the active ingredients per serving, showcasing either a percentage value or a "†" symbol beside each ingredient. The percentage signifies the portion of your daily intake fulfilled by the ingredient.

Recommended Daily Intake for Vitamins and Minerals

You may notice that some supplements have formulas which exceed the NRVs. This is because NRVs only refer to the minimum amount of a certain vitamin or mineral that the average healthy person needs to avoid illness or deficiency.

In fact the NRV for vitamin C was first implemented as the minimum dosage required to prevent scurvy. But most people will need more vitamin C to optimise health. However, it's essential to follow the on pack instructions.

The "†" symbol denotes ingredients without specific daily intake recommendations. These ingredients are selected by our health experts based on the latest scientific research, with the most effective dosage for your well-being.

Essential Daily Nutrient Intake Values for Vitamins in Adults


Nutrient EU NRV Units (mg or mcg) NRV
Vitamin A Retinol 800 mcg 100%
Vitamin D Calciferol 5 mcg 100%
Vitamin E Tocopherol 12 mg 100%
Vitamin K1 Phylloquinone 75 mcg 100%
Vitamin K2 Menaquinone 75 mcg 100%
Vitamin B1 Thiamin 1.1 mg 100%
Vitamin B2 Riboflavin 1.4 mg 100%
Vitamin B3 Niacin 16 mg 100%
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid 6 mg 100%
Vitamin B6 Pyridoxine 1.4 mg 100%
Vitamin B7 Biotin 50 mcg 100%
Vitamin Bg Folic Acid 200 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 Cobalamin 2.5 mcg 100%
Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid 80 mcg 100%

Essential Daily Nutrient Intake Values for Minerals in Adults


Nutrient EU NRV Units (mg or mcg) NRV
Calcium 800 mg 100%
Chloride 800 mg 100%
Chromium 40 mg 100%
Copper 5 mg 100%
lodine 150 mcg 100%
Magnesium 375 mg 100%
Manganese 2 mg 100%
Molybdenum 50 mcg 100%
Phosphorus 700 mg 100%
Potassium 2000 mg 100%
Selenium 55 mcg 100%
Zinc 10 mg 100%

Dr Peter McQuillan

“NRVs are something that we do well at Novomins. We want our customers to understand how much of each active ingredient they consume daily to meet their individual nutritional requirements.”


Dr Peter McQuillan

BDS, MFDS P1, Dip Ortho Founder & Chief Formulator

With over 15 years of experience in the healthcare sector, Dr McQuillan is a highly esteemed professional in the healthcare space.


Akil Memishi

BSc Hons Pharmacology, ICH GCP Founder & Chief Clinical Researcher

Akil Memishi, co-founder of Novomins, combines his extensive clinical research experience with a passion for developing scientifically-backed nutritional products.


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