There are some curious differences between these two sources.
European recomendations: http://old.eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32008L0100:EN:HTML
USA recomendations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietary_Reference_Intake
One example is Folic Acid / Folate. US RDA is 400 mcg Folate, EU RDA is 200 mcg Folic Acid!! It’s a big difference : (
Why do I want to know this? I’m trying to make an alternative to the Liquid Cake recipe that instead of using the Amazon Multivitamin uses Centrum (a very widely available Multivitamin in Portugal, Europe). With Centrum I only have 200 mcg of Folic Acid (100% of the EU RDA) whereas with the original Multivitamin I should get 500 mcg.
I’ve found this source regarding the conversion between Folic Acid and Folate: http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Folate-HealthProfessional/#h2
So according to this source, 200 mcg of Folic Acid should be 333 mcg of Folate? Then the EU RDA is a bit closer to the US RDA?
Any help on this is appreciated! : ) Thanks!