Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985

Part 1 General requirements

3 Maximum daily doses

(1)

Every dietary supplement described as or containing minerals or vitamins specified in the first column of the table of this subclause shall be so manufactured that each daily dose (for an adult) does not contain more than the maximum specified in the second column of the table.

Table of subclause (1)
Dietary supplementMaximum daily dose
Minerals
Copper5 mg
Iron24 mg
Selenium150 mcg
Zinc15 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A or retinol3000 mcg
Niacin (and salts) or nicotinic acid (and salts)100 mg
Vitamin B12 or cyanocobalamin or hydroxocobalamin50 mcg
Vitamin D25 mcg
Folic acid500 mcg in the case of a dietary supplement that the Director-General of Health has confirmed has been prepared in a way that accords with the New Zealand Code of Good Manufacturing Practice for Manufacture and Distribution of Therapeutic Goods
300 mcg in the case of a dietary supplement that the Director-General of Health has not confirmed has been prepared in a way that accords with the New Zealand Code of Good Manufacturing Practice for Manufacture and Distribution of Therapeutic Goods

(2)

Every dietary supplement described as or containing any mineral, other than a mineral specified in regulation 19(1), shall be so manufactured that each daily dose (for an adult) does not contain more than the maximum specified in the current edition of Recommended Dietary Allowances, published by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science and National Research Council, Washington DC, USA.

Regulation 3(1) table: amended, on 31 March 2010, by regulation 6 of the Dietary Supplements Amendment Regulations 2010 (SR 2010/5).