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According to an article published by the Oregon State University, less than 12% of the tested subjects meet the daily requirement for Vitamin E from α-tocopherol.
According to Wikipedia, less than 14% of the population adhere to the recommended Dietary Reference Intake for Vitamin E.
In a US national survey, NHANES 2007-2010, which surveyed 16 444 individuals, only 8% met the recommended intake for Choline.
(Choline is also related to as Vitamin B4 and is considered an essential nutrient)
In this Vox article, it states that only 5% of people meet the Institute of Medicine’s recommended daily target for fiber of 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.
According to Wikipedia, 8% of the population adhere to the recommended Dietary Reference Intake for Fiber.
In a US national survey, NHANES 2007-2010, which surveyed 16 444 individuals, 0% met the recommended intake for Potassium.
In another study, NHANES in 2003-2008, which surveyed 12 581 adults, less than 2% of adults met the recommendations for Potassium consumption.
According to NHANES 2003-2006 study which surveyed 16 110 US residents , only 3% had total usual intakes of Potassium greater than the adequate intake.
According to Wikipedia, the percent of population that adhere to the Dietary Reference Intake for Potassium is less than 8%.
Potassium deficiency may cause heart palpitation, muscle cramps, digestive problems, weakness and fatigue (HealthLine article).
While none of the population reaches their nutritional needs from food, there are several micronutrients that most of the people lack of, such as Vitamin E, Potassium, Vitamin D, Vitamin K and Choline - and the list goes on.
As Dr. Neal Barnard explains: "Nature has 8 forms of Vitamin E. If I put it into my supplement pill, I can legally call it Vitamin E if it has only one form. And if you're eating too much of one form of Vitamin E, it reduces your absorption of all the others."