Unit Quantity Conversions
1. Click the image above to get a closer look at how various quantities of powder compare and appear.
– Presented on a magnitude scale, from the very small micrograms (mcg), to the much larger grams (g).
– To assist with your better understanding and dosing estimations.
2. Use the calculator below for quick mathematical conversions between various of units of quantity,
(of both Weight and Volume) commonly used in clinical nutrition when nutrient dosing. (Bookmark This Page)
(e.g. for when working with prescription doses, stock management, container/scoop sizes, general education and perspective, etc.)
Instructions: Select your units from the dropdown, enter a quantity value in the field, and watch conversion to all other units displayed.
Note: The Units are listed smallest to largest, and you can hover over each to see it’s full name.
Quantity Conversions by Weight
(The ‘Weight of Material’)
e.g. For Measuring Quantities of Dry Powder Ingredients
1,000 mcg = 1 mg = 0.001 g
100,000 mcg = 100 mg = 0.100 g
1,000,000 mcg = 1,000 mg = 1.0 g
Quantity Conversions by Volume
(The ‘Space Occupied’)
e.g. For Measuring Quantities of Liquid, or the Capacity of Containers & Scoops
Quantity Equivalency Reference Table:
|Base 10||Multiplication Factors||Prefix||Symbol||Short Scale Name|
|(used in USA, Canada, UK, Australia, South Africa)|
|10-9||0.000 000 001||nano||n||(billionth)|
|10-12||0.000 000 000 001||pico||p||(trillionth)|