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How much vitamin D should you get?

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The amount of vitamin D you need depends on your age:

600 IU (international units) a day for people ages 1-70, including women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and 800 IU a day for anyone over 70

From: How Much Vitamin D Do I Need? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Institute of Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and vitamin D." Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. National Osteoporosis Foundation: "NOF Scientific Statement: National Osteoporosis Foundation's Updated Recommendations for Calcium and Vitamin D3 Intake." Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin D." Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin D." WebMD Feature: "Boning up on Calcium."





The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

National Institutes of Health: "Vitamin D."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 25, 2019

SOURCES: Institute of Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and vitamin D." Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. National Osteoporosis Foundation: "NOF Scientific Statement: National Osteoporosis Foundation's Updated Recommendations for Calcium and Vitamin D3 Intake." Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin D." Office of Dietary Supplements: "Vitamin D." WebMD Feature: "Boning up on Calcium."





The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

National Institutes of Health: "Vitamin D."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on June 25, 2019

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