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How much vitamin D should you get every day?

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Vitamin D

Your doctor may recommend higher levels of calcium and vitamin D, especially if you aren't getting enough of them or are at risk for osteoporosis.

  • Age 1-70: 600 IU
  • Age 71 and older: 800 IU

SOURCES:

Institute of Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and vitamin D."

Pelajo, C. , May 2010. Autoimmunity Reviews

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin D.”

National Institute on Aging.

National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Institute of Medicine: "Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and vitamin D."

Pelajo, C. , May 2010. Autoimmunity Reviews

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements: “Vitamin D.”

National Institute on Aging.

National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 09, 2018

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