What is the correct daily dose of Vitamin D?

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What is the correct daily dose of Vitamin D?

Ažurirano 3. 12. 2020.
Updated December 3, 2020
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These values vary by age and gender and include:

Average daily level of intake sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all (97%–98%) healthy individuals; often used to plan nutritionally adequate diets for individuals.

Intake at this level is assumed to ensure nutritional adequacy; established when evidence is insufficient to develop an RDA.

Average daily level of intake estimated to meet the requirements of 50% of healthy individuals; usually used to assess the nutrient intakes of groups of people and to plan nutritionally adequate diets for them; can also be used to assess the nutrient intakes of individuals.

Maximum daily intake unlikely to cause adverse health effects.

 

The RDA for Vitamin D represents a daily intake that is sufficient to maintain bone health and normal calcium metabolism in healthy people. Taking into consideration the fact that Vitamin D production in the body is affected by sunlight exposure, which varies from country to country, the vitamin D RDAs are set on the basis of minimal sun exposure in order to maintain a common base for all.

Age Male Female Pregnancy Lactation
0–12 months* 400 IU
(10 mcg)
400 IU
(10 mcg)
1–13 years 600 IU
(15 mcg)
600 IU
(15 mcg)
14–18 years 600 IU
(15 mcg)
600 IU
(15 mcg)
600 IU
(15 mcg)
600 IU
(15 mcg)
19–50 years 600 IU
(15 mcg)
600 IU
(15 mcg)
600 IU
(15 mcg)
600 IU
(15 mcg)
51–70 years 600 IU
(15 mcg)
600 IU
(15 mcg)
>70 years 800 IU
(20 mcg)
800 IU
(20 mcg)

Source:

1. Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2010. Dostupno na https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/#en1

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