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How Much Oral Vitamin D Can be Taken?

New research has once again placed optimum vitamin D intake at much higher than the current recommended amount.

The study of 138 subjects suggested a daily dose of 3800 IU for those with adequate blood vitamin D levels, and 5000 IU each day for those who are vitamin D deficient.

The current recommended intakes for vitamin D are as low as 200 IU daily for those aged 19-50, and go only as high as 600 IU daily for those over the age of 70.

Sources: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition June 2008; 87(6):1952-1958 (Free Full-Text Report)

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