What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin D for adults in Canada?
How much vitamin D should I take? What are the recommendations for daily intake of vitamin D for adults in Canada? We get asked this question a lot!
How much vitamin D should I take?
Every person’s needs are different, and we cannot recommend dosing to your specific needs. We can, however, provide you with the recommended vitamin D dosing from many groups here in Canada.
Health Canada classifies several groups as at-risk for vitamin D deficiency:
- Pregnant women
- Those with little exposure to the sun (ex: those who work inside)
- Those who wear concealing clothing and/or sunscreen
- Those with darker skin
- Those who are obese
Interested in the guidelines for the UK or US? Click here.
- Vitamin D and Calcium: Updated Dietary Reference Intakes. November 30, 2010. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/vitamin/vita-d-eng.php
- Canadian Cancer Society. Vitamin D. February 27, 2014. http://www.cancer.ca/en/prevention-and-screening/live-well/vitamin-d/?region=on