What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin D for adults in the US?

December 13, 2018

How much vitamin D should you take? What are the vitamin D recommendations for adults in the United States? We get asked these questions 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 the United States.

Looking for vitamin D recommendations for infants, toddlers to teens, or pregnant women in the US?

Interested in the guidelines for the UK or Canada? Click here.

  1. The National Academy of Medicine. DRIs for Calcium and Vitamin D. November 30, 2010. https://www.nap.edu/catalog/13050/dietary-reference-intakes-for-calcium-and-vitamin-d
  2. The American Academy of Pediatrics. Kids and Vitamin D Deficiency. October 18, 2012. http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/pages/Kids-and-Vitamin-D-Deficiency.aspx
  3. The Endocrine Society. Evaluation, Treatment, and Prevention of Vitamin D Deficiency: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. July 2011. https://academic.oup.com/jcem/article/96/7/1911/2833671
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