What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin D for pregnant women in Canada?
How much vitamin D should you take if you are pregnant? What are the vitamin D recommendations for pregnant women in Canada? We get asked these questions a lot!
Why is vitamin D important during pregnancy?
Getting enough vitamin D is especially important during pregnancy. A mother must receive enough in order to pass it along to her growing baby. Infants who are deficient in vitamin D can have abnormal bone development, which can cause their bones to break or to be abnormally formed.
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.
Interested in the guidelines for the UK or US? Click here.
- Health Canada. Vitamin D and Calcium: Updated Dietary Reference Intakes. 01/08/19.