What is the recommended daily dose of vitamin D for pregnant women in Canada?

January 19, 2019

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.

Looking for vitamin D recommendations for infants, toddlers to teens, or adults in Canada?

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

  1. Health Canada. Vitamin D and Calcium: Updated Dietary Reference Intakes. 01/08/19.
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