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Vitamin D RDI

Vitamin D has a recommended daily intake which is different for the various age groups and genders.

Find your recommended daily intake of vitamin D below:

  • Infants (0-12 months) - 200IU (5mcg)
  • Children (1-8 years) - 200IU (5mcg)
  • Children (9-18 years) - 200IU (5mcg)
  • Adults (19-50 years) - 200IU (5mcg)
  • Adults (51-70 years) - 400IU (10mcg)
  • Adults (over 70 years) - 600IU (15mcg)
  • Pregnant women (all ages) - 200IU (5mcg)
  • Lactating women (all ages) - 200IU (5mcg)
There is an established recommended daily intake and tolerable upper limit for vitamin D

Tolerable Upper Limit

There is also a tolerable upper limit for Vitamin D - this is the maximum that can be safely taken of this vitamin before it produces serious and toxic side effects:

  • Infants (0-12 months) - 1000IU (25mcg)
  • Children (1-8 years) - 1000IU (25mcg)
  • Children (9-18 years) - 2000IU (50mcg)
  • Adults (19-50 years) - 2000IU (50mcg)
  • Adults (over 51 years) - 2000IU (50mcg)
  • Pregnant women (all ages) - 2000IU (50mcg)
  • Lactating women (all ages) - 2000IU (50mcg)

Note: 40 IU = 1 mcg vitamin D

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