Tip of the Day: How Much Vitamin D Is Good For You?

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Everyone knows the Vitamin D is good for you, but are unsure how much to take. The Institute of Medicine has figured it out for you, check out recommendations.

The official recommended daily intakes for vitamin D, devised by the Institute of Medicine, are 200 IU (international units) for people 50 and younger, 400 IU for those 51 to 70, and 600 IU for those 71 and older. However, many researchers believe those guidelines are too low, and that a better goal for everyone, especially those over 60 and/or with darker skin, is 800 to 1,000 IU a day. Some people with low blood levels of D may need even higher intakes to reach the desirable range.

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Source: UC Berkeley Wellness Letter.com

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