RDA for Vitamin D & Calcium - New recommendations being debated
How much do we really need - Critical discussions are a must to ensure clarity for the consumer. (Current Vitamin D. RDA 200 IU/ day being raised to 600 IU/ day)
Vitamin D's role in bone formation is well known, as well as its importance in preventing several chronic lifestyle diseases, namely - heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, cancer and some autoimmune diseases. Thus, determining what are adequate levels for individuals is key.
Over the years research has indicated that Vitamin D plays a vital role in preventing these chronic diseases so doctors have gradually been increasing the dosage( 1000-2000 IU/day )they recommend to their patients.
© 2007 - 2014 NutritionVista.com. All rights reserved. A single copy of these materials may be reprinted for noncommercial personal use only. All articles and content written by the Nutritionvista.com team for NutritionVista.com are the sole property of J.L.S Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. Content may not be copied without express permission to do so. If you want to link back to an article, please ensure a working link to the article title is used and is functioning at all times.