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How Much Vitamin D Should You Take?

The safe dose of vitamin D supplementation to get most of the population to the optimal level is 2,000 IU a day, but the elderly and overweight may need more.

Is Vitamin D the New Vitamin E?

The Institute of Medicine’s conservative position on vitamin D is understandable, given the history of hyped vitamin supplements (vitamin A, beta carotene, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E) that turned out worthless—or worse.

Vitamin D Recommendations Changed

The Institute of Medicine tripled their official vitamin D recommendation, based on target blood levels that indicate a large percentage of the U.S. population is deficient.

Vitamin D Pills vs. Tanning Beds

A reclassification of tanning beds as a Group 1 carcinogen underscores the importance of vitamin D supplementation for those at risk for deficiency.

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