Table 2

Canadian recommendations for adequate intake of vitamin D: 1975 to 2007.

AGE1975–1983 IU1990 IU1997 IU1997–2007 IU
0–12 mo100200200400*
1–50 y100200200200
51–70 y100200400800
=71 y100200600800
  • Data derived from Committee for the Revision of Dietary Standards in Canada,54,55 Scientific Review Committee,56 and Institute of Medicine.57

  • * Recommended by the Canadian Paediatric Society.

  • Recommended by the Canadian Osteoporosis Society for patients at risk of osteoporosis.