What Is The RDA Of Vitamin D?

“RDA” stands for “recommended dietary allowance.”

​In the United States, for an adult with, or under, 70 years of age, the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is 600 IU. If you are over 70, the RDA for vitamin D is set at 800 IU. (1)

However, if you look at a bottle of a bestselling vitamin D supplement, you’ll most likely find a much larger number like 5,000 or 10,000 IU.

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Can You Take High Doses Of Vitamin D While Pregnant?

  • ​What if my wife, who is taking 50,000 IU of vitamin D per day, gets pregnant one day?
  • ​Will she be able to continue with her high dose vitamin D therapy or would it be too dangerous for her?
  • ​And what about our baby?
  • ​Could large doses be harmful to him in any way?

That’s the kind of questions I sometimes worry about.

If you are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant, finding satisfying answers to these questions is of the utmost importance.

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