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Osteoporosis

Vitamin D Intake Limits

07/09/2003

Question:

I have osteoporosis and recently read that, in order for calcium to be properly absorbed, Vitamin D must be present. I take a multi with 200 mg Vit D, and have currently switched to 500 mg calcium with 200 mg vitamin D in each tablet. Is this too much?

Answer:

400-600 IU/day of vitamin D is okay for adults. For people over 70, 800 IU/day is recommended.

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Response by:

Margery   Gass, MD Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati