What are the Endocrine Society recommended daily doses of vitamin D?

Updated: Oct 29, 2019
  • Author: Vin Tangpricha, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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The Endocrine Society recommends 400 IU for children aged 0-1 year and 600 IU/day for children aged 1-18 years. [2] The Endocrine Society recommends 1500-2000 IU for all men and women older than 18 years, including lactating and pregnant women whose infants are not ingesting vitamin D. Higher doses of vitamin D, given either daily or weekly, are recommended for vitamin D–deficient children and adults, followed by an increase in the daily dose of vitamin D. [2]


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