Are You Getting Too Much Vitamin D?
Foods with Vitamin D have been touted as having great nutritional value for preventing heart disease. In light of recommendations from the Institute of Medicine for Vitamin D requirements, are you getting enough, or are you getting too much?
The study found that most people do get enough Vitamin D. However, post-menopausal women were found to be getting too much Vitamin D, putting them at risk for developing kidney stones.
In an interview on ABC News, Dr. Richard Besser says that the recommended amount should be at least 600 IU a day for most adults, and 800 IU if you are 71 years old or older. Additionally, supplements are not necessary if you are already ingesting the recommended amount through a well-balanced diet.
This video from ABC News also gives helpful ideas for tailoring meals so you get the daily dosage of Vitamin D by eating healthfully and not just relying on dietary supplements.