July 26, 2010 4:13 pm
Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI), established by the US Institute of Medicine:
0—50 years: 200 IU (5 mcg*)
51—70 years: 400 IU (10 mcg)
71 or older: 600 IU (15 mcg)
Tolerable Upper Intake: 2,000 IU/day (50 mcg)
Daily Value, as listed on Nutrition Facts labels: 400 IU (10 mcg)
American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for breast-fed infants: 400 IU/day soon after birth until weaning
(Listed as 25-OH D or 25-vitamin D on a lab report)
Deficiency: 0—20 ng/ml (0—30 nmol/l)
Insufficiency: 21—30 ng/ml (51—75 nmol/l)
Sufficient: 30—100 ng/ml (76—249 nmol/l)
Toxicity: greater than 100 ng/ml (250 nmol/l)
Â†These ranges are generally accepted, but there is currently no standard set.
Source URL: http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/about-diabetes/general-diabetes-information/vitamin-d/d-by-the-numbers/
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