The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Recommended doses of vitamin D

    picVitaminDAmerican Family Physician has published a review of vitamin D deficiency, with recommendations.


    • Older adults
      • To lower risk for falls and fractures: Vitamin D 700 to 800 IU per day
    • To prevent vitamin D deficiency
      • Infants and children with inadequate sun exposure: Vitamin D 400 IU/day
      • Adults with inadequate sun exposure: Vitamin D intake of 400 to 600 IU per day
    • Adults with vitamin D deficiency, except for those with malabsorption syndromes,
      • Maintenance dosages of 800 to 1000 IU of vitamin D per day

    The bottom line?
    The authors cover important information on follow-up after a course of treatment.

    11/13/09 11:18 JR

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