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.

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    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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    New vitamin D recommendations from Canada

    The results from many studies in the past 2 years make it clear that current vitamin D guidelines aren’t sufficient, and we can’t rely on the sun to meet our daily requirements.

    Here are the latest recommendations from Osteoporosis Canada.

    Adults under age 50

    • Daily supplements of 400 to 1000 IU for adults without osteoporosis or conditions affecting vitamin D absorption are recommended.

    Adults over 50

    • 800 and 2000 IU daily are recommended.

    Minimum recommendation

    • “A daily supplement of 25 mcg (800 IU) should be regarded as a minimum dose for adults with osteoporosis.”

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded, Canadians can safely take daily vitamin D supplements up to the current definition of tolerable upper intake level (50 mcg; 2000 IU), but doses above that require medical supervision.”

    Click the “Vitamin D” link on the right sidebar for more on vitamin D research that lead to these updated recommendations.

    The FDA recently issued vitamin D recommendations for infants.

    7/15/10 19:11 JR

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