Dr. Garland discusses how much vitamin D per day is recommended for a woman throughout her life.
Well since one of the key periods in life for supplementation is when you are an infant, and that’s from birth until about one year, the National Academy of Science level, that’s the upper level with no adverse effects, is about 1000, well actually is 1000 IU per day. Now, it can go up to 1800 with no adverse effects, but the National Academy of Science recommendation for the upper limit for an infant is 1000 International Units of vitamin D3 per day.
And after that age, anywhere from age one through the rest of your life, the recommend amount by our group is 2000 International Units a day and that again, is a National Academy of Science level for which there are no adverse effects known and for which there’s considerable benefit.
About Dr. Frank Garland, Ph.D.:
Dr. Frank C. Garland is the Technical Director of the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego, California. NHRC is the primary Navy Military Operational Medicine Research Facility and the site of the Department of Defense Deployment Health Research Center. Dr. Garland also serves as the director of the NHRC Special Programs Office. In this capacity, he manages a large portfolio of Special Congressional Programs for the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery directed toward medical research projects within and outside the Department of Defense. These include several major cancer research programs at the Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston, South Carolina and the Hershey Cancer Center at Penn State, Pennsylvania.