Vitamin D Recommendations

The current recommendations for consumption of vitamin D in the US are given in Table 1. The recommendations are defined as adequate intakes (AIs) rather than as recommended dietary allowances (RDAs) because insufficient data have been accumulated to determine estimated average requirements (EARs) across the life cycle. The AIs listed in Table 1 are totally independent of skin production of vitamin D. Because of the uncertainty of knowing the amount of endogenous vitamin D, it

Table 1 Recommended adequate intakes (Als) of vitamin D in the US

Life stage group Age, years AI, mcg/day

Table 1 Recommended adequate intakes (Als) of vitamin D in the US

Life stage group Age, years AI, mcg/day

Infants and Children

5 Ways To Get Rid Of The Baby Fat

5 Ways To Get Rid Of The Baby Fat

Many women who have recently given birth are always interested in attempting to lose some of that extra weight that traditionally accompanies having a baby. What many of these women do not entirely realize is the fact that breast-feeding can not only help provide the baby with essential vitamins and nutrients, but can also help in the weight-loss process.

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