Dr. Volgman shares how much vitamin D a woman should take per day.
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Daily Vitamin D Intake for Women It seems that over the last few years, they have been increasing the amount that we should be taking. It went from 400 to 800, and some people may actually need 2000 units of vitamin D a day because the dermatologists don’t want us to see a lot of sun. So we are putting sunblock on, and we need more vitamin D and vitamin D is very hard to find in foods. The sources of vitamin D are cod liver oil, fish oil, or fish, and that’s about it. So unless you are eating a lot of fish, you are not going to get it from a lot of foods, and that’s why the government has been recommending that we fortify our foods such as milk and orange juice with vitamin D because it’s so hard to get. So we probably are not getting enough vitamin D if you are not drinking milk or orange juice that’s fortified with vitamin D or eating enough fish.