What are the daily recommended vitamin D and calcium requirements

The daily adult requirement for vitamin D is 800 to 1000 units. The daily adult requirement for calcium (Ca) is 1200 mg for the 26-49 year age group. Recommendations regarding daily requirements are based on patient age and are frequently updated to reflect the current state of scientific knowledge See Table 65-2.

Table 65-2. Daily Calcium Requirements

AGE GROUP

REQUIREMENT (MG OF ELEMENTAL CA/DAY)

1-10 years

800-1000

11-25 years

1200

26-49 years (premenopausal)

1200

>50 years (postmenopausal)

1500

Pregnancy

1500

Lactation

1500-2000

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