The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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.

  • Common sense considerations

    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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    Recommended doses of vitamin D

    picVitaminDAmerican Family Physician has published a review of vitamin D deficiency, with recommendations.


    • Older adults
      • To lower risk for falls and fractures: Vitamin D 700 to 800 IU per day
    • To prevent vitamin D deficiency
      • Infants and children with inadequate sun exposure: Vitamin D 400 IU/day
      • Adults with inadequate sun exposure: Vitamin D intake of 400 to 600 IU per day
    • Adults with vitamin D deficiency, except for those with malabsorption syndromes,
      • Maintenance dosages of 800 to 1000 IU of vitamin D per day

    The bottom line?
    The authors cover important information on follow-up after a course of treatment.

    11/13/09 11:18 JR

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