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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    New vitamin D recommendations from Canada

    The results from many studies in the past 2 years make it clear that current vitamin D guidelines aren’t sufficient, and we can’t rely on the sun to meet our daily requirements.

    Here are the latest recommendations from Osteoporosis Canada.

    Adults under age 50

    • Daily supplements of 400 to 1000 IU for adults without osteoporosis or conditions affecting vitamin D absorption are recommended.

    Adults over 50

    • 800 and 2000 IU daily are recommended.

    Minimum recommendation

    • “A daily supplement of 25 mcg (800 IU) should be regarded as a minimum dose for adults with osteoporosis.”

    The bottom line?

    The authors concluded, Canadians can safely take daily vitamin D supplements up to the current definition of tolerable upper intake level (50 mcg; 2000 IU), but doses above that require medical supervision.”

    Click the “Vitamin D” link on the right sidebar for more on vitamin D research that lead to these updated recommendations.

    The FDA recently issued vitamin D recommendations for infants.

    7/15/10 19:11 JR

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