Who Should Always Take Vitamin D?

Amman Today

publish date 2022-03-06 09:36:41

Professor Sofi Virtanen of the Finnish Institute of Health and Social Security has revealed who should take vitamin D all year round.

In an interview with the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, the professor points out that this includes primarily people who rarely go outdoors, cover their skin with clothes, people with dark skin, children, young people, pregnant women, as well as those over 75 years old. However, the professor cautions that the dosage may vary.

He explains, “Children under one year of age should take 7.5 micrograms of vitamin D per day throughout the year. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should take 10 micrograms per day. People over the age of 75, those with dark skin, and those who rarely go outdoors. Those who cover their skin with clothing should take 20 micrograms of vitamin D daily throughout the year.”

The professor notes that other people need to take vitamin D in the winter and until the end of April.

He adds, the level of this vitamin in the body can be determined on the basis of diet. For example, if a person is 18-74 years old, does not eat dairy products and foodstuffs containing vitamin D or does not eat fish several times a week, they should take 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily from the beginning of October until the end of March. But if a person’s diet contains these products and nutrients, he does not need to take vitamin D even in winter.


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