How much vitamin D should you give your children? What are the vitamin D recommendations for children in Canada? We get asked this question a lot!

With all of the different articles and recommendation groups, vitamin D recommendations can become confusing. Luckily, we’re here to help. While we here at Ddrops cannot recommend dosing to your specific needs, we can provide you with the dosing information specifically for kids from a group here in Canada.

Health Canada recommends that all kids receive a daily vitamin D supplement of 600 IU starting at one year of age. This dose of the vitamin should begin at age one and continue until age 70. See these recommendations here[1]

Recommended Intake Chart CA Kids

Please remember your healthcare practitioner would be the best person to speak with regarding your specific needs around vitamin D supplementation.


[1] Vitamin D and Calcium: Updated Dietary Reference Intakes. November 30, 2010. http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/vitamin/vita-d-eng.php