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Dietary Reference Intakes9

 

 

Calcium

 

 

Vitamin D

 

Life Stage Group
Estimated Average Requirement (mg/Day)
Recommended Dietary Allowance (mg/Day)
Upper Level Intake (mg/Day)
Estimated Average Requirement (IU/Day)
Recommended Dietary Allowance (IU/Day)
Upper Level Intake (IU/Day)
Infants 0 to 6 Months

 *

 *

1,000

 **

 **

1,000

Infants 6 to 12 Months

 *

 *

1,500

 **

 **

1,500

1-3 Years Old

500

700

2,500

400

600

2,500

4-8 Years Old

800

1,000

2,500

400

600

3,000

9-13 Years Old

1,100

1,300

3,000

400

600

4,000

14-18 Years Old

1,100

1,300

3,000

400

600

4,000

19-30 Years Old

800

1,000

2,500

400

600

4,000

31-50 Years Old

800

1,000

2,500

400

600

4,000

51-70 Year Old Males

800

1,000

2,000

400

600

4,000

51-70 Year Old Females

1,000

1,200

2,000

400

600

4,000

>70 years old

1,000

1,200

2,000

400

800

4,000

14-18 Years Old, Pregnant / Lactating

1,100

1,300

3,000

400

600

4,000

19-50 Years Old, Pregnant / Lactating

800

1,000

2,500

400

600

4,000

Reference
9. Institute Of Medicine (IOM). Dietary reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. November 2010.