Table 1: Vitamin D supplementation as recommended by the Endocrine Society for the treatment of vitamin D deficiency [84].

Age Dose
0-1 year 400-1000 IU/day
1-18 years 600-1000 IU/day
Adults 800-1000 IU/day
51-70 years 800 IU/day
>70 years 800 IU/day
Osteoporotic patients with serum vitamin D<50 nmol/L
Or <75 nmol/L in elderly with a high risk of falls and fractures
800-1000 IU/day

IU: international units