How much vitamin d dosage should you be getting?

Determining the correct amount of vitamin D dosage you should be taking depends on various factors.

• Do you have chronic health problems, osteoporosis, skeletal or muscle weakness, possibly even skin cancer?

• Do you get very little or no vitamin D from the sun?

• Do you always cover yourself with sunscreen when outdoors?

• Do you live far from the equator?

• Do you rarely spend time outside?

If the answer to any of the above is YES, you could safely conclude that you likely have a vitamin D deficiency and it’s time to take action.

If it’s at all possible, start upping your dosage of vitamin D from the sun, it is your absolute best source.

The human body is capable of generating 10,000 to 12,000 IUs of vitamin D within a half-hour of sun exposure …and you cannot overdose vitamin D from the sun’s rays.

The only danger is in overstaying your time spent exposed to the sun!

When your skin turns to a very light shade of pink your natural vitamin D dosage is done; you no longer receive any benefits of vitamin D and sun damage occurs from that point. This can lead to wrinkled, aged skin and eventual skin cancer.

Be aware of the amount of time you are spending and when you reach that warning sign of light pink, get out of the sun!

Everybody really needs to pay attention to this.

If you’re fortunate enough to be getting regular sun exposure, your vitamin D level should be good.

If you are at high risk of skin cancer, you may feel a lot more comfortable avoiding the sun. Don't worry, just be sure to eat well and supplement!



I know not everybody has the time to be out in the sun or lives in an area where it’s even possible; therefore your daily dose must come from another source.

Other sources of vitamin D are foods and vitamin D supplements.

Of course, if you want to gain optimum health then you should be eating a healthy, well balanced diet that includes foods that supply vitamin D.

Don’t depend entirely on vitamin d foods because you couldn’t eat enough in a day to adequately supply your daily requirement of vitamin D. Neither should you neglect eating them in your diet as your body needs a wide spectrum of vitamins and minerals.  

How much Vitamin D Dosage should I take by using supplements?

Current RDA (recommended daily allowance) is only:

• 200 IU for adults up to age 50

• 400 IU for adults aged 51 to 70

• 600 IU for seniors over age 70


The commonly recommended daily intake of vitamin D is not sufficient if sunlight exposure is limited.  Ref: The Journal of Internal Medicine


Alternative Dr. Mercola states that …” most adults without sun exposure will need 6-8,000 units of vitamin D per day to attain healthy vitamin D levels.” Ref:  Dr. Mercola article


If you really want to determine your vitamin D level, then you should have your blood tested by a clinic that specialized in this type of test. Click here to find the closest one to you.

The bottom line is that most of us do not get adequate, year round, sun exposure therefore we need to be taking whole food supplements and eating healthy.

This is how I have been surviving from a stage 4 type of skin cancer since 1990.


A thought:

It puts me at awe to dwell on how God supplies all that we, a part of His creation, need! As related to vitamin D, He gave us the sun that provides us with this vitamin and He gave us food from the earth that supplies vitamin D from a different source. That’s all we still need today!

 Because of so many people not being able to get outdoors and the consumption of poor foods, man used his God given brain and found a way to extract vitamins and minerals from these whole foods that God gave us and come up with a vitamin D supplement.


Links related to Vitamin D Dosage:

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms
Causes of Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D Overdose Symptoms
Vitamin D Sunlight
Vitamin D Foods


Go from Vitamin D Dosage to Vitamin D Facts


New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Skin Cancer Pictures

Gary's Personal Story

10 Most Frequented Skin Cancer Links

Best Vitamin Supplements
Our Cancer Stories are so Similar Mine and Gary's -by Valerie
Skin Cancer Warning Signs
Mole Cancers
Skin Cancer Survivor Stories
Five Signs of Skin Cancer
Cancerous Moles
Actual History of Skin Cancer
Types of Skin Cancer
Support Groups for Cancer
Amelanotic Melanoma
Updated July 1, 2015


Hi! My name is Nick and I’m 56 yrs. old and this is part of my story. Let me tell you, I was like a lot of people out there and I had no idea that skin cancer was anything bad. I had Basal cell back in 2007, but that was no big deal and it was removed and that was the end of that. No one told me that it was a type of skin cancer (I looked it up on my computer). But still no big deal, it would not kill me.
But I did know the word "Melanoma"....." --by Nick

Read more of Nick's Story

Scared to Death!!! - by Shelly

Our Cancer Stories are so similar, mine and Gary's! - by Valerie  

Ready for a healthier lifestyle?  

Often you’ll need  books, kitchen utensils, a juicer and other useful equipment. 
Buying at Amazon is a convenient way to buy.
Low Prices - Often Shipping is FREE!

VitaMix - It rejuvenates me everyday! Gary

Bottom Line
The Weather Channel has done well posting this information and photos to help you spot skin cancer, including melanoma.
It can be hard to spot, even for a professional.
The bottom line is to get an expert's opinion about any suspicious mole or lesion on your skin. If necessary, get a second opinion  and/or request a biopsy. it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Don’t put your very life at risk!