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Petition for Health Canada and the IOM to Re-evaluate Vitamin D Guidelines

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Premature deaths and avoidable health care costs can be avoided by simply taking adequate vitamin D supplementation.


Recent research shows a grave statistical error was made by the Institute of Medicine in the calculation of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D. [1]



As a result of this miscalculation, Health Canada’s recommendations for vitamin D intake are too low, and IMMEDIATE ACTION IS REQUIRED to correct this error that is putting ALL Canadians at risk.



Low vitamin D levels have been linked with numerous diseases including:

• cancer (breast, colon and prostate)

• osteoporosis

• diabetes

• depression

• colds and flus

• hypertension and cardiovascular disease

• mortality

• acne


Health professionals base their guidance to patients on RDAs, and therefore it is of paramount importance that the RDA for vitamin D in Canada be accurate. Pure North S’Energy Foundation needs your signature to bring about a critical change in Health Canada’s recommendation.


Not only are the recommendations not adequate but Health Canada limits the amount of vitamin D in supplements to 1,000 IU per tablet and anything above that requires a prescription. In the United States people have access to supplements of 7,000 IU, yet both responsible government agencies utilize the same recommendations. Canadians should be able to purchase vitamin D supplements at the same dose as Americans.


Sign our petition today!


I support policies for the maintenance of optimal health and prevention of disease. The RDA for vitamin D needs to be re-evaluated by the IOM and Health Canada.


Please note that you do not need to donate to the ipetitions website in order to sign our petition.

[1] Veugelers PJ, Ekwaru JP. 2014. A statistical error in the estimation of the Recommended Daily Allowance for vitamin D.Nutrients20;6(10):4472-5.

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  • Vinay keesara
    Vinay keesara United States, La Crescenta
    Oct 15, 2016
    Oct 15, 2016
    Being a medical doctor I highly recommend increasing the daily requirements
  • Wayne G Story
    Wayne G Story United States, Fayetteville
    Oct 12, 2016
    Oct 12, 2016
    Please correct this discrepancy as soon as possible. A good healthy immune system is critical!!
  • Karen Bell
    Karen Bell United States, Seaford
    Aug 19, 2016
    Aug 19, 2016
    Please recalculate!!!!
  • Ernie Yribe
    Ernie Yribe United States, Temecula
    Jul 29, 2016
    Jul 29, 2016
    Please re-evaluation and correct the discrepancy on the adequate amount of VitaminD3 to take.
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