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

Pure North
Pure North Calgary, Alberta 4387 Comments
9,725 Signatures Goal: 10,000

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.

  • Sherry-Lynn Zwaan
    Sherry-Lynn Zwaan Canada, Red Deer
    Jul 24, 2017
    Jul 24, 2017
    Ridiculous to have only small supplements available to us.
  • Andreea
    Andreea Spain, Madrid
    Jul 19, 2017
    Jul 19, 2017
    Save lives
  • José Luis
    José Luis Spain, Madrid
    Jun 14, 2017
    Jun 14, 2017
    Yo
  • Ken
    Ken Canada, Edmonton
    Jun 09, 2017
    Jun 09, 2017
    Hhoever made up the RDA surely did not do much research.Perhaps a bit of drug company influence,can't let anything cheap and easy eat into profit.
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