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

9,215 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.

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  • Phil Cunningham
    Phil Cunningham Canada, Toronto
    Jan 17, 2017
    Jan 17, 2017
    Fix the error for the health of Canadians!
  • Jose Cilliani
    Jose Cilliani United States, Santa Ana
    Jan 13, 2017
    Jan 13, 2017
    My patients that have adequate levels of Vitamin D ( 50 -80ng/ml) are rarely are ill. It's the patient who forgets to take it or has their Vit D below 40 who I see again and again for an illness.
  • Orlando Alcantara
    Orlando Alcantara United States, Universal City
    Jan 02, 2017
    Jan 02, 2017
    This matter is needs urgent attention
  • Chris Tormey
    Chris Tormey United Kingdom
    Dec 18, 2016
    Dec 18, 2016
    More strength to you to publicise the need for Vitamin D.
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