Pharmacist's Corner by Danielle Karsies, Pharm.D. and Emilly Mackler, Pharm.D.
Discussing Vitamin D
Vitamin D is the media darling of the supplement world: Studies have
linked it to lowering the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and
cancer. But is it hype? Or should you be paying more attention to
your vitamin D intake?
For most people, the recommended daily allowance for vitamin D
is 15 mcg or 600 IU per day, according to pharmacist Emily Mackler
and registered dietitian Danielle Karsies, both of the University of
Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center's Symptom Management
& Supportive Care Program. The best way to get it is to eat foods
rich in vitamin D, such as fatty fish, egg yolks or milk fortified with
To learn more about the potential of vitamin D and whether you
should be taking a supplement, view the video.