What you need to know about vitamin d fortified milk



In the 1930s, commercial milk manufacturers started adding vitamin D to milk. Currently, a serving of 1 cup of milk contains between 115 and 124 international units of vitamin D. Milk fortification along with fortification of some cereal products and orange juice had the desired effect of raising calcium levels. Get Phen375 coupon for your next order


However, manufacturers became careless about the amounts of vitamin D added to milk after World War II, which led to an outbreak of vitamin D overdose in infants and young children.

Most European countries banned the fortification of vitamin D in dairy products because of this. Today, all infant formulas in the United States contain vitamin D.

Many doctors recommend vitamin D supplementation for infants after 6 months of age. In the United States, you can buy non-fortified milk, but it must be labeled as such.

By 1900, about 80 percent of children in Boston had rickets, but that number dropped to almost nothing in the 1930s, according to an article in Boston University School of Medicine published in December 2004 "American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition.

The small amount of vitamin D added to milk, cereals and orange juice is enough to prevent rickets and other bone disorders, although experts are still debating whether the recommended intake of 600 international units a day of vitamin D for most Of children and adults is adequate. People with dark skin, especially those with cultures with a tradition of covering up the skin, are at greatest risk of developing vitamin D deficiency in the United States today.

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