Safety of high doses of vitamin D

Vitamin D has been in the news a lot lately. Scientists recommend taking a dietary supplement containing vitamin D every day. In these turbulent times when many people are concerned with their health, this certainly applies. Vitamin D has a positive effect on your immune system. But how much (extra) vitamin D do you need? And how safe is it to take a high dose? We will tell you more about it in this blog.

Unfortunately, our body does not produce vitamin D on its own. We need sunlight for that. Through the skin, sunlight is converted into vitamin D. The amount of vitamin D that your body produces depends on a number of factors: how long and how much skin is exposed to the sun, the amount of pigment in your skin and how old you are. Of course, the intensity of UV radiation also influences the production of vitamin D. In winter - when the days are getting shorter - we can therefore use some extra vitamin D.

Why is Vitamin D Important?

The fat-soluble vitamin D is extremely important for your health. A lot of scientific research is currently being conducted worldwide into the role of vitamin D. Results show that everyone, young and old, would benefit from taking extra vitamin D. Vitamin D is important to maintain your resistance and to maintain muscle strength . Extra vitamin D can also provide support for people who are sensitive to gloomy feelings. Ensuring optimal vitamin D intake throughout the year is an excellent investment in your health.

Why extra vitamin D?

For certain groups of people, there has been clear government advice on the use of vitamin D supplements for years. The Health Council advises children up to the age of 4, women over 50 and men over 70 to take extra vitamin D. These are amounts of 10 and 20 micrograms per day. Also veiled women, people who do not go out daily between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and people with a medium skin color should take extra vitamin D, according to the Health Council.

Can you also take too much vitamin D?

In the media you sometimes hear that you should not take more vitamin D than the recommended dose. Or that taking more than the recommended dosage has no added value. This is not right. In people with a low normal value, an intake of more than 20 micrograms per day can be useful to restore an optimal amount of vitamin D in the body. Amounts above the recommended 10 or 20 micrograms are safe and harmless anyway.

"High doses of vitamin D are safe" - Jan-Dirk Troost


Maximum amount of vitamin D.

The maximum dose in supplements is 75 micrograms per day. This is an officially valid standard that has been established in the Netherlands and has been found to be safe. So you can use 75 micrograms of vitamin D every day without any problems. Vitamin D3 is the most effective form of vitamin D. Golden Naturals has a wide range of D3 products in various dosages and in both capsule and drop form. Something for everyone!