SACN has recently finalised a report on vitamin D; hypercalcaemia was considered to be the main toxic effect associated with excessive intake of this nutrient. The Committee highlighted the tolerable upper intake levels of 100 μg/day for adults and children aged 11-17, 50 μg/day for children aged 1-10 and 25 μg/day for infants, and proposed a reference nutrient intake (RNI, i.e. an intake level that is adequate to meet the needs of 97.5% of the population) of 10 μg/day for the UK population (aged 4 and over).

UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (2016). Vitamin D and Health. July 2016. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/537616/SACN_Vitamin_D_and_Health_report.pdf

 

The above items were taken from the August/September 2016 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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