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Vitamin D Content In Foods


We’re frequently asked in our comment section about: vitamin d content in foods. Truth is we’ve been delaying this article for a while until we had enough information & facts to allow us to enlighten our readers.

1. Salmon

Summary Wild salmon contains about 988 IU of vitamin D per serving, while farmed salmon contains 250 IU, on average.


D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. People at high risk of not getting enough vitamin D, all children aged 1 to 4, and all babies (unless they’re having more than 500ml of infant formula a day) should take a daily supplement throughout the year.
Information: There have been some reports about vitamin D reducing the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).

#1: Fish (Salmon)

Y 29th, 2021

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin required by the body for the absorption of calcium, bone development, immune functioning and alleviation of inflammation. (1)

The current U.S. Daily Value (%DV) for vitamin D is 20μg (micrograms) and the toxicity threshold is thought to be 250 to 1000 μg/day.
When this is the case remember that 1μg=40IU for Vitamin D. (1)

Vitamin D is fat soluble, which means you need to eat fat to absorb it. This accounts for approximately 90% of our total vitamin D, with only 10% coming from food.


Sci., 2012, 11, 1802 DOI: 10.1039/C2PP25150G

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