Increased dose of Vitamin D prevents falls
The effectiveness of vitamin D in fall prevention in people over 65 has been established. It reduces the risk of falling by nearly 25%.
However Vitamin D’s effectiveness was determined to be dose dependent and less than 700 (i.u.) per day had no effect. Current daily recommendations for Vitamin D are 400 I.U. for a persons age 51 through 70 and 600 i.u. for those 70 and older.
The authors of this study recommended 1000 i.u. of supplements of vitamin D. The effect of the higher dose was significant within 2 – 5 months and independent of age or additional Calcium supplementation.