Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics

Vitamin D

Vitamin D, as well as calcium, is essential to preventing osteoporosis and may reduce other health risks. While exposure to sunlight provides vitamin D, Canadians are at risk of seasonal vitamin D deficiency because winter does not contain enough ultraviolet B for vitamin D production.  Supplements are necessary, as dietary intake is not enough.

Osteoporosis Canada’s guidelines (July 2010) recommend daily supplements of 400 to 1000 IU for adults under age 50 without osteoporosis or conditions affecting vitamin D absorption. For adults over 50, supplements of between 800 and 2000 IU are recommended. A daily supplement of 800 IU should be regarded as a minimum dose for all adults with osteoporosis.

At Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics, we have staff, including a registered dietician, who can help you understand vitamin D and how much supplementation you require.

Courtesy of Osteoporosis Canada

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Contact Us

SDNPC Lively Clinic

623 Main Street
Lively, ON  P3Y 1M9
Phone: 705-692-1667
Fax: 705-692-0177

SDNPC Sudbury Clinic

359 Riverside Drive, Suite 107
Sudbury, ON  P3E 1H5
Phone: 705-671-1661
Fax: 705-671-0177

Regular Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Phone lines open between 8:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Late Clinics

Last Tuesday of Every month 12:30pm – 8:00pm
Phone lines open between 8:30am – 4:00pm, 5:00pm - 7:30pm

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