News recently broke of the first-ever formal recommendations for vitamin D and calcium intake by the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board. To the surprise of some, this committee recommended slightly higher daily vitamin D intake than was originally estimated 13 years ago. These recommendations, however, fall significantly short of recommended vitamin D levels set by researchers throughout the industry. In fact, the recommendations released yesterday suggest that individuals under 71 years old need no more than 600 IU of vitamin D per day. According to the Vitamin D council, this is roughly equivalent to less than two minutes of summer sunshine.