Vitamin D3 ( Cholecalciferol ) – Benefits, Side Effects

Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is also known as cholecalciferol. It is very important for our body. It plays a vital role in maintaining body functions and make our bones healthy. Vitamin D3 is the only vitamin that is produced by the human body itself when ultraviolet rays of sun strike to our skin then it produced vitamin d3 in our body. People also know vitamin d3 as the sunshine vitamin.
Vitamin D3 prevents our body from different diseases. It plays a very important role in our health. The most important role of vitamin d is to maintain the calcium and phosphorus level in our body.
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It also to treat those conditions where people have a low level of vitamin d in blood or some hereditary conditions where the body doesn’t give a response to parathyroid hormones. It also defends our body from several diseases like rickets and osteomalacia, both are caused due to the low level of vitamin d in our body.





Rare Side Effects:

It doesn't happen very often, Vitamin D can cause :

  1. Can make our mouth dry.
  2. Feel a headache.
  3. Oftenly do Vomiting.
  4. Feel weakness and drowsiness in the body.
  5. Fatigue.

Vitamin D3 Dosage :

According to doctor's recommendation, we should not take vitamin d3 more than 4000 IU a day unless your doctor prescribes you.

It's good time to take a vitamin d with a food. It depends on the prescription form of vitamin D. So, consult with your doctor or pharmacist that what is better for you.

If you are osteoporosis patient and your age are above than 50 years old, You should take 800IU to 100 IU ( 20 TO 25 mcg ) a day of vitamin D.

For treatment of rickets in children, Doctors recommends giving your child vitamin D between 12,000 and 50000 IU  ( 0.3 to 12.5mg a day )

Vitamin D3 Overdose :

If you suspect an overdose, you should contact the doctor or emergency room immediately.

Reference
  • https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminD-HealthProfessional/
  • https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/infectious-diseases/symptoms-causes/syc-20351173
  • https://www.everydayhealth.com/drugs/vitamin-d3

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