Causes and Dosage

What is Vitamin D3?

  • Cholecalciferol is the scientific name for vitamin D3.
  • Vitamin D3 can be taken to improve overall health issues.
  • It can also be used to treat conditions in which vitamin D3 levels is low.
  • It helps people who have underactive parathyroid glands.
  • Vitamin D3 supports the kidneys to recycle phosphate back into the blood, which helps the blood to maintain it’s right ph.

Causes of Vitamin D3 Deficiency

  • The one of the most important role of vitamin D is keeping your immune system strong.
  • Children with bow-shaped legs have deficiency of vitamin d3.
  • Adults with deficiency of vitamin D3 may start to have their bones softer also known as osteomalacia.
  • People having low levels vitamin D3 also have digestive problems.
  • The natural source of vitamin D3 is sunlight, and people who hardly go outside in the sun are most likely to be deficient in vitamin D3
  • People with darker skins tone needs more sunlight to maintain vitamin D3 levels.
  • As the extra melanin found in darker skin opposes the absorption of vitamin D3.
  • While many experts advise people to avoid sunlight during the time 10 AM in the morning to 3 PM in the afternoon to protect their skin from cancer.

Vitamin D3 Dosage

  • Vitamin D3 is available in tablet form in variants of 400 IU and 1000 IU per tablet.
  • You can also buy vitamin D3 and calcium combined with in a single pill.
  • You should not consume more than 4,000 IU a day of vitamin D3 unless you are prescribed by your doctor.
  • In general, it’s best to take vitamin D with your meal. This may vary with prescription forms of vitamin D.
  • If are suffering from osteoporosis and are over 50 years old, you should consume over 800 to 1000 IU (20 to 25 mcg) a day of vitamin D with calcium.
  • Your doctor will determine the right dosage for you if are suffering from underactive parathyroid.