15 Apr What is Vitamin D3? Causes and Dosage
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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.
Please always ensure to check with your Doctor / Healthcare / GP before starting with any new medication or therapy.