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Vitamin D3 / Cholecalciferol

    Uses
    Precautions and Warnings
    FAQs
    References
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Uses of Vitamin D3 / Cholecalciferol

  • For treatment and prevention of Vitamin D and calcium deficiency.
  • As an adjuvant for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis and bone disorders.
  • As a supplement when Vitamin D requirement of body is high such as in elderly, after surgery and in growing children.
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Precautions and Warnings of Vitamin D3 / Cholecalciferol

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Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have any existing medical condition like diabetes, hypertension, kidney or liver problem.
  • You are on other medications, supplements or following any complementary or integrative health approaches.
  • You should not take this supplement if you are allergic to any of the component of this supplement.
  • You have any planned surgery or operation. You may be asked to stop taking these products at least 2-3 weeks ahead of the procedure.
  • Dietary supplements are intended to supplement the diets of some people and should not be a substitute for a well-balanced, varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.

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WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Which foods are the good source of Vitamin D?

  • Very few food products are a good source of Vitamin D like cod liver oil, cheese, egg yolk, etc.
  • Vitamin D is formed under our skin when we are exposed to the sun
  • Sun exposure from 10 am to 3 pm at least twice a week for 10-30 minutes can help prevent vitamin deficiency

Q: Why should one take Vitamin D?

A: With the current lifestyle, we are all based indoors in air-conditioned offices, houses and cars with hardly any exposure to the sun. It can eventually lead to an increase in Vitamin D deficiency in all age groups and more fractures and muscle weakness. There is a lot of research happening suggesting that Vitamin D may have a role in preventing the onset of diabetes, cancers like colon, breast and helps build immunity.

Q: Why does vitamin D deficiency occur?

A: Vitamin D deficiency occurs due to inadequate dietary intake, increased requirement, and impaired absorption by body. It can happen due to limited exposure to sunlight, inability of kidneys to convert Vitamin D into active form and poor absorption from intestine. It is also common among individuals allergic to milk products, lactose intolerant and following some specific diet like ovo-vegetarianism and veganism.
Last Updated on: 24 Dec 2020 | 01:48 PM (IST)

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