Gemcal-D3 capsule is a health supplement for maintaining strong bones. It is used to treat or prevent low levels of calcium in the body such as weak bones, bone loss and muscle weakness. Gemcal-D3 capsule contains calcium and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol /cholecalciferol). This supplement is prescribed to a patient whose dietary intake of calcium is less than the recommended amount. Calcium is necessary for the normal functioning of nerves, cells, muscles and bones. While vitamin D helps absorb calcium and phosphorus in the body. When the amount of calcium in the blood is less, then the body takes up the calcium from bones, thereby weakening bones. Gemcal-D3 Capsule should be taken with meals to gain optimal benefits....
Q: Which foods are a good source of vitamin D?
Very few food products are a good source of vitamin D like cod liver oil, cheese and egg yolk.
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 D deficiency.
Q: Why should one take vitamin D?
With our current lifestyle, we are all based indoors in air-conditioned offices, houses and cars; with hardly any exposure to the sun.
This is leading to increased vitamin D deficiency in all age groups and more fractures and muscle weakness.
There is a lot of research happening that suggests that vitamin D may have a role in preventing the onset of diabetes, cancers like colon, breast and help build immunity.
Q: Can it be harmful if I take too much of Gemcal-D3 Capsule?
Yes, taking too much can be harmful. There is a misconception that too many vitamins are not harmful.
When taken in excess or in high doses for too long, excessive vitamin D and calcium can cause an overdose.
An overdose can cause loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, constipation, kidney stones, bone pain, excessive thirst, increased calcium in the blood, urine, muscle weakness, irregular heartbeats.
If you think you have taken too much of Gemcal-D3 Capsule, stop taking it and contact your doctor immediately.
Q: What are the side effects of Gemcal-D3 Capsule?
A: You may experience constipation, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, feeling thirsty, stomach pain, muscle weakness and a high level of calcium in the urine.
Q: Can I take the Gemcal-D3 Capsule during pregnancy?
A: Gemcal-D3 Capsule should be taken under medical supervision by a pregnant woman. High doses of Vitamin D and Calcium are not be taken in pregnancy. This supplement is essential for the growth and development of the bones of the foetus.
Q: What is the use of the Gemcal D3 tablet?
A: Gemcal-D3 capsule is a health supplement used to treat or prevent low levels of calcium in the body such as weak bones, bone loss and muscle weakness. It is used for the treatment of osteoporosis. It is also used in special populations like the elderly, pregnant, breastfeeding who need vitamin D and calcium supplements.
Q: When should I take the Gemcal tablet?
A: Take the Gemcal D3 as advised by the doctor. It is best to take the Gemcal D3 after meals or at bedtime with water/milk. But take it regularly for good results.