Take vitamin D3

Taking vitamin D3 2022


Vitamin D3 is included in the form of Colecalciferol. A doctor can prescribe it if your vitamin D3 level is too low. Both the calcium intake from the stomach and the calcium function in the body depend on vitamin D3.

Even if you have no symptoms, a lack of vitamin D3 can lead to widespread pain. Osteoporosis and fragile bones are favored by a lack of vitamin D3. Colecalciferol helps with the absorption of calcium from food.

In addition to the soft gelatin capsules (1.25 milligrams) and the liquid, Colecalciferol is also available. The combination of cholecalciferol and alendronate is also available in a lower dosage. This drug is administered once a week to treat osteoporosis.

Who can need cholecalciferol?

A vitamin D3 deficiency can justify the prescription of cholecalciferol by your doctor. As soon as your body is exposed to sunlight, it produces vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 can be obtained from most people in this way. In addition to fat fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel) and margarine (milk), certain milk also contains a modest amount of vitamin D3.

In the winter months, the vitamin D3 concentration is the lowest. The vitamin D3 level in women is usually lower than in men. With increasing age, the sun's radiation decreases and the ability to form vitamin D3 decreases. The vitamin D3 level is in people with darker skin color, e.g. B. Africans and Indians, lower. The vitamin D3 level is lower in fat people than with non-fat people.


Vitamin D dose - intake vitamin D3


A cholecalciferol capsule should be taken as a standard dose once a month. Take two capsules the first time, then a capsule once a month. If your vitamin D3 level is insufficient, you may have to take a capsule per day for ten days, then one capsule per month. If you suffer from a liver disease, you may still have to take a daily addition. In addition, your doctor can ask you to take a sufficient amount of calcium about food.

Always follow your doctor's instructions when taking Cholecalciferol. Detailed dosage instructions, recommendations for the frequency of intake and other relevant information can be found on the pharmaceutical label on the outside of the bottle.

How to take cholecalciferol

You can take cholecalciferol once a month, for example on the first or last day of each month, if your doctor has recommended this. It is possible to take cholecalciferol without food.

Don't wait until the next day if you have forgotten to take your medication. However, you can take the next dose on the right day when the time of taking is close. Do not increase the dose. Colecalciferol should be taken with caution. Does your body react to peanuts or soy?

Do you suffer from kidney problems? Do you have a high calcium content in your body? Do you take prescription and over -the -counter medication as well as herbal or additional medicines?

If this is the case, you must inform your doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment with Cholecalciferol. Taking certain medicines can be unsuitable for people with certain diseases, or it is only certain under certain conditions.

Blood tests and surveillance

In most patients, no blood test is required at the beginning of taking Colecalciferol. Your doctor can prescribe Colecalciferol if your risk of one Vitamin D3 deficiency (Inadequate supply of vitamin D3) is high. The vitamin D3 level does not have to be monitored when taking Colecalciferol because it is safe.


Fat -soluble vitamins


The fat -soluble vitamins include vitamins A, D, E and K. Vitamin A ensures normal visual function, nourishes, strengthens skin and mucous membranes, improves skin elasticity, strengthens the bones and the immune system. Vitamin E acts as antioxidants, improves skin and mucous membranes and contributes to protection against cardiovascular diseases. Vitamin D is one of the most popular vitamins of recent times, since in autumn/winter people spend most of the day in closed rooms, but rightly try in spring/summer, but rightly try the time in which they are the direct ultraviolet radiation of the sun Expose to limit. Recent studies show that 85 % of the Latvian population have a low vitamin D level, especially during the winter season. It is involved in numerous metabolic processes and calcium intake in the bones and reduces the symptoms of some chronic diseases (high blood pressure, asthma, Alzheimer's). Vitamin K Providing proper blood clotting in the body, which is particularly important for newborns, for proper bone mineralization, improves the penetration of calcium ions into the bones and can reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis.

Tips for use


The fat -soluble vitamin D, which is currently so popular, should be taken in the morning. One of the reasons for this is that it increases our ability to work and provides us with energy and is involved in calcium intake. However, since the vitamin reserves are saved in the liver, it is recommended to take the other vitamins of this group - A, E, K - with dinner. In order for them to be better absorbed by the body, they should be taken together with products that contain saturated fats or oils (dairy products, meat, etc.). Magnesium preparations are also recommended in the evening, since magnesium is absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, promotes healthy sleep and prevents nightly cramps.

When should multivitamins be taken?


Multivitamins should be taken after lunch. On the one hand, the lunch meal is usually more extensive than breakfast, on the other hand, many people with chronic diseases have to take important drugs (e.g. to reduce blood pressure) in the morning.

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