Vitamin D3: The Sunshine Vitamin

08 Jan 2019

Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is a fat soluble vitamin. It is the other constituent of Vitamin D. It is produced by the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight with ultraviolet B radiation. Vitamin D3 tablets are prescribed by doctors as supplements to treat vitamin D deficiency and associated diseases because of poor exposure to sunlight. It is also used to treat familial hypophosphatemia, Fanconi syndrome etc. Made by pharmaceutical companies as fortified foods or supplements. Dosage should be as per doctor’s advice and according to the medical conditions. Overdose causes vomiting, constipation, weakness, kidney stones etc.

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