Cholecalciferol, widely known as vitamin D3 is extremely important for both men and women. Many of us today are deficient in vitamin D3, especially those who avoid the sun or live in places where temperatures are low.

This sunshine vitamin has twin benefits – prevents and repairs many health conditions. But, do not indulge in self-medication, especially in the beginning. Although supplements are easily available and commonly bought without prescription, this one should be doctor-prescribed. Dosage and strength are prescribed depending on how low your D3 counts are. Inappropriate use of the supplement could make it toxic and have serious side effects.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Vitamin D3 helps balance hormones. It works well for women suffering from PCOS, oestrogen fluctuations and restores low testosterone levels in men. Besides, it has several other benefits-

  • Reduces the risk of certain cancers
  • Reduces depression
  • Balances blood sugar levels
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Reduces muscular aches and pain
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Reduces allergies
  • Helps in absorption of calcium
  • Makes your bones strong
  • Healthy hair skin and nails
  • Boosts memory

Here’s a list of Vitamin D fortified foods for regular intake:

  • Milk (dairy)
  • Orange juice
  • Tuna
  • Mackerel
  • Salmon
  • Cheese
  • Eggs
  • Cod liver oil
  • Sardines

NATURES BOUNTY VITAMIN D3 5000iu

I took these, my first vitamin D3 supplements on my gynaecologist’s advice. This was during my treatment for uterine fibroid when my body hit low D3 levels. I took them regularly for 3 months. These soft gel drops were easy to digest and had no side effects.

VIRIDIAN LIQUID VITAMIN D3 DROPS VEGAN

I take this one regularly. Besides being effective, it has quick absorption, is organic, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and yeast-free. Vegan cholecalciferol 2000 IU Orange flavored oil, Using the dropper add 0.5 ml directly into mouth. I usually take it for 2 months and then give a month’s break.

HEALTH AID VITAMIN D 500 IU

HealthAid supplements are excellent quality natural supplements that are finally available in India. Free from gluten, wheat, artificial colours, and dairy. Recommended use- one tablet a day to be taken with meals or as prescribed by your doctor.

Just keep your D3 count in check and if needed, try out these options. Do let me know how these worked for you.