Truth is we’ve been delaying this article for a while until we had enough information & facts to allow us to enlighten our readers. Hopefully by the end of this article you’ll have no doubts about this subject.
Why Is This Medication Prescribed?
Cholecalciferol is available without a prescription, but your doctor may prescribe cholecalciferol to treat certain conditions. Follow the directions on your product label or doctor’s instructions carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Cholecalciferol liquid drops may be added to your child’s food or drink.
What Is Vitamin D?
“Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that is needed for calcium to be absorbed into your bones,” says Dr. Inna Lukyanovsky, Pharm.D., functional medicine practitioner and the author of The Crohn’s and Colitis Fix. Vitamin D is biologically active in the body and helps increase the absorption of electrolytes, including calcium and magnesium, from the gastrointestinal tract.”
In other words, your bones can’t absorb calcium without vitamin D. That’s why most cow’s milk sold in U.S. Grocery stores is fortified with vitamin D. No matter how much of that great calcium you get from foods, your bones will be soft and brittle unless you also take in enough vitamin D to process it.
What Is Cholecalciferol?
Cholecalciferol is vitamin D3.
Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium. Cholecalciferol is used as a dietary supplement in people who do not get enough vitamin D in their diets to maintain adequate health. Cholecalciferol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
D3, also known as cholecalciferol, is a supplement that helps your body absorb calcium. It’s typically used to treat people who have a vitamin D deficiency or related disorder, such as rickets or osteomalacia.