Are you deficient in vitamin -D and your Doctor has prescribed you vitamin D supplement? You are worried about taking supplements and doubt if it is safe ? its natural we generally dont like to take supplements to improve our health. If you are deficient in vitamin -D it is important to first understand what is leading to your vitamin -D Deficiency.
Your Doctor would have recommended Vitamin-D supplementation or Sun - Exposure but let us understand why is it very important to have optimum levels of vitamin-D to control Diabetes?
Why vitamin D Levels are important for all the Diabetics?
Will taking supplements quickly raise my vitamin-d levels? Yes by taking supplements you can increase your vitamin D levels quickly. but the answer to this question is not so simple. I will answer your question in bits and pieces.
Before understanding how to increase your vitamin -D levels quickly let us see how is vitamin-D produced in our body. see the video below
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I can tell you from my vast clinical practice experience that definitely by supplementing a person with Vitamin D3 at adequate doses, it reduces the blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and also aids in reducing body weight and above all gives a sense of overall wellbeing.
Many of my patience reported a decrease in swelling of legs / bone pain/ shortness of breath, improved wound healing & gut motility etc after taking Vitamin D3 supplements as per my advice.
As study says that not only patients but more than 90% people are deficient in Vitamin D3 and this is the reason I advocate Vitamin D3 supplementation in all my patients.
They are necessary if your vitamin-D levels are lower than 10 ng/ml and you are not able to get enough sun exposure.
Yes they are safe, if used under controlled dosages and proper guidance.
5000 IU / day if your vitamin-D levels are lower than 10 ng/ml and you are obese.
3000 IU / day if your vitamin-D levels are lower than 10 ng/ml and you are overweight.
2000 IU / day if your vitamin-D levels are lower than 10 ng/ml and you are normal weight
Alternately you can also take the supplement weekly / once in 3 days etc.
Yes foods sources like Egg Yolk, Milk, Mushrooms and Fatty fish contain Vitamin -d3, But in very low quantities, so It is important to have sun-exposure or supplementation.
Before I tell you about brand, it is important to understand that your should choose vitamin-D3 Supplement, dont go for vitamin -d2 supplements because they are less bio-active. I recommend Inlife - Vitamin -D3 ( Cholcalciferol ) supplement.
After Lunch is the best time, Don take it in the night because it will interfere with your sleep.
No, There are no side effects on moderate dosages. It is being observed that there may be some side effects at very high dosage of above 20,000 IU /day.
I recommend this supplement if you are deficient in vitamin-D and overweight
TAKE this once in 2 days
Best way to increase vitamin-D levels quickly is through supplements, But for the long run I recommend you to get your vitamin-D from Sun- Exposure. If you live in a place where sunshine is less you may have to go with supplements combined with sun exposure.
Luckily In India we have enough Sunshine, If you can ensure to get exposed to Sun at least 2 hours / week you will not be deficient in Vitamin-D.
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