What is ColeDose D3?
ColeDose D3 is a vitamin supplement that raises your vitamin D levels to the optimal amount you need to stay healthy.
Vitamin D is an essential vitamin that everybody needs to remain healthy. It regulates the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body, nutrients that keep your teeth, muscles and bones strong. A lack of this vitamin can cause a range of problems for both children and adults, such as rickets and osteomalacia.
People’s main source of vitamin D comes from exposure to natural sunlight. Other sources include eating food such as oily fish, red meat, and egg yolks. Some foods, like cereals, are fortified with Vitamin D.
How does ColeDose D3 work?
Across Europe, particularly in the UK, getting adequate levels of vitamin D isn’t always easy. By exposing your skin to sunlight during the summer months, you’ll usually get your recommended daily amount (RDA) and won’t need to worry. But once the cold winter nights start to draw in and the sun goes into hiding, you might find yourself looking for other ways to get your vitamin D.
It’s no surprise that more and more people are reaching for supplements to top up their Vitamin D levels. The government even advises people take them throughout autumn and winter, knowing that sunshine is at a premium in these seasons.
Colecalciferol, the active ingredient in ColeDose D3, is a fat soluble version of vitamin D. By taking it daily, your levels will remain optimal and your immune system will get the boost it needs to keep you fit and healthy. As supplements work best alongside a healthy diet, you can speak to one of our clinicians about other ways you can keep your vitamin D levels topped up all year round.
Which strength of ColeDose D3 is best for me?
In total, there are nine ColeDose D3 strengths available, ranging from 400iu-50,000iu.
To best explain which dose you’ll need to take, it’s worth learning how the strengths work. If you’re not familiar with it, IU stands for International Units. 1 microgram of vitamin D is equal to 40 IU.
In autumn and winter, it’s advised you should take no less than 10 micrograms of vitamin D, which is the equivalent of 400iu. This is the minimum daily capsule of ColeDoseD3, so one supplement a day should keep your vitamin D levels raised. Doses between 400-1000iu are the amounts people usually take per day. The higher doses of ColeDoseD3 might be prescribed if a blood test shows your vitamin D levels are low, in which case you’ll be advised by one of our doctors about the most suitable dose for you.
4000iu is the maximum amount you should take per day. Taking too much vitamin D can lead to a buildup of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia).
This page was medically reviewed by Dr Daniel Atkinson, GP Clinical Lead
on April 18, 2023. Next review due on April 18, 2025.
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