HI-D3 60K Caps

November 16 2017
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OVERVIEW OF VITAMIN D & HI-D3 60K CAPS

  • WHAT IS VITAMIN D?

Vitamin D is a steroid vitamin, a group of fat-soluble prohormones, which encourages the absorption & metabolism of calcium & phosphorous in the body. In other words, it is a compound required as a vital nutrient in tiny amounts by us. It is nicknamed the ‘Sunshine Vitamin’ because Vitamin D is produced by the body through exposure to sunlight. But Vitamin D can also be obtained from food sources & supplements as well.

People who are exposed to normal quantities of sunlight do not need vitamin D supplements because sunlight promotes sufficient vitamin D synthesis in the skin.

Infact, there are products in the market that come with Vitamin D specially added to it, like Bournvita.

Vitamin D3 is present in our body below the skin but in inactive form. But when our body is exposed to sunlight it is converted to the active form of Vitamin D which is then utilized for the absorption of calcium & phosphorous.

 

We obtain 80% of Vitamin D through sunlight. We also obtain Vitamin D from diet which is also converted into Active form of Vitamin D. But the concentration of Vitamin D obtained from Food is very less, about only 20%.

  • Why do we require Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is an important vitamin for our health as it is essential for the absorption of calcium from the plain milk. Vitamin D is important for the strong development of bones.

There are 5 forms of Vitamin D: Vitamin D1, D2, D3, D4, D5.

The two forms which are the most important are: Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol).

  • Sources of Vitamin D:

Natural sunlight, Cereals like cornflakes and others, Vegetables like mushrooms, spinach (Palak), potatoes (Aloo), Fatty Fish such as salmon, tuna, mackerel, fish liver Oil, Dairy products like Milk, yogurt (Dahi), cheese, Eggs [Vitamin D is more in Egg Yolk {Yellow part of egg}], meat, poultry, Fruits like Orange.

  • What happens if we have less Vitamin D?

In most children & even adults vitamin D deficiency does not show up for years. It has no initial symptoms. “Difficulty in waking up early, irritability & tooth decay are some of the early signs you should watch out for.  Other Symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency leads to weak bones, tooth cavities, poor concentration levels & lack of Vitamin D also results in skin related issues.

As we grow old, the bone mass in our body decreases. You will understand this by the below Graph. In Females (lower line) the bone mass decreases more as compared to males (Upper line).

  • Deficiency of Vitamin D leads to Rickets in Children
  • Osteomalacia in Adults
  • Osteoporosis in older people

 

  1. Rickets: Softening of bones in children due to deficiency of Vitamin D, leading to fractures and deformity. Rickets is among the most frequent childhood diseases in many developing countries. The main cause is a Vitamin D deficiency. In the majority of cases occur in children suffering from severe malnutrition, usually resulting from famine or starvation during the early stages of childhood suffers from Rickets.
  2. Osteoporosis: Thinning of bone tissues & loss of bone density as we grow old. In this condition bones become very weak, & can break easily. Generally observed in old people.

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) Levels of Vitamin D:

Depending upon the age, the RDA amount Varies:

  • 200 IU per day for children 0-13 years
  • 200 IU per day for adolescents 14-18 years
  • 200 IU per day for adults 19- 50 years
  • 400 IU per day for children 51- 70 years
  • 600 IU per day for adults 71+ years

 

Our product HI-D3 60K Capsules is having Vitamin D3 (Also known as Cholecalciferol) in very High dosage which is 60,000 I.U.  This high dosage of Vitamin D3 is given to patients suffering from Severe Vitamin D deficiency, Osteoporosis, deficiency due to malabsorption syndrome, deficiency due to Hepatobillilary Syndrome, deficiency due to Anticonvulsive therapy. This is a very High Dose of Vitamin D, therefore its dosage is 1 Cap/ week. The duration of dosage is directed by the physician.

 

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