Colecalciferol

ACIFEROL D3®

ACIFEROL D3

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Colecalciferol

ACIFEROL D3 ®

Aciferol is available in liquids, tablets and capsules, providing vitamin D to prevent levels from dropping in those dark winter months. Buy Aciferol D3 online and have it delivered the next working day from EveAdam.

Treatments from only £8.66 per pill

Buy Aciferol online and get the sunshine pill on subscription

Vitamin D is one of the essential substances the body needs to function. While we get most of what we need from the sun, in the winter months it sometimes just doesn’t give us what we need.[1] Aciferol can plug the gap. Think of it as sunshine in a bottle. When you subscribe to EveAdam, you can get your treatment delivered to your door, as and when you need it, so even if the sun lets you down, we have you covered.

Aciferol tablets and what they are used for

Aciferol tablets contain the substance colecalciferol, a form of vitamin D that the body finds easy to process. It’s available in tablets, capsules and liquids. The main thing you need to know (more technical details can be found below), is that it can be used to stop vitamin D levels from dropping if you do not get enough sunlight on the skin. It can be prescribed as a preventative measure or a treatment, depending on the dosage.

Can I buy Aciferol over the counter?

Yes (and no), as this will depend on the dosage of the treatment. For daily maintenance doses, you can buy Aciferol over the counter, but for treatments relating to severe vitamin D deficiencies, you will need a prescription.

 

So what does Aciferol do?

Put simply, it raises or maintains the level of vitamin D in the body. Things get a little more complicated when it comes to the details of the treatment. Small doses, such as Aciferol D3 400 IU, are taken daily to maintain vitamin D levels, while stronger doses, such as Aciferol D3 20,000 IU products, are prescribed for severe cases. If in doubt, speak to your prescribing clinician about the best treatment for you.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Aciferol D3

What you need to know about Aciferol tablets, capsules and liquids

The first question we need to answer is “what is vitamin D?” In short, it’s an essential nutrient that we need to maintain healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Without the right levels of vitamin D, we run the risk of cancer and bone deformities.

Aciferol D3 is a form of vitamin D that the body finds easy to process quickly. This is important for both preventing a lack of vitamin D occurring and treating conditions that are affected by it.

What does Aciferol treat?

What does Aciferol D3 prevent?

Aciferol ingredients

How to take Aciferol

Tablets and capsules are swallowed with water, preferably with a large meal, to help absorb the vitamin D. Liquids should also be taken with a meal and usually come with a syringe, where you can draw out the stated dose from the bottle. You then squeeze the liquid into the mouth.

Should I use Aciferol liquids, tablets or capsules?

What are the instructions for the different dosages of Aciferol D3?

What are the most common Aciferol side effects?

While all medications and supplements come with the risk of side effects, those related to vitamin D are uncommon and mild. The most common occur in under one in 100 patients and include high levels of calcium in the urine. This can lead to increased urination, pain when urinating, kidney stones and urinary tract infections.

When to see a doctor

Allergic reactions when using Aciferol D3

Aciferol and dietary restrictions

Dietary restrictions might make some Aciferol products unsuitable for you. Some capsules or tablets, for example, might not be vegan or vegetarian, while others might not be halal or kosher. Some products may also contain gluten or lactose, a problem if you have intolerances to these substances. 


If in doubt, ask your prescribing clinician about the recommended treatment or refer to the patient information leaflet that can be found inside the packaging of your medication or supplement.

Getting vitamin D from sunlight

Should I choose vitamin D2 or D3 products?

Food sources for vitamin D

Is there a generic version of Aciferol?

Aciferol D3 SAFETY INFO

Before taking Aciferol D3, you should always read the patient information leaflet that comes with your treatment.

Who shouldn’t use Aciferol D3?

Like any supplement or treatment, Aciferol comes with the risk of interactions with other substances and pre existing conditions. While any issues are rare, it’s important to tell your prescribing clinician about these so they can prescribe or recommend Aciferol safely.

As with any treatment, there are some risks involved when taking Aciferol D3 if you already have certain health risks. Thankfully, these issues are small in number and most will be able to use it without any problems.

You should avoid using Aciferol D3 if any of the following apply to you: allergies to any of its ingredients, high levels of calcium in the blood or urine, kidney stones or severe kidney disease. 

The following conditions may also make use of Aciferol unsuitable: kidney problems or sarcoidosis.

For full information, you can read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medication.

Taking Aciferol alongside other treatments

References

[1] Tripkovic, L, Et al. 2012. Comparison of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplementation in raising serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The American journal of Clinical Nutrition. USA. NCBI. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3349454/ [Accessed March 20th 2021].

[2] NHS. 2020. Vitamins and Minerals. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/ [Accessed March 21st 2021] 

[3] Nair, R and Maseeh, A. 2012. vitamin D: The “sunshine” vitamin. Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics. USA. NCBI. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3356951/ [Accessed March 20th 2021]