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Desunin ®

Desunin can be described as sunshine in tablet form, topping up our vitamin D levels when we are unable to get them from the primary source, the sun.

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Vitamin D is unique among vitamins in that we usually get the majority of it for free, from the sun. That’s great if you live in Hawaii, but what about us poor souls in the UK, when between the months of October and March, the sun is little more than a faded memory?

You can buy your Desunin vitamin D supplements from EveAdam and have them delivered the next working day. If your product needs a prescription, simply fill in the online questionnaire and one of our UK registered clinicians can offer a range of products to suit your needs.

So what exactly is Desunin for?

Using supplements to keep vitamin D levels from dropping during those dark months can help to maintain health when nature isn’t playing ball. It can also treat conditions where severe vitamin D deficiency has set in, such as certain bone conditions. Desunin improves the absorption of calcium from the gut too.

Can I just buy Desunin tablets over the counter?

Desunin is not available to buy over the counter, and this includes the smaller maintenance dosages. Don’t worry though,you just need to fill in our online questionnaire and we can still get it delivered to you the next working day.

EveAdam’s subscription service means you need never run out again, and you can choose to have Desunin delivered every month, two months or three months.

But isn’t it just a vitamin? Why do I need a prescription?

Don’t worry, Desunin is a perfectly safe and natural treatment, it just isn’t suitable to use over a longer period of time. If you don’t have severely low vitamin D levels, it can also cause problems, some a serious risk to your health. Prescriptions allow your prescribing clinician to monitor your use, after which, you can switch to over the counter products having had a discussion with your clinician.

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What you need to know about Desunin

What is Desunin?

Desunin is a treatment or supplement, providing vitamin D to people that want to prevent levels from dropping or for conditions where severely low levels have caused bone problems.

Vitamin D is one of the essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need to function properly. It’s vital for healthy bones, teeth and muscles. Low levels are associated with everything from bone deformities to depression.

Desunin’s generic name

What does Desunin treat?

What does Desunin prevent?

Available dosages of Desunin

‘IU’? What does that stand for?

Where can I buy Desunin online?

How do I take Desunin?

You should always take Desunin as instructed by your clinician. If you’re unsure, let your prescriber know.

Desunin comes in tablet form, which should be swallowed with water. It’s recommended that you take Desunin with a meal in order to get the best out of the treatment.


How do I take the different dosages of Desunin?

What if I take too much Desunin?

What are the most common side effects of Desunin?

Desunin side effects are categorised as uncommon, which means they occur in less than one in 100 patients. In other words, you’re unlikely to have any issues with Desunin as long as you do not exceed the recommended dosage.

The most common side effects include hypercalcaemia and hypercalciuria. These are high levels of calcium in the blood and urine respectively.

When should I seek medical advice?

Allergic reactions on Desunin

Desunin and dietary restrictions

Desunin contains some ingredients that might make it unsuitable for people with dietary restrictions. Capsules and tablets often contain animal derived gelatin or lactose and gluten, so it’s important to read the ingredients on the patient information leaflet that comes with your medication if you’re unsure. You can also ask your prescribing clinician for their advice regarding dietary restrictions as they can prescribe the most suitable treatment with the right information.

Desunin tablets are vegetarian friendly, but are not suitable for vegans or those with lactose or gluten intolerances. They’re also not halal or kosher.

Supplements are the alternative to sunlight

Vitamin D2 and D3

What are vitamin D food sources?

Desunin safety information

Before taking Desunin, it’s important to read the product packaging.

When should I avoid taking Desunin?

It’s sometimes assumed that supplements come with no risks concerning safety, but any substance is capable of interacting with conditions and other treatments. It’s therefore vital that you tell your clinician about any relevant health issues you have before starting treatment, particularly if you’re looking to take the higher dosage vitamin D products.

Some conditions may make use of Desunin unsuitable. These include: hypercalcaemia (high levels of calcium in the blood), hypercalciuria (high levels of calcium in the urine), allergies to any of the ingredients in Desunin, sarcoidosis, kidney failure and kidney stones.


Taking Desunin with other medications


[1] Satyargeet, R, Et al. 2014. Correction of Low vitamin D Improves Fatigue: Effect of Correction of Low vitamin D in Fatigue Study (EViDiF Study). North American Journal of Medical Science. U.S.A. PMC.

[2] Naeem, Z. 2010. Vitamin D Deficiency- An Ignored Epidemic. International Journal of Health Sciences. U.S.A. PMC.