Colecalciferol

Fultium D3®

Fultium D3

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Colecalciferol

Fultium D3 ®

Fultium D3 is a form of vitamin D, one of the essential vitamins we need to be healthy. 

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Sometimes referred to as sunshine in a bottle, Fultium D3 helps keep you topped up in the darkest of winter months. It’s like a hot bath and cup of tea in vitamin form.

As vitamin D levels drop in winter, it’s important to take it every day. By subscribing to EveAdam, you’ll get Fultium D3 delivered as and when you need it, every month or three months. The choice is yours. Simply subscribe and let us do the rest.

What is Fultium D3?

It’s a form of vitamin D that’s also known as colecalciferol. Vitamin D comes in various forms, but the main two are vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. For now, all you need to know is that vitamin D3 is the easier form to absorb and is the more popular of the two for preventing deficiency, keeping levels of vitamin D high, along with your mood.

Can I buy Fultium D3 over the counter?

No. Fultium D3 is available on prescription only, so you’ll need to have a consultation with a clinician to assess if it’s safe for you to use.

Fultium D3 may cause side effects, and it can interact with other medications, so it’s important that a clinician takes into account any susceptibility to side effects that you may have, or any other treatments that you may be using, before prescribing this supplement.

What are the benefits of taking Fultium daily vitamin D products?

Low vitamin D can cause a variety of problems, including low mood and bone problems.[1] It can also heighten your risk of heart disease.[2] What’s more, people in countries like the UK, where the sun is particularly weak in winter, are much more likely to have low vitamin D. Taking Fultium D3 daily is a simple way of keeping yourself healthy in those dark winter months.

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What you need to know about Fultium D3

What you need to know about Fultium capsules, drops and tablets

Vitamin D is an essential vitamin, one that helps ward off cancer,[3] heart disease, diabetes, depression and osteoporosis. Unlike most other vitamins and minerals, we get the vast majority of it with minimum effort, by exposing ourselves to the sun. Unfortunately, that isn’t always as simple as it sounds. What’s more, the darker your skin, the more likely you’ll have low vitamin D levels.

For areas where the days are short over the winter, such as the UK, it isn't always easy getting the full amounts of vitamin D from the sun, which is where diet and supplements come in.

Usually we only get around 10% of our vitamin D levels from our diet, with eggs, oily fish and fortified cereals all helping, but without some supplements, such as Fultium D3, we are likely to still be short.

What is Fultium used for?

What are the different dosages of Fultium?

What does ‘IU’ mean?

Do I need a prescription to buy Fultium D3?

Where can I buy Fultium D3 online?

How to take Fultium D3

Instructions for taking Fultium are very simple, but will depend on the strength and form that it comes in. For example, stronger doses can be taken once or twice a week for seven weeks, while preventative dosages are taken daily.

There are also tablets, capsules and drops to choose from. Capsules and tablets should be swallowed whole with water, and you’ll need to follow your prescriber’s instructions for whether this includes one or more for each dosage. Drops should be dispensed on a spoon after gently shaking the bottle. Like tablets and capsules, the amount of drops will depend on the age of the person taking it and your prescriber’s instructions.

Fultium D3 drops, tablets and capsules: which is best?

Fultium D3 instructions for different dosages

What are the most common Fultium D3 side effects?

The most common side effects with Fultium include hypercalcaemia, when the level of calcium in the blood is too high, and hypercalciuria, where levels of calcium are too high in the urine. These side effects are not common, affecting less than one in 100 patients.

When to see a clinician

Fultium D3 allergic reactions

Fultium and dietary restrictions

Fultium drops contain only the active ingredient and a mixture of coconut and palm oil, which makes it suitable for almost anyone with dietary restrictions. The capsules are gluten and lactose free, as well as halal and kosher, but aren’t suitable for vegans or vegetarians.

What are the differences between vitamin D3 and D2?

Food sources of vitamin D

Fultium D3 SAFETY INFO

You should always read the patient information leaflet that comes with your treatment before you take Fultium D3.

Who shouldn't take Fultium D3?

Vitamin D is very well tolerated by almost all who take it, but that does not mean there are no risks involved. It’s therefore important that you know what these are before taking it, particularly relating to pre existing conditions and other medications.

If any of the following apply to you, you should not take Fultium D3: allergies to any of its ingredients, high levels of vitamin D in the blood, high levels of vitamin D in the urine, severe kidney disorders or kidney stones.

Your prescribing clinician will also need to know if any of the following apply to you and might suggest a different treatment: kidney disease, kidney issues, heart disease or sarcoidosis.

Taking Fultium D3 with other treatments

References

[1] 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 26th 2021]. 

[2] Judd, S.E. and Tangpricha, V. 2009. Vitamin D Deficiency and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease. HHS Public Access. U.S.A. P.M.C. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2851242/# [Accessed March 26th 2021].

[3] Garland, C.F. Et al. 2006. The Role of vitamin D in Cancer Prevention. APHA. USA. PMC. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470481/ [Accessed March 25th 2021].

[4] 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 25th 2021].