Interactions between your medications and vitamin D3 are not necessarily found, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. Your family doctor should give you supplements that contain a good amount of vitamin D. It is recommended to mix the two, as the amounts of multivitamins are not high enough to provide the necessary levels. Taking them for about two years is a good idea, but it is important to get regular blood tests to check your levels.
Many people may have it without even realizing it. A product is considered a multivitamin if the package includes the word multivitamin or a derivative of it, or if more than one vitamin (A, B, C, D or E) is mentioned. Knowledge about the optimal intake of vitamins and minerals to prevent chronic diseases is not immovable. There are situations in which a multivitamin can promote health, as well as benefits or harms to taking additional nutrients from a pill if the diet is already adequate.
We surveyed supplements labeled as vitamin D supplements or suggested to help maintain healthy bones. Multivitamins come in several forms (tablets, capsules, liquids, powders) and are packaged as a specific combination of nutrients (B complex, calcium with vitamin D) or as a complete multivitamin complex. Few health professionals recommend vitamin D supplementation to children, so we conducted a survey on the vitamin D content of multivitamins and vitamin D supplements for children available on the market in the United Kingdom and other developed countries. Individual vitamin supplementation may also be essential in certain cases, such as a deficiency caused by prolonged malnutrition or malabsorption caused by malfunctioning of the body's digestive system.
It should be noted that these products are classified as food supplements and, therefore, according to European Union regulations, the tolerable content of vitamin D can range from 20% below and 50% above the amount indicated on the label. Some children may be able to replace vitamin D by taking lower doses of vitamin D found in many dietary supplements. Be wary of vitamin supplement labels that promise to “support brain health or energy production or skin and hair health” as they may not contain enough vitamin D. Vitamin D is usually sold in units and you are looking for up to 2500 units per tablet or 62.5 micrograms if you see them in micrograms.
It is important to talk to a pharmacist about vitamin D supplements, and also consider multivitamins before ending the call. Multivitamins generally had a lower vitamin D content than pure vitamin D supplements or “bone-healthy products”, although some products labeled “for bones” contained very low levels of vitamin D.