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Brand name: Ostelin Vitamin D TM

Active ingredients: colecalciferol

What it is used for

Vitamin D is important for optimal strength and functioning of the skeletal muscle. Vitamin D helps support muscle function. Vitamin D is an important nutrient for strong healthy bones. Helps to form and maintain strong bones. Vitamin D is required throughout life. Vitamin D is essential for the efficient utilisation of calcium by the body. Vitamin D is essential for the absorption and use of calcium and phosphorus. Vitamin D may help maintain a healthy immune function/system. May reduce the risk of falls, which may be due to supporting muscle tone and strength. Vitamin D plays an important role in the development and maintenance of a healthy skeleton throughout life. Vitamin D is required to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphate, which are in tum needed for the normal mineralisation of bone, muscle contraction, nerve conduction, and general cellular function in all cells of the body. The requirement for vitamin D increases in pregnant women to support calcium deposition and bone mineralisation in the developing baby. Vitamin D promotes calcium absorption. Vitamin D is required to develop and maintain healthy bones/ healthy skeleton. Adequate vitamin D is required to maintain normal calcium metabolism. Vitamin D is involved in bone mineralisation / Supports bone mineralisation. May help to maintain bone mineral density. Vitamin D supplementation has a beneficial effect on balance and muscle strength. Supplementation helps reduce the incidence of falls in the elderly who have low vitamin D level. May reduce risk of falling in elderly over 65. May reduce the risk of falls in healthy elderly women by 22%. The elderly may require additional dietary vitamin D, as the ability of the skin to make vitamin D with exposure to sunlight decreases with age. Older individuals may require a higher dietary intake of vitamin D to achieve vitamin D sufficiency, and to support normal calcium absorption and maintain healthy bones. Helps promote calcium and phosphorus absorption in the intestine. Maintaining adequate vitamin D status during pregnancy may have long term benefits for maintaining the infants general health and wellbeing. Adequate vitamin D level is important in pregnancy. Vitamin D status may be associated with working memory, particularly in women. Adequate vitamin D level is beneficial for cognition in elderly women. Replenishing vitamin D stores in an aging population may be important for the preservation of physical function and muscle health/function. Vitamin D has long been recognised as essential nutrient to bone health.

How to take it

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  • The way to take this medicine: Oral

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Reporting side effects

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