But that vitamin D supplement is best absorbed when taken with food containing fat, and that's the largest meal of the day for most people. Don't take it on an empty stomach or in between meal times as you might with some medications.
Keeping this in view, what are the side effects of taking vitamin D?
Vitamin D Side Effects
- Kidney stones.
- Confusion or disorientation.
- Muscle weakness.
- Bone pain.
- Weight loss or poor appetite.
- Extreme thirst.
- Frequent urination.
- Nausea, vomiting, or constipation.
Can I take vitamin D with other supplements?
Some vitamins can actually enhance the absorption of other nutrients. Vitamin C, for example, can enhance iron absorption from supplements and plant foods. The fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) are likely to be better absorbed if taken with a meal that contains fats.
What is the difference between vitamin D and vitamin d3?
The recommended form of vitamin D is vitamin D3 or cholecalciferol. This is the natural form of vitamin D that your body makes from sunlight. Supplements are made from the fat of lambs' wool. However, a clinical study reported in 2008 suggested that vitamin D2 works as well as vitamin D3.