The properties of Vitamin D3
Cholecalciferol, also known as vitamin D3 and colecalciferol, is a type of vitamin D which is made by the skin when exposed to sunlight; it is also found in some foods and can be taken as a dietary supplement. It is used to treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency and associated diseases, including rickets. It is also used for familial hypophosphatemia, hypoparathyroidism that is causing low blood calcium, and Fanconi syndrome. It is usually taken by mouth.
Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin important in the regulation of calcium metabolism and bone health and deficiency of which cause rickets, a disease marked by lack of mineralization of bone. Conventional doses of vitamin D are well tolerated without appreciable adverse effects. High doses of vitamin D can be toxic, leading to a constellation of signs and symptoms but not liver injury or jaundice.