Vitamins and minerals are essential micronutrients which are required by the body for various physiological functions. These micronutrients are not synthesized and produced within our body, so we have to take these vitamins and minerals from outside, through some organic sources. These organic micronutrients are divided into two categories.

Water soluble vitamins are – B complex (Riboflavin, biotin, niacin, thiamine, pyridoxine etc) and Vit C. Fat soluble vitamins are – A, D, E, K. They do not dissolve in water. Out of all these, today we will talk about vitamin D. Let’s have a look!

Vitamin D


Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, which is not synthesized inside the body, it is provided from outer organic sources.

  • Ergocalciferol and cholecalciferol are the chemical names for vitamin D
  • It can be dissolved in fat
  • It is required for the proper mineralization of bone
  • Deficiency: This can lead to rickets and osteomalacia, or bone softening
  • Sources to consider: The body produces vitamin D when exposed to UVB rays from the sun or other sources. The vitamin is also found in fatty fish, eggs and mushrooms.


  • Sunshine is a good source of Vit-D
  • Vit D is necessary for calcium synthesis and absorption
  • Vit D can be obtained from Animal and Plant sources
  • Animal sources include- Flesh of Fish and fish liver oil. Cheese, egg yolk
  • D2 found in mushrooms
EggLiver meatFish liver oil
Cow MilkOrangeFortified cereals
MushroomOysterFortified milk
SalmonMargarineCodliver oil
TofuSardineCitrus juices
CheeseMosambiGreen Salads
SoymilkMushroomsBone marrows


  • Enhances Bone Health
  • Does Calcium Regulation
  • Promotes Immune Function
  • Prevents Osteoporosis
  • Regulates Mood


Vit D should not be given in or taken by

  • Pregnant ladies / Pregnancy
  • In children without blood examinations of VIT – D
  • Patients with vitamin D allergy
  • Hypervitaminosis
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Any hormonal condition which make absorption hard


Around 25% people have vitamin allergy worldwide which can even lead to conditions like

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Constipation
  • Weight loss
  • Confusion
  • Poor appetite
  • Arrhythmia
  • Kidney stones and other conditions
  • High blood calcium

As we already studied about water soluble and fat soluble vitamins. Fat soluble vitamins cannot be flushed out easily so if taken for long duration or in more amounts can cause toxification of organs like liver, spleen, kidney also it can lead to high calcium levels in blood and gets deposited in bones and spaces. Cause overgrowth of bones which leads to painful conditions like bunions and big toes.

Does Vit – D by Planet Ayurveda cause side effects ???


Planet Ayurveda manufactures ayurvedic medicines derived entirely from plants. Planet’s medicine does not contain additives, chemicals or preservatives. All products are GMP certified and 100% vegan. So, it does not cause any side effects. Planet Ayurveda provides herbal VITAMIN D CAPSULES which are a remedy for BONE STRENGTH, OSTEOPENIA, OSTEOPOROSIS and JOINT PAIN.

Vit – D3 is an essential vitamin which is required for bone health, and planet ayurveda have formulated Vit D3 capsules with herbs and potent plant extracts. It is a blend of lichens, spirulina, mushrooms, chlorella and vegetable capsules and shells (hydroxypropyl methylcellulose). As these tablets are totally plant based so they don’t have such side effects on organs and they should be taken under sunlight for proper synthesis of vit-D and calcium. These tablets can be given to any healthy person with low VIT-D levels and in patients suffering from bone disorders, joint pain and osteoporosis.

Vitamin D3


  1. Lichens
  2. Spirulina
  3. Mushrooms
  4. Chlorella


Lichens are a complicated living form that is a symbiotic relationship of two different creatures, a fungus and an alga. The fungus is the dominant partner, and it is responsible for the majority of the lichen’s traits, from its thallus form to its fruiting bodies.


Spirulina is a cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) biomass that may be ingested by humans and animals. Arthrospira platensis, Arthrospira fusiformis, and Arthrospira maxima are the three species.


A mushroom, sometimes known as a toadstool, is a fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus that grows above ground, on soil, or on its food supply.


Chlorella (Chlorella pyrenoidosa) is a form of freshwater algae. It’s also known as seaweed. It is utilized for both nutrition and medicinal purposes.

Dosage – 1 capsule a day. (Under sunlight)


Vitamins and minerals can be balanced only through a balanced diet, we should include carbohydrates , proteins , vitamins in our meals which we can obtain from pulses , vegetables, fruits , fish and organ meats and through dairy products. Dairy products and eggs are good sources of vit – D and calcium . Vit-D defines bone strength. This article includes information about vit d and its sources’ role in body and physiology. And a good diet habit can help in balancing all vitamins.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is a Globally Renowned Ayurveda Physician with Expertise of more than 25 Years. He is the CEO & Founder of Planet Ayurveda Private Limited, a leading Ayurveda Brand, Manufacturing, and Export Company with a Chain of Clinics and Branches in the US, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, India, and other parts of the World. He is also an Ayurveda Author who has written Books on Ayurveda, translated into Many European Languages. One of his Books is "Ayurveda – God’s Manual for Healing". He is on a Mission to Spread Ayurveda All Over the Planet through all the Possible Mediums. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of the Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit