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What is Vitamin D3 Benefits on your Skin, Hair & Health? (Cholecalciferol Benefits) - Smeh Beautytips

Vitamin D is a term given to both Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3. The differences between both are; the first one is obtained from plants and another one is obtained from sunlight and animals. Vitamin D3 absorbs more quickly in the body than vitamin D2. 
Vitamin D3 is actually not a vitamin, it's a hormone which improves intestinal absorption. It absorbs healthy nutrition mainly calcium.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) Deficiency Symptoms:

Vitamin D3 deficiency has multifarious side effects that are as follows:
  1. Pain in bones and back.
  2. Catch infections often (Poor Immune System).
  3. Muscle aches.
  4. Cause low mood and depression.
  5. Cancer
  6. Heart disease
  7. Cognitive disorder.
  8. Weight gain
  9. Asthma in children.

Vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol) Benefits:

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) Improves the Immune System:

Deficiency in vitamin D3 results in the weaker immune system. According to researchers, vitamin D3 plays a vital role in boosting our immune system. It activates the immune system's T cells that are responsible for immune response. Vitamin D3 helps in fighting with infections so people having low Vitamin D3 level are more prone to infections and illnesses. 

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) Improves Hair & Skin:

According to new researches, Vitamin D3 is good for both hair and skin. It strengthens skin protection and boosts the immune system that fights with any inflammation. People having a lower level of vitamin D3 prone more to skin conditions like eczema. Skin sweating is in one of the symptoms of vitamin D3 deficiency that makes skin dry and itchy.

Vitamin D3 increases the production of new follicles thus the production of new hair. Hair follicles are tiny pores from where hair grows. A lower level of vitamin D3 causes hair to fall because lower level can cause alopecia (A condition that causes baldness).

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) helps in Decreasing Cells Division:

Vitamin D3 encourages normal cells growth by stimulating the production of protein in the body. These proteins stop the multiproduction of cells that can result in cancer. Calcitriol in vitamin D3 protects from the growth of cancerous cells and decrease the process of cell division which is associated with cancer.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) helps in maintaining healthy Bones and Teeth:

Vitamin D3 is good for bones' health. Lower the level of vitamin D3 higher the risk of weaker bones. It helps intestine in absorbing calcium which is vital in keeping bones healthy. The right level of vitamin D3 in the body avoid early symptoms of knees, joints or back's pain. The bad news is vitamin D3 doesn't improve bone density which reduces with the age.

Bacteria harm teeth. Vitamin D3 improves teeth resistance to fight bacteria. Calcium is important in making jawbones healthy, vitamin D3 helps in absorbing calcium thus essential for good oral health.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) for Pregnancy:

During pregnancy, it's good to take 10 micrograms Vitamin D3 or Vitamin D daily. Vitamin D helps in getting baby enough calcium and phosphate that is vital for his/her development. Low level of Vitamin D during pregnancy may result in premature childbirth or asthma in children. Sometimes it's also linked to miscarriages. For a good mental health check post, 7 Mental Health Tips That are Approved by Therapists.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) for Anxiety and Depression:

Vitamin D3 plays a vital role in a healthy nervous system. Vitamin D3 is good for the brain: lower the level of Vitamin D3 higher the rate of low mood. Anxiety is also linked to it; It's reported that many patients having anxiety and depression have a low level of Vitamin D3 in the body. There are also many other factors that can cause anxiety and depression.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) in Menopause:

After a few years of menopause, bones start getting weaker. For keeping bones healthy (for long) it's advisable to take an adequate dose of Vitamin D3. For women over 50, the daily recommended dose of Vitamin D3 is 2000 IU. The best ways to get enough Vitamin D3 are dairy products, sunlight, and supplements.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) and K2:

There are supplements available in the market that include Vitamin D3, Vitamin K2, and Calcium. Together they help in keeping bones healthy and strong. Vitamin K2 helps in the absorption of calcium in the bones with the help of Vitamin D3.

Sources of Vitamin D3/ Cholecalciferol:

Vitamin D3 is found in animal products like oily fish and eggs. Your skin can absorb vitamin D3 through sunlight but make sure to avoid sunburns. Always, use sun cream to protect your skin. You might think that sun cream also blocks vitamin D3 but it's not completely true. Even after wearing sun cream your bodies can absorb some amount of vitamin D3 from sunlight.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) Side effects:

Vitamin D3 has generally no side effects when taking the right dose. High Vitamin D3 dose shoots calcium level in the body. Taking higher doses give queasy feelings, frequent urination, feeling thirsty, dizziness, and headache.

Vitamin D3 Injections:

A severe Vitamin D3 deficiency causes severe pain in back and bones. Vitamin D3 injections are recommended to patients having significantly low vitamin D3 level. This injection boosts the immune system and patients relief from pain fastly. Injection dose is depended on the condition. Usually, 3 doses of Vitamin D3 injections are recommended per week. GP takes a blood test to ensure the right dose of Vitamin D3 for the patient.

Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) for Vegans and Vegetarians:

It's a bit hard to say that Vitamin D3 is for vegans and vegetarians because it comes from the animal products. But Vitamin D3 that's driven from sheep's wool can be taken by both vegetarians and vegans because sheep's wool goes through several processes to achieve chemical product 'cholecalciferol'. Check more detail in the post, Is Vitamin D3 Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians.

What should be a daily recommended Vitamin D3 dosage?

It's recommended to take 1000-4000 IU daily. If you live in a colder region where you don't get enough sunlight for making vitamin D3 then take supplements. Overexposure to sunlight can result in sunburn so care should be taken and apply suncream before exposure. 
Are you sure, you're taking the right type of vitamin D? Check it in this post.

Best Vitamin D3 (Cholecalciferol) Supplements:

There are varieties of Vitamin D3 supplements available in the market. Choosing the right supplements not only help in giving better result but it also recovers patients quickly. Here, I am sharing a post in that there are 11 best Vitamin D3 supplements according to the ranking. Check post, 'Ranking the best Vitamin D supplements of 2019'.


Vitamin D3 has multifarious benefits. It's good for skin, hair and overall health. For a better immune system, adding foods having Vitamin D is a good option. Those who catch infections quickly should take a proper diet or add Vitamin D supplements. Skin condition- eczema and hair fall are linked to a low level of Vitamin D3. It's also good for strong bones and teeth. Pregnant women should take a proper dose of Vitamin D for good baby development and avoiding the risk of early childhood asthma. 


Every human is different. It's not 100% guaranteed that every product suits everyone or everyone has similar treatment result. So for applying anything on the skin first do a patch test on the wrist especially people with sensitive skin. Only carry on with the product when there are no side effects of it. Don't take any supplement without reading the information on the leaflet or without consulting a doctor.

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  1. We always talk about Vitamin C, but you did well to talk about Vitamin D3 which is even more interesting!

  2. I've taken regular Vitamin D especially during my pregnancy, not sure if its D3. After pregnancy, my body is a whole lot different so I'm loving these benefits, especially for your hair!

  3. I think, as a stay at home mum, I could do with some extra vitamin D in the form of a holiday :D great post, I had no idea there was a different types of vitamin D.

  4. Thank you for the info about vitamin D. We don't hear about it all that much but it is very important all the same. Very important information!

  5. Really Nice blog post. I know all about the vitamins and what good affects and or bad affects they can have on you. I love doing my research on stuff like this.

  6. I hadn’t realised vitamin d had such an impact on our health. Thanks for the informative post!

  7. This post reminds me to take my D3 Vitamin capsules, it's a very important vitamin and too much people have vitamin D3 deficiency because of the lack of sun in their areas.

  8. The wonders of Vitamin D! It's like one of the unrecognized vitamins (which apparently is really a hormone but was called a vitamin because it was called that way before). It helps a lot on fulfilling systemic functions, and it really has a great effect in our health.

  9. Almost everyone is Vitamin D3 deficient, thanks to the lifestyle and indoor life. Most of us dont even know that lack of vitamin D3 is coz of aches and pains.

  10. Nice to know new things like this I am about vitamins but little did I know about d3.

  11. I didn't know much about this before today. I might have to try this out. I'd like to stay as healthy as I can.

  12. True that we don't often hear about Vitamin D but it is so good to know. Loving all the benefits!

  13. I need to see if vitamin d 3 can help with my eczema. My skin always flares up in the winter when I do not get outside much.

  14. I've never thought much about Vitamin D - I'm going to have to pay more attention to this one especially as the benefits are so important.

  15. This is really interesting I have to admit I didn't really take much notice of the two different types. Interesting you get them in different ways and they have different benefits.

  16. I have a vitamin d deficiency, so I take vit d capsules everyday. They were prescribed by my doctor. I wonder what kind of vitamin d it is.

  17. It's good to know there are so many benefits. I take Vitamin D every day!

  18. Honestly, i dont give much attention to the benefits of vitamins and minerals. i always believe that one can get it from the food they eat. but slowly, i was able to understand its importance. Vitamin D is indeed very important and your post all the more pushes me to give more imporance to it.

  19. I do take Vitamin D especially in the winter months when it drops. It is important to have this checked daily.

  20. I had no idea the benefits are so many. Keeps my eye locked into it. Thanks for sharing the info.

  21. Vitamin D is administered profilactically to kids, so I will start taking it with my daughter from now! Hope for a better hair! :)

  22. This was so informative! I take a vegan D3 supplements in the winter months since we don't get as much sun here. It really helps boost my mood and prevents the winter blues!

  23. Thanks for this great info on vitamin d3! K have always taken it for mental health benefits and am glad to know it has so many other attributes.

  24. I think that Vitamin D is definitely something that is overlooked a lot! We get so focused on Vitamin B or C that we forget how important this vitamin is to our well-being. Great information!

  25. I didn't Know vit D3 is packed with so many benefits, I need to start using them more often! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Great post! You could get a lot of Vitamin D3 from fish oil supplements like liver cod oil. Also try to add salmon at least 2x week to your diet.

  27. I have always know vitamins D to be great for building the immune system but I didn’t realize it’s D3 that is the best. I will have to see how much my kids are getting in their daily vitamin.

  28. Great post, good to read about all the benefits. I actually started taking my vitamin D's too coz I've heard it helps prevent diseases. Whatever helps!

  29. What an informative post! I have learnt a lot. I hadn’t realised the effects the vitam d can have on the body. Thanks for sharing

  30. Thanks for this informative post. Great reminder! Vitamin D /D3 is important for healthy bones.

  31. Wow I didn't know any of this! I know vitamin D is important but I haven't been taking supplements (I probably should with the amount we get out of the house these days) Luckily SC is brimming with sunlight haha so I usually get plenty naturally!

  32. Vitamin d3 has a lots of benefits indeed! I have always been amazed of its wonders!

  33. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge on this vitamin! I always get confused with what vitamin does what so thanks for sharing!

  34. I am vitamin D deficient, so I supplement. I can definitely tell when I am too low.

  35. I try my best to get adequate amount of vitamin D by vitamins, outdoor activities and also veggies. As I get older I can tell all the benefits of knowing the risk of being without. Having as a mom as a nurse help as well.

  36. Great post. I didn't have any idea about the benefits of Vitamin D and the difference between Vitamin D2 and D3. Very informative!

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  41. I didn't know much about Vitamin D3 before reading this post - thanks for the info x

  42. Thanks! I should really drink my green tea. I still have some bags left here. They're just too bitter for my taste.

  43. I am now developing a habit of using a facial clay mask every week. Hopefully, things get better. Hormones are not friendly to my skin. :(

  44. you talked about and i quote Vitamin D3 encourages normal cells growth by stimulating the production of protein in the body. These proteins stop the multiproduction of cells that can result in cancer. " on your post, you are perfectly right, which i confirmed also from a beauty blog like yours. Thanks for the vital information.

  45. Luckily I dont need to supplement because it is very sunny where I live

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