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Vitamin D

Main Ingredients:   Vitamin D (AKA: Cholecalciferol, Calciferol, Calcitrol, Ergocalciferol)

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Vitamins & Minerals
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8
6.4  Effectiveness
1.9  Side Effects
4.6  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 1 Vitamin D side effect and 2 Vitamin D benefits.

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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Vitamin D, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 0% 5.2% 91.4% 3.4% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 1.7% 1.7% 93.1% 1.7% 1.7%
Blood Pressure 0% 1.7% 94.8% 1.7% 1.7%
Breathing 0% 3.4% 96.6% 0% 0%
Confidence 0% 5.2% 91.4% 3.4% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 0% 5.2% 93.1% 1.7% 0%
Digestion 3.4% 3.4% 89.7% 3.4% 0%
Emotional Well-being 0% 5.2% 82.8% 10.3% 1.7%
Energy 3.4% 12.1% 72.4% 10.3% 1.7%
Eyesight 0% 5.2% 91.4% 3.4% 0%
Memory 0% 5.2% 89.7% 5.2% 0%
Mental Clarity 0% 8.6% 89.7% 0% 1.7%
Pain 0% 5.2% 89.7% 5.2% 0%
Patience 0% 5.2% 93.1% 1.7% 0%
Sexual Health 0% 0% 100% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 1.7% 5.2% 87.9% 5.2% 0%
Sleep 1.7% 6.9% 84.5% 6.9% 0%
Stress Level 0% 6.9% 91.4% 1.7% 0%
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Commonly Reported Vitamin D Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Cold Symptoms 91.3% 8.7% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
Difficulty Urinating 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Gas 87% 8.7% 4.3% 0% 0%
Fatigue 93.1% 6.9% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Mood Swings 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Blurred Vision 91.3% 8.7% 0% 0% 0%
Leg and/or Foot Cramping 97.1% 2.9% 0% 0% 0%
Stomach Ache 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Fever 98.1% 1.9% 0% 0% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 95.7% 4.3% 0% 0% 0%
Hot Flashes / Flushing 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Indigestion 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Anxiety 95.8% 4.2% 0% 0% 0%
Drowsiness 96% 4% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 97.8% 2.2% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Mouth 90.9% 0% 9.1% 0% 0%
Dizziness 96.6% 3.4% 0% 0% 0%
Relaxed / Calming Sensation 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Heartburn 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 82.6% 17.4% 0% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 98.2% 1.8% 0% 0% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Vitamin D Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Rapid Heartbeat 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
Decrease in Blood Pressure 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Weight 80% 20% 0% 0% 0%
Nervousness 85.7% 14.3% 0% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Vitamin D
09 Jan 2012 Vitamine D makes my bones feel stronger because of calcium.
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06 Jan 2012 Dosage was increased during the last doctor's visit
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04 Jan 2012 Vitamin D is very good in helping people who have depression. I feel much better while taking it.
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02 Jan 2012 Vitamin D has been very helpful with leg cramps. Wish I could take the shot instead of the pills though.
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10 Aug 2011 Vitamin D has improved my metabolism and I can not be any happier!
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