Vitamin D3 could be the
preferred choice for vitamin D supplementation.
Vitamin D is normally obtained from the diet or produced by the skin from the ultraviolet energy of the sun. However, it is not abundant in food. As more people avoid sun exposure, Vitamin D supplementation becomes even more necessary to ensure that your body receives an adequate supply.
Pregnant women who are deficient in vitamin D seem to be at greater risk of developing preeclampsia and needing a Cesarean section. Poor vitamin D status is associated with gestational diabetes mellitus and bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women. It is also important to note that high vitamin D levels during pregnancy were associated with an increased risk of food allergy in the child during the first 2 years of life.
Vitamin D is extremely important for regulating cell growth and for cell-to-cell communication.