What is Replesta?
Replesta is a medical food that contains 50,000 IU of cholecalciferol (vitamin D3
). Replesta provides the distinct nutritional requirements to manage vitamin D deficiency and help replenish your vitamin D stores.Use only under medical supervision.
How does Replesta manage my vitamin D deficiency?
Chronic vitamin D deficiency has been shown to have serious consequences.13
Therefore vitamin D deficiency should be rapidly corrected. 33
In order to manage vitamin D deficiency in some people, it is necessary to give large doses of vitamin D within a relatively short period of time. Replesta contains 50,000 IU vitamin D3
to help raise your calcidiol levels above 30 ng/mL. 40,56-58
How do I take Replesta?
Replesta can be prescribed in a variety of ways allowing your doctor to tailor a treatment strategy that will work best for you. Use under medical supervision and follow your doctor’s instructions.
Can I take Replesta with my multivitamin?
Yes, you can take Replesta in conjunction with your multivitamin or calcium supplement. Be sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are taking any dietary supplements or medications.
Can I correct vitamin D deficiency with my diet?
Vitamin D deficiency is common in medical patients, including those who take vitamin D supplements. Despite lifestyle and dietary changes, vitamin D concentrations often fail to reach normality in a significant number of patients.
In order to achieve adequate levels of vitamin D, measurement of calcidiol levels and replacement with a medical food such as Replesta may be necessary as part of the overall management of your condition.
Does Replesta contain gluten?
No. Replesta does not contain gluten and is made with all natural flavors and sweeteners. It is available as a delicious orange-flavored chewable wafer.
Do I need to keep taking vitamin D once I am sufficient?
Once your deficiency is managed, adequate vitamin D should be taken to sustain calcidiol levels above 30 ng/mL.
Adults require at least 600 IU per day of vitamin D to maximize bone health and muscle function.
However, maintaining calcidiol levels consistently above 30 ng/mL may require at least 1,500-2,000 IU per day of vitamin D.
If your condition is such that you are at risk for recurrent vitamin D deficiency, it is reasonable for your physician to recommend that you take 1 or 2 Replesta once monthly thereafter