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Vitamin D, D2 & D3

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin

Types of Vitamin D

Vitamin D isnt  a single compound but five forms of Vitamin D – D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5. The most important forms used by the body being D2 and D3.

Vitamin D3 cholecalciferol is made by the body in the skin when it is exposed to sunlight / ultraviolet light that is why it is often referred to as the sunshine vitamin.

Vitamin D2 Ergocalciferol

Both D3 and D2 are transformed in the liver and kidneys into 25 hydroxyvitamins

What is Vitamin used for in the body?

The immune system, bones, teeth and muscles

Helps regulate and absorb calcium and phosphate in the body

Vitamin D helps absorb calcium which helps build bones.

Vitamin D Foods

Vegans can find it difficult to intake through diet.

Mushrooms, Spinach, Kale, nuts and  fortified foods like plantbased milk, orange juice, cereals

The Miraculous Results Of Extremely High Doses Of The Sunshine Hormone Vitamin D3 My Experiment With Huge Doses Of D3 From 25,000 To 50,000 To 100,000 Iu A Day Over A 1 Year Period – Jeff T Bowles

Additional Reading:

Why do we need vitamin D in our diets?


Comparison of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplementation in raising serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Differential effects of vitamin D2 and D3 supplements on 25-hydroxyvitamin D level are dose, sex, and time dependent: a randomized controlled trial.

Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of mortality in adults.

Vitamin D supplementation for chronic liver diseases in adults.

Vitamin D supplementation for prevention of cancer in adults.

Vitamin D and vitamin D analogues for preventing fractures in post-menopausal women and older men.

Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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