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er·go·cal·cif·er·ol

(er'gō-kal-sif'ĕr-ol),
Activated ergosterol, the vitamin D of plant origin; it arises from ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol, which is cleaved at the 9,10 bond and develops a double bond between C-10 and C-19; used in prophylaxis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.

er·go·cal·cif·er·ol

(ĕr'gō-kal-sif'ĕr-ol)
Activated ergosterol, the vitamin D of plant origin; it arises from ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol; used in prophylaxis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.
Synonym(s): calciferol, vitamin D2.

calciferol

or

vitamin D2

a compound that has vitamin D properties and is obtained by ultraviolet irradiation of ergosterol.

er·go·cal·cif·er·ol

(ĕr'gō-kal-sif'ĕr-ol)
Activated ergosterol, the vitamin D of plant origin; used in prophylaxis and treatment of vitamin D deficiency.
Synonym(s): calciferol, vitamin D2.
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There were limited data of vitamin D2 or vitamin D gained via sun exposure or dietary resources to compare the differences.
While dark chocolate has a relatively high vitamin D2 content, very little amount of vitamin D was found in white chocolate, the researchers said.
Comparison of vitamin D2 and vitamin D3 supplementation in raising serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D status: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
The number of study participants who had hypertension were 22 and 19 having low and normal vitamin D2 level respectively (table 3).
In their meta-analysis, they included studies that reported any baseline 25-hydroxyvitamin D blood levels, any blood pressure levels, studies that lasted as little as four weeks, and which involved supplementation with a variety of forms of vitamin D, including vitamin D2, vitamin D3, calcitriol (1,25-hydroxyvitamin D3), and 1-alpha-hydroxylated versions of vitamin D (paricalcitol and doxerocalciferol).
MY DOCTOR NOW WANTS ME TO TRY VITAMIN D2. WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THESE TWO TYPES OF VITAMIN D?
Vitamin D used in fortification and dietary supplements may be in the form of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) or vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).
has launched a novel CE marked ELISA kit to measure total 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D2 and D3.
In humans, the most important compounds of vitamin D are vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol).
Vitamin D comes in several forms; the two most commonly found in foods and supplements are vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and D3 (cholecalciferol).

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