A low level of association was observed between systolic, diastolic BP and vitamin D2
For example, a recent paper reported the positive effects of high-dose (300,000 IU over eight weeks) vitamin D2
(ergocalciferol) on vascular endothelial function and flow mediated dilation.
is much less effective than vitamin D3 in humans.
Some fungi such as mushrooms are a natural source of vitamin D2
5 oz), fortified foods such as milk (100 IU of D3 per 8 ox), and other supplements Vitamin D2
is produced through the ultraviolet irradiation of ergostero), and vitamin D3 is produced through the ultraviolet irradiation of 7-dehydrocholesterol.
FDA recognizes either vitamin D2
or vitamin D3 as meeting the recommendation/requirement for vitamin D.
dose required to rapidly increase 25(OH)D levels in osteoporotic women.
According to the company, studies have shown that Vitamin D3 is more effective than Vitamin D2
in raising and maintaining levels of biologically active Vitamin D.
the form of vitamin D3 or vitamin D2
25Hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D of D2 and D3 origin in maternal and umbilical cord serum after vitamin D2
supplementation in human pregnancy.
We do not know much about what vitamin D2
does in invertebrates.
Vitamin D can be present in the diet as either vitamin D2
(ergocalciferol) or vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol); both forms follow the same metabolic pathway to eventually become 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D.