vitamin D2


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Related to vitamin D2: vitamin D3, ergocalciferol

vitamin D2

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for calciferol
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AFP, CA 15-3/27-29, CA 19-9, CEA, Ferritin, Follate (Folic Acid), Glycosylated Hemoglobin, HCG, 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D2 and D3, Occult Blood, PAP, PSA, Thyroglobulin, Vitamin B-12.
A randomized trial of high-dose vitamin D2 in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.
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.
Pietras, SM, et al, Vitamin D2 treatment for vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency for up to 6 years.
The pad uses an "unrivaled" ingredient blend: active vitamin D2 (Ergocalciferol), microencapsulated DHA, and skin-restoring extracts, according to the company.
Supplementation with vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) instead of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) has shown to have a more significant effect on elevating 25(OH)D levels.
They analysed the results of observational cohort studies and randomised controlled trials of both naturally circulating vitamin D and supplements (given singly as either vitamin D2 or D3 supplements).
However, the Roche Elecsys Vitamin D Total Assay can easily diagnose deficiency in vitamin D, as it measures both vitamin D2 and D3, which are important for physicians who have patients taking different forms of vitamin D supplements," Dr Haq said.
Vitamin D2 isn't bad, but it is the vegetable form of the vitamin, and in order for our body to use it, we must convert it into vitamin D3, which is not an efficient conversion.
It is our intention to use this equipment for the measurement of serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D2 and serum 25-hydroxy vitamin D3.
If you prefer to take only products that are 100% vegetarian, you'll need to take vitamin D2 for bone support.

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