What is the differance between Vit.D 2--Vit. D 3 ?

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What is the differance between Vit.D 2--Vit. D 3 ?

Postby lovebug » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:33 am

`JIMMYLEGS` Can you tell me what the difference is between those two vitamins? Somewhere ijn this web site I did see that you say that Vit.D 3 is better. Why? I have asked several pharmacists and they have all told me that they are the same. So why sell both than? I trust your judgement better.
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Re: What is the differance between Vit.D 2--Vit. D 3 ?

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:10 am

hey there, okay so D2 is ergocalciferol, a plant form. your body has to turn it into D3.

D3 is cholecalciferol, the animal form. your body can use this as is. it's the form your own body makes from 7-dehydrocholesterol, when it's irradiated by the right intensity of UVB light. (seasonally variable depending on your distance from the equator.. and the weather).

there are studies out there on the difference in terms of bioavailability and absorption. D3 is better. supplements are made from the fat on lambs wool. so next time you see a milk commercial touting its vitamin d content from 'the sunny meadows of new zealand', you'll know what they're on about ;)
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my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
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Re: What is the differance between Vit.D 2--Vit. D 3 ?

Postby lovebug » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:25 pm

`JimmyLegs` THANK YOU!! I new you would have the right answer!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: What is the differance between Vit.D 2--Vit. D 3 ?

Postby jimmylegs » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:39 pm

yvw :)
READ ME key info on nutrient targets - www.thisisms.com/ftopict-2489.html
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com
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