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What does the D stand for in vitamin D?
The term "vitamin D" refers to several different forms of this vitamin. ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). Vitamin D2 synthesized by plants. Vitamin D3 is synthesized by humans in the skin. D is the fourth letter in the Latin alphabet and the vitamin D was the fourth vitamin discovered. ...
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What is the difference in vitamin D and vitamin D3?
Vitamin D3 is a type of Vitamin D found in animals (including Humans). Vitamin D2 is the type of Vitamin D found in plants. ...
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What is the difference between vitamin d deficiency and vitamin d?
Vitamin D deficiency means you are deficient in vitamin D. Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin which your body makes from being exposed to sunshine. You can get vitamin D from eating fatty fish like salmon and tuna or beef liver. Some dairy products are fortified with vitamin D and so are some breakfast cereals. ...
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How many International Units of vitamin D equal one unit of vitamin D?
One unit of Vitamin D equals One International Unit of Vitamin D. Another name for International Unit is IU, but there is no such thing as a "unit" of Vitamin D. ...