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What is vitamin D3 made of?

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2009-10-14 15:47:19
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Vitamin D3 (also known as Cholecalciferol) is actually a Secosteroid (very similar in structure to a steroid).

The supplemental form is most commonly derived from the oil of sheep's wool (lanolin). It can also be made from fish liver oil.

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d2 is made from yeast while d3 is from animal.


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Vitamin D3, also called cholecalciferol is another form of the vitamin D.It's the sunshine vitamin.


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Vitamin D has two forms which are vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) and vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol). Vitamin D without a subscript refers to either D2 or D3 or both.Vitamin D3 is produced in the skin of vertebrates after exposure to ultraviolet B light.


The Sun gives off light. The body uses light to convert 7-dehydrocholesterol into pre-vitamin D3. Pre-vitamin D3 forms in to cholecalciferol, vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 is brought to the liver were it forms 25-hydroxyvitamin D. Finally, it is brought to the kidney to form 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, the active form of vitamin D.


Yes.!! I take Nature Made Vitamin D3 daily, and would recommend it to everyone.


Vitamin D3, also known as cholecalciferol is the natural human form of vitamin D made in the skin when cholesterol reacts with sunlight.It doesn't have significant biological activity, so it must be metabolized first by the liver and then by the kidneys to be converted into fully-active, hormonal form of Vitamin D known as calcitrol. Vitamin D3 is now being studied for treatment of certain cancers.


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The Vitamin D3 RX is much higher and potent concentration. Prescribe to people that has very low vitamin D. Recently, supplements companies bumped up their dosages up to 10,000 IU.


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Vitamin D2 is ergocalciferol and Vitamin D3 is cholecalciferol.


Vitamin D, more specifically Vitamin D3 is the only vitamin that is manufactured in the skin.


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D3 is not vegan. It comes from lanolin, which comes from sheep. D2 is vegan as it comes from yeast.


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D3 is the form of vitamin D that is produced by our skin when we are exposed to sunlight.



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