Vitamin D-3 Supplements Yield More Health Benefits
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Vitamin D-3 supplements provide more health benefits than vitamin D-2 supplements, according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers found that people who take vitamin D-3 supplements have higher vitamin D levels in their blood, indicating that the body more effectively converts this form of vitamin D into the hormone responsible for health benefits. Natural sources of vitamin D include some foods, such as seafood and eggs, and exposure to sunlight, but many foods are fortified with vitamin D, usually in the form of vitamin D-2. Now, the researchers are studying whether vitamin D-3 in fortified foods produces better health.
When I go for my yearly physical exam, I always have my doctor check my Vitamin D levels in a simple blood test. The first time I had this done, my levels were low and she suggested that I take a supplement. When I looked for information on Vitamin D supplements, one of the most informative articles was right here on Spark People. They strongly suggested taking Vitamin D-3 as the most beneficial choice.