Dr. Holick describes if women should take vitamin D2 or vitamin D3 supplements.
We have recently shown, and if you go back and look at the past almost 80 years of the vitamin D story, there really is minimum evidence to suggest that there’s any difference between vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. In fact, we did a study last year in healthy adults and showed that vitamin D2 is as effective as vitamin D3 in maintaining vitamin D status.
So your, so you don’t have to worry about looking on the label, is it vitamin D2 or vitamin D3 – they both work just fine.
About Dr. Holick, Ph.D., M.D.:
Michael Holick, Ph.D., M.D., is the Professor of Medicine of Physiology and Biophysics at Boston University School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and performed his residency and fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Holick specializes in vitamin D, calcium, bone metabolism, photobiology of vitamin, and osteoporosis. Dr. Holick is also the recipient of the American Skin Associations Psoriasis Research Achievement Award, the American College of Nutrition Award, the Robert H. Herman Memorial Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, and more.