Immunology What is the difference between Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 in terms of immunity?
Hello, everyone! What is the difference between Vitamin D2 and Vitamin D3 in terms of immunity?
Your opinions matter a lot! Just waiting for your answers)
As far as I understand, they have the same value for the body, and also have similarities in metabolic processes and therapeutic effects. However, their presence in the body is provided in various ways, therefore they write differently)
The difference between vitamin D2 and D3, the effects on the body are not the same. The second is better absorbed and quickly turns into an active form, so the level of vitamin D in the blood is growing rapidly.
@benzol00 it means that second form is better because of its amount?
I wonder which form prevails in food products and which form is formed by the action of ultraviolet radiation?
@argentum Vitamin D3 is synthesized in humans in the skin under the action of ultraviolet rays of the "B" range, and also enters the human body with food. Vitamin D2 can only come from food.
@benzol00 That is, summing up the above, it is most effective to get vitamin D with the help of sunlight?
@argentum yes, definitely, BUT it is very important to protect yourself with spf as well. The sun is so useful, so dangerous!
@benzol00 in theory, these funds also reduce the production of vitamin D3 in the skin or not?