The anti-fracture benefits of vitamin D have been questioned, though low treatment adherence or dose, or the use of less potent ergocalciferol
(vitamin D2) could obscure benefits.
Factors that may obscure a benefit of vitamin D are low adherence to treatment, low dose of vitamin D or the use of less potent ergocalciferol
(vitamin D2)," they added.
Vitamin D refers to two biologically inactive precursors--D3, also known as cholecalciferol, and D2, also known as ergocalciferol
Comparative effectiveness of alternative supplement ergocalciferol
DISCUSSION: He was started on ergocalciferol
2000 IU day PO on Day 3 as well as calcitriol 0.
Daily provision of existing supplements, which provide 25 [micro]g ergocalciferol
plus calcium at a cost of 24 cents per capsule.
6) In patients who are vitamin D deficient, a short course of higher potency ergocalciferol
(50,000 IU twice weekly for 2 to 3 months) is justified.
Table 1: Nutritional Labelling Directive - Vitamin Levels Vitamin Other name or Recommended Daily EC Nutritional description Amount (RDA) Labelling Directive commonly used 1984 Food Labelling Regulations A Retinol 750 mcg 800 mcg D Ergocalciferol
The case against ergocalciferol
(vitamin D2) as a vitamin supplement.
Comparison of equilibrium and disequilibrium assay conditions for ergocalciferol
, cholecalciferol and their major metabolites.
The active yeast is subjected to UV light under controlled conditions to catalyse the conversion of the naturally occurring endogenous ergosterol in yeast to ergocalciferol
Risedronate and ergocalciferol
prevent hip fracture in elderly men with Parkinson disease.
Growth retardation induced in rat fetuses by maternal fasting and massive doses of ergocalciferol
2], also called ergocalciferol
, is manufactured through the ultraviolet irradiation of a substance called ergosterol that comes from yeast.