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    Is natural Vitamin D-2 better than synthetic one?

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Posted on Sat, 19 Nov 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: My doctor has prescribed Vitamin D-2 for D deficiency. Have heard Vitamin D-3 better choice as natural vs. synthetic.
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
D3 is superior

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.

Yes, studies have shown that vitamin D3 is better absorbed and utilized than D2, may have better efficiency and provides more constant vitamin D levels in blood. Both of these can be found in food and as supplements so if you are able to have vitamin D3, you should use it.

Wish you good health.
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