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It’s (way past) time to stop prescribing with Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) – Oct 2018

IT'S TIME TO STOP PRESCRIBING ERGOCALCIFEROL.

Endocr Pract. 2018 Oct 5. doi: 10.4158/EP-2018-0415. [Epub ahead of print]
Binkley NC1,2, Wiebe DA1,3.
Abstract is behind a paywall

Summary of points from the study

  • Unsure how much vitamin D is needed > 15ng, >20ng, >30ng (does not mention >40 ng)
  • Large variability between vitamin D test results (Probably true for both D3 and D2))
  • Most people have small amounts of D2 vs D3 (except indoor vegans?)
  • D2 provides less response than D3

Additional studies on reasons to not use D2 - from VitaminDWiki

D2 was found first, is far more expensive, is only available via prescription, is only available in a few forms and sizes

D2 still being prescribed in many places

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