Category Archives: Cholecalciferol

Vitamin D: Skin Versus Diet

Humans obtain vitamin D from two sources. Firstly, humans are able to synthesise vitamin D in their skin. This cutaneous reaction is catalysed by ultraviolet light and results in the production of vitamin D3, also called cholecalciferol. Humans can also … Continue reading

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More On Generating Vitamin D From Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D, but the vitamin D content of mushrooms varies depending on the growing conditions. In particular, the amount of ultraviolet light that the mushrooms are exposed to has a significant effect on the … Continue reading

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Do We Absorb The Vitamin D From Mushrooms?

Evidence suggests that mushrooms can be a source of dietary vitamin D. In particular, mushrooms are rich in ergocalciferol, also called vitamin D2. Ergocalciferol is known to be biologically active in humans, and a number of studies have investigated the … Continue reading

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The Vitamin D Content of Mushrooms

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone required by humans for correct bone, immune and calcium regulation. Humans can synthesise vitamin D when their skin is exposed to ultraviolet light, or can get vitamin D from food. Vitamin D is not … Continue reading

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Vitamin D Binding Protein: Supplements and Sun

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Vitamin D2 and D3 Interactions

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Vitamin D Content of Supermarket Mushrooms

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Vitamin D from Mushrooms

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Vitamin D Synthesis in Mushrooms

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Mushrooms as a Source of Vitamin D

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