Tip of the Week: Take Vitamin D3, not D2

HeartHawk
By HeartHawk Latest Reply 2011-08-09 18:39:16 -0500
Started 2011-08-09 18:39:16 -0500

By now most of us know that we need Vitamin D for a healthy heart. Additionally, the since the daily requirement for Vitamin D has been raised it is speculated that many of us may be deficient. But which of the two forms is better, D3 or D2? D3 wins! Here is a great technical article on the subject.

http://www.heartconnect.com/news-articles/313...

While the recommended D3 dose is now about 800IU you should always ask your doctor what is appropriate for you. Your doc may want to do a blood test (25-OH Vitamin D3 test) to see what your current blood level is before prescribing a dose. When you buy D3 look for an oil-based gelcap as it is believed by many that this preparation is better absorbed.

HH

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