What is another name for vitamin d?

Incorporating essential vitamins into your diet can be a game-changer for your overall health. Among those critical micro-nutrients, vitamin D stands out as the sunshine nutrient because it’s generated by soaking up sunlight exposure. But what about its other name? Is there more than one name for this superstar vitamin? Let’s dive in and discover the mysterious alias of vitamin D.

The Basics: What is Vitamin D?

Before we reveal the pseudonym, let’s understand what vitamin D truly is. This fat-soluble vitamin plays a crucial role in absorbing calcium and promoting bone growth – that may be why it’s always emphasized at ‘drink-your-milk’ lectures.

Recent research has also shown that this little wonder molecule protects against multiple diseases like heart disease, several cancers (especially breast cancer), type 1 diabetes, MS or Multiple Sclerosis, depression/anxiety and yes even COVID-19! Basically anything nasty tries to challenge you with Booyah!!

Now comes our major revelation: Apparently,vitamin D goes by several names (mind-blowing) – cholecalciferol (which sounds like something that came straight from Dexter lab), ergocalciferol…oh dear Lord,(this word!) – calcitriol, previtamin D3,didn’t think Santa Claus was involved right!?.. but wait theres another dietary source here called,, oh go on surprise me!. . .vitamin ‘D2.’

So when someone’s talking about dosages or blood levels or just plain old asking whether you’re getting enough sunshine (Goes hand-in-hand with sounding happy), they could use any of these terms instead of “vitamin D” without being a shady or deceitful.

Why the Name Game?

But, why does it matter if one micro-nutrient has so many titles? Think of it as an alias – you wouldn’t necessarily go by your full name at a casual coffee shop meeting. In this case, each name helps refer to the specific chemical composition and form of vitamin D. Don’t worry don’t need a lab coat for that!

For instance, cholecalciferol is generated in our skin upon exposure to ultraviolet B rays, while ergocalciferol is found in dietary sources like mushrooms (Cha-ching( better than gobbling worms right?). Calcitriol may sound fancy-pantsy.. but it’s actually produced by our kidneys from its precursor forms!

Vitamin ‘D2’

Let’s explore vitamin ‘D2’ shall we? This variant shows up more commonly in fungi like yeast or even plant species compared to animal products like meat or eggs- doesn’t quite jive with non-vegan then eh!? It was once thought to be an acceptable substitute for D3, which we’ll cover next . . .

It turns out, that D2 wasn’t as potent (Oh dear)as its sun-gorged cousin,D3; some research suggests those receiving the former style didn’t always get sufficient therapeutic benefits when treated. I guess not all vegan choices are equal after all.

## Ergocalciferol aka “”Vitamin-D4-Life””
Yes,ergocalciferol,the powerhouse from mushrooms gets his own sassy alter ego nickname of “vitamin D4life.”(Applause please). Apparently He’s new on the scene and serves similar biological functions significantly faster acting too! So now you will likely think twice before kicking off any mushrooms offered(this could seriously boost my immune system).

Itching to delve further into these vitamins under their bynames? Sure thing! Cholecalciferol turns out to be the most natural form of vitamin D, which our skin creates thanks to sun exposure paired with pre-existing cholesterol in your skin. Or maybet just a whole lotta stress… Remember it only takes about ten minutes (varies depending on season and amount of flesh exposed) for enough sunshine exposure arm legs face etc.which is converted quickly and safely into vitamin Sunshine Booster-AKALicious D3.A well earned moniker wouldn’t you say?

But then what’s calcitriol‘s history like? It turns out that cholecalciferol transforms after being absorbed through dietary sources or rays generating our liver; this unstable compound then enters kidneys While there,much like distilling alcohol!! Calcidirol changes molecularly again forming an active version commonly distinguished as Calcitriol.

Now,don’t worry if all these names have left your head spinning having reread that last paragraph several times. Let’s segue onto something more “practical”..how do we quantify each identity – how much should one take?

Vitamin SunLite Boosteroo A.K.A D3 warrants special attention – natural production implies how fast conversion can occur – so some research indicates current recommended levels aren’t high enough(time for a review??).While Dietary Illunimator,D2,has lower proportions available hence higher dosages/duration needed (”what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger”)!. Lastly,’Calci-Mighty-Power’,or calcitrioll produced naturally minimizes risk too-high concentrations!(talk about counting inventory down — right!?).

The Bottom Line

On the whole, vitamin D , regardless of the label it wears, is an essential nutrient for overall health.Beyond calcium absorption and osteogenesis, this little guy helps to mitigate several deadly conditions.

So whether you call it Cholecalciferol(straight outta the lab), or Vitamin-Skinshine-AKALicious (lets make a t-shirt!)(smiling face) . . celebrate that sunshine booster!!!

Remember ten minutes can lead us all to radiant better health.

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