Ergocalciferol

I’ve been hearing for a while that Americans have been taking in far less vitamin D than they need. I recently read this on vegan.com again. I’ve also been reading that new research shows that it is not only safe to supplement with larger amounts of vitamin D, but that many health experts think that we need to.

The vegan form of vitamin D, ergocalciferol, doesn’t pack as powerful a punch. I’ve read some experts recommend taking up to 4000 I.U. per day. You read that right, four thousand, not four hundred.

Disclaimer: I’m not an expert and I am not saying to take that much.

So far, the best vegan vitamin D supplement I found only comes in 1000 I.U. tablets. However, I just discovered the supplement pictured above, that comes in 2000 I.U. tablets which you can buy at a A Different Daisy aka vegangoods.com

That same store also sells the best vegan calcium supplement I ever found ( by the same company ). It uses calcium citrate, the most absorbable form of supplemental calcium, balanced with magnesium and vitamin D. For some reason I have never been able to find that particular supplement anywhere else.