Vitamin D supplements are hot—and even hotter during the short daylight hours of autumn and winter. Options range from vegetarian sources to gummies, as well as those made just for women or kids. Until recently, vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) was made only by processing sheep lanolin (the oil found in wool). Now vitamin D3 is also produced from lichen, a vegetarian source. Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol), which is absorbed only half as well, is made from fungi. Here are 6 natural vitamin D supplements to check out.
This vegetarian-friendly product provides 1,000 IU of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) in each capsule.
Each tangerine flavor gummy provides 400 IU of vitamin D3 for ages 4 and above. There are 60 gummies per bottle. The company also has a high potency version, available in 100-count bottles with 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 per gummy.
This particular formula provides 4,000 IU of vitamin D3 (from cholecalciferol) in every two drops. Each bottle contains 240 servings.
Several companies, including Healthy Origins, market 10,000 IU capsules of vitamin D. The vitamin D in each softgel capsule is in the form of cholecalciferol derived from lanolin.
The label of this children’s supplement recommends two doses of vitamin D: six drops daily from birth to 1 year of age, and eight drops daily for children ages 1 to 12 years. The drops have a natural berry flavor.
Each tablet of this vegan-friendly supplement provides 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 from lichen, along with an organic food-and-mushroom blend. The tablets are chewable and have a raspberry-lemon flavor.
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