08 Jan 2019
Vitamin D2, also known as ergocalciferol, is a fat soluble vitamin. It is one of the compounds that makes the Vitamin D. Vitamin D2 tablets are prescribed by doctors as dietary supplement to treat vitamin D deficiency because of poor absorption by intestine or liver. It’s available in fortified foods like breakfast cereal and margarine. Since it’s a supplement, it is made by pharmaceutical companies from fungus and marketed under various names. Dosage should be as per doctor’s advice and the medical conditions. Overdose can lead to excessive urine, high blood pressure, kidney stones and failures.