I have read about a vegan source of D3

by Mikael
(Norway)

I am not sure if its 100 percent confirmed but it seems many are claiming that shiitake mushrooms, when exposed to the sun (dried preferably) has D3. I don't see it mentioned in this article, it is very costly but I wonder if its a reliable source.

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Mushrooms are D2
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Mikael,

Sorry, but mushrooms are D2. Don't waste your money. There are no vegan sources of D3. I was told by someone about a product from Megafood Vitamins that was supposedly made from yeast. If you go to the page there, you can read the conversation that I had with the company who stated that they simply take D3 from lanolin and feed it to yeast who transform it into a substance that they haven't even tested and so don't know if it really even brings up blood levels or not.




I also was told about a product by a company called LifeGive who claims to make a vegan D3. A representative was happy to answer my questions until I asked what it was made from (I made sure to let them know that I didn't want trade secrets) and if they had proof that it worked to bring up blood levels.

She told me that she would ask the doctor who founded the company and after 3 emails, she's not returned my emails again.

So, there you have it...


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Thanks for the answer!
by: MIkael Antoniades

I appreciate a lot that you did some research into this. Which I did not expect, very professional and appreciated :)!. Glad to have this confirmed as fake as I will avoid wasting my money now. Unfortunately I don't think I will do any sun bed treatment due to the health negatives of them. I will try to take D2 supplements when the sun isn't around.

More info from LifeGive
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

OK, here is more information about LifeGive. After waiting a month, they finally got back to me, but they didn't really answer the questions that I asked. But here's what they say,

"Hello Kerri,
To answer your questions:

1. We of course measured D3 increase through the sophisticated Spectracell testing. This nutrient is extracted from the mushroom without damaging its integrity. Shitake mushroom are the only viable host to derive this nutrient from in any significant way. Like the gentleman who?s inquiry, the laboratories in a country that we distribute to, were also unaware that this nutrient could successfully be derived from a non-animal source.


Please do not hesitate to write if you have any further questions.

Be Well,

Dr. Brian Clement, Ph.D.,L.N.
Hippocrates Health Institute
"

 

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Well, that didn't answer the question of whether they tested blood levels of humans or whether they just tested the pills. But I wrote back asking to see the reports from the independent lab that they used. I'll keep you up to date on the progress if and when I hear back from them...


Kerri Knox, RN

More info on LifeGive products..
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

I have more info on the LifeGive products to give you. I DID receive a copy of an independent lab test that I asked for. Unfortunately, the Lab Sheet that LifeGive sent me says that the product contains "Vitamin D". There is no mention of whether it is D2 or D3- which is what I've specifically been asking them for months now.

So, I'm not going to waste my time with trying to get an answer out of LifeGive. They are obviously not forthcoming with proving their claims- and therefore, I will NOT endorse their product that 'claims' to be Vitamin D3 when I suspect that it's not..

As far as I know, you can only get D2 from Shitake mushrooms and LifeGive has not proven this to the contrary...


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