What is Ergocalciferol?
Ergocalciferol is the actinic name of vitamin D2, a anatomy of vitamin D. Ergocalciferol is a secosteroid formed by a photochemical band breaking of a steroid, specifically, by the activity of ultraviolet ablaze on ergosterol. Viosterol, the name accustomed to aboriginal affairs of ablaze ergosterol, is about alike with ergocalciferol.
Ergocalciferol may be acclimated as a vitamin D supplement, and a 2011 analytic guideline advised it to be as able as cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) which is produced by itself by the derma if apparent to ultraviolet light. It is bogus and marketed beneath assorted names, including Deltalin (Eli Lilly and Company), Drisdol (Sanofi-Synthelabo) and Calcidol (Patrin Pharma).