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What Is Calcifediol & What Foods Can I Find It In?

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3D-model of Calcifediol (src)

Calcifediol is also known as 25-hydroxycholecalciferol.

It is a member of the vitamin D group and a pre-hormone to vitamin D3.

When a physician measures your vitamin D level, it is the calcifediol value that is measured.

The blood concentration of calcifediol is considered the best indicator of vitamin D status.

A sufficient intake of vitamin D3 is fully converted in the body to calcifediol in about seven days.


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Calcifediol In the Body

Calcifediol is also known as calcidiol, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, or 25-hydroxycholecalciferol.

It is a member of the vitamin D group.

It works as an intermediate metabolite that forms in the liver.(source 🗗)

It has potential immunomodulating activity and also has mineralizing properties. (source 🗗)

Calcifediol is a pre hormone that is produced in the liver by hydroxylation of vitamin D3. (source 🗗)

It is the calcifediol level physicians measure to determine a persons vitamin D status. (source 🗗)

Deficiancy Of Calcifediol

Deficiency of calcifediol occurs in almost 50% of the population of the world. (source 🗗)

The high risk of calcifediol/vitamin D deficiency is related to limited outdoor activities, avoidance of sun exposure, air pollutants, living at high latitudes, dark skin, frequent use of sunscreens, and the impaired ability to produce vitamin D in the skin in response to sunlight. (source 🗗)

Approximately 80–90% of our vitamin D levels come from the effects of sunlight on the skin. (source 🗗)

You can find some benefits from calcifediol in Calcifediol: 5 Research-Backed Benefits .

Calcifediol can be used for vitamin D supplementation. (source 🗗)


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Foods You Can Find Calcifediol In

You find Calcifediol mostly in dairy, egg, and beef products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Egg Yolk
  • Egg
  • Whole Egg
  • Top Loin Steak
  • Top Round Roast
  • Butter

Foods That Contain Calcifediol In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

We currently have just a few foods in our nutrition tool that contain Calcifediol.

Here's our short list of foods that contain Calcifediol.

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Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.