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Make Your Own Vitamin D Supplements for Pennies

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg 08/31/2023

Vitamin D has incredible health benefits. Try making your own vitamin D supplements at home!

0:00 Introduction: Make your own vitamin D supplements
2:12 Other nutrients in mushrooms 

2:30 How to make vitamin D supplements

7:15 Check out my video on the benefits of vitamin D

Today, I will show you how to make your own vitamin D supplements using mushrooms. 

Mushrooms have insignificant amounts of vitamin D unless they are exposed to ultraviolet B light. 

There is some interesting research on how exposing mushrooms to ultraviolet B light can boost their vitamin D levels. It may be possible to boost the vitamin B in mushrooms from 5,000 IU to 46,000 IU or more.

It’s good to consume your mushrooms with some type of fat, like butter, to help increase vitamin D absorption. 

Other nutrients in mushrooms:

• B vitamins

• Selenium 

• Zinc 

• Copper 

• Vitamin C 

• Potassium 

Mushrooms I recommend:

• Shitake 

• Maitake 

• Oyster 

• Button

How to make your own vitamin D supplements:

1. Obtain organic mushrooms 

2. Use the sun in the summer or use a UV light year-round. Take the stems off of the mushrooms and place them on a tray with the gills facing upward (slice button mushrooms lengthwise). Put them in the sun or under UV light from 10 am-6 pm. After 6 pm, take them inside and cover the tray.

3. The next day, re-expose the mushrooms to the sun or UV light (keep them in a low-moisture environment). If the mushrooms are still not dried out, put them in a food dehydrator. 

4. Store the mushrooms in a sealed glass jar with a small amount of dry rice (to absorb any moisture) and seal the lid. They will last up to one year. 

Or get Dr. Berg's Vitamin D3/K2 supplement online: https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Bergs-Supplement-Purified-Vitamin/dp/B06WRNG37C or https://shop.drberg.com/d3-k2-vitamin-regular




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