25-OH D3 Effect on Muscle Development in Broilers

Vitamin D is best known for its role in calcium and phosphorus metabolism in relation to skeletal development, maintenance, and production parameters such as eggshell quality. There are two other critical roles vitamin D plays in the body, more specifically the role the metabolites play. The kidney is not the only place vitamin D metabolism occurs. Metabolism of 25-OH D3 to 1,25diOHD3 occurs in many tissues involved in paracrine and autocrine function such as skin, cells of the immune system, parathyroid gland, intestinal epithelium, and muscle cells. This discovery led to more research exploring the unrealized benefits of dietary 25-OH D3.

Check out this article on 25-OH D3 and muscle development to learn more. 

Published on

20 May 2024


  • Poultry
  • Hy-D

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