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The Kosher Status of Medications, Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements


1. I have a calcium supplement whose ingredients include: cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), calcium citrate malate, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, titanium dioxide (color), dextrose, silica, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, PEG, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, carnauba wax, mineral oil, sodium citrate, polysorbate 80, dextrin. Is this permitted for the kosher consumer?

2. Do protein supplements need certification or can I just read the ingredients and see if they are kosher?

3. Does whey protien require a certification?


1.I have a calcium supplement whose ingredients include: cholecalciferol (Vitamin D), calcium citrate malate, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, titanium dioxide (color), dextrose, silica, magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, PEG, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, carnauba wax, mineral oil, sodium citrate, polysorbate 80, dextrin. Is this permitted for the kosher consumer?

Polysorbate 80 and Vitamin D may be a problem. However, they may be batel, nullified. There is no way to know. Therefore, it would be better to get a different brand which does not have these ingredients. Shaklee produces a Star-K certified calcium. Check your local phone book under Shaklee.

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2. Do protein supplements need certification or can I just read the ingredients and see if they are kosher?

Protein supplements are recommended only when they have reliable certification.

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3. Does whey protien require a certification?

Whey protein requires reliable kosher certification.

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