October 22, 2015 5:17 pm at 5:17 pm #616511cant ask my local ORMember
Can one take a Vitamin that does not have a Hechsher? I have heard in the past that any item that is not fit for a dog to eat,one is permitted to consume. IS there any Halachic basis to that premise?October 22, 2015 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #1106728sonMember
Freda vitamins are all kosher and can be ordered throughout the US.October 22, 2015 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm #1106729👑RebYidd23Participant
If it’s not fit for a dog, it’s also not fit for a human.October 22, 2015 6:39 pm at 6:39 pm #1106730☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Why can’t you ask your posek?
Whether or not taking a vitamin pill is considered achilah is a shailah, and if you can find one with a hechsher, that’s definitely better. If not, it depends on the reason the vitamin is needed, and how effective it is.
Frankly, it also depends on who you ask.October 23, 2015 1:03 am at 1:03 am #1106732Torah613TorahParticipant
I know the chewy ones I like definitely need a hechsher!October 23, 2015 1:03 am at 1:03 am #1106733Torah613TorahParticipant
Maxi health tastes pretty good and is a fair to middling candy substitute for those of us who like sugar. You are supposed to take 3 a day as an adult.October 23, 2015 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm #1106734the plumberMember
My dog takes his vitamins dailyOctober 23, 2015 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm #1106735☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
What hechsher are they under?October 23, 2015 1:29 pm at 1:29 pm #1106736JosephParticipant
DY: ?October 23, 2015 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #1106737☢️ Rand0m3x 🎲Participant
You can call the Bais Horaah of Lakewood. I’m not allowed to post
their number for some reason, but you can find it easily with Google.October 25, 2015 2:11 am at 2:11 am #1106738charliehallParticipant
I would point out that most vitamin supplements are a total waste of money.October 25, 2015 3:06 am at 3:06 am #1106739👑RebYidd23Participant
Why are they a waste of money?October 25, 2015 4:28 am at 4:28 am #1106740charliehallParticipant
Deficiencies in multiple vitamins are pretty rare in developed countries. You just don’t see beriberi, pelagra, scurvy, rickets, or vitamin A-related vision impairments. Furthermore, megadoses of water soluble vitamins just get excreted in urine.October 25, 2015 5:52 am at 5:52 am #1106741MammeleParticipant
What about vitamin D supplements?October 25, 2015 8:05 am at 8:05 am #1106742mazaltovMember
As a cancer survivor my oncologist told me that she has yet to see a lady with normal levels of Vitamin D. She told me that maintaining correct levels of Vitamin D does offer some protection against hormone related cancers. I would urge everyone to have your levels checked. It also helps any female struggling with monthly hormonal issues.
You definitely cannot take all vitamins without a hechsher.October 25, 2015 6:34 pm at 6:34 pm #1106743atlossParticipant
Some vitamins have kosher sensitive ingredients or outright treif (gelatin) you need to ask a competent rav. Many rabbanim will matir it if medically necessary. Many vitamins are available in kosher.
Maxi health makes quality products. You need to be careful with supplaments that they’ are good quality and necessary. Taking to much can be harmful. Example excess of b range vitamins can cause an increase in the need for the other ones. Too much iron can cause GI upset. Too much vitamin a can cause hair loss.
There are a lot of examples but I will leave that up to your medical professional.
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