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« on: November 13, 2011, 12:15:29 AM »
perhaps someone here knows if vitamins need a Hechsher?

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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 12:16:20 AM »
...perhaps someone should ask his LOR.
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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 12:17:34 AM »
Most vitamins DO need a hechsher
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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2011, 12:18:55 AM »
...perhaps someone should ask his LOR.
perhaps! :) - it just happens to be midnight now and LOR is perhaps sleeping so why wait if someone on DDF may have answers.

Most vitamins DO need a hechsher
is there some sort of list i can go through to find a particular one?

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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2011, 12:22:55 AM »
try this
http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-medi-guide.htm
is there a particular one you are looking at?

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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2011, 12:26:10 AM »
perhaps! :) - it just happens to be midnight now and LOR is perhaps sleeping so why wait if someone on DDF may have answers.

Would you trust me if I said it didn't? If I said it did?

try this
http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-medi-guide.htm
is there a particular one you are looking at?

Ah, Star-K might work...
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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2011, 12:27:34 AM »
try this
http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-medi-guide.htm
is there a particular one you are looking at?
Yes. Its called "catalyn", but also wondering in general

Would you trust me if I said it didn't? If I said it did?
i would hope that u would write a source with it. or i'd ask for a source.
Ah, Star-K might work...
thanx
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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2011, 01:25:05 AM »
Couple of general points re: vitamin hechsher.
1) flavored vitamins need hechsher.
2) non flavored... Machlokes, as usual. Reasons to permit: not derech achila, done for medicinal purposes, any tarfus is now pogum.
3) reasons to forbid: achshevei, not a real medicine, tarfus is possibly not pogum, it's just the rest of the pill that's pogum.

Bottom line, I imagine the OP is posting this because he needs an answer tonight. One way around these issues, is to wrap the vitamin in a small piece of tissue and then swallow it that way. That should be ok even according to more stringent opinions. I can't vouch for everyone, but I believe even r fishel Hershkowitz, who is machmir, permits when wrapped.

Sorry for any brevity, but I'm posting from a mobile device.

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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2011, 01:26:45 AM »
A tissue?? i dono who wud do that!
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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2011, 01:26:59 AM »
I can't vouch for everyone, but I believe even r fishel Hershkowitz, who is machmir, permits when wrapped.
i know that r dovid cohen permited this with rapid release gel advil that contain gelitain

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« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2011, 01:28:12 AM »
A tissue?? i dono who wud do that!
It's really not a big deal. You wrap in a tiny piece of tissue and swallow quickly with liquid...

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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2011, 02:13:48 AM »
i know that r dovid cohen permited this with rapid release gel advil that contain gelitain
That is a medicine, unlike vitamins.

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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2011, 03:03:21 AM »
good point, i guess thats why they say each pesak is foor that specific halacha

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Re: Hechsher
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2011, 04:06:07 PM »
Couple of general points re: vitamin hechsher.
1) flavored vitamins need hechsher.
2) non flavored... Machlokes, as usual. Reasons to permit: not derech achila, done for medicinal purposes, any tarfus is now pogum.
3) reasons to forbid: achshevei, not a real medicine, tarfus is possibly not pogum, it's just the rest of the pill that's pogum.

Bottom line, I imagine the OP is posting this because he needs an answer tonight. One way around these issues, is to wrap the vitamin in a small piece of tissue and then swallow it that way. That should be ok even according to more stringent opinions. I can't vouch for everyone, but I believe even r fishel Hershkowitz, who is machmir, permits when wrapped.
thanx. and no i didnt need it right away i was just wondering.

A tissue?? i dono who wud do that!
i would, why not? u just wrap a small little piece on it. - or u can empty the contents into liquid if its a capsule.

That is a medicine, unlike vitamins.
in general medicine has diff halachos then vitamins. much more lenient by medicine