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#1 Old 01-17-2008, 05:51 PM
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I am slowly trying to become vegan and in the process I am trying to weed out my usual shopping cart items.

I've been buying Minute Maid Calcium + Vitamin D orange juice, for a while now. I was reading the ingredients which contain calcium phosphate and calcium lactate. I was wondering how one is to know if these sort of fortified drinks/foods are animal derived?



Theres lots of ingredients out there that not all brands list their origin(plant/animal). I don't have a whole lot of options when it comes to sticking to trusted health foods that don't use animal ingredients, since my area is limited. So, I have to make due with the commercialized brands till we get more than one health food store.



There's just alot of potentially bad ingredients....errr...so frustrating
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I am pretty sure anything with plus D is D3 which is not even vegetarian since it comes from fish oil or lanolin (sheep). Check your ingredients here:

http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/faqingredients.htm

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Do you know if that applies to multivitamins?



I know you can get D3 from sunexposure, but do we need more than that?
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#4 Old 01-25-2008, 09:40 AM
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We take a vegan certified multivitamin. It's called Veg-Life Multi One... The only thing it's missing is iron.
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#5 Old 01-25-2008, 09:51 AM
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We take a vegan certified multivitamin. It's called Veg-Life Multi One... The only thing it's missing is iron.



The multivitamin I am taking is by Naturally Preferred. Most of the ingredients on the back list as a vegetable source, but I don't believe it is totally vegan.



Thanks for mentioning one, I don't like buying ones I have never heard of. Especially those effy ones people on eBay try to sell as total vegan health capsules.
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I know you can get D3 from sunexposure, but do we need more than that?



You need 15 minutes of sun exposure a day. But most places, you can't get vitamin D all year 'round. In the Winter time, it's near impossible. That's why many people in the upper US and the Pacific northwest are deficient in vitamin D.
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i never did like drinks fortified with calcium. if you leave it in the fridge too long, it congeals into one big ball of calcium floating in orange juice.
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D3 can be vegan/synthetic, supposedly. Tropicana fortifies their juice with D3, and they swear it's suitable for vegans. There are several threads here on the subject. I emailed them back in like 2003 or 2004 and they said it was NOT vegan, but later, another member or two received a different answer.



It also makes a difference as to what country you're in, I think. I know that the calcium sources for American orange juice and Canadian varieties, of the same brand, are often not the same, for example.

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#9 Old 02-06-2008, 04:50 PM
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Do you know if that applies to multivitamins?



I know you can get D3 from sunexposure, but do we need more than that?



I drink fortified soy milk. I generally stick to Silk brand, but I've never heard of a non-vegan brand.



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