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Vitamin D3 With Soybean Oil
Just a Notice, Don't make the same mistake I did, I have been taking Kirkland Brand, (Costco) Vitamin D3 for some time now, I was told by another member that a brand he had been taking had Calcium, so just to check what I was taking, I checked my Vit D3 Gel-caps and they contain Soybean Oil. Nice! I guess you cannot assume anything. and I am trying to figure out why my meds are not helping me. If any one knows of a safe brand of Vitamin D and where to purchase it I would appreciate it Thanks FTB4
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649848 tn?1424570775
Well, I did make the same mistake ............ LOL    I have been taking SunDown brand of vitamin D; read your post, so went to check my bottle; it, too, has soybean oil.  I'm glad you posted this, because I'm off to the vitamin store in a bit, to replenish my supply of other vitamins; I'll look while I'm there and see what I can find............ will post back later on.
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798555 tn?1292791151
Yes, a lot of the cheap vitamins from national chain retailers contain some form of soy. Vitamins stores are usually better quality but more costly for a reason,. But...... their 'in house' name brands can also contain poor ingredients, like soy and cellulose as a filler. Best to red the small print.

I hate to say this, but W.Mart brand of supps specifically states no soy or gluten........still the better brands work better. Magnesium is a perfect example, the chepo brands do nothing.

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649848 tn?1424570775
I found a vitamin D gel cap that does not contain soy (also says "salt free, wheat free, soy free, yeast free, sugar free, milk free, preservative free, gluten free).  Its ingredients are as follows, copied directly from the bottle:  "Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol), sunflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, water. Other ingredients may include corn oil".  ........ It's Carlson Laboratories Vitamin D3 - cost was $8.79 for 120 soft gels. I got it at The Vitamin Shoppe, but I've seen the brand in other heath food stores, as well, though prices will vary.  I take 2000 IU/day, but they have other strengths, as well.  

I like the Carlson brand - I use their magnesium soft gels as well, as I feel that they dissolve and absorb better than pills or capsules.

Actually, I did find several brands that were soy free; however, most of those were in either pill or capsule form; I prefer the soft gels, as it seems that they dissolve and absorb better for me.  Most of the brands of soft gels "did" contain soy.  

I agree with LM - it's usually best to go to a regular health food store/vitamin shop and spend a bit extra to get quality products.  

Lesson learned: make sure you read those labels!!  
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Thanks Barb
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1139187 tn?1355710247
great post...   Geez this is what this site is all about!   Helping each other with this stuff.   Just bought the hugest jar from costco as well.  What a mess!      The brand on amazon seems great and its 8.59 with no shipping charges.
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1611319 tn?1378621999
FTB4- glad you posted this info,  I am allergic to soy!  Have not started the Vit D yet, waiting on these next lab tests first,  but will know what to look for now!  Thanks, sass
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1139187 tn?1355710247
FYI another tip is that selenium is better yeast free.   Aslo if you take iron, use solgar gentle iron or blue bonnet.  Easier to stomach, better absorption.
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