Thyroid Disorders Community
Vitamin D3 With Soybean Oil
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to thyroid issues, goiter, Graves disease, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Human Growth Hormone (HGH), hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, metabolism, parathyroid, pituitary gland, thyroiditis, and thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH).

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

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
Blank
649848_tn?1357751184
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!!  
Related Discussions
7 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
649848_tn?1357751184
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.
Blank
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.

Blank
649848_tn?1357751184
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!!  
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Thanks Barb
Blank
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.
Blank
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
Blank
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.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Thyroid Disorders Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Thyroid Answerers
168348_tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
649848_tn?1357751184
Blank
Barb135
FL
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
goolarra
Sisters, OR
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
gimel
MI
1756321_tn?1377771734
Blank
Red_Star
Queensland, Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
flyingfool
WI