Is Your Vitamin Halal?

Noor Vitamins are certified Halal and affordable.

If a mother eats a reasonably, well-balanced diet, taking vitamins are not necessary.  To find out why, checkout this article by Kellymom.  SubhanAllah, Allah (swt) has made our bodies very efficient at producing milk for our babies.

However, with the demands and stress of postpartum life, many women fall short of eating a truly, nutritious diet.  Therefore, many women continue take a multi-vitamin to ensure that they are getting all the nutrients they need.

“O you who have believed, eat from the pure things which we have provided you” (Quran 2:172).  Did you know that most brands use haram ingredients to make their vitamins?  Many people do not think it is important to check the pureness of vitamins, but as narrated by Abu Hurayrah (RA), the Prophet of Allah (saws) said, “a time will come upon the people wherein a man will not bother what he intakes; whether from Halal source or Haram” (Bukhari).  Gelatin derived from pig fat or bones, is often used in vitamins as a softening agent.  Alcohol may also be used to make certain ingredients in vitamins.  Also, fat-soluble vitamins A,D,E and K often come from non-halal sources.

S’ad RA relates: Allah’s messenger (saws) said “O S’ad purify your food (and as a result) you will become one whose supplications are accepted. I swear by He in whose hands the soul of Muhammad (saws) lies, verily a servant (of Allah) tosses a Haram morsel in his stomach (due to which) no deed is accepted from him for 40 days” (Tabarani)

We all want our deeds to be accepted by Allah (swt).  Therefore, it is important that you check your vitamins with a resource such as Muslim Consumer Group or contact the company to verify if the vitamins are safe to consume.

To make it easy for you, I have compiled a short list of halal vitamins.

Noor Vitamins (Certified Halal by Islamic Services of America)

Halvit (IFANCA certified)

Nutrition Enhancement

Salaam Nutritionals

Vitamin Corner

Landau Multivitamins, Minerals, and Prenatal Vitamin

Maxi Health Multivitamins, Minerals, and Prenatal Vitamin

Solgar Multivitamins and Minerals, Calcium Citrate & Vitamin D

Zahlers Multivitamins and Minerals

If you know of anymore halal vitamin products, please contact me.

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10 thoughts on “Is Your Vitamin Halal?

  1. Salaam Sis, Jazakallah for sharing. I’ve been following your blog for a while now and I’ve learnt a lot and keep learning. On this issue of vitamins however, I often read that if you’re eating a balanced diet, you don’t need to supplement. But then I’ve also read that with commercial farming a lot of essential micro nutrients are depleted in foods. So even though one is eating these foods one is still not getting all one needs. I honestly don’t know what to believe.

  2. Sister Latonia,

    Jazaki Allah Khairan for the information and for your effort to educate the Muslim community. Nutrition Enhancement is another company that manufactures Halal vitamins. Nutrition Enhancement manufactures Halal supplements according to Islamic guideline. In fact, Nutrition Enhancement is one of the first companies that developed omega-3 fish oil softgels to meet the needs of Muslims.

    Thank you for the great job.

    Best Regards
    Emad Yaseen, Ph.D.

  3. asalam alaikum sister. I’m wondering if Kokakion MM is halal, I will have to make a decision soon whether I allow it to be given
    to my baby or not. I just hate the thought that the first thing he will receive could be from non halal source even before breastmilk and tahnik. I asked friends who told me not to bother about it and to take it easy but somehow it bothers me.

  4. ASALAAM ALAIKUM SISTER,
    CAN YOU TELL ME IF YOU HAVE USED PRENATAL MULTIVITAMINS FROM ANY OF THE ABOVE BRANDS.
    CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHICH ONE IS THE BEST TO USE?

    THANKS

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