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Hi there everyone.  I was wondering if anyone knows of a vitamin D that is gluten-free and also soy-free?  My D is extremely low all the time and so I really need to take supplements, but I am trying to eliminate soy from my diet to see if that helps my bloating issues.  I tend to see many vit D's that contain soy or soybean oil in them though.  I am desperate for a soy-free, gluten-free vit D.  Anywhere here take one or have stumbled upon one?  If you ever do, please let me know. My search continues..... :) 

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18 hours ago, Ennis_TX said:

Thank you so much for the link.  I was searching online for quite a while last night and getting no luck, and then ended up finding one on the vitamin website I was going to order my magnesium from.  I don't know how I missed it.  I guess I just had in mind to be looking for a pill or capsule and wasn't even thinking to check the ingredients in the drops.   I am really happy to see these vit D drops though.  In a few weeks I might finally be all soy-free and corn-free and I am hoping to get rid of this bloated stomach. If not, I still might have to try giving up dairy (that will really bum me out though). 

Can soy have any different names that we might not recognize?  Like some sneaky ingredients other than the words soy? Some vitamin ingredients might say things like "vegetable cellulose" or like another ingredient, MCT Oil (medium chain triglycerides)-does anyone even know if MCT oil is healthy?  The drops on the website I was going to order from, that is one if their ingredients in the D drops:  "Other Ingredients: MCT Oil (medium chain triglycerides). MCT Oil from coconut/palm kernel oil." 

 

 

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17 minutes ago, LilyR said:

Thank you so much for the link.  I was searching online for quite a while last night and getting no luck, and then ended up finding one on the vitamin website I was going to order my magnesium from.  I don't know how I missed it.  I guess I just had in mind to be looking for a pill or capsule and wasn't even thinking to check the ingredients in the drops.   I am really happy to see these vit D drops though.  In a few weeks I might finally be all soy-free and corn-free and I am hoping to get rid of this bloated stomach. If not, I still might have to try giving up dairy (that will really bum me out though). 

Can soy have any different names that we might not recognize?  Like some sneaky ingredients other than the words soy? Some vitamin ingredients might say things like "vegetable cellulose" or like another ingredient, MCT Oil (medium chain triglycerides)-does anyone even know if MCT oil is healthy?  The drops on the website I was going to order from, that is one if their ingredients in the D drops:  "Other Ingredients: MCT Oil (medium chain triglycerides). MCT Oil from coconut/palm kernel oil." 

 

 

Soy as a common allergen will always be listed and must as per FDA requirements. MCT oil is great of metabolism and keto dieters for boosting the ketosis. In keto your body and brain use fats for energy not carbs...it works much better then carbs/sugars once the transition is made...like running your car on racing fuel instead of regular

LOL giving up dairy is super easy and nothing to be bummed about, just tell yourself...it is for bovine, cows, makes fat calfs weigh in at 500lbs in years...not for humans, would I drink from a dog? I know it sounds bad but it helped me to convince myself as I was addicted and have to give up up over a decade ago. THERE ARE TONS of dairy free options...I eat cheese daily...kite hill makes the best dang ricotta, and the truffle and dill is to die for. Leaf Cuisine garlic and herb and smoked Gouda...OMG. Miyoko mozzarella....YES. Parma Parmesan is great....nut milks galore seed milks...I make my own often after making a nut butter and the rinse water from my stone mill is basically nut milk....

You might benefit from a keto diet....no carbs/sugars to ferment=no gas bloat. Takes awhile for your gut to regulate and the bioflora to populate to the new diet but high fat/medium protein/ no to low carb is great. Start off Paleo look up recipe slowly transition to keto and try it for a bit....might be the gears your body needed like mine.

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I found that most D3 is made from lanolin (sheep skin oils) and many have issues with wool allergy. Blue Bonnet D3 is sourced from fish. Use it everyday. Amazon.

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On 4/19/2018 at 10:59 AM, Ennis_TX said:

Soy as a common allergen will always be listed and must as per FDA requirements. MCT oil is great of metabolism and keto dieters for boosting the ketosis. In keto your body and brain use fats for energy not carbs...it works much better then carbs/sugars once the transition is made...like running your car on racing fuel instead of regular

LOL giving up dairy is super easy and nothing to be bummed about, just tell yourself...it is for bovine, cows, makes fat calfs weigh in at 500lbs in years...not for humans, would I drink from a dog? I know it sounds bad but it helped me to convince myself as I was addicted and have to give up up over a decade ago. THERE ARE TONS of dairy free options...I eat cheese daily...kite hill makes the best dang ricotta, and the truffle and dill is to die for. Leaf Cuisine garlic and herb and smoked Gouda...OMG. Miyoko mozzarella....YES. Parma Parmesan is great....nut milks galore seed milks...I make my own often after making a nut butter and the rinse water from my stone mill is basically nut milk....

You might benefit from a keto diet....no carbs/sugars to ferment=no gas bloat. Takes awhile for your gut to regulate and the bioflora to populate to the new diet but high fat/medium protein/ no to low carb is great. Start off Paleo look up recipe slowly transition to keto and try it for a bit....might be the gears your body needed like mine.

What are the dairy-free cheeses made from? My concern too is the cost.  It's already costing more going gluten-free.  Add dairy-free products and I am guessing most of those are pricier too.  Some days it gets discouraging. But I do want to feel better. 

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On 4/19/2018 at 12:30 PM, pikakegirl said:

I found that most D3 is made from lanolin (sheep skin oils) and many have issues with wool allergy. Blue Bonnet D3 is sourced from fish. Use it everyday. Amazon.

Thanks for that info.  I just found them on amazon.  I do have a wool allergy, although some wool I can wear okay and some does make me itch. Last time I had allergy testing was like 25  years ago and it showed an allergy to wool.  That's too bad because I am getting a free bottle of D that is gluten-free and soy-free, but I looked and it does mention lanolin. Such a bummer.  I thought it looked like a good one, in organic coconut oil.  I only see the word cholecalciferol after the D3 ingredient on the image at amazon, but someone online reviewed and said in their bottle it says lanolin.  So who knows. Today I am feeling frustrated.  But I suppose eventually I will find products, hopefully affordable, that are safe to use/eat.  Thanks for mentioning lanolin because I had no idea about that. Isn't it funny the kinds of things we can be ingesting and not even know it is something bothering us. 

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1 hour ago, LilyR said:

What are the dairy-free cheeses made from? My concern too is the cost.  It's already costing more going gluten-free.  Add dairy-free products and I am guessing most of those are pricier too.  Some days it gets discouraging. But I do want to feel better. 

Retarted....The Kite Hill Ricotta is like $9 for 8oz.  Their little thing of tuffle is the same, Miyoko Mozz is like $7.42 8oz last I checked. Leaf Cuisine is cheap at like $4 for a 8oz tub of the spread. I love it mixed up and thinned down into a almond milk sauce over stuff, or spread on Mikey english muffins or my own paleo breads. Daiya is pretty cheap, it honestly taste pretty bad raw and cold but great in cooked foods....but xantham gum, canola oils, various starches....you pay for it in the processed department lol.

To be honest I often make my own cheese sauce...most good ones rely on blended nuts....again gets expensive. I invented what I call "Poor Mans Cheese" where I use coconut flour in them with a nut milk to thicken up.....honestly it is a bit gritty and you have to boil it to thicken and soften it stiring like crazy. But while not really dead on it does work..... I used to have some good recipes based off of a Indian restaurants baba ghanoush using egg plant....but some other guy says I plagiarized him and made us take it down.

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Does anyone know what it means if a vit d supplement says in the ingredients - it shows "vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)" and then other ingredients says,   "Other Ingredients: Vegetable Cellulose, Vegetable Stearic Acid. Contains <2% of: Riboflavin, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate. "

Does the word "cholecalciferol" mean if it is from lanolin or fish or whatnot? It states it is gluten-free and kosher.  I don't see any more info on it.  But I was going to get my magnesium from them so thought it'd be nice to find a D on there too, to also order at the same time. 

https://www.puritan.com/vitamin-d-326/vitamin-d3-1000-kosher-019970

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Well, I am not finding much help on this online.  It seems that cholecalciferol just means a type of vit D.  So it doesn't seem to mean what source it is coming from.  So I guess unless you see it labeled on the bottle as coming from fish, you might need to call or email the company and ask.  Lanolin seems to be a pretty common source for vit D. 

Thanks for your recommendation of the Blue Bonnet, Pikake Girl.  That seems to be the only one I can find that I know for sure is from fish and not lanolin and is in pill form which I prefer.  So, at this point my searching is done and I am off to go order that one on amazon.  If anyone decides to order that one (Blue Bonnet), just be careful.....Blue Bonnet seems to sell different Vit D's and some are not labeled as coming from fish, so make sure you get the one that states "Natural Fish Oil" right on the front of the bottle. 

Speaking of wool allergies, I saw an article online that says an actual real wool allergy is rare (it stated about 6% of people have it).  It mentioned just because wool clothing might make you itch (which is common) it does not mean you have an actual allergy - something that affects your immune system.  But if you have had allergy testing, and you do have a wool allergy, then you might want to be looking into products with lanolin.  I never would have even thought about that before.  I have no looked into whether lanolin is absorbed into your skin....whether it's okay to use it in topical products or not (if you have an allergy).  It sounds like it's in a lot of beauty and cosmetic products.  I would guess it might cause an itch or rash if it's going to bother you.  I just am not sure if it gets absorbed into your system or not when applied topically?  Oh, the things you wish your allergy dr told you!  (I think that would make a great book title for an allergy dr to write! ;) )

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