- What does “halal” mean?
Halal is an Arabic word that means “permissible”. In terms of Islamic dietary laws, “halal” means that the nutrients have come from permissible sources and are free of any forbidden substances (such as pigs, bones, alcohol, and blood).
- What makes most vitamins non-halal?
Other major vitamin brands such as Centrum® and One-A-Day® usually contain gelatin. In addition, fat-soluble vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, and K can come from non-halal sources.
- Why is gelatin haram?
Gelatin is used as a softening agent. Most companies use gelatin that is extracted from haram sources such as pig fat or bones because it is common and inexpensive to make. This is forbidden according to Islamic dietary laws and is therefore haram. However, NoorVitamins uses gelatin from halal sources only. All of our products are certified halal. No haram ingredients are used in any NoorVitamins products.
- Do NoorVitamins products contain gelatin?
Some NoorVitamins products such as the Omega-3 contain gelatin. However, the gelatin used in NoorVitamins products always comes from halal sources. All NoorVitamins products are certified halal by Islamic Services of America (ISA).
- Are alternative supplements such as kosher vitamins considered halal?
Kosher vitamins are produced according to Jewish dietary laws, which are not necessarily halal or permissible by Islamic law. For example, some kosher-certifying organizations believe pig gelatin and some alcohols to be permissible and therefore kosher. All NoorVitamins are certified halal and contain no ingredients forbidden by Islamic law.
- What is the difference between NoorVitamins and other vitamin brands?
At NoorVitamins we are committed to bringing you only the purest halal vitamins and nutritional supplement products. NoorVitamins are 100% alcohol free and pork free and only contain ingredients from halal sources. Not only are all our products certified halal, but our facility and manufacturing practices have also gone through the same rigorous halal-certification process and are FDA compliant and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified. Other major vitamin brands may contain non-halal ingredients and are manufactured in facilities that are not halal certified.
- Are halal vitamins lacking in any essential nutrients?
No. NoorVitamins products bring you the best and most complete vitamins to fit your healthy lifestyle and have the same vitamins and minerals as other major brands. NoorVitamins Multi-Vitamin and Mineral contains all essential nutrients that a body needs to function properly. Our formula is specially balanced to support bone health, immunity, boost energy production, and healthy muscle and nerve function. NoorVitamins Children’s Chewable contains essential nutrients to support the immune system with vitamin C, help absorption of calcium for strong bones and teeth with vitamin D, and aid in the release of energy from food with vitamin B6, vitamin B12, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin.*
- Why is taking vitamins important?
Daily vitamin supplement intake is highly recommended by doctors. Research reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows that inadequate intake of several vitamins has been linked to the development of chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, cancer, and osteoporosis. Daily use of vitamins has been proven to reduce stress and fight infection. NoorVitamins products are an excellent source of all essential nutrients and minerals.
- Which NoorVitamins product is right for me?
Consult your doctor or pharmacist with specific questions, but what follows is a quick description of NoorVitamins products for your reference. NoorVitamins Multi-Vitamin and Mineral supplement is a complete multivitamin specially balanced to support proper muscle and nerve function, heart health, bone health, energy production, and immunity. NoorVitamins Prenatal supplement supplies important nutrients to meet the needs of a woman’s body before, during, and after pregnancy. NoorVitamins Children’s Chewable Multivitamin supplement contains 11 nutrients to support and build strong bones and teeth and support healthy eyes and the immune system. NoorVitamins Calcium + Vitamin D supplement helps to maintain strong, healthy bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. NoorVitamins Ultra Omega-3 Fish Oil supplement supports healthy mood, exhibits anti-inflammatory properties which may help with joint health, and may reduce coronary heart disease.
- Where can I find NoorVitamins products?
NoorVitamins can be purchased on our website and delivered directly to you or may be purchased at a pharmacy near you.