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Vitamin "Carrier"?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 01, 2011 at 3:58 AM

I've read a few times people using a specific brand of vitamin as it uses, say, olive oil instead of soybean oil as a carrier.

How do you know which carrier is used? Here in Sydney I've just searched the health food shops for the best vitamin D I could find. Only one brand didn't mention soy/ lactose/ sucrose which is this : http://www.naturalalternative.com.au/SP_V_D.asp

It doesn't specifically mention a carrier (but presumably it must have one)? Am I missing something? Perhaps that is why it includes the fish oil?

Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D3 1000iu) 25??g Fish Oil - Natural 500mg Equiv to Omega-3 Marine Triglycerides 150mg Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 90mg Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 60mg

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on August 27, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Agreed; I doubt that tiny amount of whatever oil would make much of a difference either way. I think it's more important to eat it with a meal that contains some fat.

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on July 01, 2011
at 11:58 AM

In this case the fish oil is acting as the carrier oil.

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on July 02, 2011
at 09:49 AM

hello from a fellow Sydney-sider!

you need to check out iHerb.com ....our health food stores have barely any range, we get ripped off with price and can't get the right version of many supplements (different forms of mag or zinc for example). iHerb is great.

this is the D I take, I've got my level up to 92 (100 is optimal). it has no soy, uses olive oil carrier

http://www.iherb.com/Healthy-Origins-Vitamin-D3-5-000-IU-120-Softgels/18341?at=0

feel free to use my discount code ISO110 on ypur first order for $5 off.

i order quite often from them using airmail - takes about 2 weeks and i make sure it's under $80 worth and less than 4 pounds in weight - so I get shipping for only $4

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on July 01, 2011
at 11:53 AM

If it has a carrier it will be on ingredient list. The site you posted doesn't list ingredients so you could shoot them an email to find out.

I personally don't think minimal amounts of soybean oil in supplements is a big deal, how much soybean oil could it be? .5g at the most?

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on August 27, 2011
at 05:54 PM

Agreed; I doubt that tiny amount of whatever oil would make much of a difference either way. I think it's more important to eat it with a meal that contains some fat.

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on August 13, 2011
at 04:48 PM

Now Foods Vitamin D3 5000 IU uses Medium Chain Triglycerides (aka coconut oil) as a carrier. I take one daily, along with a Vitamin K2 MK-7/MK-4 blend from Vitacost.

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