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Vitamins with ingredients sourced from soy

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 07, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Are vitamins that contain ingredients sourced from soy ok? I am trying you acquire an adult vitamin without the traditional adders like, soy, strarch, yeast, etc... Up until this point I have been using gummies as it was all I could find w/o the adders but am looking for something better. Thoughts on specific brands or if ingredients sourced from soy is ok?

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on August 08, 2013
at 02:33 PM

its such a small amount i dont see how it could effect you at all.

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on August 08, 2013
at 04:23 AM

I mean, goodness, look at all the supplements Paul Jaminet now recommends: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/recommended-supplements/ In the beginning he claimed the same thing you do.

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on August 08, 2013
at 04:18 AM

1. Very few of us in the paleo community will actually take the time to prepare bone broth or consume enough organ meat each week to achieve micronutrient sufficiency. The food simply doesn't contain the nutrients that it used to due to depleted topsoil, modern farming practices, ect. 2. Considering the most nutrient dense "diet" in the study required 17,000 calories a day to meet the (pathetically low) RDI, I highly doubt even the most optimized paleo diet contains the *optimal* amounts of micronutrients at 2000-3000 calories a day.

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on August 08, 2013
at 01:02 AM

Don't kid yourself. It's virtually impossible to get all 27 essential vitamins and minerals from food alone. Read this study: http://www.caltonnutrition.com/media/documents/Prevelance-of-Micronutrients.pdf

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on August 08, 2013
at 12:54 AM

Why take vitamins? You can nutrition from real whole foods like wild caught fish, pastured eggs, grassfed beef, bone broths, organically grown fruits and veggies. Besides most conventional vitamins like Centrum and One-a-Day do contain GMO fillers like soy, corn and wheat/gluten. IT's best just to avoid them if you cannot find organic certified filler and allergen free supplements. NOW and Source Naturals brands make natural supplements. Check those two big name brands out.

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on August 08, 2013
at 01:02 AM

Don't kid yourself. It's virtually impossible to get all 27 essential vitamins and minerals from food alone. Read this study: http://www.caltonnutrition.com/media/documents/Prevelance-of-Micronutrients.pdf

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on August 08, 2013
at 03:11 AM

I'm not at home so I can't check, but as I recall Trader Joe's vitamin supplements do not have any additives. And last time I was at my regular drug store (a CVS), there was an entire aisle of supplements which, when I looked at labels, had no soy, gluten, yeast, etc. But, they didn't guarantee GMO-free, if that's a concern.

I would actually agree with Giovanni above: if you can't find a supplement that meets your criteria, avoid them and actively try to get enough of the nutrient through diet.In response to Kevin: the study simply "crunched numbers" for four conventional diet plans, and I thought the general consensus was that paleo is neither (a) a diet plan and (b) conventional? Bone broth and organ meats will provide a lot of nutrition that none of the conventional diet plans consider.

But let's not turn this into a supplement-or-not debate, and instead just help the OP find a satisfactory supplement brand.

D396b126240f584bc358e6e4fd84e9e3

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on August 08, 2013
at 04:18 AM

1. Very few of us in the paleo community will actually take the time to prepare bone broth or consume enough organ meat each week to achieve micronutrient sufficiency. The food simply doesn't contain the nutrients that it used to due to depleted topsoil, modern farming practices, ect. 2. Considering the most nutrient dense "diet" in the study required 17,000 calories a day to meet the (pathetically low) RDI, I highly doubt even the most optimized paleo diet contains the *optimal* amounts of micronutrients at 2000-3000 calories a day.

D396b126240f584bc358e6e4fd84e9e3

(455)

on August 08, 2013
at 04:23 AM

I mean, goodness, look at all the supplements Paul Jaminet now recommends: http://perfecthealthdiet.com/recommended-supplements/ In the beginning he claimed the same thing you do.

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