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  1. Hi! I am new to Whole30. Right now, I want to take someone's head off, but that is a different story. Wondering if anyone has found a brand of supplements or vitamins that are Whole30 compliant? Almost every single one of my vitamins has soy or some form of sugar. I am directed by my doctor to be on Vitamin D and Magnesium, but I also take Acidophilus, Biotin, Folic Acid, B12 (this one appears to be compliant) and Omegas/Fish Oil. Help! The Vitamin D, Mag and Acidophilus are my biggest concerns. I could look into a multivitamin but need to watch the Vitamin A. Thank you in advance!
  2. Hi! I'm new forum but wondering if these hair vitamins are compliant with Whole30. I looked for hidden sugar ingredients based off the fact sheet but I just wanted to be sure... please see photo and lmk
  3. Multi-Vitamin

    I take a Centrex Silver multi-vitamin everyday and would like to continue to do so when I start the Whole 30 program next week. The ingredients are: Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Microcrystalline Cellulose, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Modified CornStarch, Corn Starch, Maltodextrin. Contains <2% of:Beta-Carotene, BHT (to preserve freshness), Biotin, Blue 2 Lake, Calcium Pantothenate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Copper Sulfate, Crospovidone, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hypromellose, Lutein, Lycopene, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polydextrose, Potassium Iodide, Pregelatinized CornStarch, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Red 40 Lake, Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate (to preserve freshness), Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Talc, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherols (to preserve freshness), Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake, Zinc Oxide. I see corn starch which I know is a "no-no", but I can't see taking 1 tablet 1x a day would sabotage the Whole30 program. If I can't take this vitamin, can you suggest one I can take? Thank you.
  4. Mannitol in Vitamins

    Hi! I'm on my third day of my Whole30. I took my vitamins as per usual and I noticed that my Trifolamin (B12 and Folate) was rather sweet. I checked and it has mannitol in it (the amount is not included). Do I have to start over? This would be my second time having to start over (my almond butter had sugar). It also has citric acid, vegetable stearate, modified cellulose, and orange natural flavor. My dad doesn't understand why I have to start over and he says its so little that it shouldn't matter. If I do have to start over, what should I say to him?
  5. I am not yet pregnant but am scheduled for a frozen embryo transfer next month. I want to be doing all I can to make it a success, hence why I'm Whole30-ing until I get my big fat positive. My doctor recommended I begin taking a prenatal vitamin right away. I was on Whole30 day 13 until yesterday when I took my old prenatal vitamin without thinking. I had major digestive upset a couple hours later. Sure enough, when I read the label I found it had corn starch in it. Ugh! I've since been on a quest to find a vitamin that both has everything needed for pregnancy AND is grain free. I'm beginning to think one doesn't exist! What do other mamas and mamas-to-be take?
  6. I am coming off of birth control for the first time in 7 years this month, and the particular brand of pills that I was on just before quitting are known for being particularly nasty when coming off of them. Hair loss, weight gain, and all sorts of fun things.... Anyway, birth control also inhibits your body's ability to absorb nutrients (I had no idea until I started researching how to come off of them) so it's recommended that you take vitamins for a few months until your body readjusts to it's own hormones. The vitamins that were recommended for coming off the pill are: vitamin B magnesium vitamin D3 vitamin A fish oil primrose oil (I don't have this one) I haven't been taking my vitamins while on Whole 30 even though I said that I would... The reason is because I just want to do the Whole 30 right and only take Whole 30 approved vitamins... And basically I can't tell by looking at my bottles whether they are approved. Can someone please have a look for me and tell me whether this is all good to go? I already know I need to buy a new fish oil and vitamin D3 (we bought these two vitamins at costco in the states and they both have soy in them). All the stuff we bought in New Zealand (where I live) seem to be soy free and might be totally fine, but I would appreciate another set of eyes to have a look please. Also, I'm wondering if I should take cod liver oil over fish oil? I am not yet a fan of liver and although I try, I don't think I will be eating it frequently enough any time soon. But ultimately I do eat fish semi regularly, so the fish oil is just to help with balancing me out while I'm working out all the nasty birth control leftovers out of my body. But then cod liver oil has more vitamin A in it, and that is also recommended... Here are my vitamins: -Magnesium (contains encapsulating aids??): http://www.redseal.co.nz/product/magnesium/ -Vitamin B (contains encapsulating aids and coloring): http://www.redseal.co.nz/product/b-complex/ I've had a look online at some products available at the place I go for vitamins (http://commonsenseorganics.co.nz/) so that I can replace the fish oil, vitamin D3, and get some primrose oil, and vitamin A, but it's hard to tell what I'm actually going for here. I know that I should avoid things with soy or anything obvious like that. But what about trace amounts of soy? Are the encapsulating aids and coloring alright? And also, if there are words that I don't recognize on there (such as Eicosapentaenoic acid) which sound as if they are totally fine for vitamins, and are not things like soy, do I need to be suspicious of these bits? I'm fairly confused with the whole vitamin world in general.
  7. Whole30 Compliant Vitamins

    I am looking for Whole30 compliant multivitamins and Vitamin D3. Can anyone recommend a brand(s)? Thank you.
  8. One A Day Women's Vitamin

    Hello, I'm sorry for reposting this question. I'm new to this and initially posted in the "Join the Whole30" Forum and didn't find this forum until after my earlier post. Please read my question below. I've googled and couldn't find anything specific about this type of vitamin. Thank you. *********************************** Hello, I am on day two of the Whole30 and took a One A Day Women's Vitamin this morning. After taking the vitamin, I looked at the ingredients list and grew concerned about the length of the list and began wondering if any of the ingredients are noncompliant. The ingredients are listed below. Can someone help me out? I know I probably should not have taken the vitamin until finding this out, but it's habit for me. Thanks, Kamille INGREDIENTS: Calcium Carbonate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ascorbic Acid, Ferrous Fumarate; Less than 2% of: Beta- Carotene, Biotin, Cholecalciferol, Chromium Chloride, Croscarmellose Sodium, Cupric Oxide, Cyanocobalamin, D- Calcium Pantothenate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, FD&C Blue #2 Lake, FD&C Yellow #5 (tartrazine) Lake, FD&C Yellow #6 Lake, Folic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Niacinamide, Phytonadione, Polyethylene Glycol, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Selenite, Stearic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Titanium Dioxide (color), Vitamin A Acetate, Zinc Oxide.
  9. Yikes! I was taking my multivitamin as usual this morning when I casually glanced at the list of ingredients, only for these horrors to jump out at me: -Colours (Titanium dioxide E171, Iron oxide E172) -Purified talc (WTF?!) -Modified starch -Maize starch -Copper sulphate -Mannitol -SUGAR What the hell is all that about? Do I need to reset or is the dose too small to affect my Whole30? Please help... Nicole x
  10. Omega's and Vit D

    Hey guys, I live in the UK, so posting about Vitamins we can get here on Amazon / in pharmacies. So, questions: Omega 3, 6, 9 supplement. This one is called Zestlife: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zestlife-1000mg-Omega-High-Strength/dp/B007R3OGEE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441119711&sr=8-1&keywords=zestlife+omega+3+6+9 It has sunflower (290mg), flaxseed and fish oil. I'm concerned about the sunflower oil because it's a seed oil. Does anyone have any views on this? Vitamin D supplemant (we don't get much sun in the UK!): Doctors Best. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002CBXG9M/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_2?pf_rd_p=1944687702&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002SE3E8G&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=01ENPT2W8V54SN9Z1ZFA This one is derived from lanolin (sheep wool) - again, does anyone have any views on this? Thanks in advance! gareth
  11. Stevia in Supplements

    Hello, We are starting tomorrow (!! !!) and we are very excited...went through all of our foods, stocked up pantries with Whole30 lists in hand, etc. Even starting ramping down on all non-compliant foods for a few weeks now. Thought we were in GREAT shape but now I'm panicking...I just found stevia leaf as the last ingredient in my liquid, all natural, plant based supplements. I have read all of the suggested supplement brands and searched the forum. And yes, I'm about to be "that person" who says...is this really not okay? But I ask because I have a terrible time with pills so my naturopath & doctor put me on liquid forms of things a few years ago. I've purchased the BEST ones I can find but they all seem to add stevia leaf at the end. So IS this the same as salt containing sugar? Because it's so little? If not, I will buy the capsules. (This is not a doctor>Whole30 situation, I do have a choice, albeit a difficult one due to my issue.) For example (see attached label):
  12. Eye Vitamins without soy

    Hi, I did two W30s previously and need to get back on the wagon. I've gotten very lax in my foods and gained weight and don't feel that great. I am ok knowing what foods I can/can't have but one thing is a problem. I've been told by my eye doctor that I have the markings of Macular Degeneration. My Mom has it and it has affected her eyesight. I don't have any eye issues yet, but apparently they take years to manifest. I've been prescribed these vitamins that are supposed to help. I've been taking them for a few weeks and just notice they have soybean oil in them. I am wondering if anyone takes these vitamins or other eye vitamins that I could substitute for 30 days. Here are the important ingredients in the vitamins: Vitamins C, E, Zinc and Copper I am sure I could find those Lutein and Zeaxanthin. I did find these other combo vitamins that have all the ingredients but have Lactose Monohydrate in them. Is that allowed on W30? I am not even sure what it is.
  13. Secretly Sabotaged

    I have been secretly sabotaging myself......with three days left to go..... I was diagnosed a few years ago with two vitamin deficiencies so I take several vitamins everyday (well at least 4 out of 7 days, no ones perfect). So yesterday I went to the pharmacy to pick up some more vitamins that I was running low on and for the first time it dawned on me to read the label. Much to my horrific surprise I discovered that almost all of the vitamins I have been taking contain some form of Soy. Even more shocking some of them even include a form or sugar and/or sulfites. I haven't been seeing the results I was anticipating and now I know why. I feel so disappointed.
  14. New Participant

    I'm wondering if I can still take Evening Primrose Oil whilst doing Whole30? I'm also wondering if I need to be taking any additional vitamins / fish oil etc while following the programme - can anyone offer me any advice please? I'm in the UK and many of the 'suggested' supplements I've seen online are USA based. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
  15. Multivitamin

    Hey Y'all, I am looking for a good multivitamin to take while on my whole 30 program. I used to take One A Day Men's before I started the program, but l stopped taking them when I started because all of the confusing ingredients they have. Does anybody know if this multivitamin is acceptable for the program, and if not, any recommendations for a men's multivitamin while on the W30 program? Thank you.
  16. Hi, I'm doing my first Whole30 (I'm in the UK) and really confused about drinks. I have a Purdey's multivitamin drink which contains fruit juices from concentrate. Am I right in thinking this makes it non-compliant? Its the same with my coconut water but coconut water from concentrate. Does anyone have any recommendations for complaint cold drinks in the UK other than water with lemon and limes? Thanks
  17. Can I Have... Vitamins?

    Hello everyone, Wanted to ask if I can drink daily vitamins plus calcium. That's what I drink daily... Centrum plus Caltrate for women. I have a low immune system and weak bones... Is this a no no? Or can I continue drinking them? _DaNewGirl3083
  18. vitamins & prescription meds

    Hi out there! I cannot believe how I stumbled upon this program through a comment post for Larabar on amazon. So I just had to learn more & here I am all set to start on Aug 1. Now for my question: Is it okay to take vitamins (that don't contain imitation sugar) as well as medically prescribed medications? I have been gluten-free for awhile, except when I was on vacation & boy did I notice the difference then! So I am familiar to those allowable foods. Am I to assume then that absolutely no grains that are gluten free are allowed? My last question: Am I allowed to have rice?
  19. Should I Stop My Suppliments?

    On the 30 day challenge and I was wondering how many of you take suppliments? I know I do but before I go further into it I was wondering if I should stop. I take a One A Day Multi-Vitiamin, Biotin, Fish Oil (dry climate in Colorado), and Acai Berry. Your thoughts?
  20. I was wondering if you could share some information on me with regards to supplements. I have been seeing a homeopathic dr lately and am currently taking CalMag, D3, Omega 3's, Chromium Picolinate and Crotrex, Im concerned if any of this are things I should stop taking now that I am pregnant. I am only about 4 weeks, so I am especially concerned with early stages of development. Also wondering about Folic Acid. Thanks so much for your help! Its very appreciated!
  21. Zinc

    I am on day 14 and I have been feeling great. I had tremendous energy over the weekend but today I feel like I am getting a cold and would like to stop it ASAP. I tried to get NOW zinc but the store didn't have it. I am wondering if these are ok. http://www.naturemad...s/minerals/zinc Thank you!
  22. multi-vitamins and the organic rule of thumb

    I am on day one of my whole30 lifestyle change, and my co-conspirator and I are running into a few hiccups for what is and is not acceptable in a couple of arenas... 1. I researched and found a multi-vitamin that is corn, milk, soy, salt, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial flavor, and preservative free by Emerald Laboratories. After careful review of the label, it contains the following questionable items: "raw whole food sprout powders: alfalfa, quinoa, mung bean, millet, and broccli." The quinoa and mung bean were in sprout form when incorporated into this supplement. does that make it acceptable? 2. Must everything you consume be organic? Or is it just the meat? Mod help appreciated!!! Happy new year!!!
  23. Hello! This is my first Whole 30, but I've been paleo for 1 1/2 years. I live in New Zealand so I'm officially starting on the 2nd, which is the 1st in America... I live in the future!!... Reason being is that I'm from America, and so most of my paleo pals who are participating in the Whole 30 are starting that day and I wanted to join in. I have a lot of changes happening in my life right now and so I think this might be coming at the perfect time to help me transition. Here's a short summary: I just got married and haven't really been able to eat like a good paleo girl ever since... I never really gave up dairy, dark chocolate, or wine on the paleo diet, which I know a lot of people do, but I feel like I was having those three things a lot more than I should have been... I recently stopped taking birth control and would like to have better nutrition as my body transitions out of the daily hormone dose and learns to handle my own hormones again... I intend to take vitamins during my Whole 30 to help with the post birth control vitamin depletion. I read the article about the Whole 30 approved look at picking vitamins, so I feel alright about this. Also, I think I might try an auto immune protocol approach to my Whole 30. The reason being is that I've always felt like something else was bothering me that wasn't yet eliminated... I guess this could be the naughty dairy, wine, and chocolate, but it seemed like it was beyond that. It's not like I had those foods every single day. There were periods without them, and nothing seemed to change. So I'd like to play around a little bit. Part of me worries that there's just too much going on as it is, and that I should just do the normal Whole 30... But I don't know, maybe that is just an excuse. I guess I have until breakfast to figure this out! Let the days begin!
  24. Brewer's yeast?

    I'm about 20 days into my Whole30, thought I'd been taking a "safe" supplement all this time (it's a whole food vitamin + probiotics), when today I looked at the ingredients again and saw that it contains brewer's yeast and cellulose. I think cellulose is ok, but how about brewer's yeast? My search on the forums turned up nothing that let me know if it's ok or not...
  25. Totally Confused

    Helps me!!! Next week I start my first Whole30 journey and I want to do it right...yet I have a few questions here. First and most important to me is supplements. I bought Dr. Mark Hyman's book The Blood Sugar Solution and subscribe to his newsletter...great informative information, however, he definitely recommends vitamins..not just a multi, but quite a few (expensive) vitamins. And I happen to take quite a few that are recommended by him. Multi vitamin/mineral, DHA/EFA,Super B complex, probiotic, digestive enzymes, grapeseed/reservatrol, turmeric, taurine, lipolic acid, zinc, calcium/magnesium/d3...quite the list...question is...should I even be taking these while doing the whole30? Should I even be taking these at all? Some Dr's say a big YES...some say a big NO...CONFUSING. What's a girl to do? (or boy) And second question, what happens after the 30 days? I've read about people being on thier second, third, even 7th "round"?!?!? Do you just continue on after 30 days for another 30 days? Do you slowly reintroduce the foods that were eliminated, obviously not the processed junk, but certain grains, legumes or even dairy? Basically, I want to know what to expect AFTER 30 days...thanks all for any help you can offer, and I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot more questions from me, and hopefully some positive input as well. Oh yeah...exersice...yes? no? what, when, how....