Why is Halal important for vitamins and supplements?
- Halal Lifestyle
- November 22, 2018
There are over 1.83bn Muslims around the world making a quarter of the world’s population. Increasing, Muslims are aware of their nutritional deficits due to their fast-paced lifestyles and are becoming stricter in their requirements for halal ingredients beyond food and beverages.
The Prophet Muhammad’s teachings around what is lawful or permitted is what is deemed as halal. Whereas the opposite to this i.e. impermissible things would be classed as haram. Halal and haram are terms that apply to all facets of life. These terms are commonly used in relation to food products, meat products, cosmetics, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, and food contact materials.
What are halal health products?
In general products considered halal are those that:
Are safe for consumption, non-poisonous, non-intoxicating or non-hazardous to health according to prescribed dosage
Free from any component that Muslims are prohibited from consuming according to Islamic law (Shariah) including alcohol, animals not slaughtered in the prescribed manner, and pork
Prepared, processed, manufactured and delivered using equipment, machinery or transportation that ensures no contamination from any component that is deemed prohibited.
Many healthcare products are not halal!
“Halal” standards should be at the centre of healthcare and pharmaceutical products. Unfortunately this is not the case. It is rarity to find an understanding about the halal and non-halal (haram) animal sources, processing and manufacturing techniques and halal excipients amongst the manufacturers of vitamins and medicines.
Many vitamins, supplements and medicines contain animal products or are animal derived. Even when such products are labelled as vegetarian or vegan they are not necessarily halal. This is because they may be manufactured using substances that are not Halal such as ethanol and contamination from substances classed as not halal cannot be assured. In addition, for products to be classed as halal the entire chain from point of origin
to the point of consumption needs to guarantee the halal integrity (Tieman, 2011).
Profeta have taken the concerns of the Muslim masses to the core beliefs of the organisation. Providing premium quality vitamins which are ‘assuredly halal’.
Premium Range of Halal Vitamins
Our ZamVits range are HMC certified with the huge and significant addition of special ZamZam water sourced from Makkah, Saudi Arabia. We work with the Halal Monitoring Committee in the UK (HMC) to certify this range, they are the foremost certifying Halal body in the UK, providing rigorous audits to ensure all products are compliant with halal regulations from the start of manufacturing all the way to the distribution of the finished products.
Our ProfVits range are also halal certified and provide consumers the complete assurance that they are able to maintain their dietary needs whilst staying in the parameters of their religious choices.
You shouldn’t need to go over and above to verify if the products you are taking are, as you need them. Profeta has scrutinised the best and most optimised halal formula’s so you don’t ever have to doubt your vitamins or supplements again.
M. H. Zulfakar, M. M. Anuar, and M. S. A. Talib, “Conceptual Framework on Halal Food Supply ChainIntegrity Enhancement,”
Procedia – Soc. Behav. Sci.,vol. 121, pp. 58 – 67, 2014.