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HalVit Multivitamins

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Product FAQ

What is HalVit ® ?

HalVit ® is the first COMPLETE (from Vitamin A to Zinc) Multivitamin Multimineral brand with LUTEIN & LYCOPENE, in the retail market, CERTIFIED HALAL by IFANCA, Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America(http://www.ifanca.org) and carries their HALAL certification symbol, Crescent M.

How is HalVit ® manufactured, tested, and certified HALAL ?

HalVit ®  is manufactured under strict cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) standards. We use all Halal ingredients in HalVit ®  and follow strict guidelines for cleanliness and integrity of the product to enable it to be certified as Halal by IFANCA. Click here for IFANCA issued Halal Certification for HalVit ®  & HalVit® Jr.

The cGMP’s cover employee training, cleanliness of the facility, documentation, record keeping, quarantine and release procedures, identity and authenticity of raw materials and many other areas, all of which ensure that quality control can release finished products which are appropriately manufactured, packaged, labeled, stored, and shipped.

I’m healthy and fit, and I don’t have any major illnesses, why should I use vitamins ?

During the course of normal living, our bodies produce free radicals, which are a by-product of the life we live. Free radicals are part of our environment, promoted in the body by inhaling cigarette smoke, chemical preservatives in our foods and water, radiation and sunlight. Free radicals also could be formed in our body whenever immune system becomes fairly active as in during infections or inflammations. These free radicals are very harmful to our bodies and tissues. They are normally held in balance in biological systems by antioxidant defense mechanisms. When this balance cannot be maintained by the body due to constant stress and demands on it, these free radicals are produced in excess.

Antioxidants are substances that act as shields or barriers to prevent the invading free radicals from doing harm to cells. Antioxidants are free radical scavengers, they stop free radical damage by making the outer ring of the molecule stable by adding or removing electrons.

Supplementing our bodies with anti-oxidants to reduce the level of these harmful free radicals and oxidants in the body is typical. Vitamin A, Beta carotene, Vitamin E and Vitamin C are known potent anti-oxidants.

Any new medicine entering the US market for commerce requires several years of approval process by the FDA. Is HalVit ® approved by FDA ?

HalVit™ is a Multivitamin product and not a medicine or prescription drug which require an extensive approval process by the FDA. Multivitamins are regulated by FDA under DSHEA act of 1994. As long as a Dietary supplement manufacturer markets G.R.A.S (Generally Regarded As Safe) ingredients like Vitamins, Minerals and follow FDA guidelines for manufacturing, labeling and FTC (Federal Trade commission) guidelines on advertising they do not have to go through the lengthy New Drug Application approval process. See below for ‘DSHEA’ laws.

What do the terms ‘DSHEA’ and ‘Dietary supplement’ mean ?

“DSHEA” is an acronym for ‘The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act’ which became a law on October 1994. Section 201(fl) of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act defines the term “dietary supplement” to be a product that is formulated with vitamins, minerals, or a botanical that is intended for ingestion in tablet, capsule, powder, softgel, gelcap, or liquid form. Dietary supplements have been regulated as a category of foods throughout the history of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Critics of dietary supplements allege that dietary supplements are “unregulated.” In fact, virtually all avenues of dietary supplement manufacturing, labeling and advertising are covered by extensive regulations issued and enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

DSHEA grandfathered all dietary supplement ingredients marketed in the United States before Oct 1994. These are considered safe for continued consumer use. Most Vitamins & Minerals come under this category.

DSHEA established an Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to facilitate the scientific study of the benefits of dietary supplements for promoting health and preventing disease. For information about ODS and its activities, clickhttp://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov

What are RDA’s and % Daily values ?

RDA’s mean Recommended Daily Allowances as specified by the National Institute of Health, Washington, DC., http://www.cc.nih.gov/ccc/supplements. These daily allowances are typically what is recommended and supported in literature for healthy living.

% Daily values are those values that are shown on any dietary supplement product label and are a percentage of daily allowances. HalVit® provides the right nutrients in the right amounts, at levels that don’t exceed the RDA.

Ok, so I need Vitamins. What is there in a Vitamin for it to be Halal or Haram ?

 Vitamins are divided into Fat soluble and Water soluble type. Vitamins A, D, E and K are Fat soluble vitamins. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and Folic acid are Water soluble vitamins. Typically Fat soluble vitamin raw materials are microencapsulated with animal gelatin to provide them protection against nature, oxidation and compression forces of tableting machines. Most animal gelatin is sourced from Porcine (pig, pork) sources since it is very cost effective and sometimes from Bovine (cow, buffalo) sources. Typically Pig skin, bone and intestines are used for manufacturing Gelatin. Raw materials that may contain pig gelatin are Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E, Lutein and Lycopene. Almost all brands of Multivitamin products in the retail market today, contain animal gelatin, as shown on their labels.

As Muslims, we are prohibited from eating anything sourced from pig or porcine sources. Especially when there is a HALAL alternate available. Hence we at SIA Pharma went on a mission to find HALAL raw material alternatives for Haram ingredients in a typical Multivitamin Mineral tablet product. After several years of research, our efforts bore positive results when Allah Subhanawatallah opened new doors for us and made available new ingredients from renowned raw material suppliers.

We have formulated HalVit ® brand of vitamins with all Halal raw material ingredients (which replace the pork gelatin ingredients) like acacia gum, starch and Maltodextrin (see below).

HalVit ® is the first Multivitamin Brand (Complete from A to Zinc) in the retail market to be certified HALAL by IFANCA.

SiaPharma guarantees all ingredients of HalVit ®  are from HALAL sources, as certified by IFANCA.

From exactly what sources will these Halal ingredients be provided ?

Animal gelatin is required to microencapsulate Fat soluble Vitamins (A, D, E, K). This gelatin from Pork and Bovine sources is more stable and hence is required in smaller quantities and is preferred by all manufacturers since it is very cost effective.

At SIA Pharma, where Halal is THE key to our formulations, we have used MaltoDextrins, Food Starch, and Acacia gum based raw materials as replacement microencapsulation carriers for the Fat soluble vitamins, even though these ingredients are required in greater quantities to offer comparative stability to pork gelatin based raw materials.

If we do not see Gelatin listed on the product label, is it HALAL to use or is it suitable for consumption by Muslims.

Not necessarily! GELATIN is not the only Haram ingredient in a Multivitamin. For example, Some Vegetarian Multivitamin products may have Haram ingredients like Alcohol or other Mashbooh and Makrooh ingredients like Mono & Diglycerides and other proprietary ingredients may have been added, which do not need to be declared on the labels.

HalVit ®  is the only Complete Multivitamin brand certified as HALAL for consumption by Muslims by IFANCA (Islamic Food & Nutrition Council of America) in the retail market.

Since other leading multivitamin brands have been around for years now, consumers can confidently say that they are safe to use. How can we acquire similar confidence in HalVit ® as we have with the leading multivitamin brands.

Compare the label of any leading multivitamin product you now use with HalVit ® and you will be able to establish nutritional equality. HalVit ® provides similar RDA’s and %Daily Values as any leading multivitamin brand, since these %Daily Values have been traditionally established as SAFE. All Haram ingredients were replaced by Halal ingredients to provide the same actives (Vitamins A, D, E and K).

HalVit ®  is manufactured under strict GMP conditions and contains the finest ingredients from the most renowned raw material suppliers. Hence, you can be rest assured of HalVit ® ‘s safety and integrity.

Store FAQ

Privacy and Security

1. What is your privacy policy?
We care about the privacy of our customers. We currently do not retain credit card information. Please read our entire Store policy

2. Is my information kept secure?

We have special technology called Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to prevent unauthorized people from intercepting your credit card information.

3. I don’t wish to give my credit card information online. Are there other ways to order?

YES. You can call us toll free at 866-4-HALVIT, we would be glad to take your order over the phone. You may also order via fax or mail. Just print out your filled-in shopping cart and checkout pages and fax them to 1 (804) 747-0612 or mail them to:

Sia Pharma LLC

P.O.Box 3404

Glen Allen, VA23058

Products

4. I’d like to be reminded to purchase selected items again in the future. Can you do this?
We certainly can. After you complete the checkout process, you’ll have the option of setting up a reorder schedule. You can set the length of time until you receive your reminder. You will receive only one reminder per order for each item and you’ll have to set up a new reminder each time you make a purchase.

Accounts

1. Do I need to set up an account to shop on the website?
If you want to purchase products online you must set up an account. However, you don’t need to set it up until you are ready to check out.

2. How Can I change my account information?

Click “My Account,” which you’ll find on the top navigation bar of every page. You’ll be able to change your account information and view your past orders, among several other tasks.

3. I’ve forgotten the password for my account. What should I do?

If you have forgotten your password and/or email address, please call customer service at 866-4 HALVIT (866-442-5848) or email us. To submit a question or comment to us online, just click the button below. Once you have entered your question or comment in the fields provided, click Submit to send it to us.

Ordering and Payment

1. Can I view orders I’ve placed in the past?
Yes. Just go to “My Account” and click “View Order History.”

2. Will you notify me if there are problems with my order?

We will immediately notify you by email of any complications with your order, including backorders and credit card authorization trouble.

3. What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept the following credit cards : Visa, MasterCard
We also accept checks or money orders, if you prefer to mail in your order form.

4. Do I need to pay sales tax with my order?

Residents in some states will have applicable sales tax added to their order.

Shipping

1. What are your shipping options?
Orders within the continental United States are shipped via USPS. Orders to Post Office boxes, APO, FPO, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Alaska and Hawaii, are shipped via USPS Priority Mail.

2. Can customers outside the U.S. order from the website?

Yes. The order and payment methods for international orders are the same as for domestic orders. Please read our Store Policy for more information.

3. What does shipping cost and how long will it take for my order to arrive?

We are offering FREE Ground Shipping as a special introductory promotion. The order may take one to three business days to arrive.
For next-day air orders anywhere in the continental U.S., we charge a rate based on weight and zone. All next-day orders will be delivered on the next business day . If you order on Friday, you can expect to receive your shipment on Monday. Any order placed on the weekends will be shipped on the next business day. Business days are Monday through Friday.

All orders are shipped within 24 hours. For orders outside the continental U.S., delivery may take from one to ten business days. For more detailed information on shipping, please read our Store Policy for more information.

4. Will you notify me when my order has been shipped?

You will first receive an email confirming your order, then another email notifying you when your order has been shipped.

5. Can I ship to an address other than my own?

Yes. When you go through the order checkout process, you will be able to enter separate addresses for billing and shipping.

Return Policy

1. What is your return policy?
If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, return the unused portion within 30 days of receipt for a prompt and full refund. No questions asked.

Customer Support

1. How do I contact Customer Support?

    • To submit a question or comment online, just click the contact us link . Once you have entered your question or comment in the fields provided, click Submit to send it to us.You will be able to call us at a toll free number soon, Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM EST
  • OR Fax us at 1-804-747-0612
  • OR write to us at:
    Sia Pharma LLC

P.O.Box 3404

Glen Allen, VA23058