Topical Pain Relief for Vegans: Tiger Balm, Icy Hot, Etc.

What are the vegan options for topical pain relief? I recently contacted all the major brands to ask them the source of their ingredients. Whenever the company responses weren’t helpful, I went through the ingredients myself to find out if the products are vegan. Vegan options for topical pain relief include Tiger Balm, Penetrex, and … Read more Topical Pain Relief for Vegans: Tiger Balm, Icy Hot, Etc.

Vegan Pain Relievers: Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Aspirin, Etc.

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When you go vegan, some changes are obvious: No more beef hamburgers, for example. But most of us also go further: We stop buying leather, non-vegan shampoo, and more. But the “vegan status” of some products, like pain relievers, can be pretty hard to research. So, which OTC pain relievers are vegan? The active ingredients … Read more Vegan Pain Relievers: Ibuprofen, Tylenol, Aspirin, Etc.

Is the Vitamin D in Cereal Vegan? (And Does It Matter?)

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You may have experienced this yourself: You’re checking whether a certain cereal is vegan. It looks good until you get to the end of the ingredient list and you see: “Vitamin D.” No other details…. What’s a vegan to think? Is the vitamin D in cereal vegan? The vitamin D added to cereal is usually … Read more Is the Vitamin D in Cereal Vegan? (And Does It Matter?)

Is Sorbitan Monostearate Vegan? (E491)

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Chemical names in our food can be unsettling—especially as vegans. When I saw “sorbitan monostearate” listed as an ingredient recently and then struggled to find good information on it… I knew I had to do some research and write an article to help others out! So, is sorbitan monostearate vegan? Sorbitan monostearate (E491) is a … Read more Is Sorbitan Monostearate Vegan? (E491)

Is Croscarmellose Sodium Vegan? (E468)

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The other day, I saw the ingredient “croscarmellose sodium” listed on the package for some multivitamins. Besides that one ingredient, all the other ingredients seemed very simple and straight-forward… So as a label-reading vegan, I became curious. Is croscarmellose sodium vegan? Croscarmellose sodium (E468) is considered vegan. It is mainly a product of cellulose, which … Read more Is Croscarmellose Sodium Vegan? (E468)

Is Lactobacillus Vegan? Does It Contain Dairy?

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For vegans and those with lactose/dairy issues, any ingredient including “lacto” in the name tends to raise concerns. But as we’ve seen with other ingredients (like lactic acid), it doesn’t always mean the food contains milk. So what about lactobacillus probiotics? Is Lactobacillus vegan? Lactobacillus probiotics are generally vegan, as they are bacteria—not an animal … Read more Is Lactobacillus Vegan? Does It Contain Dairy?