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Hi,
My doctor wants me to take 3 supplements which are not certified kosher:
1) digestive enzymes – the only kosher one I can find has some dangerous “fillers” in it. I found several plant-based vegetarian ones, with the following ingredients:
A – Xylanase, Hemicellulase, Pectinase, Phytase, Beta-Glucanase, Lipase Enzyme Blend, Amylase, Glucoamylase, Lactase, Alpha Galactosidase, Invertase
B – Plant Enzyme Blend 144 mg** Providing: Lipase (86 FIP) Amylase (1944 SKB) Protease (7200 HUT) Amyloglucosides (6.6 AG) Cellulase (108 CU) Other Ingredients: Mannitol, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Guar Gum, Natural Peppermint Flavor, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.
2) supplements to balance out yeast and bacteria overgrowth in my stomach – ingredients in them are as follows: –
A – Undeclenic acid (as cacium udecylenate), caprylic acid (as magnesium caprylate), Uva ursi extract (leaf), cat’s claw extract (bark), Pau D’arco extract (bark), vegetarian capsule (hpmc)
B – coptis (coptis chinensis) root & rhizome 12:1 extract (containing berberine), Oregon grape (berberis aquifolium) root 4:1 extract, berberine HCI, A 4:1 Proprietary extract of: Chinese skullcap (scutellaria baicalensis) root, phellodendron (phellodendron Chinese) bark, ginger (zingiber officinale) rhizome, Chinese licorice (glycyrrhiza uralensis) root, Chinese rhubarb (rheum officinale) root & rhizome, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, silica, stearic acid (vegtable), magnesium sterate (vegetable), coating (hypromellose, medium chain triglycerides, hydroxypropylcellulose
Please let me know if you need additional information, and thank you so much for your help

Answer:

If these are all capsules and tablets for swallowing, then they are OK under the circumstances

 

Sources:

Horav M. Kuber shlit”a

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