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Symbols Explained

Symbols Explained

Symbols explained

Throughout the Health Plus website, you'll find a number of different symbols, measures and conversion are used. This is what they all mean:

Symbols

100% VeganAll products displaying this symbol are 100% suitable for vegans and are registered with the Vegan Society.


Sugar FreeAll products displaying this symbol are free from sugar.

Lactose FreeAll products displaying this symbol are free from lactose.

Yeast FreeAll products displaying this symbol are free from yeast.

Gluten FreeAll products displaying this symbol are free from gluten.

Wheat FreeAll products displaying this symbol are free from wheat.

Suitable for vegetariansAll products displaying this symbol are suitable for vegetarians.

Suitable for vegans and vegetariansAll products displaying this symbol are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Gelatin Free CapsuleProducts displaying this symbol are gelatin free capsules.

Contains more than 800µg RetinolProducts displaying this symbol contain more than 800µg pre-formed vitamin A (Retinol). Do not take if pregnant, or likely to become so, except on the advice of your GP or ante-natal clinic.

Contains polyolsProducts displaying this symbol contain polyols. Excessive consumption may produce laxative effects.

Contains soya bean oilProducts displaying this symbol contain soya bean oil. Whilst every attempt is made to avoid genetically-modified material, our suppliers cannot guarantee that the material they supply will be 100% GM free.

Measures and conversions
Ingredients are measured in either grams (g), milligrams (mg), micrograms (µg or mcg) or international units (iu).

This...
...is equal to this
1 gram (1g)
1,000 milligrams (1,000mg)
1 milligram (1mg)
1,000 micrograms (1,000µg)
0.1 milligram (0.1mg)
100 micrograms (100µg)

International Units (iu) are used to provide a standard for the different potencies / activity of the various forms of vitamins A, D and E. They are calculated as follows:

This...
...is equal to this
3.3iu Vitamin A
1µg Retinol Equivalent
 
or 6µg Beta Carotene
40iu Vitamin D
1µg Vitamin D
1iu d-Alpha Tocopherol
0.67mg Vitamin E
Equivalent (α-TE)
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