Friday, May 22, 2015

Taking Vitamins on Shabbat

Taking Vitamins on Shabbat
Day: Friday
Date: May 22, 2015
Parshat: Bimidbar
Hazon Ovadia: Shabbat 4, Pg. 363

The prohibition against taking medications on Shabbat only applies to a person who needs them. However a person who is not sick at all can eat or drink things for his health that healthy people don't generally partake of. Therefore, a person who's voice is hoarse but is not sore or in any pain may swallow a raw egg in order to bring his voice back. Likewise it is also permissible for a person to take vitamins and supplements on Shabbat.

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