Monday, June 29, 2015

Taking Vitamins on Shabbat

Taking Vitamins on Shabbat
Day: Monday
Date: June 29, 2015
Parshat: Balak
Yalkut Yosef: 328

It is permissible to take vitamins on Shabbat, whether it is a specific vitamin or a multi vitamin. This is true whether it is done for general health, to help with a deficiency, or even help prevent oneself from getting sick. It is best to start taking them before Shabbat if possible. A person who can refrain from taking them on Shabbat without any negative repercussions is worthy of beracha. A women who is allowed to take birth control pills may take them on Shabbat if she started them before Shabbat.

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