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Australian made and owned Akta-Vite has been enjoyed by generations of Australians since 1943.  Akta-Vite’s delicious crunchy goodness is fortified with 8 vitamins & minerals.  Dairy free, low in fat & GMO free, Akta-Vite is also free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.  Akta-Vite is certified Kosher.  Akta-Vite is Victorian made.

4 comments on “Australian Made Goodness

  1. Hi,

    I was wondering if your product is vegan friendly? I heard that your D3 is from lanolin? Would you consider D2 instead? I was really enjoying it too.

    Cheers,
    Kate

  2. Actually, I just read your info on vegans and acta-vite and would like to inform you sheep ARE harmed during the shearing process and many lambs die to produce sheep for wool too.

    • Dear Kate,

      Thanks for your query and comments regarding the fortification of Vitamin D3 in Akta-Vite. We recently investigated replacing Vitamin D3 with Ergocalciferol (Vitamin D2) and unfortunately the cost is prohibitive. In addition, current research indicates that Vitamin D3 is up to three times as potent as Vitamin D2. As Akta-Vite is dairy free, we believe fortification with Vitamin D to aid calcium absorption (Akta-Vite also contains added calcium) is very important, particularly for young children and those unable or unwilling to consume dairy products. Accordingly, at present we believe that Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) provides the best fortification, however we are open to changing this ingredient to an effective, vegan friendly option in future. We acknowledge your comments regarding the welfare of sheep during shearing. The amount of lanolin contained in Akta-Vite is incredibly small as it is only used as a carrier oil to convey the vitamin. We respect that your opinion may preclude you from consuming Akta-Vite whilst it contains Vitamin D3. Thank you for taking the time to contact us. Any changes to Akta-Vite will be publicised on this website and our Facebook page. Kind regards, Fiona

    • Hi Kate,

      I’m sorry, but you are simply wrong about sheep being harmed during shearing and lambs dying to produce wool. The information and studies you’ve been reading have all been refuted, including the original study citing animals with cuts and bloodstained skin being released back into paddocks post-shear (similar to the belief that vaccines cause autism – the doctor who wrote and released the study admitted to falsifying all information, as did the writer of the original study reporting animals being harmed).

      As a fellow animal lover, I applaud you being concerned for animal rights, however your statement has been proven false, I’m sorry.

      Have a lovely day!
      Max

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