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What's the source of the gelatin used in your supplements?

What's the source of the gelatin used in your supplements?


Hi Rola,

Thanks for your question.

Our Omega 3 Range and Cholest-Natural product are made of highly purified (and Halal certified) bovine non-hydrolyzed gelatin.

Do let me know if I can help any further.

Comments  (19)

  • tim
    June 26, 2012

    is this kosher certified?

  • tim
    June 27, 2012

    please explain Halal certified?

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    Chantal Uden - Customer Services Manager
    June 27, 2012

    Hi Tim,

    The bovine gelatin in the soft gels is certified kosher and halal.

    Halal certified means that the bovine gelatin in our product can be consumed by Muslims.

    Kind regards

  • wes
    June 28, 2012

    is your omega3 fish oil certified Kosher and Halal?

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    Chantal Uden - Customer Services Manager
    June 28, 2012

    Hi Wes,

    Our Omega 3 fish oil range of products are made of highly purified bovine non-hydrolyzed gelatin.

    The gelatin gels are Halal & Kosher certified. 

    Kind regards

  • salih ismail
    August 23, 2012

    hi. do we have any local dealer in Qatar.

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    Customer Relations - Xtend-Life
    August 28, 2012

    Hi Salih,
    Thank you for your enquiry and your interest in our products.
    We sell our product range exclusively online, to ensure customers receive the freshest product at the best possible price.
    Therefore they are not available in retail stores but instead are sold from our website, through telephone or mail order.
    You are welcome to call us on +64 3 384 2116 to place an order.
    Shipping & Handling is free if you purchase more than $60.00 worth of products.
    We manufacture and ship all products from New Zealand by priority post and delivery takes between 5-15 days worldwide.
    I hope this is helpful for you. Please feel free to email us at if you would like any further information.

  • Azadeh
    October 24, 2012


    I want to know that there is any kind of gelatin in Total Balance Women’s, if any, this gelatin is Hilal or not? 

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    Tracey Thomson - International Customer Relations Manager
    October 31, 2012

    Hi Azadeh

    I can confirm that our Total Balance Women's supplement (as all our Total Balance range) does not have any gelatin in them whatsoever. 

    With the kindest regards

  • amir
    November 20, 2012

     hye actually i search this halal certificate from your region, i cant find any proof this product halal registered, if you already register halal certificate please publish at your website. 

    this is association from your region that have authority to certified halal product
    Federation of the Islamic Associations of New Zealand (Fianz)

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    Andrei Link - Channel & Product Development Manager
    November 21, 2012

    Hi Amir,

    There are a lot of ingredients used in our products (e.g. over 80 different ingredients in Total Balance Premium), and only some of them have halal certificates provided by the suppliers. Therefore, it will be a long process to have all our products certified but we are working on it. 

    In the meantime, plant and animal sources of ingredients are listed on our labels for your information and may help you to decide if these products are suitable for your consumption. 

    Best regards,

  • maram
    April 28, 2013


    Please I hope if you can confirm me the source of gelatin is from animal or plant,
    or which kind of animal or plant.

    Thankyou som much


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    Tracey Thomson - International Customer Relations Manager
    May 02, 2013

    Dear Maram,

    Thank-you for contacting us.

    The gelatin that is present in our products is part of the capsules that we use for products such as our Omega 3 Fish Oil  and Lipi-Rite supplements.

    The source of the gelatine is bovine (animal based from cattle). This is highly purified (Halal certified) and non-hydrolyzed gelatin.

    At the moment the only products that we offer in vegetable capsules is our Female Rejuvenator and Kiwi Klenz.


    I hope this information is useful. Please do let me know if you have any more questions.

  • David Shurkin
    May 12, 2013

    "The bovine gelatin in the soft gels is certified kosher and halal"
    Kosher certified by which kosher certifying agency?

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    Customer Relations - Xtend-Life
    May 29, 2013

    Hi David,

    Thank you for contacting us. It is nice to hear from you.

    We do have a certificate from the manufacturer of our fish oil soft-gel capsules that show the gelatin used in the capsules is Halal. I see you are one of our loyal customers and we have your contact details. I will email this through to you now.

    If you don't receive this within the next 24 hours or have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us. Our toll free number is 1 888 487 9304 or you can email us at


    Kind regards,

    Korina MacDonald
    Customer Relations Representative

  • Sayed Jamaluddin
    October 28, 2013

    Dear Sir,
    Your products have truly impressed me and I want to order a few, but before doing so, I have a few questions.
    Does Xtendlife Multi Xtra contain gelatin? If so, what is the source of gelatin in it?
    Which of your products have porcine or non-Halal/Kosher gelatin?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Customer Relations - Xtend-Life
    October 29, 2013

    Dear Sayed,

    Thank you for your questions.

    Our Multi-Xtra supplement is in tablet form and does not contain gelatin. We do use bovine gelatin capsules in our Omega-3 Range, Bone-Protec, Lipi-Rite and Natural Energy. The bovine gelatin we use in these soft gels are certified Halal and Kosher.

    I hope this information is helpful Sayed. Please let us know if you would like to discuss your health concerns, receive advice on our supplements or if you require help placing an order. We would be happy to be of assistance.

    Our hours of operation are New Zealand time, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.00pm. Our free phone numbers are USA and Canada: 1888 487 9304, UK 0 800 520 0311, Australia 1 800 983635, New Zealand 0508 983635. The rest of the world is 0064 03 384 5574.  Alternatively, you can email us at and we will respond back to you as soon as possible.

    We look forward to hearing from you soon.


    Kind regards,


    Madelynn Loo

    Online Nutritionist

  • Nawawi
    February 16, 2014

    i am a muslim.

    Muslim dietary general rules are:
    1. No alcohol
    2. No Pork or anything origin from pork
    3. Source from animal like chicken, mutton or lamb or beef, must be islamically slaughtered.

    All seafood (fish, shellfish, squid etc) are halal for muslim. the same rules applied for Kosher. Particularly for gelatin. If it is derived from bovine, it must be handled in islamic way.

    Can u ensure all your product is certified and meet the above requirement? If possible, please publish halal certified at your website. If yes, i would like to order your product for my family as well as my parent. 

    thank you.


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    Customer Relations - Xtend-Life
    February 21, 2014

    Dear Nawawi,

    It was lovely speaking to you on LiveChat yesterday.

    As discussed, although some of the ingredients we use come with a halal (and/or kosher) certificate and a lot of the ingredients are not derived from forbidden sources, unfortunately none of our current products have a halal or kosher certificate.

    Customers have to make their own mind up as to whether they feel comfortable taking any of our products, based on the information provided on the product labels.

    I hope our conversation was helpful. Please do not hesitate to get in touch again should you have any further questions or concerns.


    Kind regards,


    Madelynn Loo

    Online Nutritionist

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