Vitanica loves all creatures and our commitment of kindness to animals is represented by our commitment to a 100% vegetarian suitable product line. Vitanica is primarily a vegan suitable line with the exception of the use of honey in 2 products (OsteoBlend powder utilizes honey powder & Immune Tonic utilizes honey). Otherwise, we are completely free from using animal by-products in the making of Vitanica formulas. Our gelatin capsules are plant-based cellulose and our endocrine support products do not contain glandulars. Dr. Hudson feels this is the best way to support health – by avoiding animal by-products which are often contaminated and come from less than suitable sources to support healing. Animal welfare is important to us. When animals are happy, humans are happier and healthier, too.