Nutrients for Vegan diet

Do vegans need supplements?

A common concern among new and old vegans alike is, what supplements do I need to take? Where do I get the best vegan supplements? Well at Vegums, we’re sort of experts on this, so we’ve written this handy guide on the vitamins you need to supplement whilst enjoying a vegan diet, their benefits, and why they’re so important. 

Using vegan supplements is an important part of maintaining a healthy vegan diet. A vegan diet is a great way to get loads of amazing vitamins and minerals, but also falls short of a few that are only available within animal products. 

At Vegums, we worked hard to develop a range of vegan vitamins and supplements for supporting the vegan diet (and for anyone who wants ethical and plastic free vitamins)! Vegums range of vegan gummy bear supplements are perfect for everyone from vegans to full blown carnivores. 

Why a vegan multivitamin is important:

The primary role of a multivitamin is to fill the gap of any vitamins or minerals that you miss from your diet, so choosing the right one is important. 

We have worked tirelessly on the Vegums gummy bear multivitamin supplement to ensure it gives you everything you need and nothing you don’t. This tasty gummy supplement gives you 100% of your vitamin B12, vitamin D3, vitamin B6, selenium, folic acid, and iodine.

Although B12 is one of the most known vitamins, a lot of people still end up suffering from a vitamin B12 deficiency. After a prolonged period of low B12, you can actually do some serious damage to your body. It’s always a good idea to get as much as B12 as possible as the body doesn’t absorb all of it. If you do hit your limit, you don’t need to worry as most forms of B12 are water soluble, so you’ll pass any excess on.

Combat an iron deficiency with vegan iron supplements

When following a vegan, or even a reduced meat diet, you may begin to have low levels of iron. It can be difficult to know how much iron you need per day. Women require 14mg of iron per day, while men require 7mg. People who suffer with anemia may be told by their doctor to use stronger iron supplements, so where necessary, they can supplement with larger doses. 

The reason for a potential iron deficiency when following a vegan or plant-based diet is the sudden reduction in red meat. Iron is predominantly found within red meat and adequate levels can be hard to maintain while eating plant foods. 

When we created our vegan iron gummy bear vitamin, we made sure you can get all your iron needs in two tasty gummy bear vitamins, so if you are struggling to eat kilograms of leafy greens, you can rely on a tasty supplement. 

Choosing the right omega-3 

A vegan diet is very rich in omega-6’s due to things like nuts, but can be very low in the omega-3 fatty acids our brain needs. 

Omega-3 is actually found in algae, which smaller fish consume, then the bigger fish consume them, passing on the omega. We’re all about being as kind as possible to animals, so we got our omega-3 for our gummies from a sustainable source of algae. The benefits of vegan omega-3 replicate omega-3 from fish, however vegan omega-3 helps reduce impact on the environment, the sea, and reduces the level of fishing currently happening. 

Reference: Healthline