Most regular multi-vitamins tend to not be vegan due to Vitamin D3 amongst other ingredients. A solid multi-vitamin/mineral formula that contains decent levels of D3(active form of vitamin D) and B12 is a great start.
There are many other nutrients which have the potential to be low on a vegan lifestyle such as iron, iodine, zinc and selenium. Sea vegetables are the best plant based source of iodine and other trace and ultra-trace elements. 1-2 Brazil nuts a day are all you need to get the RDA of Selenium which is another nutrient that is commonly low in many diets.
If you live somewhere hot and get decent sunshine daily then you probably don't need to worry much about Vitamin D, but if you get poor weather like we often do in the UK, vitamin D levels need to be taken seriously year round.
Hi everyone! Does anyone here take probiotics? I've never taken them myself but was wondering if anyone else here does and what your experience has been with them. It looks like there are some good Vegan probiotic options available online :) Thanks!
I use Dr Fuhrman's Gentle Care Formula for a good vegan multi, it was recommended to me from someone on here when I first went vegan and I think it's pretty good .... I don't even take it regularly anymore but it's a good one if you're feeling run down or having a bit of a bad food week .... it has the right B12 and Vit D from memory too. If you're eating well, you won't really need it but it's handy to have as back-up.
The one I have just started to take every day though is B12 and I have noticed a difference. A few weeks back I bought the DEVA B12 sublinguals as I was worried my B12 was low and I am very happy so far and I feel like it's made a difference. You need to make sure whichever ones you get have the right B12 (methylcobalamin).
Hope that helps!
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