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Essential Vegan Multi: Q&A

Friday January 15, 2021
Essential Vegan Multi: Q&A

Can I take Viridian’s Essential Vegan Multivitamin if I’m vegetarian or a flexitarian? Do I need an additional food supplement if I take the vegan multi? How many capsules should I take and when will I notice an effect? Nutritional Practitioner and Technical Supervisor Jenny Carson from Viridian Nutrition answers your questions.  

Are all the ingredients in Essential Vegan Multi from vegan sources?

The ingredients in the Essential Vegan Multi are 100% vegan active ingredients and free from excipients, additive and fillers.  

Is Essential Vegan Multi suitable for vegetarians as well as vegans?

The formulation provides greater amounts of the nutrients that either cannot be derived from a vegan or vegetarian diet.  

Should I take Essential Vegan Multi if I have a flexitarian diet?

If you feel that you are not getting sufficient nutrition from your eating pattern, then you may wish to consider using the Essential Vegan Multi.

Can I take Essential Vegan Multi instead of eating vegetables or another food group?

NO! A food supplement is not in any way an alternative for a balanced diet, however if you are struggling to get all your nutrition from you daily diet then you may wish to consider the Essential Vegan Multi.

Do I need to take Essential Vegan Multi with any other supplement?

Probably not, unless you have a specific health condition.  Using a nutrition calculator to input your daily diet should highlight any suboptimal levels of nutrients.

If I eat healthily, do I still need to take this supplement?

Eating a rich and varied diet is key, however some nutrients are only available in low amounts or not provided at all in non-animal food sources. Unfortunately, a vegan diet is not self-sustaining, and nutrients must be supplemented to avoid a nutrient deficiency.

At what age can I take the Essential Vegan Multi?

From age 14 years onwards.

How many capsules should I take a day?

One capsule daily with food.

How else can I take Essential Vegan Multi?

Viridian Nutrition food supplements are 100% active and so the nutrients will have their unique tastes and aromas.  The capsule of this food supplement can be opened; however, we recommend that you mix the contents into smoothies or yogurts – we suggest cold food to preserve the nutrients in the Essential Vegan Multi. 

When will I notice an effect?

This will vary from person to person and depends on your starting point.  Keeping a diary can be useful to log energy levels, any dips in energy and mood.  Tracking these factors will allow you to monitor your progress.

How long should I take the Essential Vegan Multi for? 

This is difficult and again will be specific to each individual.  For those strictly vegan they may need to take it continuously to keep a daily intake of the essential nutrients not provided by their diet.

Can I take Essential Vegan Multi during pregnancy?

For those pregnant or breastfeeding we recommend Viridian’s  Pregnancy Complex capsules, a food supplement suitable for vegans, which provides all the nutrients to support maternal health.  

How should it be stored?

Store the jar in a cool, dark location away from sources of humidity or steam.


Has anything been tested on animals?

Viridian Nutrition does not support animal testing and so all food supplements are strictly non-animal tested.

Is the product environmentally friendly?  

All Viridian Nutrition packaging is recyclable and from sustainable sources.  VN is the first food supplement to be certified palm oil free.

The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.


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