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Viridian’s Top Supplements for Vegans

Sunday January 19, 2020
Viridian’s Top Supplements for Vegans

If you are following a plant-based diet, you may need to consider supplementing with additional vegan-friendly nutrients.

 

A vegan diet excludes all foods derived from animal sources and any animal by-products such as eggs, dairy products, and honey. Some key nutrients are harder to source sole from plants alone or may only obtainable at lower levels.

 

To maintain a nutritional balance, careful planning of a rich and varied diet of colourful foods with the addition of a supplement will help prevent nutrient deficiencies.

Here’s Viridian’s top supplements for vegans:


Vegan Essential Multivitamin

Essential Vegan Multi

If you’re looking for a powerhouse of nutrients then opt for Vegan Essential Multi, an easy one-a-day balanced multivitamin designed especially for people following a full or part-time plant-based diet.

Formulated with 27 essential vitamin and mineral nutrients, all from vegan sources and designed to help fill the nutritional gaps in vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian regimes.

Includes high therapeutic levels of Vitamin B12 and iron to support normal energy levels and brain function, vegan-friendly Vitamin K2 and Vitamin D3 for bone strength, and choline for healthy liver function. Also contains Biotin which contributes to healthy skin, hair and nails.

Vegan Essential Multi is formulated to provide optimum utilisation by the body and developed in a pure wholefood base of spirulina, alfalfa and bilberry.


High Potency B12

High Potency Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 supports normal energy levels and is vital to red blood cell production, which transports oxygen to the body’s cells. B12 also contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system. The most common symptom of insufficient B12 intake is fatigue.

 

Dietary sources of vitamin B12 are exclusively animal sources and are obtained from food such as meat, dairy, eggs and fish. In fact the vegan diet is completely deficient of this crucial vitamin. The body does not have the facility to store water-soluble B vitamins and so they are needed on a daily basis. Subsequently, food supplements containing vitamin B12 are essential to fill the nutritional gap in the vegan diet.  


Vegan EPA & DHA Oil

Vegan EPA and DHA

EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) are a group of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids which are important for health and vitality.

Research supports a central role for DHA in normal brain and visual functioning, and both EPA and DHA have been linked to regular heart functioning.

Viridian’s Vegan EPA & DHA oil provides a natural vegan-friendly source of EPA and DHA derived from sustainably grown marine algae. It also includes a combination of essential omega fatty acids 3, 6 & 9 derived from South American chia seeds. A daily intake of 2ml per day contributes to the normal function of the heart, eyes and brain.

The Vegan EPA and DHA Oil is flavoured with natural orange oil to offer a palatable supplement, providing 225 mg of EPA and DHA per ml.


Balanced Iron Complex

Balanced Iron Complex

Iron is essential for the healthy production of haemoglobin and red blood cells. Haemoglobin is essential for transporting oxygen from the lungs to the body’s cells. Viridian’s Balanced Iron Complex contains iron bisglycinate, a form of iron that is gentle on the digestive system.

 

The formula also includes Vitamin C which enhances iron absorption and aids in the maintenance of the immune system. Iron contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and helps with cognitive function. 


Conclusion:

If a rich and varied diet of colourful foods is consumed every day, nutrient deficiencies can be avoided with the addition of a supplement. Make sure you choose a reliable vegan source and check the label as some capsules are made from gelatine or coated with animal source to enhance their appearance.


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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