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The Benefits of Vegan Multivitamins

The Benefits of Vegan Multivitamins

One of the main keys to a healthy life is maintaining a healthy diet, which is also typically a key pillar of the vegan lifestyle. However, with all of the benefits of veganism comes some drawbacks, such as the potential for vitamin and mineral deficiencies. This is because, unfortunately, some key nutrients, such as vitamin B12, are primarily found in animal based food and drink products. 

Thankfully, vitamins and supplements can help bridge any nutritional gaps in the vegan diet so you can safely follow this type of diet and lifestyle. Multivitamins are a popular and useful option as they contain a wide array of important micronutrients that support overall health and wellness. This article covers the main benefits of incorporating a vegan multivitamin into your daily routine. 


What are vegan multivitamins

Multivitamins, in general, contain a wide range of vitamins and minerals that support overall health and wellness. However, some multivitamins are made with a vegan lifestyle in mind. If you’re following a vegan diet, these can be more beneficial than a standard multivitamin. It’s also worth noting that not all standard multivitamins are vegan friendly, so vegan-focused multivitamins are both more beneficial and safer for your dietary requirements.

If you’re worried about getting enough of the key vitamins and minerals that are typically found in higher levels in animal based products, such as vitamins B12 and D, iron, zinc, iodine, and calcium, multivitamins focused on delivering these nutrients (among others) can help support your health as a vegan. They can help fill any gaps in your nutrition without the need to take multiple supplements, which is especially useful if you take medications with time gap restrictions for vitamins and supplements. Vegan multivitamins help ensure that you can feel your best while sticking to the lifestyle you believe in without interrupting other areas of your daily routine.


Key nutrients in vegan multivitamins

As mentioned above, there are some Key nutrients that vegans often lack without proper supplementation. Vitamin B12 is typically the first on this list as there are no plant-based sources of it outside of supplements and fortified foods (read more about this here). So, a comprehensive multivitamin supplement designed specifically for vegans should contain high strength B12 to make up for this gap, among various other nutrients. For example, the vitamins and minerals found in our Mutlivitamin & Minerals supplement that have been included specifically to support the vegan diet are:

  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin D
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • Iodine
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin K
  • Vitamin A

There are plenty of other important nutrients included in multivitamins which are less specific to the vegan diet but are also highly beneficial to overall health and wellness. For example, in addition to the nutrients listed above, out Multivitamin & Minerals supplement also contains:

  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K2
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folic Acid
  • Biotin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese 
  • Chromium
  • Molybdenum

This expertly formulated blend supports all areas of your body from cardiovascular health to cognitive function to immune system wellness and beyond. It is also carefully balanced to ensure the ingredients complement each other for maximum safety and efficacy, such as Vitamins K2 & D3 for example (read more on this here). 

Additionally, many vegans become tired or fatigued when lacking nutrients without supplementation, which can cause issues in various areas of life. This supplement, with its high levels of B12 and other essential nutrients, helps combat this issue so you can do more of what you love and avoid any fatigue-related difficulties in your routine without compromising your vegan lifestyle. 



Tips for choosing the right vegan multivitamin

Not all multivitamins are created equally, so finding one that suits your needs and lifestyle is key. So, first of all, you’ll want to find a vegan-friendly multivitamin. Better yet, look for a multivitamin that’s formulated with the vegan lifestyle in mind, containing as many of the above listed micronutrients as possible. Additional factors to consider include value for money, responsibly sourced ingredients, personal health and dietary goals, quality, registrations or certifications, and customer reviews.

For example, you’ll want to find one that’s not too pricey, has the correct balance of responsibly sourced ingredients and nutrients, fits your lifestyle, is high quality, and has excellent customer reviews. Certifications and registrations, such as with organisations like the Vegan Society and Made in Britain (both of which YrHealth is proud to have), are a big bonus as they speak to the legitimacy and safety of the product. So, while many multivitamins can be beneficial, choosing one that ticks as many boxes as possible is the best way to find the perfect vegan multivitamin for your needs.


How to incorporate vegan multivitamins into your daily routine

While vegan multivitamins can largely work around your existing schedule, there are some key factors to consider. For example, as some of the micronutrients are fat soluble while others are water soluble, it’s advisable to take your multivitamin with both food and water. Additionally, some people find that their stomach gets slightly upset when they take their multivitamin or other supplements on an empty stomach, so incorporating it into mealtime is a great way to avoid this while boosting the efficacy of your multivitamin. 

If you take medications or other supplements, you may also need to leave a gap between each one to ensure safety and optimum results. As the timings and restrictions are specific to each medication, dose, and individual, it’s best to consult a doctor or pharmacist to find out the best way to work a vegan multivitamin into your medication and supplement routine. 


Key takeaways

Here are the key points to remember about vegan multivitamins:

  • The vegan diet can cause certain nutrient deficiencies, and vegan multivitamins can help bridge these gaps.
  • As a vegan, finding a vegan multivitamin that’s made with the vegan lifestyle in mind is the best way to ensure it has all the most important nutrients you need to thrive.
  • Multivitamins can go above and beyond to include additional nutrients, on top of the most crucial ones that combat common deficiencies, to help boost overall health and wellness.
  • Vegan multivitamins can help support your whole body, including vital organs like the brain and heart and key functions like that of the immune and nervous systems. 
  • There are many factors to consider when looking for the perfect vegan multivitamin, including nutrient content, value for money, responsibly sourced ingredients, personal health and dietary goals, quality, registrations or certifications, and customer reviews.
  • Vegan multivitamins should be taken with food and water to increase absorption and avoid upsetting the stomach.
  • If you take medications or supplements already, consult a doctor to find out the best way to safely fit a vegan multivitamin into your regimen.
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