Supplements For Vegans

I know vegans need to take supplements cause their diet lacks vitamins B 1&2, iron, iodine. Etc. So is their a magic supplement for vegans that provides all the essentials. After speaking to others on the web, I found the answer. I don’t need to take supplements. I get plenty of Vitamin B12 from Marmite, Vitamins B1 & B2 from spinach, soya beans, asparagus, okra and nuts. I get plenty of iron from Spinitch, kale and Kidney beans and iodine from Vecon and Seaweeds rich in iodine. You don’t even have a clue about basic nutrition do you?

8 replies on “Supplements For Vegans”

  1. Rachel Terrence says:

    Veal. . .

  2. Ms Nesmith says:

    The ONLY supplement I need is b12. I don’t know what your diet is like, but I get plenty of iron, and Im sure I eat enough foods with iodine.

    You shouldn’t need anything else other then b12, everything else can easily be obtained in sufficient quantities from food.

    (With the exception of vitamin D, go get some sunlight, if you can’t, eat some sundried mushrooms or take a supplement. )

  3. Mandy Terrence says:

    No, there’s no one “magic” pill that will keep you healthy when you give up all animal foods.

    Here’s a link to VEGAN registered dietitian Jack Norris’ site. Take time to read it, especially the “recommendations” section. He’s pretty good about warning vegans and any vegetarians about nutrients to watch out for in their diet. BUT he also glosses over any serious problems.


  4. Mindi Durham says:

    It’s always best to get nutrients from food and we can get everything we require from plant and non animal sources. If you know you are deficient in a specific nutrient, eat foods containing the nutrient(s). I’ve been vegan 2 years and my blood tests have always come back perfect even without vitamin pills.

  5. Grace Durham says:

    Supplements are taken by those whose diets are missing any essential nutrients or those whose physiology for one reason or another interferes with processing/metabolizing proper levels of those nutrients. A visit to the doc, not anecdotal information from complete strangers on the Internet will determine if you need any supplements at all.

    One thing about asking proud (read arrogant) vegans on this board if they need supplements is that they don’t really know if they do or do not. Very few if any also are medical professionals with the necessary credentials to give medical advise.
    Besides you seriously think a fanatic vegan will admit that his revered lifestyle /diet is somehow lacking?

  6. Karen XXX says:

    Really, I need supplements? When did that happen? I don’t need supplements I get all my vitamins from the foods I eat with no problems. My concern is more about animals seeing as how I am vegan.

    Just so you are aware of what veganism is:
    “The word ‘veganism’ denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to end the idea of animals as property and exclude all forms of intentional exploitation of, use of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing, research or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, including people and the environment.
    In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals. “

  7. Terry X1968 says:

    You do get vegan multivitamins HOWEVER;

    A properly planned vegan diet will have plenty of iron, so that is not an issue.
    Vitamins B1 and b2 are also bioavailable in vegan food. B12 is available from fortified milks, nutritional yeast, or can be taken in supplement form
    And lots of us eat seaweed (nori/kombu) for seaweed, also they iodize table salt in a lots of countries.

    It is possible to do a supplement free vegan diet, it just requires planning.

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