2021-12-29 20:30:41

Essentional Vitamins for Vegans

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Happy new year! I can't quite believe Christmas is already behind us and veganurary is staring us in the face. Yes it's now time to refocus and get our health and get back on track. How many of you overdid it over the holidays? I most defiantly did lol! Naturally we dive straight into healthy eating after the holidays and I want to make sure if a vegan, Plantbased lifestyle is one you'd like to adopt then I have given you all the information on the vitamins you need to consider. If you are are eating a wide variety of plant foods you will be getting a lot of the vitamins you body needs. I have broken down which vitamins to keep an eye on and the natural foods that contain the vitamins that you can add to your diet. I have also included supplements if you might not like some of the foods or just aren't getting enough. The supplements I consider I use myself and have no dodgy ingredients hiding in them. Only the best!

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B12

B12 plays a crucial role in the health of your nervous system . Too little B12 can lead to anemia and nervous system damage. As well as infertility and bone and heart disease. this. vitamin is important for protein metabolism and the formation of oxygen- transporting red blood cells.

 

DAILY RECCOMENDED INTAKE PER DAY

2.4 mcg - for adults
2.6 mcg- during preganancy
2.8 mcg - whilst breastfeeding

B12 NATURALLY

  • UNWASHED ORGANIC PRODUCE
  • NORI
  • SPIRULINA
  • CHLORELLA
  • FORTIFIED NUTRITIONAL YEAST
  • FORTIFIED PLANT MILKS

B12 SUPPLEMENTED

  • DR.VEGAN
  • NOURISHED
  • KIKI HEALTH - CHLORELLA

OMEGA 3

Omega 3 plays a structural role in the brain and eyes. It reduces the risk of inflammation, depression, breast cancer and ADHD

 

DAILY RECCOMENDED INTAKE PER DAY

300- 500 mcg combined EPA and DHA for healthy adults

 

OMEGA 3 NATURALLY

  • CHIA SEEDS
  • HEMP SEEDS
  • WALNUTS
  • ALGAE
  • BUCKTHORN

OMEGA 3 SUPPLEMENTED

  • HEALTHY YETI - ALGAE OIL (DHA & EPA)
  • CYTOPLAN - MARINE ALGAE
  • KIKI HEALTH - KRILL OIL

IRON

Iron is the nutrient used to make new DNA and red blood cells. It also is responsible for carrying oxygen in the blood

DAILY RECCOMENDED INTAKE PER DAY

Children

11 mg - 7-12 months
7 mg - 1-3 years
10 mg - 4-8 years
8 mg - 9-13 years

Female

15 mg - 14-18 years
18 mg - 19-50 years
8mg - 51 years and over
27 mg - Pregnant

Breastfeeding - 10 mg Under 19 years and 9 mg 19 years and over

Male

11 mg - 14-18 years
8 mg - 19 years and up

IRON NATURALLY

  • NUTS
  • SEEDS
  • BEANS
  • CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES
  • USING CAST IRON POTS

IRON SUPPLEMENTED

  • TOGETHER
  • NATURES WELL
  • WILD EARTH - NATURES NUTRITION

Combine with vitamin C to boost Iron Absroption

Calcium

DAILY RECCOMENDED INTAKE PER DAY

1000mg - most adults
1200 - female adults over 51
1200 - male adults over 71

CALCIUM NATURALLY

  • KALE
  • BROCCOLI
  • CHICK PEAS
  • BOK CHOY

CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTED

  • MY KIND ORGANICS
  • GARDEN OF LIFE - PURE SYNERGY
  • PLANT FUSHION

 

IODINE

Iodine is crucial for healthy thyroid function

IODINE NATURALLY

  • SEAWEED
  • IODIZED SALT

IONDINE SUPPLEMENTED

  • FUTURE KIND - LIQUID FORM
  • DOCTOR SEAWEED - WEED & WONDERFUL
  • GOLDEN GREENS - KELP CAPSULES

 

VITAMIN D

I want to finish on an important vitamin we ALL need to be supplementing with. Well unless you live somewhere sunny like California! Over the winter months vitamin D is a vitamin none of us are getting enough of in grey places like the UK (how grey has it been recently!) Vitamin D helps enhance the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. It also has a huge effect on your immune function, memory, mood and muscle recovery. This is a vitamin you should get blood tests for yearly to keep on top of things.

 

VITAMIN D NATURALLY

  • The best form of vitamin D is being in it, with no sunscreen for around 15-20 minutes.
  • Mushrooms ( if you leave mushrooms in the sign the skin absorbs vitamin D)

VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTED

  • ORA SOL FOOD  TABLET
  • NATURELO
  • BETTER YOU SPRAY

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