Gone plant-based? Wondering what the best supplements for vegetarians and vegans are? Raise your hand if your new year resolutions revolve around health. It’s always the case for me. Eating healthy is a great place to start, but going on a plant-based diet is an even better idea. If you haven’t already, read my Veganuary tips to get some guidance on how to make a smooth transition into the plant-based world. On top of that, supplements for vegetarians and vegans are a nice addition to an already healthy lifestyle.
But beware. That is not to say a plant-based diet isn’t healthy, to begin with. The only vitamin that isn’t provided by a vegan diet is B12. And you can easily find the best vegan supplements for that. For everything else, there is now numerous evidence that going vegan is the single best thing you can do for your health right now. A well balanced, whole-food, plant-based diet is proven to be higher in fibres, vitamins C & E, folic acid, magnesium and potassium, as well as having a lot less saturated fat and cholesterol. Vegans have been shown to have lower blood pressure and be sexier – that’s true science fact.
As the self-proclaimed vegan health supplement addict that I am, I’ve ordered a bunch of vegan supplements and probiotics for vegans online to present you with a round-up of the best supplements for vegetarians and vegans.
The best Health supplements for vegetarians and vegans
Better You has a range of some of the best vegan supplements out there. All pill-free. My favourites are the Vegan Health Spray (a handy mix of Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Iron and Iodine that is ideal for travelling), Vitamin D3 vegan, Iron Spray, and CBD spray. Their “Better Planet” project focuses on targeting every aspect of their environmental footprint, including the initiatives of their suppliers, growers and retail partners. As part of it, their packaging is made out of fully recycled materials, recycled ocean plastic waste and plant-based packaging – a by-product of the sugar cane process. There’s a huge range of amazing supplements for vegetarians and vegans at Better You.
Every range of supplements for vegetarians or vegans should contain a synbiotic. Seed is committed to planetary health as much as they are to human health, as well as holding themselves to high standards and striving for transparency and accountability in their communications, which I respect a lot. That said, I was provided with a jar of Seed Symbiotic free of charge and the link above is an affiliate, so I will make a small commission, at no added cost to you, if you make a purchase.
Seed is a sustainable subscription system that comes in a beautiful glass jar and continues with a monthly compostable (it’s made of mushroom!) refill. The formulation combines a probiotic and prebiotic, is vegan and gluten-free, and includes 24 clinically- studied, naturally-occurring strains, not found in yoghurt or fermented foods and beverages. Join the healthy (bowel) movement!
Omega 3’s are a popular supplement as they have been linked to healthy ageing throughout life, but unfortunately, they are mostly known to come from fish. Finding an omega 3 supplement that is suitable for vegetarians and vegans used to be complicated, but that’s no longer the case. NothingFishy is made of algae and contains 200mg Omega 3 DHA per soft gel. It’s also 100% natural and sustainable, 100% plant-based and vegan, and has no fishy aftertaste whatsoever. Their refill system is sustainable and eco-friendly, look how cute the jar is!
During my research on the best supplements for vegetarians and vegans, I stumbled on Nootropics and got very curious as I had never heard the term. Turns out they are cognitive enhancers. Think of them as green tea that gives you energy and focus or chamomile tea that can calm you down. Nootropics are supplements for your brain. As someone who jam-packs her days with way too much at all times, I always need a pick-me-up in the morning and something to calm me down at night.
Motion Nutrition has both of those options in their sustainably packaged, all-natural Nootropics. Targeting both energy and focus, and relaxation and sleep, their day and night formulas, Power Up and Unplug, blend vitamins, minerals, herbs and food extracts. They all have benefits for increasing energy and concentration and improving recovery from stress. Gimme that.
The ultimate detox range for the new year, Kiki Health offers 100% pure, plant-based health supplements for vegetarians and vegans alike. Born out of a desire to promote optimum health and well being, their product range aims to cleanse, detoxify, heal and nourish. Out of their wide range of products, I really liked the Alkaline Infusion and Multi-Mushroom Blend.
I’ve been curious about the health benefits of mushroom extract, particularly cordyceps and reishi, but haven’t quite found the right formula for me. These little pouches of fake coffee drinks not only taste really bad but are also not very environmentally-friendly. As well as offering single species mushroom extracts, Kiki Health also offer a blend of eight organic mushroom extracts in tablet format. It’s a powerful mushroom cocktail in an easy-to-swallow pill!
I’ve known of the health properties of apple cider vinegar for years, but I could never bring myself to actually drink it. It is disgusting. Goli is a super cool and super yummy apple cider vinegar gummy with all the benefits of ACV in it. Apple cider vinegar offers many benefits thanks to its high concentration of acetic acid: it contributes to optimal heart health, gut health, helps to achieve a clean complexion, and helps control blood sugar level. It’s one of those magical vegan health supplements. If you’re like me and can’t stand the taste of it, do check out Goli (and use code mostlyamelie, they are delicious!
I’ve been raving about the benefits of CBD oil as a health supplement for quite some time now. Another “brain” supplement, CBD has been a great help in managing stress and anxiety and helping me sleep better. People often disregard a good night of sleep as a measure for optimal health, but it is so, so important. There are a plethora of health benefits to CBD and more and more studies are backing them. Canzon offers many products that are all of excellent quality, and vegan-friendly.
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