Now, we all need a little multivitamin boost now and again, whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or omni. But what some people don’t realise is that there are specific multivitamins that are perfectly created for vegans, ensuring we’re always tip top healthy and feeling great.
But where to begin? And what vitamins should we look out for?
Vegan multivitamins to supplement your lifestyle
Multivitamins should supplement a well-balanced diet and are great in helping potential nutrient deficiencies where perhaps you can’t rely entirely on diet. Multivitamins should never be seen as a replacement to a wholefood diet, so eat well and take them as a way of boosting vitamin and mineral intake.
Vegan multivitamins generally contain a wide range of vitamins, iron, zinc and calcium. They can also include things like Omega-3 and/or 6 and often magnesium. Of course, the content of vegan multivitamins ranges widely so be sure to read the labels carefully to ensure it has what you are looking for. It’s even possible to buy more focused vegan multivitamins, so for example for those looking for an energy boost, support with skin problems, menopause, etc.
Word of caution…
Weirdly, many multivitamins aren’t suitable for vegans, so it’s important to make sure the ones you’ve chosen contain no animal products. Select from our list below and you’re sure to be on the right track.
Vegan multivitamins we think are great
Vegums, The Multivitamin for Vegans, from £9.95 for approx, 30
Vegums offer a range of different vitamins but the one we’re focusing on here is the Multivitamin for Vegans. Available for a one-time purchase or on subscription, these contain Vitamin B12, which supports metabolism, vitamin D3, B6, folic acid, selenium and iodine. They come as a chewy gummy sweet and taste deliciously like strawberries.
Veg-1 from The Vegan Society, £6.60 for approx 90 (3 months supply)
A standard, well-loved vegan multivitamin that vegans have relied on for years. Chalky in texture, they are more your traditional multivitamin. Available in blackcurrant or orange flavour, they contain Vitamin B12, D3, iodine, selenium, Vitamin B2, B6 and folic acid.
Protein Works, Multivitamin Gummies, £16.49 for 60
Famed for tasting just like sweets, The Protein Works has created a multivitamin gummy that aims to support your mental and physical well-being. They contain Vitamin B12, C, D, E, B6, biotin, and niacin. We love this one because the focus isn’t just on the body but the mind as well.
Ritual, Essential for Women multivitamin, from £30
Ritual has created a range of multivitamins to suit differing needs. We particularly like the Essential for Women multivitamin which contains a cocktail of fantastic-ness aimed at women aged 18-49. Specifically, it offers, Vitamin D3, E, folate, Vitamin B12, iron, magnesium, boron, Vitamin B3 and K2. Aside from the Essential for Women, there are other fantastic multivitamins such as prenatal, 50 + and one designed for children over 4 years of age.
Together Health Vegan Multivitamin, from £11.69 for 60
We love the simple packaging of Together products. It doesn’t take away from the well thought out range of vitamins, including this fantastic vegan multivitamin. Made from food sources, they contain nutritional yeast for co-nutrients such as live enzymes, phytonutrients, amino acids, trace minerals and other bioactive co-factors; seaweed for calcium; chickpeas for K2; lichen for D3. In addition, B12, iron, iodine, calcium and zinc. It’s an absolute feast of goodness.