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4 Important Supplements for Anyone on a Plant-Based Diet

There are countless benefits to a plant-based or vegan diet, and many people that decide to make the change do so with few regrets. They enjoy delicious, guilt-free meals and drinks that come from fresh, often organic produce.

However, one of the most common concerns with any plant-based diet is the potential lack of minerals and vitamins. Many people will argue that anybody on a plant-based diet will get all the nutrition they need from natural ingredients, while others will point out that some of these vitamins most naturally present themselves in the form of animal-based products. A lack of certain vitamins and minerals can potentially lead to more complicated health issues.

While the debate rages on, why take the chance? There are simple and affordable supplements available for every diet, and a plant-based diet is no different.

These are 4 of the best supplements to take if you’re concerned that your plant-based nutrition isn’t quite covering every base. They’ll keep your body and your brain in top condition, and there’s free delivery on all UK orders when you support the health and nutrition specialists in West Yorkshire.

Iron

The iron that flows in our blood is tasked with creating new DNA and red blood cells. On top of that, it carries oxygen and transports it around the entire body. It pays to make sure that there’s enough iron in our system, doesn’t it?

A lack of iron can lead to some serious issues, including fatigue, a less effective immune system, and even anemia. It’s typically found in two forms: heme iron; non-heme iron. The good news is that while heme iron is only found in animal products, non-heme iron is found in plant-based products instead.

That being said, it can still be a challenge to consume enough of these high-iron foods. Beans, peas, dried fruits, and nuts or seeds will top up anybody’s low iron count. Alternatively, one easy 14mg tablet a day will do exactly what’s required.

Vitamin B12

Anybody can quickly find themselves struggling with a vitamin B12 deficiency. However, those on a plant-based diet, in particular, have been shown to lack the sufficient levels of B12 within their system.

B12 is incredibly important and supports many essential bodily processes. Once again, it’s involved with creating red blood cells, but it also looks after your nervous system and even plays a part in the workings of your metabolism. A lack of B12 is significant – it can lead to an increased chance of bone and heart disease.

While certain mushrooms may be grown in B12-rich soils, a B12 supplement is still a wise idea. It’s best taken in small doses, and with these 1000mcg tablets, you’ll have nothing to worry about.

Omega 3

We’ve all seen the adverts for Omega 3! And it’s true that your Omega oils are extremely valuable. These fatty acids are extremely important for several key bodily functions and they go some way to maintaining a healthy heart as well.

Many of us are already aware that oily fish is Omega 3 rich. Salmon, mackerel, and sardines are easily obtained and they’re outstanding sources of the fatty acid. It’s possible to keep a healthy amount of Omega 3 in your system on a plant-based diet with nuts, linseed, chia seed, and even seaweed.

Our Omega 3, 6, & 9 supplements ensure that getting your daily dose is as simple as taking four capsules. The capsule is completely vegan and will help anybody on a plant-based diet look after their heart and their cholesterol levels.

Brewers Yeast

Another important supplement for consumers that enjoy a plant-based lifestyle is brewers yeast. You’re probably recognise the name – at least one part of it, anyway. Brewers yeast is naturally occurring and is often used to produce both beer and bread, as the name suggests.

But as well as producing all kinds of baked goods and creating a drink that millions of people enjoy, this yeast is also packed full of nutrition. It’s a source of amino acids, chromium, trace minerals and other B Vitamins, offering a full spectrum of nutrition to those on a plant-based diet.

The only issue with brewers yeast is that, naturally, it has an incredibly bitter flavour – take our word for it. That’s why we produce this invaluable supplement in convenient pill form, which has been non-debittered for maximum nutrition.

Our packets of 500 tablets are available for just £6.99 and they’ll quickly become a regular part of your supplement plan.