Many people say that supplements for a vegan diet are completely unnecessary. Some of them, however, seem essential in order to provide the body with a sufficient source of valuable active ingredients. So which ones should you choose?
Essential supplements for a vegan diet: protein supplements
Even a properly-balanced vegan diet requires additional support, especially when daily demand is increased due to regular training. Protein, as one of the fundamental macronutrients in the diet, contributes to growth and preservation of muscle mass. Veggie Protein Complex provides high-quality plant proteins, which come from as many as 3 different sources – peas, pumpkin seeds and brown rice. The product from Olimp Sport Nutrition does not contain animal-based additives and is available in two flavours: natural and chocolate (sweetened with stevia and with real cocoa!). It is an ideal way to enrich your shakes or desserts with complete protein.
Essential supplements for a vegan diet: B vitamins
Lack of meat raises a number of problems related to the risk of vitamin B deficiency, which, in addition to its impact on the condition and functioning of the nervous system, play an important role in the context of the cardiovascular system. Some of them affect, among other things, proper blood and erythrocyte production, hormonal activity, homocysteine metabolism and related antioxidant processes. Vitamin B 6 or B 12 deficiencies are the most common problems in the vegan diet, so it is worth to decide on a product with a complex formula. Olimp Labs pharmaceutical company has prepared B 12 Forte Bio-Complex capsules, which enable the body to provide optimal amounts of B vitamins enriched with vitamin E and minerals (calcium and iron) in the form of easily assimilable Albion® amino acid chelates.
Essential supplements for a vegan diet: vitamin D 3 and healthy fats
The absence of milk and milk products (such as yoghurt, kefir and various types of cheese) is a major problem in terms of calcium levels. In the case of a vegan diet, there is a greater chance of this element being deficient. Although the consumption of these products is not an option on a vegan diet, it is worth taking care of calcium with the help of vitamin D3. It is well known that it is essential for maintaining healthy bone condition – this is due to its real effect on the proper absorption of calcium and phosphorus from food. The Olimp Labs brand offers the product called Gold-Vit D3+K2 – innovative liquid Flow Caps, which contain optimally defined portions of essential vitamins from plant sources (linseed oil as well as soybean subjected to fermentation processes). The product was prepared according to a high standard and using the latest technology.
In the case of the vegan diet, there are many tasty sources of valuable omega polyunsaturated fatty acids. Peanut, Cashew and Almond Butter creams make it possible to break the boring taste of the typical diet. In addition, they help to provide the necessary intake of fat in the form of a delicious cream!