Eating a vegan diet means cutting out all animal products, from meat and dairy to fish and even honey. But, as with any restricted diet, you can find yourself deficient in some vitamins and minerals.
There are certain nutrients that can be especially hard to find in your diet when you are vegan, as they are more prevalent in non-vegan foods.
Finding vegan-friendly supplements can sometimes be tricky too. A lot of supplements include animal derivatives in their formulation, like collagen, which is often marine or bovine.
Luckily, there are so many vegan or plant-based supplements out there that can make sure you get the proper nutrients without any animal products in their formulation.
What vitamins might you need as a vegan?
There are nine main vitamins and minerals that you may struggle to get from your diet alone as a vegan. These include:
Whilst some nutrients can be maintained by eating a healthy, balanced vegan diet, traditionally, these nutrients come from meat, fish, and dairy, so you may need to take a supplement to meet your needs.
However, before you start including any supplements in your diet, it is best to check with a medical professional to check what your body needs and to make sure you are being safe with what you are taking.
At Holland & Barrett, we have a wide range of vegan vitamins and supplements for everyone. So, whether you are looking for a plant-based collagen powder, vegan vitamin C or a vegan multivitamin, you'll find what you need.
If you are looking for a quick, fuss-free way to support your vitamin levels, a vegan multivitamin is for you.
Packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, these handy supplements make it easy to support your health and wellbeing.
The Holland & Barrett Multivitamin Gummies make a great addition to your daily routine. Taking your daily vitamins has never been easier with their delicious strawberry flavour. These must-have multivitamins support your whole body's wellbeing, from taking care of your skin and bones to your immune system and even your natural energy levels.
Vegan collagen supplements
Support your skin, hair, and muscles with vegan collagen. Finding plant-based collagen options can be tricky, as they are usually made using marine or bovine collagen peptides.
Fortunately, the Holland & Barrett Vegan Collagen Tropical Flavoured Powder can seamlessly become part of your daily routine. With a delicious tropical flavour, this collagen powder makes a great addition to smoothies, juice or even sprinkled onto cereal. In addition, its unique, plant-based formula contains a blend of critical nutrients like vitamin C, zinc, and selenium. So, you can support your vitamin levels with just one scoop.
Vegan vitamin C
Necessary for the growth and repair of the tissues in your body, vitamin C is essential for everyone. You can get vitamin C from your diet, but supplements can also be beneficial.