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8 of the best vegan multivitamins & supplements 2023

19 Jan 2023 • 6 min read

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Want to discover the best vegan multivitamins and supplements to complement a plant-based diet?

Going vegan can seem a little daunting, especially when you want to make sure you’re getting all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients you need to stay healthy.

Some nutrients are usually consumed through animal products, e.g., meat, fish and dairy. But fear not, there’s usually a vegan supplement to help fill the gap!

We’ve gone through all the vegan supplements we sell here at H&B and chosen the most important nutrients and formulas for complementing a vegan diet.

Here are 8 of the best vegan supplements and multivitamins ready to supercharge your plant-based diet.

  1. Best high-strength multivitamin for vegans
  2. Best vegan vitamin D gummies
  3. Best vegan calcium, magnesium & vitamin D
  4. Best vegan kids’ vitamin D gummies
  5. Best vegan sleep gummies
  6. Best vegan vitamin B12
  7. Best vegan omega-3
  8. Best vegan hair, skin and nails gummies

Find out more information about them below.

  1. The best vegan multivitamin

If you’re looking for an all-in-one tablet full of all the vitamins and minerals needed to support a plant-based lifestyle, this one fits the bill.

We know that one of the main concerns new vegans have is whether their new plant-based diet will keep them healthy and feeling good.

A healthy and balanced diet is key but taking a multivitamin alongside it can help make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need every day.

Top benefits

  • This high strength vegan multivitamin is just what you need to support a plant-based diet
  • It contains all the nutrients vegans need to look out for, including vitamin D2 and vitamin B12
  • Highly concentrated so you only need to take one tablet a day

What’s in it?

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D (ergocalciferol D2)
  • Vitamin E
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Zinc

Who it’s for

  • Vegans and vegetarians who want to make sure they stay topped up in essential vitamins and minerals that they may lack in their diets

Customer reviews

M Tron – Does the job – 5/5 stars

“Been taking these for some time. I guess they are doing the job as on many blood tests my vitamin levels are always very good. So yes very happy with them.”

Health kick Mick – Peace of mind – 5/5 stars

“Happy these are high strength. I’m eating a calorie-controlled diet so wanted to make sure I continued to give my body the right nutrients. They are big but go down quickly with a glass of water and no aftertaste. Definitely recommend.”

BBCL – Excellent Multi-Vitamin – 5/5 stars

“I began taking these multivitamins a few months ago. A recent blood test showed that I'm not lacking in anything, which is great to hear as a vegan. They are easy to swallow and don't leave any bad taste!”

  1. The best vegan vitamin D gummies

Make taking your vitamin D as easy as possible with these tasty chewable vegan gummies. Each tasty orange-flavour gummy provides just enough to nourish your body every day.

It’s an ideal supplement to add into your routine when the days start getting shorter and colder, or all year round if you are prone to low vitamin D levels.

They are especially useful if you struggle to take tablets

Top benefits

  • These chewable vegan gummies are an easy way to get a daily dose of 25µg vitamin D, especially if you struggle to take tablets
  • Orange flavoured, so taking your vitamin D feels more like a treat than a chore
  • Helps to support your bones, muscles, and immune system

What’s in it?

  • 25µg of vitamin D3

Who it’s for:

  • Vegans and vegetarians who want to supplement their diet with vitamin D

Customer reviews

Stacey87 – Taste great – 5/5 stars

“A delicious way to get your vitamin D and fab for on the go.”

The_finlays_at_number_5 – Yummy Gummies – 5/5 stars

“Such an easy way to get your vitamin D! These gummies also taste great!”

Carolyn – Vegan vitamin D – 5/5 stars

“I find tablets hard to take so these are perfect. Taste good also.”

  1. The best vegan calcium, magnesium and vitamin D tablets

Calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D can sometimes be a bit more of a challenge to get when following a vegan diet, so this supplement could help keep you topped up.

This combination of micronutrients helps to keep our bones, teeth, and muscles strong, as well as reduce tiredness and fatigue.

Top benefits

  • Easy way to take nutrients you may need topping up in when following a vegan diet
  • Delivers vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium in an easy-to-swallow tablet
  • Comes in H&B’s new planet-friendly bottles made from min. 80% recycled plastic

What’s in it?

  • 5µg vitamin D
  • 500mg calcium
  • 250mg magnesium

Who it’s for           

  • Vegans and vegetarians who need more vitamin D, calcium and magnesium alongside a balanced diet

Customer reviews

This product is brand new and so we have no reviews yet!

  1. The best vegan kid’s vitamin D gummies

Vitamin D is important for all of us, especially growing children. It can be quite difficult to get enough vitamin D naturally, especially in the colder months when the sunshine decreases.

These vitamin D3 elderberry chewy softies are a tasty way to make sure your little ones get enough vitamin D in their daily life.

Children need vitamin D to help them grow and develop bones and teeth, as well as support the immune system.

Top benefits

  • Contains 10µg vegan-friendly vitamin D3 (totally gelatine-free)
  • Soft gummy texture with a mouth-watering elderberry flavour and are especially great if you struggle to take tablets
  • Great to nourish children aged 3+ years with the vitamin D they need

What’s in it?

  • 10mg vitamin D3

Who it’s for:

  • Children aged 3 years and older

Customer reviews

This product is brand new and so we have no reviews yet!

  1. The best vegan relaxation gummies

There are lots of lifestyle factors that can affect a good night’s sleep, and one of them is your diet and nutrient intake.

These vegan-friendly sleep gummies contain 5-HTP, theanine, lavender, griffonia seed, lemon balm leaf and more that could help you to nod off at night.

They have a lovely black cherry flavour too, making them a tasty and easier to take alternative to traditional tablets.

Top benefits

  • Tasty black cherry flavoured gummies formulated for a restful snooze
  • Contains 5-HTP, l- theanine, chamomile, lavender, griffonia seed, lemon balm leaf and more
  • Herbal ingredients, and vegan friendly

What’s in it?

  • 10% NRV* L-Theanine
  • 81.6% NRV Griffonia seed
  • 250% NRV Montmorency Cherry
  • 200% NRV Vitamin B6
  • 10% NRV Asparagus Racemosus
  • 10% NRV Melissa Officinalis
  • 10% NRV Chamomile
  • 10% NRV Lavender

Who it’s for:

  • Anybody who wants to relax before bed, including vegans and vegetarians

Customer reviews

Mairi - Snooze black cherry gummies - 5/5 stars

"It works well and tastes good"

Photolass - Great results and tasty - 5/5 stars

"They really help me to sleep and are very tasty as well. Love them."

Teejay - Restful sleep - 5/5 stars 

"Very tasty, seem to get a relaxed nights sleep if I take one before I go to bed."

  1. The best vegan vitamin B12 tablets

Vitamin B12 is one of the trickiest nutrients to get your hands on when you’re vegan, as it is usually found in animal products like meat and dairy products.

A lack of vitamin B12 can make you feel tired and listless, so make sure you keep topped up with a supplement, like these vegan-friendly vitamin B12 tablets.

They’re time-released too, which improves your body’s absorption of vitamin B12.

Top benefits

  • Contains 1000µg of vegan-friendly vitamin B12
  • Time-released to improve absorption
  • Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

What’s in it?

  • 1000µg of vegan-friendly vitamin B12

Who it’s for

  • Vegans and vegetarians to top up their vitamin B12 levels

Customer reviews

TD63 – Just what the doctor ordered – 5/5 stars

“My B12 was too low and the nurse informed me I needed to take 1mg of B12 and as this was 40,000 times the recommended daily dose, my best option was this timed release version.

It can easily be taken first thing in the morning and the dose will release over the course of the day.”

Tarif - It's good - 5/5 stars

"I always buy these"

Babs - Good service and product - 5/5 stars

"Have been using Vitamin B12 time release tablets for some time and I have found them to be very beneficial for me."

  1. The best vegan omega-3 capsules

Does your mind jump to fish when you think of omega 3?

Although oily fish are popular for their omega-3 content, they are not the only type…Introducing these vegan- omega-3, 6, and 9 from algal oil (what the fish eat to get their omega 3!).

These soft gel capsules contain algal oil, olive oil, EP and safflower oil, for a great balance of EPA and DHA to support heart, brain and eye health.

Top benefits

  • Contains EPA and DHA fatty acids, both of which you need to stay healthy
  • Totally vegan friendly omega-3 and sourced from plant materials
  • Helps support your heart, brain and eye health

What’s in it?

  • Vitamin E
  • Algal oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Evening primrose oil
  • Olive oil

Who it’s for

  • Vegans and vegetarians looking for more omega-3 in their diets

Customer reviews

JAWW – Alternative to cod liver oil – 5/5 stars

“Great product. You not only protect your health, but you don't have to affect an animal whilst doing so. If only more knew that there was an alternative to cod liver oil, I'm sure more would take.”

Sianeee - Just what I needed - 5/5 stars

"Fantastic supplement. Quick delivery as always. Will definitely order again."

Lanara - Great veg alternative - 5/5 stars

"Vegetarian and these are an ideal option for omega supplement. Despite size of capsule, they are soft and easy to take. No after taste."

  1. The best vegan hair, skin and nails gummies

There are certain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that help support hair, skin and nail health.

These vegan-friendly gummies provide some of the best, including biotin, zinc, and folic acid.

They have a naturally sweet berry taste and are soft, chewy and a perfect alternative to traditional tablets.

Top benefits

  • Contains biotin, zinc, folic acid and vitamin C
  • Supports skin, hair and nail health
  • Easy to take with a delicious berry taste

What’s in it?

  • 40mg vitamin C
  • 5mg zinc
  • 12mg vitamin E
  • 10mg MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
  • 8mg Niacin
  • 400mg Vitamin A
  • 3mg pantothenic acid
  • 150ug copper
  • 5ug vitamin D3
  • 1.4mg vitamin B6
  • 200mg aloe vera
  • 150ug iodine
  • 200ug folic acid
  • 50ug biotin
  • 1.5ug vitamin B12

Who it’s for

  • Vegans and vegetarians who want to support their hair, nail and skin health

Customer reviews

Rowena - These gummies really work! - 5/5 stars

"Brilliant. My hair feels thicker,nails stronger no longer breaking, really pleased with results."

Mum of2 - It works for me - 5/5 stars

"My skin and hair look a lot better when using the supplements."

The final say

We hope that this guide has helped you find the vegan multivitamin or supplement that could work for you and your lifestyle.

Remember to always consult your doctor before starting a new supplement, especially if you are taking other medications, have a pre-existing condition, or are pregnant / breastfeeding.

The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Last updated: 19 January 2023

bhupesh-panchal

Author: Bhupesh PanchalSenior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Apr 2019

Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

Bhupesh started his career as a Clinical Toxicologist for Public Health England, advising healthcare professionals all around the country on how to manage clinical cases of adverse exposure to supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and agricultural products.

After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.

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