Is the “Vegan Glow” real?

Is the “Vegan Glow” real?

Have you ever noticed the difference in how people age, both from the standpoint of their overall health and physical appearance? A study conducted by scientists in New Zealand found that, although we all age the same chronologically, a subset of people either age faster or slower on a biological level. “…Some were gaining three biological years for every one chronological year. Still others had essentially stopped getting older, as their biological age was essentially on “pause.” [1]


What are some of the factors that contribute to looking and feeling better over the years? Genetics and lifestyle play a role, but the foods you choose to put into your body every day also have an enormous impact on energy level, sense of well-being, physical health, and outward appearance. Eating a plant-based diet is linked to increased energy, better health and weight loss, but is vegan glow real?

Many people who’ve switched to veganism do report that their skin and hair take on a renewed shine. “The nutrients found in certain fruits and vegetables are known to promote clear, glowing skin.”[2] Whereas meat, dairy, and processed foods contain chemicals, hormones, antibiotics, and other toxins that our bodies must filter out. 

Let it shine

Taking care of your body by eating a healthy diet can very much change your outward appearance. That’s because filtering toxins is not just the job of your kidneys and liver; your skin is the largest detox organ in your body. The vegan glow refers to how your skin looks when it’s given the nourishment it needs and none of the chemicals it doesn’t.

Regardless of your personal reason behind choosing veganism, whether it’s due to ethics, a desire for weight loss, or simply wanting to feel better and have more energy, getting a healthy shine is an added bonus. 

Keep your “Vegan Glow” bright for years to come

If you’re currently transitioning to veganism, you may notice your skin becoming clearer as you cut out certain foods groups, particularly dairy products. Dairy cows are treated with artificial hormones to keep their milk supply going, and you’re getting a dose of those same hormones when you drink milk. “Sometimes the hormones in milk can also interact with our own hormones, confusing our body’s endocrine system and signaling breakouts.”[3]

As you make the switch to a diet free of animal products, it’s important to ensure you’re replacing all the nutrients that you were getting from meat and dairy. Even hardcore vegans, who have been eating this way for years, can have trouble getting key vitamins, like D3 & B12, and minerals such as calcium. 

To address this issue, Vegan Life Nutrition created a line of vitamins and supplements for vegans to help balance a plant-based diet. Our products are organic and 100% free of animal byproducts. Read more on the site about which key nutrients you may need to supplement as you cut animal products from your diet. And enjoy the vegan glow that comes with getting all the nutrients you need without harmful additives. 

 [1]Some People Do Age Faster Than Others, Medicinenet.com.
 [2]How Going Vegan Will Help You Look Younger, Peta.org.
[3]Is There a Link Between Dairy and Acne? Healthline.com.