While there are many benefits to adopting a vegan lifestyle, it comes with its fair share of challenges. When you eliminate all animal products, you increase your risk of nutrient deficiencies. Plant-based diets lack some of the vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids that are found in meat. For vegans, this means that you must supplement your diet or consume fortified foods routinely to ensure that you are getting all the essential nutrients you require. While we offer vegan supplements for all walks of life at Vegan Life Nutrition, we want to discuss the importance of daily vegan vitamins for women specifically.
Why are Daily Vitamins Essential for Women?
Since a woman’s body changes as she ages, it makes sense that her nutritional needs shift throughout the different stages of her life as well. For example, teenagers going through puberty experience different deficiencies than women who are pregnant or going through menopause.
There are some vitamins and minerals that we believe vegan women in particular should focus on in adulthood. A daily mix of essential supplements is an important pillar of healthy, vegan nutrition alongside a balanced and varied diet.
What Are the Best Vegan Vitamins for Women?
As we mentioned above, different women need different vitamins at varying times in their life, but both us and WebMD agree that these four essential vegan vitamins for women:
Vitamin C is vital to vegans in particular due to its ability to boost iron absorption. Non-heme iron – or iron found in plant foods – has a lower absorption rate than iron found in animal products. Vitamin C can assist in supporting the immune system and cellular repair.
Shop here for Vegan Life Nutrition’s Pure Vitamin C, a capsule tablet that holds 500mgs of Vitamin C per serving. A daily serving can assist in boosting immunity, encouraging improved white blood cell health, and regeneration of antioxidants.
Prenatal and Postnatal Supplements for Vegan Women
For vegan moms and moms-to-be, we believe plant-based prenatal and postnatal vitamins are absolutely essential to incorporate into your daily routine For this reason, we have built the Prenatal Focus Bundle and the Postnatal Focus Bundle with the intent to provide all of the essential nutrients that mom and baby need before, during, and after pregnancy.
These bundles have 20+ vitamins and minerals per serving and include the following benefits for mom and baby.
- Provide essential vitamins for mother and baby *
- Maintain healthy digestion *
- Promote healthy cell division and development *
- Support the fetal brain, spinal cord, heart, muscle, bone, nerve, and skin development *
- Support placenta growth *
- Promote red blood cell development *
- Replenishes essential nutrients for postpartum mothers and babies during breastfeeding*
- Promotes healthy development for breastfeeding babies*
- Supports recovery following childbirth*
You can learn more about these incredible bundles here.
Vitamin B12 is not produced by plants because it’s manufactured by microorganisms. Vegans should either supplement B12 or heavily focus on B12 fortified foods like plant milk and tofu. B12 is necessary for the development of red blood cells and maintaining a healthy nervous system.
We recommend our Vitamin B12 Chewable Tablets to ensure you get a daily dose of 500mcgs. In addition to the benefits noted above, you may see an increase in your energy levels and support for your digestive system.
Those with limited sun exposure should pay special attention to Vitamin D3. Vitamin D deficiency can lead to several health issues because your body will source the necessary Vitamin D from your bones and muscles.
Supplementing Vitamin D3 is an easy way to make sure you are getting enough of this essential nutrient instead of relying on diet or sunlight alone (especially during winter months). Vegan Life Nutrition’s Vitamin D3 Supplements are sourced from Lichen and are easily absorbed into the body since plant-based D3 is preferred for bioavailability over other forms of Vitamin D – D2 for example.
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