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Top 3 Supplements for Vegans

Top 3 Supplements for Vegans

Whether you’re a veteran or just starting out as a vegan or vegetarian, there are some supplements that can help fill any gaps for nutrients that may be lacking in your diet. These include top nutrients of concern such as vitamin B12, iodine, and vitamin D. Vitamin B12 Because vitamin B12 does not naturally occur in any plant foods, it’s vital that people following a vegan diet obtain adequate amounts through fortified foods and supplementation. What’s more is that a lack of B12 in the diet may not show up for several years after switching to a vegan diet. However,...

Top 3 Supplements for Vegans

The Rise of Veganism

The Rise of Veganism

Veganism was generally unheard of not so long ago, but in recent years its popularity has been growing fast! In 2021 alone, VegNews reported a 5000% increase in Google searches for ”vegan food near me”. Additionally, companies who specialize in plant-based protein alternatives to meat have received billions in investment.1 So what are some of the factors behind this increase in veganism—a lifestyle and philosophy whereby a person does not eat any food derived from animals and who typically does not use other animal products? Animal Welfare One of the main reasons many people choose to go vegan is to...

The Rise of Veganism

Spotlight on the Sunshine Vitamin

Spotlight on the Sunshine Vitamin

Did you know that across the population approximately 1 in 5 people have low vitamin D levels?1 Statistics like these help explain why vitamin D has overtaken vitamin C as the most popular supplement in the UK.

Spotlight on the Sunshine Vitamin

Magnesium – Are you getting enough?

Magnesium – Are you getting enough?

Magnesium is an essential macromineral (required in large amounts) that is needed for numerous critical functions in the body. Approximately 60% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the bones and teeth with the remaining 40% found primarily in the muscle as well as tissue cells and body fluids.1 Magnesium is lacking in our diets In an ideal world we would get all the magnesium we require from the diet. However, sizeable gaps have been found for magnesium intakes compared with intake targets in the UK, particularly amongst young adults in their twenties.1 By eating magnesium rich foods we should...

Magnesium – Are you getting enough?