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    vit pills

    can I take a general cheapo mulit vit for my vegan needs

    is their a one pill fits all

    whats best for value

    thanks


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    I take multivitamins from Healthspan at certain times like when i'm working nights or in winter. They do a pill for vegetarians and vegans that seems decent enough and isn't too pricey..

    I also take a rosehip supplement for my joints and for extra vitamin C. As an added bonus the rosehip had made my nails so strong that I can't bite them anymore
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    Surely, I've you're vegan, vitamin supplements are the last thing you need.... It's the nutritional fatty acids like Omega3's I'd be concerned about...

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    Plenty of omega 3s, 6s and all essential amino acids. Unless you have a diagnosed nutritional deficiency OR you have a bad diet then there should be no reason to take sups. It can be worth having your bloods taken to check. You may be low on B12 but that is not a vegan only problem, it is an absorbency problem that can affect anyone. I take B12 occasionally because I was borderline low, but everything else was OK.
    Fresh (and raw) fruit and veg is the way to go!
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    Quote Originally Posted by realnutter View Post
    Surely, I've you're vegan, vitamin supplements are the last thing you need
    It`s difficult in any diet to ensure you're getting everything you need everyday, especially when you have a busy lifestyle. It's not so much the vitamins that I worry about but some minerals like iodine. Have had my B12 tested a few times and the levels were fine so I must be getting enough from vegan milks, margarines etc..

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    I take veg1. It's a daily multivitamin formulated by the vegan society. I also take additional B12. I wait until Holland & Barrett have a penny sale on and stock up.

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    I always go for the chewable supplements because I've heard your body absorbs them better. Don't know if there's any truth in that but I hate swallowing tablets so it suits me

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