Vitamin deficiency. The two words no vegetarian, vegan, or plantbased/flexitarian individual ever wants to hear given that most choose such a lifestyle for ethical, moral, and or environmental reasons.
And for those curious as to the differences between the diets mentioned, here are the basic definitions:
- Vegetarian- excludes meat but includes dairy, eggs, and some other animal products.
- Vegan- excludes meat, dairy, eggs, and all animal products.
- Plantbased/Flexitarian- overall revolves around plant foods with some or minimal meat or animal product consumption.
B-12 500 is the number one most important supplement for anyone following a plant based diet as it is most commonly and abundantly found in meats. Even experienced vegetarians and vegans will take B12 on a daily basis as its importance cannot be understated. B12 is known for converting fat, carbohydrates, and proteins to energy and for working with folate in many body processes, including the synthesis of DNA, red blood cells, and the insulation sheath that surrounds nerve cells.
C+Zinc, though Vitamin C is found in many fruits and vegetables, it is one of those supplements that will aid in preventing you from developing a deficiency; as well as, adding a layer of comfort in knowing you do not have to be planning out what you need to eat to get enough vitamin c. Meanwhile, zinc is a trickier vitamin to come by as it is most prominent in various seeds, garlic, and chickpeas. So, it’s safe to say this is a supplement useful no matter the diet.
Multiple, includes more than 12 different vitamins and minerals, tailored to meet the human body’s requirements. These include Vitamins A, C, D, E, the B-complex vitamins; thiamin, niacin, pantothenic acid, B6 and B12, folate, beta-carotene and more.
Colloidal Minerals are often overlooked, despite the fact that roughly 95% of our body’s functions depend upon minerals. However, due to soil depletion and the loss of topsoil from flooding, over-irrigation, and deforestation, together with poor crop rotation, a large proportion of the trace mineral content has been lost from today’s food supply.
Omega, a vitamin most consume through fish is now readily available to you and extracted from vegan sources: spirulina, blue-green algae, and flaxseed. No need for fish or fish oil supplements to get your omega.
Core 4 is a set includes four of the most popular sprays: B-12 500, C+Zinc, Multiple, and Colloidal Minerals.