Multivitamins and minerals
Multivitamins and minerals are no substitute for a healthy balanced diet, but may be useful in promoting good health. Supplements containing vitamin B12, vitamin D2 and iodine may be of particular benefit. Be aware that vegetarian formulations can contain non-vegan vitamin D (in the form of D3).
Products produced by The Vegan Society
Veg1 is the Vegan Society's multivitamin, specifically formulated to meet the needs of vegans but suitable for everyone.
This supplement provides EU recommended daily allowances (RDAs) of Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Folic Acid, Iodine and Selenium. It comes in bottles of 90 tablets which is a three month supply.
Available from the Vegan Society online shop or over the phone on 0121 523 1731.
Vitamin B2: 1.6 milligrams
Vitamin B6: 2 milligrams
Folic Acid: 200 micrograms
Vitamin B12: 10 micrograms
Vitamin D (as D2): 10 micrograms
Iodine: 150 micrograms
Selenium: 60 micrograms
Full ingredients list:
Sugar, Dextrose, Acacia, Selenomethionine (Selenium), Stearic Acid, Flavour (Blackcurrant), Ergocalciferol Preparation (D2), Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (B6), Magnesium Stearate, Riboflavin (B2), PVP, Folacin (Folic Acid), Potassium Iodide (Iodine), Cyanocobalamin (B12)
The dose is:
One tablet a day, chewed, for adults
Half a tablet per day, chewed or crushed, for children 2-12
Veg1 is gluten-free and wheat-free and is suitable for pregnant women.
Products registered with The Vegan Society
The following companies have products that are registered with The Vegan Society as being entirely animal-free and are thus authorised to use our Trademark Vegan logo.
• Deva Nutrition www.devanutrition.com (no UK phone number)
• Lifeplan Products www.lifeplan.co.uk Telephone: 01455 556281
• Organic Burst www.organicburst.com
• Savant Distribution Limited www.savant-health.com Telephone: 08450 60 60 70
• Seven Seas www.seven-seas.com Telephone: 01482 375234
• Vega Nutritionals www.vegavitamins.co.uk Telephone: 08452 267 300
• Veganicity www.veganicity.com Telephone: 01323 872277
Vitamin D supplements
We have received a number of queries asking for information on where to buy vegan vitamin D-only supplements.
Deva Nutrition produce two vegan Vitamin D-only supplements which are registered with the Vegan Society: http://www.devanutrition.com/vitamins_minerals.html Their website lists details of stockists in the UK and other countries: http://www.devanutrition.com/online-stores.html
The vitamin D spray 'Vitashine' is also suitable for vegans and is registered with the Vegan Society.