The importance of multivitamins
While we have been doing our best to keep active and fit, as well as eating healthy during all the lockdowns we have found ourselves in, we still find it difficult to get in those essential minerals and nutrients.
With things starting to go back to normal, the hustle and bustle of work and social life will start to come thick and fast.
Therefore, it is important to make sure you are supplying your body with key nutrients and minerals, as you start dealing with the stress, poor sleep patterns, and dietary deficiencies that come with a busy lifestyle.
People adhering to a vegan diet may experience nutritional deficiencies like zinc, calcium, vitamin B12 and Iron.
Fortunately for us, there are a number of multivitamin tablets on the market to help us fill those nutrient gaps.
There are a number of health benefits to taking multivitamins, such as, an increase to energy levels, a boost to the immune system, supporting eye health, helping maintain muscle strength, improving brain function, and a reduction of stress and depression.
Here, we have compiled a list of the 12 best vitamin supplements on the market, which are suitable for a vegan diet.
Future Kind+ Essential Vegan Multivitamin
Future Kind Essential vegan multivitamin comes out on top in the majority of reviews of vegan multivitamins, making it one of the top sellers on the market.
The ingredients are clean and simple, with the 3 main nutrients being provided are Vitamin D3, B12, and Algal Omega 3 oil.
These vitamins can be quite difficult to obtain within plants and natural products, and therefore many vegans can be lacking them.
Something which is also very attractive to the vegan lifestyle, is the business model taken by Future Kind, which supports cruelty against animals, is environmentally conscious, and all of their packaging is made of recycled materials.
The capsules themselves are quite small, making them easy to swallow and digest. The citrus scent makes them taste nice, too.
Considering the quality, clean ingredients, and the ethical business model followed by Future Kind, the price is quite conservative. You can get a 60-capsule bottle for $29.95, which should last at least a month. You can only purchase directly from the Future Kind website.
If overall vegan values are very important in your choice of multivitamins, then Future Kind is the brand for you.
Deva Vegan Vitamins
Deva Vegan Vitamins is an extremely organic and clean supplement, which provides a good balance of vitamins and minerals thanks to their special formula of herbs, vegetable powders, and important green whole foods.
Similar to Future Kind, they are cruelty-free, and environmentally conscious, which again should appeal to the average vegan.
They provide rich levels of vitamins B 12 and Iron, which are hard to acquire on a plant-based diet.
Again, they are rather easy to swallow, and have no notable drawbacks other than the fact they can turn your urine green. The D2 vitamin content is also a little low.
However, it is a one-day dosage supplement and rather easy on the pocket. A 90-capsule tub will cost around $13 dollars on Iherb.
For new vegans, the price alone makes this a great start off multi vitamin supplement.
Mary Ruth’s Liquid Morning Multivitamin
If you don’t like swallowing pills, Mary Ruth’s liquid morning multivitamin may be the vegan supplement for you.
This vitamin supplement is an easy-to-take liquid with essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids for your body’s daytime needs.
The ingredient list is quite long and includes Vitamins like A, D3, C, E, B6, and B12. It also has things like riboflavin, thiamin, niacin, and folate. You can also find zinc, amino acids, and trace minerals.
What makes it really stand out is the delicious taste, along with being safe for the whole family to use.
It is free of gluten, soy, dairy, nuts, and there is no added sugar.
However, it is a little bit on the pricier side of most other supplements. A 32oz bottle will cost you $39.95, so will get you through a month’s use.
However, the reviews are glowing, with many saying it had an instant positive effect on their skin, hair, nails, and overall mood.
If money isn’t an issue, we highly recommend this supplement.
Dr. Vegan Multivitamin
One of the best vegan friendly vitamin supplements on the UK market at the moment is Dr. Vegan Multivitamin.
This supplement is packed full of nutrients and only uses plant-based ingredients. They are specially formulated to provide all of the essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need
They are free from any added sugar, starch, gluten, wheat, soy, nuts, artificial flavours, colours, and preservatives.
For such a clean, quality product, it comes at a very reasonable price of £12.99, and it comes with a very cool and stylish pill tin.
The only drawback is the rather yeasty smell of the capsule, but it’s a rather small concern for such a great product.
Wellman Multivitamin Gummies
A personal favourite of ours has always been Wellman’s multivitamin supplement by Viabotics. Now Wellman has a vegan friendly, delicious tasting vitamin supplement that will appeal to those who are not keen on taking tablets or capsules.
These chewable gummies are packed with selenium and zinc, as well as vitamins A, C, B6 and B 12, which contribute to the normal function of our immune system.
In fact, these supplements boast a powerful 22 nutrients, which certainly boost energy levels.
A big drawback is the price, considering it is a ‘3-a-day’ dosage. A tub of 60 will cost £15.95, so you will not even get a month’s supply from one tub.
Again, this is really one for people who really can’t stand tablets and want a nice tasting supplement.
The Plant Era Vegan Vitamin range
The vitamin supplement range from The Plant Era is quite possibly some of the cleanest vitamins on the market at the moment.
Rather than providing one multivitamin, they have created 3 separate vitamin supplements, making it easier to focus on one particular vitamin or nutrient you may be lacking.
Their supplements include Vegan vitamin D3, Omega 3, and Magnesium & Zinc.
Since the vitamins are separated, it makes the ingredient count low, and therefore extremely clean.
The Omega 3 supplement is particularly impressive, being sourced from algae making it entirely vegan.
They also come in a stylish glass bottle rather than the average plastic tub many other multivitamins come in.
However, getting all three together does not come cheap.
You can get vitamin D3 and Magnesium & Zinc for around $18 each, with a 120 bottle being available, so should keep you going for a number of months.
However, the Omega supplement is a bit on the higher scale, at $42 for a 120-capsule bottle. At 2-a-day dosage this will only last a couple of months.
But since omega 3 can be hard to source within a Vegan diet, it is nearly worth it.
NutriGenesis Multi for Men
With over 26 essential nutrients and minerals, NutriGenesis Multi for Men is one of the best multivitamins on the market at the moment.
It contains no soy, egg, fish, shellfish, dairy, peanut, tree nuts, wheat, or other allergens, making it entirely vegan.
It is also free of gluten, synthetic additives, caffeine, artificial colours and preservatives.
Customer reviews rave about how they instantly feel more energised and sleep better.
The one main drawback is the 4-a-day dosage to get the most out of the supplement. They recommend taking 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. But it is allowed to take on an empty stomach, which makes it easier to take first thing in the morning, or just before heading to bed.
It is a bit pricey, with a month’s supply costing $29.
With all the glowing reviews about this product, just under $30 could be a steal.
Better You Vegan Health Daily Oral Spray
Another one for people for don’t like taking tablets or capsules is Better You Vegan health daily oral spray
Described as the world’s very first vegan health oral spray, Better You vegan spray is a specially formulated oral spray that combines the fundamental nutrients needed to support a vegan diet.
It contains 4 essential nutrients and minerals, which include, Vitamin D3, B12, Iron, and Iodine.
While it doesn’t pack in as many nutrients as other multivitamins on this list, it is the convenience and taste that makes it stand out and great value for money.
The bottle is quite small, making it very convenient to carry around without you when travelling or on the go.
You simply spray 4 spritzes a-day into the side of your cheek, hold it for a few seconds, and you have your daily dose.
A bottle contains 48 daily doses, which makes a price of £14.95 more than reasonable.
And with a delicious mixed berry flavour, this supplement is one of our favourites.
Vegan Vitality Multivitamins
Vegan Vitality Multivitamins is a vegan vitamin supplement that really packs in the minerals and nutrients.
These multivitamins are particularly potent and high strength, offering you a rich source of vitamin B12, vitamin D3 and more than 20 other essential vitamins and minerals.
Also, like most supplements on this list, it is free from sugar, gluten, wheat, nuts, soy, eggs, GMO substances and all animal products.
The price and dosage are what really attracted us to this supplement.
One bottle contains 180 capsules, which is a 6-month supply. At $15.99, this price can’t be beaten, especially for an absolutely nutrient packed, clean and quality product.
Nutravita Vegan Multivitamin
Nutravita Vegan Multivitamin is another packed supplement, bringing together no less than 26 essential active minerals and vitamins, providing you with an incredibly rich supplement source.
The capsule is incredibly easy to swallow and digests very quickly.
Again, what we really like about this one is that only one tablet per day is required to get all the minerals and nutrients.
If you thought the vegan vitality multivitamins were good value for money, these go even further. One bottle provides a 12-month supply, and at £21.99, that is absolute daylight robbery.
Definitely one for the person who enjoys a good deal on premium products.
Chewwies Gummies Multivitamins
Vegan multivitamins designed for the whole family, with children especially in mind, don’t come better than Chewwies Gummies multivitamins.
It is rare for a multivitamin supplement to be suitable for adults and children from 3 years and up, while also providing enough nutrients for adults to get their recommended daily allowance of essential minerals and nutrients.
They come in fun, chewable gummies that taste absolutely amazing, with children thinking of them as a tasty treat, rather than a healthy vitamin.
It is a 1 gummy per day dosage, with one bottle providing a month’s supply.
At £6.75, this is a rather cheap way to keep your children healthy and happy.
Veg1 Blackcurrant Multivitamins and Minerals Tablets
Another great supplement for the whole family is Veg1 Blackcurrant multivitamins and mineral tablets.
These vitamins are brilliant if you want to introduce your kids to a vegan diet nice and early.
They are designed specifically for vegans and provide daily allowance of vitamins B2 B6 B12 folic acid, vitamin D, iodine, and selenium.
They come as a delicious blackcurrant and being chewable makes them ideal for children over the age of 2.
It is an ideal dosage too, with an adult taking 1 tablet per day, and a child taking half a tablet.
What makes this supplement more attractive than the Chewwies is the supply you get for the price.
You can get a 6-month supply (180 tablets) for the cheap price of £17.61, which again is absolute robbery to us.
The Last Word
As with everything you put in your body, we would advise you to give serious consideration as to whether you need supplements, as most minerals and nutrients can be gotten from a well-planned diet, even a vegan one.
If ever in doubt, you should always consult your doctor or a dietitian before taking new supplements.