When you’re a plant-based eater, there are a few key vitamins and minerals that you may find harder to get from food alone. This is particularly true for B12, iodine, and omega-3 fatty acids. But thankfully, health food chain Holland & Barrett offers a wide range of own brand vegan dietary supplements that help you bridge those gaps. For example, their Vegan Multivitamins & Minerals are packed with B12 and iodine as well as calcium, iron, and zinc. They even include a blend of powdered greens, herbs and vegetables for extra vitamin boosts.
This supplement is also a great option for vegetarians as it’s free of animal products and contains no added sugar, artificial sweeteners, flavourings or colours. It is also made with a blend of organic and cold-pressed flaxseed oil, which is one of the best plant sources of omega-3. Plus, this dietary supplement doesn’t have the fishy taste that many fish-based omega-3 dietary supplements can have.
If you’re looking for a different take on the whole-food multivitamin, you could try this one from Hippo7. Their Vegan Complete Multivitamin is formulated with seven nutrients that are often low in plant-based diets including vitamin B12, iodine, calcium, magnesium, iron and omega-3 (DHA+EPA) from algae. The supplement is also transparently sourced, using only plant-based ingredients and has a citrus flavour.
Another good option for vegans who are looking to up their iodine intake is this supplement from Doctor Seaweed. This plant-based brand is a bit more niche than some of the other options on this list, but they’re still offering a vegan multivitamin that comes in little gummy bear form. This brand is a bit more pricey than some of the others on this list but their formulas are really quite good and they’re also cruelty-free.
This vegan-friendly option is made from spirulina and algae as opposed to the fish oil found in many other plant-based omega-3 dietary supplements. It is also free of yeast, wheat, gluten, peanuts and tree nuts so is suitable for people with allergies or sensitivities.