No matter what diet you choose to follow, it’s important to be mindful of the nutrition your body is receiving. Whether it’s paleo, whole 30, vegan, vegetarian, keto, etc., sometimes following a structured diet could leave you lacking certain nutrients. It doesn’t mean the diet is bad, it’s just the nature of implementing restrictions – sometimes you don’t have access to key nutrients. Now you can fill all of those nutritional gaps with plant-based solutions! Focus on these ingredients and supplement options for cleaner, more sustainable nutrition:
When following a plant-based diet, iron-deficiency anemia is one of the most common side effects. The most readily absorbed sources of iron are animal proteins. Don’t let this fact get you down! There are plenty of plant-based iron sources available including vegan supplements that adequately restore iron so you’re left feeling energized. PlantFusion’s Vegan Plant-Based Iron contains chelated iron, the type of iron best absorbed by the body and is easy on the stomach. And since meat-free diets often lead to B12 and folic acid deficiencies, Complete Iron contains vegan versions of those minerals too covering all the bases.
Boosting immune health has never been more important! Supplementing with vegan black elderberry is a simple way to do just that. Elderberry benefits include reduced swelling, fight inflammation, reduced duration of common colds and flus, and strengthen immune support. PlantFusion’s Vegan Black Elderberry is 100% plant-based and free from gluten, dairy, soy and honey.
Probiotics are gut bacteria that line the digestive tract and help maintain gut health. Supplementing with probiotics is a great choice for anyone, including those who follow a vegan lifestyle where foods naturally containing probiotics (like yogurt) may not be present. PlantFusion’s Vegan Complete Probiotic contains 8 strains of probiotics aimed at supporting a healthy digestive system, reducing gut inflammation, improving nutrient absorption, boosting immunity, and supporting weight loss.
Strong bones are important, especially as we age. Supplementing with calcium to improve the strength of our bones may be necessary if you’re not eating calcium rich foods like milk and other dairy products on a regular basis. PlantFusion’s Vegan Plant-Based Calcium is comprised of red algae – a natural, plant-based form of calcium. And because it’s a natural food source of calcium, it has better absorption than the average calcium supplement without the side effects.
Your hair, skin and nails may suffer if your diet is lacking important nutrients required for maintaining them. The most common active ingredient in hair and nails vitamins is Biotin. The challenge is that most biotin containing food sources are animal-based. Opting for a vegan biotin supplement like PlantFusion’s Vegan Biotin is a great way to boost your body’s biotin levels to maintain and improve the health of your hair, skin and nails.
Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient required for DNA production and maintaining the health of cells. A B12 deficiency can be detrimental to the nervous system, so it’s important to supplement if your diet is lacking b-12 rich foods. The best sources of vitamin B12 are animal-based foods, which makes those following a mostly plant-based, vegetarian or vegan lifestyle most susceptible to a deficiency. PlantFusion’s Vegan Vitamin B12 is vegan certified and provides a high quality 500-mcg dose.
Vitamin K2 is the lesser known vitamin related to vitamin K. It plays a role in calcium utilization, which makes it important for bone health. While vitamin K1 deficiency is rare, a K2 deficiency is not, especially for those following a vegan diet. PlantFusion’s Vegan Vitamin K2 was specially formulated to support bone building by increasing compounds responsible for binding calcium to the bone matrix. It also helps increase the formation of a protein that regulates the amount of calcium present in arterial walls, making it excellent for supporting heart health.
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