What Supplements Are You Taking? Posted on 29 Aug 00:00 , 0 comments
If you're considering or following a vegan diet, B12 and plant based omega 3's are good for reassurance. You can get B12 from fortified nutritional yeast but unless you are adding it daily it might be tough to get the amount you need to prevent deficiency. Also symptoms of B12 deficiency often don't present until months or years later. Omega 3's can certainly be obtained through walnuts, chia, hemp and flaxseeds, however conversion to essential DHA may be limited. Therefore a B12 and omega 3 supplement are great supplement options for vegans.
There's another that I personally like to incorporate a few times a week for optimal digestion and to keep things moving called Triphala. It's an Ayurvedic plant-based supplement that is made of three fruits: amalaki, bibhitaki and haritaki. Unfortunately, there hasn't been much research done on the effectiveness of Triphala but it's been used for years as an Ayurvedic remedy for digestion and immunity. You'll also get the added benefit of all of the antioxidants that come from the three fruits that make up Triphala. Don't see your supplement on the list? Here are some other great supplements suggested by fellow dietitians.