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I am a vegetarian and am considering going vegan, however I am worried that I might be missing some vitamins and minerals from my new diet. Can you recommend some supplements I could take to keep my body healthy?

Submitted by Amy on 22 January 2018

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My advice will be to make sure that you take a good quality Vit B supplement which has the Vitamins in methylated form. This will ensure better absorption from the digestive tract. Also make sure that you consume enough plant based protein. Hemp, Pea and Rice protein powders are all good options.

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