Question: Question from Amy

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?

Answer

Vegetarian and, even more so, Vegan diets often lead to B- vitamin deficiency due to the absence of animal protein in the diet. Especially Vit B12 deficiency which is found naturally in animal protein.

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.

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on pinterest
Pinterest
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp
RELATED QUESTIONS

Question from MarishaAV

Hi Dr Maricia Duvenage. I am a 25 year old with endometriosis. I am on Visanne have been getting fatter…

From Galennelwe Rosebud Tsikwe-Tsoai

Good day, Dr I have a problem with hyperpigmentation. Can you recommend something to use on my face? Secondly, I…

From Tamzyn Hercules

Hi, I have digestive and heartburn problems any advice, please?

Subscribe to our newsletter