SOLGAR’s Top 6 Vegan Supplements

January 27, 2022 5 min read



Veganism is defined by The Vegan Society as

‘A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of animals, humans and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals.’

Naturally, vegans want food supplements that are vegan too. At Solgar® we have been creating science-backed vegan products for a very long time and we have some great one’s you may be interested in considering as part of your daily supplement regime.

Solgar Vegan Supplements

Top 6 Vegan Supplements 

1. Vegan Vitamin D3- a 100% plant-derived alternative to traditional animal-sourced vitamin D3

Dosage: One a day

Until recently, most vegan- and vegetarian-friendly vitamin D supplements have been restricted to the less potent vitamin D2 form. Solgar® Vegan Vitamin D3 1000 IU contains trademarked VegaDELight™ vitamin D3. It is sourced from sustainable reindeer lichen. Lichens are small unique plant-like species consisting of a symbiotic association of a fungus with algae. This gives them unique attributes such as surviving in extreme climates and having the ability to grow and accumulate meaningful levels of useful nutrients, including vitamin D3!

Taken once a day, Solgar® Vegan Vitamin D3 1000 IU is ideal for those individuals following vegan or plant-based diet or those seeking alternatives to animal-derived supplements. Individuals with limited sun exposure and darker complexions tend to have lower vitamin D status and may benefit from vitamin D supplementation.

Vitamin D3 contributes to normal absorption/utilisation of calcium and phosphorus; blood calcium levels; the maintenance of normal bones, muscles and teeth; normal function of the immune system.

2. Earth Source® Koji Fermented Zinc 25 mg

Dosage:One a day

Earth Source® Koji Fermented Zinc 25 mg is the latest innovation from Solgar® focussed on supporting a healthy immune system and daily wellbeing with food-based, bioavailable zinc. Transforming foods through fermentation leads to the formation of bioavailable end-products including vitamins and minerals

Zinc is a trace mineral and is found mainly in red meats and seafood like oysters and mussels. It is also found in poultry and dairy products. Some populations such as the elderly and those following vegan or plant-based diets may not consume sufficient amounts to meet recommendations and it is estimated that up to 17% of the world’s population may have an inadequate intake. 

Zinc plays an important role in immune system health and is a cofactor for numerous enzymes. It is essential for cell division and therefore growth and repair as well as cognition, reproductive health.

Earth Source® Koji Fermented Zinc 25 mg supports immune system function and daily wellbeing and is suitable for vegans.

3. Earth Source® Food Fermented Koji Iron 27 mg - a naturally fermented, vegan iron formulation

Dosage: One a day

Solgar® Earth Source® Food Fermented Koji Iron contains 27 mg of iron nestled within the Koji through a natural fermentation process

Koji Food Fermented Iron is made by a natural process where iron is introduced into the Koji material (Aspergillus oryzae) and the iron is actually absorbed and stored by the Koji culture. Through this food-based fermentation, Solgar® Food Fermented Koji Iron provides a slower released form of iron that is gentle to the stomach

Iron is present mostly in animal protein like lean meats and seafood, but also in nuts, tofu and white beans in smaller amounts. Iron helps make haemoglobin, the crimson pigment in red blood cells, that helps carry oxygen around the body. It also helps energise the body and athletes may need more iron to support oxygen transport to muscles so they can keep exercising. Iron supplementation may be important for individuals who follow vegan or plant-based diets and menstruating women as these individuals may be more vulnerable to iron deficiency. 

Vegan Earth Source® Food Fermented Koji Iron supports red blood cell and haemoglobin production, reduces tiredness and fatigue, and supports cognitive wellbeing and energy levels.

Solgar Koji Iron Capsules & Vegan Collection

 4. Brain Works with Full Spectrum Curcumin and BacoMind® -designed for mind and memory.


Dosage:
One/ Two a day

A powerful formulation suitable for vegans that brings together botanicals and contemporary science, with scientifically studied Bacopa monnieri extract (BacoMind®), Full Spectrum Curcumin, vitamin B12 and choline specifically chosen to better support brain health and cognition.

Methylcobalamin is body-ready vitamin B12, a nutrient that is often deficient in those individuals following a vegan or plant-based diet. Vitamin B12 supports normal homocysteine metabolism.19 Some research indicates a correlation between low homocysteine levels and positive cognitive health. 

Choline, a nutrient often deficient in those following a vegan diet,  is an important component of brain cell membranes and helps to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine needed for learning, attention and memory formation.

BacoMind is a scientifically studied Bacopa monnieri extract. Studies suggest that BacoMind® may help improve memory acquisition and retention as well as improve verbal memory in healthy older adults

Full Spectrum Curcumin utilises innovative micelle technology. Micelles make the difference in turmeric absorption and are so microscopically small that they allow curcumin to be readily passed into the bloodstream

5. Ester-C Plus Vitamin C 1000 mg Effervescent Drink

Dosage:One drink a day

These sachets are suitable for vegans and offer a unique and refreshing way to get you through the day. They provide 24-hour immune support from clinically studied Ester-C®. And, help to recharge body and mind because they are packed with B-vitamins, zinc and electrolytes.

Ester-C® is scientifically shown to stay in the body longer than standard vitamin C forms and is thus is able to provide 24-hour immune support

B vitamins are water-soluble nutrients that play a key role in energy production, maintaining nervous system health and psychological wellbeing. B vitamins also support healthy immune system function.

Magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium are important electrolytes. Electrolytes are minerals that carry an electrical charge and are important for our wellbeing. They help the body generate energy, support hydration by controlling water balance and replenish minerals lost via perspiration.

6. Ultimate Calm Daily Support 

Dosage: One a day

Ultimate Calm Daily Support is suitable for vegans and has been developed by our team of experts. It is designed to build your resilience to the stresses of modern life and supports your state of mind. This unique formula contains two scientifically studied ingredients – a naturally sourced B-complex and a standardised rhodiola extract. Ultimate Calm Daily Support is particularly useful for those leading busy and hectic lifestyles who are seeking ongoing support

Adaptogens include plants and herbs that support mind-body balance. Rhodiola is valued for its adaptogenic properties and has been used for centuries to help balance mind and body against emotional pressure.

B vitamins act as cofactors in the production of dopamine and serotonin – neurotransmitters known for their mood regulating roles. Panmol® B-Complex provides all eight B-complex vitamins and is naturally sourced from quinoa sprouts via a unique and patented process.

Solgar® Ultimate Calm Daily Support is formulated with two scientifically studied ingredients and is designed to support resilience to the stresses of modern life by supporting balance and mindfulness. 

Did you know?

All Solgar packaging is recyclable and our products have always been packaged in amber glass bottles because it’s good for protecting them against heat, light and moisture, and good for the environment too.

Make your daily supplement regime Vegan

Koji Zinc Capsules
Vegan d3 softgels


Disclaimer: 

Food supplements should not be used instead of a varied balanced diet & healthy lifestyle.

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