8 Supplements Every Vegan Needs (#4 Is Easy Enough)

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3.  Iron

Red blood cells use iron to transport nutrients and oxygen to every cell in the body. Insufficient amounts of iron can lead to anemia. There are two types of iron: Non-heme, which is the kind found in plants, is much more difficult for the body to absorb. This means that both vegans and vegetarians can have much lower stores of iron in their blood.

All vegans and vegetarians need iron supplements, no matter what some vegan website might tell you.  Like zinc, how much iron you need will depend on your age and gender, but adult females on average will need 15 mg of iron and men need 10 mg of iron each day.

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One Comment

  1. Daniel Gray

    Nov 16, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    No such thing as a Vegan. When you sleep at night your face loses skin cells and they are breathed in via your mouth or nose and your body digests them; and if you have a partner who is sleeping in the bed with you, then you can double intake of human skin cells. So medically there is no such thing as a person who refuses to eat meat as you are eating it no matter if you want to or not.

    Dont believe me? Ask your doctor and get ready for a shock!