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

Vitamin D

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4. Vitamin D

The truth about this vitamin is that most Americans, not only vegans, do not get enough. Vitamin D is vital for the absorption of calcium. Although calcium is easily obtained through a vegan diet, vitamin D is not. Vegans do not get any vitamin D from the foods they eat, and even omnivores will find that vitamin D is in precious few foods. Vitamin D is just as important as calcium when it comes to having healthy bones and teeth, avoiding osteoporosis, as well as fighting many other diseases.

Recent studies show that people afflicted with cancer or Alzheimer’s have much lower levels of vitamin D.  You have two choices when it comes to this important vitamin — you can spend at least 30 minutes each day in sunlight, or you can take supplements. All adults need about 600 IUs each day. Some say that we need double that amount, but you don’t want to overdose on vitamin D, so stick with the recommended doses to be safe unless your doctor says you need more.

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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!