As the vegan lifestyle becomes more mainstream, the need for specific plant-based supplementation is becoming increasingly important to help fill nutritional gaps in the diet. Premium whole-food dietary supplement brand MegaFood will launch its collection of certified vegan dietary supplements this spring (April 16), inspired by personal requests from loyal customers. The product line, which includes Vegan Daily, Vegan-Ease, Vegan B12 and Vegan Protect, is designed to address the unique nutritional needs of someone following a plant-based diet.
MegaFood's vegan supplements are crafted from farm-fresh and local foods using a unique process that delivers wholesome nourishment from food, and not just vitamins alone. Certified as animal-free by The Vegan Society, the MegaFood vegan collection was also recognized at Natural Products Expo West as one of this year's best new lines of dietary supplements.
Vegan Daily is a multivitamin and mineral formula made with whole oranges, blueberries, cranberries, alma fruit and beet root that support the body's natural defenses, and includes increased calcium and magnesium for bone, nail and hair health (90 capsules, 30-day supply: $48.50 SRP).
Vegan-Ease is a targeted enzyme formula designed to enhance the digestion of high-fiber foods and vegan protein sources. Organic ginger root is added to stimulate digestion (30 capsules:$22.50 SRP).
Vegan B12 is a blend of folate, vitamin B12 and B6. The supplement includes organic beet to deliver betaine, which supports more efficient utilization of vitamin B12. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, studies suggest that betaine, along with vitamins B6 and B12 and folic acid, helps reduce higher levels of homocysteine. Having high levels of homocysteine is related to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke (30 tablets, 30-day supply: $16.50 SRP).
Vegan Protect is a comprehensive antioxidant and liver support formula that provides protective antioxidant organic herbs including milk thistle, turmeric and rosemary. The supplement is designed to help the body eliminate common pedestrian toxins and support liver balance (30 capsules, 30-day supply: $18.50 SRP).