Vegan Gummies: A Healthy Alternative
One of the most common questions when it comes to the vegan lifestyle is how do vegans get all the nutrients? Besides living on a very diverse and rich diet consisting of vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains, they also use supplements. For these special occasions, BeLive has manufactured the vegan gummies.
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As with any lifestyle, nutrition is the key ingredient to health and proper nourishment. The vegan diet is not an exception to this rule. In fact, getting all the vitamins and minerals can be a bit more difficult if you made this nutrition choice. Even though nutritionists and dieticians claim that a whole-food, plant-based diet easily meets all the requirements, it’s better to cover the basics.
Vitamins in Gummies
Here is a list of what you want you get from ingesting vitamin gummies daily:
- Vitamin B-12
- Vitamin D
- Omega 3
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Each of these supports a particular function in the body and thus becomes indispensable for proper nourishment. That’s one of the main reasons that we made our BeLive gummy vitamins in the form of vegan gummies. At our store, you can even find vegan-friendly probiotic gummies.
Living a vegan lifestyle
As a vegan, you probably already know that the common stance is more of an ethical choice rather than just nutritional. Therefore, according to the Vegan Society, the definition of veganism is:
"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 humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms, it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."
However, even though for most, the love for animals may remain the main reason for veganism, there are other options, too. According to the British Dietetic Association and the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, veganism can be a healthy choice. Of course, the individual in question must follow all the guidelines.
Moreover, numerous medical studies show that a vegan lifestyle can decrease the risk of high blood pressure, cholesterol and heart disease. On another note, vegans tend to improve their nutrition constantly. They focus on foods that contain beneficial fiber, vitamins and minerals.
However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t use supplements, on the contrary.
Why are vegan gummy bears supplements more important for vegans?
Supplements are important for everyone. However, for vegans, the vegan gummy bears cover some potential vitamin deficiencies that might occur.
Potential Vegan Vitamin Deficiencies
There is a common belief that vegans who eat a lot of organic produce and mushrooms don’t need to worry about vitamin B deficiency. However, it turns out that’s not the case. Several studies show that vegetarians and vegans are at a higher risk. The deficiency was even higher for vegans that don’t take any supplements.
Apart from the popular function of B12, the protection of the nervous system, this vitamin also has other important roles. For example, it boosts the protein metabolism and the formation of oxygen-transporting red blood cells.
The risks of vitamin B deficiency are numerous. Some of them are severe and include nervous system damage, infertility, bone ailment and heart disease. A note of importance is that vitamin B should be taken in small doses because of the absorption level. Plus, our ability to absorb drops with age. Therefore, according to the Institute of Medicine, everyone over 51 years should take this supplement, vegan or not.
Vitamin D influences many processes in your body. From the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the gut to the immune system, the mood, the memory and others. Therefore, it’s quite apparent that vitamin D is crucial, and needs to be acquired in proper amounts.
However, the problem with vitamin D is that it’s not found in a lot of foods. Furthermore, even if you consume them on a regular basis, you’re still not going to satisfy the daily requirements. The other alternative is sunlight, but there are the adverse effects of excess UV radiation. Vegans are particularly vulnerable to vitamin D deficiency.
The most cost-efficient and suitable way to acquire vitamin D is through regular use of supplements.
Your energy metabolism, the production of new DNA and red blood cells, and the transfer of oxygen through the body depends on iron. On the other hand, if you have an iron deficiency, you’re at risk of becoming anemic or having a frail immunity. Furthermore, this is followed by fatigue and weakness.
The primary source of iron for people is from animal products. Although, there are some plants like spinach, pumpkin seeds and quinoa that contain iron as well.
Consuming iron in the appropriate dose can be hard for vegans, because as we said, most iron sources come from animal products. Therefore, you can use iron supplements and combine them with Vitamin C for better absorption.
Calcium plays an important role in muscle and bone strength, nerve signalling and protection. However, according to medical research, vegans don’t get enough calcium on a daily basis. As that they consume less than 525 mg of calcium, they are at risk of bone fractures.
If you think that you can’t reach this recommendation by consuming calcium-fortified foods only, then you should consider supplements. Calcium-rich foods include bok choy, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, watercress, broccoli and other greens.
BeLive Vegan Gummy Vitamins
The BeLive vegan gummy vitamins don’t contain gluten, wheat, peanuts, soy, eggs, fish, shellfish or GMO substances. They are made in the U.S., and in an FDA-registered and Halal & Kosher certified facility. Furthermore, each bottle comes in different flavors, and they are appropriate for adults and children.
Vegan gummies are shipped globally, and for free in the U.S. It’s advisable to use them daily if you want to improve your overall health. They support and promote the proper function of the entire body.
- Aliza Farooq