Important Vitamins for Vegetarians
As important as it is for everyone to have everyday vitamins, it is especially important for those with a plant-based diet to prioritize the following vitamins. For individuals who adhere to vegan/vegetarian diets, there are nutrient deficiencies that can occur if you are not careful to incorporate these vitamins into your diet.
Check out Canvita’s shop for vitamins that are important for vegan/vegetarian diets! Below is a list of 3 important vitamins to incorporate into your diet if you are a vegetarian.
Vegetarians Need Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that is essential for keeping the body healthy and functioning. This nutrient helps blood in the body stay revitalized, create cells, and make DNA.
Vegetarians especially need this vitamin because vitamin B12 is primarily found in animal products. Those with plant-based diets should be considerate of this, as studies have shown there is a higher risk of B12 deficiency for vegetarians/vegans.
Canvita offers B12 in all of our multivitamin supplements! Our bestsellers are the kid’s multivitamins + iron and adult multivitamins. Our shop has a variety of options available for everyone in the family.
Vegetarians Need Iron
Iron is important for vegetarians because there are 2 types: heme and non-heme. Those with plant-based diets can get non-heme iron from plants, however is not as bioavailable and can lead to higher deficiencies for vegetarians. Heme is found through animal products.
Make sure you are getting enough iron in your diet! Canvita’s multivitamins contain iron and can help maintain a healthy iron intake for vegetarians and vegans.
Vegetarians Need Vitamin D
Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ is essential for vegetarians because this vitamin is mostly found in the sun and animal products. Although plant-based individuals can receive vitamin D from the sun, the sun for many geographical is not out year-round.