Just because you are vegan, doesn't mean you should miss out on the full range of health-boosting supplements.
In fact, as a vegan, you can really benefit from the addition of a well-formulated range of protein powders, multivitamins and energy enhancers.
Luckily, we offer a vegan-friendly format of all our main supplement types, from pre-workout formulas to fat burners and creatine powders.
Let's delve into what we have on offer, as well as which products can best suit your vegan needs.
WHAT IS A VEGAN DIET?
A vegan diet excludes anything originating from an animal including eggs, dairy, meat and as well as fish and honey.
WHAT SUPPLEMENTS SHOULD A VEGAN TAKE?
Supplementing amino acids can ensure you get the full range of both essential and non-essential AA’s which may be harder to obtain on an exclusively plant-based diet. These extra AA’s can help with muscle building and recovery post-high-intensity exercise.
Creatine is the number one supplement of choice for enhanced muscle hypertrophy (growth). It has been shown to reduce fatigue during exercise and supports muscle growth afterwards. It can be particularly useful for vegans who may be lacking in specific amino acids.
ENERGY AND ENDURANCE
Vegan or not, pre, intra and post-workout supplements help you to get the most out of your workout, with caffeine to get you going pre-workout, intra-carb intake to support glycogen stores and post-workout supplements to increase muscle recovery.
Adopting a vegan diet can be a good way to support your weight loss goals, but sometimes we need a little bit of extra help. This is where fat burners come in, as they can support the body’s natural thermogenesis to increase your metabolic rate.
PROTEIN AND GAINERS
Vegans who are looking to gain muscle mass can really benefit from supplementary protein intake - ideally post-exercise, to support new muscle growth. Vegan protein powders are an easy and convenient way to up your levels.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS
Vegans can benefit from extra vitamin and mineral support to make up for any deficiencies, a good multivitamin can cover most bases, and additional B12, Iron, Calcium and Vit D can make a real difference to your general health.
WHAT VITAMINS ARE VEGANS USUALLY LACKING?
Vegans should make sure they consume enough Vitamin D, Iron, Calcium, DHA and Vitamin B12, as these can be easy to miss with an exclusively plant-based diet, but supplementation can make it easier to get everything you need.
IS THERE A MULTIVITAMIN FOR VEGANS?
Yes, this is an easy way to ensure you are covering all your key nutrient needs in a vegan-friendly way. Just one tablet a day can keep you topped up in Vitamin D, Calcium, B-12 and more.
CAN VEGANS GET B12 NATURALLY?
Vegans cannot get B12 naturally unless they consume fortified foods as it is most commonly found in meat, fish and dairy products. B12 is essential for energy and nervous system health, and supplements are essential to prevent serious deficiencies.
CAN YOU BUILD MUSCLE WITH VEGAN PROTEIN POWDER?
Absolutely. The amino acids you get from good quality, mixed protein source powders, give you a wide range of building blocks to support your new muscle growth. Many successful athletes and bodybuilders use vegan protein powders to boost their muscle development.
HOW TO GET ALL ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS IN A VEGAN DIET?
In order to get the full range of essential amino acids, you should try to include a diverse range of plant-based proteins in your diet. This is because not all protein sources contain the full range of AA’s, so mixing and matching can help. You can also supplement with the specific AA’s commonly lacking in a vegan diet, such as lysine and tryptophan.
IS THERE VEGAN CREATINE?
Yes, the good news is that certain forms of powdered creatine are vegan friendly, these are usually in the form of creatine monohydrate, which happens to be the best form of creatine for exercise performance.
IS A PLANT-BASED DIET HEALTHIER THAN MEAT?
It is possible to eat a healthy diet whether or not you eat meat. It all comes down to the type and quality of the food you eat, including how nutrient-dense it is. The benefit of a plant-based approach is that, when done well, it is usually high in fibres, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. However, it is important to ensure a vegan diet is balanced with a focus on micronutrients and amino acid intake.