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Old 02-21-2003, 10:18 PM   #1
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vegan multivitamins

Which ones do you take? Chewable or pills?

Suggestions and where to buy/order would be cool if you have that info.

Added note: must be vegan!

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Old 02-21-2003, 10:50 PM   #2
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Ha!

I don't take a vitamin! I DON'T NEED IT
I'm actually an alien life form that can survive on cereal and soy milk alone!

Uhh, my mom takes One a Day, but I dunno if its vegan...
BTW, what are some vegan multi vitamins, you know, just in case...
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Old 02-22-2003, 01:28 AM   #3
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It's very difficult to find vegan multis. I think www.pangeaveg.com has some, but I'm not sure if that's the right website.

I can pretty guarantee just about everything you find at a vitamin store isn't 100% vegan. Even the ones that are labelled vegetarian probably get their D or other vitamins from an animal product of some sort or another.

Capsules are better than tablets, they're absorbed better because they're not as compacted. Same goes for chewables.

But you generally have to take more pills in capsule/chewable form to get the same amount of vitamins.
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Old 02-22-2003, 02:48 AM   #4
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Ever the problem for those of us who wish the additional protection of various nutrients yet wish to avoid animal products. Whole food concentrates such as spirulina in powder and veggie capsules are often a good choice as they provide a wide range of nutrients in a form that the body can utilize very efficiently. Product lines like Solgar are making an effort to come up with innovative vegan friendly vitamin supplements. Solgar has recently developed vegan soft-gel encapsulation which they are now using for vitamin E. Almost all soft-gel products use animal gelatin. Dr. Fuhrman's Gentle Care Formula is a true vegan multivitamin/mineral supplement at a fairly good price. http://drfuhrman.com/Merchant2/merch...uct_Co de=GCF
VegLife vitamins are vegan approved.Check their site at: http://www.nutraceutical.com/about/veglife.cfm
Follow their link to VegLife catalog where you can check ingredients.
One-a-day multivitamin supplements are not a very good value. The water soluble vitamins including C and some of the B's are only going to be available within the body for a few hours before they are lost (the oil soluble vitamins can be stored in various tissues like the liver for use when needed). By using a supplement 2 or 3 times a day we can assure an ongoing availability of all the nutrients provided by the supplement

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Old 02-22-2003, 09:45 AM   #5
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Solgar isn't the only one using Vcaps - there's actually a Vcaps company which has patented the non-gelatin capsule, and several of the major brands are switching to this now. Look for the "Vcaps(tm)" on the bottle or "Suitable for vegetarians" on the bottle. Anything lacking these can be assumed to have gelatin in it.
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Old 02-22-2003, 11:50 AM   #6
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I use Vertese(tm) Multi Vitamins with Evening Primrose Oil. They are suitable for Vegans, and they are the new Gelcap type.
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Old 02-22-2003, 07:37 PM   #7
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I love Pangea ! I'd like to know how I can get a date with the girl on the front page! You can order multivitamins from there and Vegan Essentials has a wide array of vitamins.
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:54 AM   #8
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It took me a while to find the cheapest vegan multi but I think it is Country Life. I take the iron-free veggie cap one every other day ($13 for 120) and a 1000 IU of vegan vitamin D every day ($3/100).
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:52 PM   #9
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I just found the following at SafeWay:

Alive! Whole Food Energizer Multi-Viatamin

It's perfect!

I think.

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/e...questid=311905

What do you think?
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:33 PM   #10
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I think it's ok. Here is a more complete list.
http://www.myhealthcare21.com/NW924/Alive.html

It isn't possible to be too careful with multis. A lot of the ones labeled as vegetarian actually contain the D3 which is from fish liver or sheep sebum.
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Old 02-11-2006, 10:16 PM   #11
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Old 02-11-2006, 10:47 PM   #12
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I would certainly take a vitamin with a manly name like Grog. "Eh, wench--bring me some Grog!"
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:25 PM   #13
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I don't take a vitamin! I DON'T NEED IT
I'm actually an alien life form that can survive on cereal and soy milk alone!

Uhh, my mom takes One a Day, but I dunno if its vegan...
BTW, what are some vegan multi vitamins, you know, just in case...


I changed my mind recently! Having no money for food makes taking a vitamin more essential. I take a multi vitamin every few days and a B-12 once a week. College is not good for you!
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:29 PM   #14
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I would certainly take a vitamin with a manly name like Grog. "Eh, wench--bring me some Grog!"

Grog - makes you strong and puts hair on your chest! Careful though, like many strong vitamins, Grog makes your pee neon yellow/orange!
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:38 PM   #15
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Seven Seas do a vegan mulit vit, and i dont think you will have it around you but holland and barret do a vegan multi vit aswell (cheaper than the seven seas one!)
Hehe yeah i am buying multi vits now before i go traveling, i figaur it might be the only way to keep really healthy as i am not gona be eatting very well most of the time i doute, lots of fruit and peunut butter sandwiges!!
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