There are countless reasons for going vegetarian but, especially for those just starting out, you can run low on some key vitamins. Here are our top three nutrients you should supplement, plus an Isotonix® recommendation to help fill the gaps!
Vitamin B12 is important in helping your body to maintain healthy brain function and blood flow throughout our bodies. The downside? It’s mainly found in animal products. This means that going vegetarian requires you to keep a closer eye on whether or not you’re getting enough through food alone.
To make sure you’re getting enough B12, try adding nutritional yeast & fortified cereals into your diet. To be extra sure, we suggest Isotonix® Activated B-Complex! This product d
elivers metabolically active forms of several vitamins and minerals in isotonic form, ensuring that your body receives and uses vital nutrients quickly and efficiently. *
We know that 15 minutes of sun exposure per day can help our bodies create vitamin D but colder weather is just around the corner, making 15 minutes of sun a little harder to accomplish. This nutrient contributes to healthy bones & a healthy immune system, which is why it’s important to have an adequate amount.
Of course, aiming to meed that goal through diet is always best. The problem with relying on food for vitamin D, however, is that dietary vitamin D tends to be found in foods of animal origin! Supplementing with your Isotonix® Vitamin D with k2, an additional nutrient that allows the first to be better absorbed, can help you get the recommended 600 IU a day.*
Iron has a very important role in transporting oxygen throughout our blood to help us maintain our energy levels. So, this is another nutrient that vegetarians may want to consider supplementing. The body absorbs two to three times more iron from animal sources than plant sources, so even vegetarians who eat tofu & cashews regularly can have a hard time getting all of the iron they need.
Thankfully, Isotonix® offers a Multivitamin with Iron to help you fill those gaps! This product delivers iron, and 100% or more of your daily value of essential vitamins and minerals!*