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Specially developed to safeguard the nutritional needs of women following a vegetarian or vegan diet. Officially approved by both the Vegan Society and the Vegetarian Society. From the UK's No.1 women's supplement brand.
General Health And Wellbeing
Vitamin D plays an important role in the body for all round health and wellness. Vitamin D contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth and the normal function of the immune system. The most common sources of vitamin D are from non-vegan sources in the form of D3. I.e. oily fish, butter and egg yolk. Wellwoman Vegan provides 10µg of vegetarian and vegan vitamin D2, the exact level as recommended by the UK Department of Health.
Every vegan needs a reliable source of iodine in their diet. Your body uses iodine contribute to the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function. These hormones control how fast your cells work. In the UK, the recommended iodine intake for adults is 150 micrograms per day. There is no easy way of knowing how much iodine is in plant foods. While seaweed is a rich source, the amount of iodine in a plant food varies depending on how much is in the soil the plant is grown in. Wellwoman Vegan provides exactly 150 µg iodine.
Wellwoman Vegan includes Evening Primrose and Starflower Oil in a unique powder form that allows a tablet format, eliminating the need for a capsule shell.
Live Life Well
Leading a hectic lifestyle, juggling work, family and social commitments can often leave you feeling in need of some extra support. Wellwoman Vegan contains vitamin C, iron, copper and iodine which contribute to normal energy release. Iodine also contributes to normal cognitive function. The formula also provides folate which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, helping you keep on top of your day.
How Do We Define Vegetarianism And Veganism?
We hear these terms being used everywhere, but do they actually mean?
A vegetarian is someone who lives on a diet of non-animal based foods, with or without dairy products, honey and/or eggs. A vegetarian does not eat foods that consist of or have been produced with products consisting of or created from any part of the living or dead animal. (Vegetarian Society, 2017).
Following a vegan diet is stricter. The Vegan Society describe Veganism as “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." (Vegan Society, 2017)
Tips For Vegetarians And Vegans
A healthy and balanced vegetarian diet should be low in saturated fat and high in whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables.
It is recommended to eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables every day. ‘Eat the rainbow’ - choose fruit and veg of different colours.
Vegetarians and vegans can lack in certain nutrients, those of special focus should include protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B12.
Protein has many important functions in the body and is essential for growth and maintenance. Vegetarian and vegan protein sources include nuts, beans, pulses and soya products.
Zinc is needed in the body to provide support to the immune system. Some vegetarian and vegan sources of zinc include beans, whole grains, nuts and soya products.
Iron is essential to the body to prevent having an iron deficiency or even anaemia. Vegetarian sources of iron can be found in dried fruit, wholegrains, soya products and most leafy dark-green vegetables.
This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health professionals regarding any medical condition.