CategoryVitamin D

What’s the Best Vitamin D Supplement for Vegans in 2020?

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Vitamin D deficiency is a problem for  both vegans and omnivores alike. Recent research shows that around 77% of Americans are vitamin D deficient, particularly in the winter. If you’re in Canada like I am, or even more north, your risk is likely even higher. Vegans face an even greater challenge because the only good food sources of vitamin D are animal products. Technically some...

Can I Dissolve B12 or D3 Vitamins in Food Cook With Them?

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This is a good question I recently came across that has a simple answer: You should not cook with vitamin B12 or D3, as it will decrease the amount you can absorb. Both vitamin B12 supplements and vitamin D3 supplements are common among vegans. You’ve also likely read that eating food alongside your vitamins helps your body absorb them effectively. So tossing them in salads or smoothies...

What is Vegan Vitamin D3 Made From?

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Most vitamin D3 isn’t vegan, but there is a type derived from plants. Vegan vitamin D3 is made from lichen, which is a marine plant. Fish have long-known to be great sources of vitamin D3. But where do they get their D3 from? While the answer is not definitively known, the evidence is pointing towards a type of plankton called lichen. Fish don’t appear to be able to create their...

Why Isn’t Vitamin D3 Vegan?

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The short answer is that some vitamin D3 is vegan, and some is not. The common perception of vitamin D3 is that it’s only produced by animals, but this is incorrect. It is mostly produced by animals, but can also be created by an algae-like plant called a lichen. Vitamin D3 from lichen is vegan. All of the best vegan vitamin D supplements, just like non-vegan vitamin D supplements...