Deva is one of the most reputable vegan supplement manufacturers there is.
From my personal experience and research, Deva’s multivitamin is the second best vegan multivitamin overall.
It’s a bit more expensive than some alternatives, but still reasonable, especially when you consider that one bottle will last you 3 months or so.
I’ll break down why I think it’s a solid multivitamin if you’re looking for one in this review.
What Vitamins and Minerals Does Deva’s Vegan Multivitamin Have?
The most important part of a supplement is the nutrition.
So let’s start by looking at how much of each vitamin and mineral is in a serving. Click the graph to make it bigger if needed. (Note I’ve capped the “daily value” (DV) at 200%, since some go far beyond that.)
Right away you can see that you get 100% of the recommended daily amount of 17 out of 22 nutrients.
It’s a very broad range of coverage, which could be important if your diet isn’t great.
With that being said, most of those aren’t really necessary.
If you eat some vegetables on a regular basis, you’ll easily get most of these vitamins in large amounts already.
Getting more from a multivitamin won’t hurt you, but you probably won’t absorb a lot of those vitamins that you already get from your diet.
A Closer Look at Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, and Iron
These 3 nutrients are the ones that vegans are most likely to not get enough of.
One of the biggest strengths of this multivitamin is that it has 100% or more of the RDA for all 3 of these nutrients. It’s the only vegan multivitamin I found that does.
In terms of daily value, it has:
- 1666% of vitamin B12
- 100% of vitamin D
- 100% of iron
Don’t be scared by the high amount of B12, that’s pretty typical for a vegan vitamin B12 supplement. You’ll simply excrete extra in your urine.
Note that the vitamin D is in D2 form. D2 is not as easy for your body to absorb as D3 (ideal), but it’s okay still.
If you don’t want the iron (because you get enough from vegan food sources of iron), Deva also makes an iron-free multivitamin as well that just has everything else but the iron.
Potential Side Effects
One potentially amusing and scary (but not dangerous) side effect of having too much of certain vitamins is that they can change the color of your urine.
I’ve read about many people taking this multivitamin and their urine turns a shade of green when they either take more pills than they should, or don’t drink enough water.
Completely harmless, but good to be aware of so you don’t panic if it happens to you.
Before I wrap up this review, there’s some common questions about the product itself that I’d like to answer. You might have them in the back of your mind.
Ingredients in the Multivitamin
All of the nutrition of the multivitamin comes from actual plants.
There are several in what Deva calls the “Vegetable Blend” on the packaging:
Spirulina (microalgae), Alfalfa (leaf), Ashwagandha (root), Black Cumin (seed), Broccoli (whole), Carrot (root), Chamomile (flower), Chlorella (broken-cell microalgae), Cinnamon (bark), Dandelion (root), Ginger (root), Parsley (leaf), Rose Hips (fruit), Eleuthero (root), Spinach (leaf)
On top of these, there’s some ingredients needed to form the tablets.
This includes: Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Silica, Chlorophyll Coating
These don’t affect the nutrition, and are all from vegetable sources.
Overall, the product is:
- Wheat and gluten free
- Sugar free
- Dairy and egg free
- Yeast free
- Free of all animal products and derivatives.
The product is certified vegan by The Vegan Society, which is as legitimate as it gets.
How Big Are the Tablets?
The tablets are about the size of a penny:
So they’re not small, but they’re not exactly horse pills either.
Deva lists the official size of each vitamin as 3/4″ long by 5/16″ wide.
The tablets have a chlorophyll coating which makes them a bit easier to swallow.
If you have trouble swallowing pills, and suspect these might be too large, Deva also makes a tiny tablet multivitamin.
This is a distinct product with different nutritional values, but still very good.
Where Can You Buy Deva’s Vegan Multivitamin?
Like most vegan supplements, buying online is infinitely easier than finding a local store that has it.
Since Deva is so well-known, you can buy this multivitamin from a wide variety of online stores. Most notably:
Here’s the full list of online retailers if you’d like more options.
Where Does Deva Manufacture the Multivitamin?
I couldn’t find an explicit mention of where Deva sources their ingredients from.
However, on their about page, they do say that they manufacture their products in the United States:
DEVA™ Products are manufactured at GMP certified and, FDA regulated facilities to achieve high quality.
That doesn’t mean all the ingredients come from the U.S. (and likely don’t).
Summary and Alternatives
Overall, if you’re looking for a vegan multivitamin, I don’t have any real complaints about Deva’s multivitamin.
It has a lot of strengths:
- The only vegan multivitamin with 100%+ DV of Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, and Iron
- Made with all whole plant ingredients
- Easy to find in online stores
- No side effects.
There are only 2 weaknesses in my eyes:
- Could be a bit cheaper. If budget is an issue, take a look at the Veg1 multivitamin.
- Vitamin D is in D2 form, which isn’t as easy to absorb as D3.
If you have any questions about this multivitamin, just leave me a comment below.