Is Nature Made Iron Vegan?


When trying to create a list of the best vegan iron supplements, I came across an iron supplement sold by Nature Made.

While some of their supplements are vegan friendly, this one wasn’t clearly labeled as such.

So I contacted them asking for clarification, since at first glance it looked like their iron supplement might be vegan-friendly.

A few days later, I got this email back:

email from nature made iron

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The most important part is this line:

Our Iron 65 mg tablets do not contain any ingredients from an animal source, therefore, they are vegan friendly. We hope you find this information useful.

As of January 2019, Nature Made’s iron supplement is vegan.

It likely will be in the future as well, but it is possible that they change their formulation, so I can’t guarantee it.

I’d like to see them add a clear label to their products, but that’s up to them.



About the author

Dale C.

Your friendly neighborhood vegan from Toronto. Chemical engineer turned semi-professional soccer player and freelance writer. Trying to do my small part in making the world better by writing about the wonderful world of veganism.


  • Nature Made Iron 65 mg tablets contain Magnesium Stearate which is a common filler in vitamin supplements normally derived from pork. Hopefully they will remove it or have since we purchased this bottle for my non-vegan husband.

    “2. Magnesium Stearate
    Another filler you’ll often see listed in the ingredient list is magnesium stearate, which is normally pork-derived. It’s used as a lubricant on the coating of supplements or included as a filler. Magnesium stearate come from stearic acid, which is is a fatty acid usually found in pork, butter, chicken, beef, fish, and milk. It’s also found in cocoa and grains. Be sure to purchase exclusively vegan supplements so you can be assured you’re not taking in animal fats used to make this ingredient. Usually, if a supplement contains a vegetarian/vegan source of magnesium stereate, it will say so on the label.”

    So beware…

    • That’s correct Jen, if you see magnesium stearate, it’s usually from pork, but it can be from non-animal sources as well.

      Nature Made says their iron has no animal products, so at this point it comes down to whether or not you trust them.