You’re generally onto a winner health-wise if you eat the kind of wholefood plant-based diet that Fareshares helps to support, but you can still end up deficient in some vital nutrients.
In particular you risk serious health consequences if you don’t take special steps to make sure you get enough vitamin B12 which, with very few exceptions, is not present in plant foods. Likewise it is difficult to get enough iodine from a strict plant-based diet. And everyone, irrespective of diet, should be supplementing with vitamin D between October and March in these latitudes.
As of this week Fareshares is stocking the Vegan Society’s VEG1, the nutritional supplement developed by The Vegan Society. It provides an affordable, reliable source of vitamins B12, B2, B6 and D3, folic acid, iodine and selenium, covering all your bases.
We have pots of 90 tablets (orange or blackcurrant flavours) — a three-month supply — on sale for £6.60 each, working out at around 7p a day.