Vitamins and Minerals Deficiency

Are you worried about potentially missing out on essential vitamins and minerals in your plant-based diet? Consult with our vegan/vegetarian dietitians for personalized support in preventing vitamin and mineral deficiencies, addressing existing deficiencies and managing related symptoms.

Plant-Based Vitamins and Minerals Management

Are you considering taking any supplements to prevent vitamin and mineral deficiencies? Plant-based vegan and vegetarian dietitians can help you achieve the optimal intake by meal plan (food) and find the best supplement for you.

Meal Plan for Optimal Vitamin and Mineral Intake

Food is always the best place to provide all the essential nutrients that we need.  Our team of plant-based dietitians and nutritionists can help you identify potential deficiencies and craft a tailored meal plan based on your unique needs, preferences, and goals.

Deficiencies Symptoms Management

Deficiencies always come with unfavourable symptoms like fatigue, constipation, and lack of appetite. By working with plant-based registered dietitians, they’ll help you navigate a way to manage these symptoms while addressing your nutrient deficiencies.

Select the Right Supplement

Vitamin and mineral supplement is an accessible and easy way to address the deficiency. However, it is unnecessary to take when there is no deficiency and can be dangerous if it is consumed in a large dose. Our plant-based dietitians and nutritionists are well-equipped to assess your current intake and select the suitable supplement for you.

Get Help From Our Vegan Dietitians to Manage Your Vitamin and Mineral Intake:

Following a plant-based diet is a healthy and environmentally friendly lifestyle. However, it can be challenging to meet the recommended intake for some nutrients. Our team is here to provide assistance in keeping you motivated and helping you develop a tailored plan to meet your personal needs sustainably.

  • Assess and evaluate your current intake
  • Design a well-balanced meal plan to fit your specific requirements
  • Recommended amounts of calories, macros, and portion sizes
  • Strategies to increase your iron intake
  • Navigate a personalized way to boost your vitamin B12 intake
  • Select the most appropriate supplement
  • Educate on identifying foods fortified with calcium and vitamin D
  • Fit food sources of omega-3 fatty acids into your daily routine
  • Improved meal preparation techniques
  • Manage symptoms from nutrient deficiencies
  • Offer strategies and support to make sustainable lifestyle changes
  • Living a healthy way for the best health
Meal Plans/Menus/Food Journals

Our Tools for Success

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About Plant-Based Dietitians & Vitamin and Mineral Management

We Are a Team of Vegetarian/Vegan Dietitians

Embark on a journey toward a plant-based diet while meeting the optimal intake of vitamins and minerals. Working with our nutritionists helps you understand your current nutritional status and needs. This allows you to set meaningful goals with our vegan dietitians and collaborate toward a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

Benefits of working with us:

  • Make you feel more energetic
  • Preventing further deficiencies
  • Managing symptoms from deficiencies like constipation
  • Improving your techniques in meal preparation
  • Meeting your nutrient requirements
  • Being able to identify the food sources of essential nutrients
  • Saving money by selecting suitable supplements
  • Improved cooking capabilities
  • Having consistent support and motivation
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Initial Prices

Initial Assessment (1h)

$150

  • Setting expectations & goals
  • Analysis of your medical history (required)
  • Analysis of intake
  • Building a strategy
  • Practical tips, recommendations & recipes
  • Answering any questions
  • Personalized meal plan or menu
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Initial Assessment + Meal Plan (2hrs)

$300

  • Setting expectations & goals
  • Analysis of your medical history (required)
  • Analysis of intake
  • Building a strategy
  • Practical tips, recommendations & recipes
  • Answering any questions
  • Personalized meal plan or menu
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Packages (2hrs+)

$300+

  • Customizable Packages
  • Package can be determined in initial assessment
  • Hours and half-hours available
  • 5% discount on 4 sessions
  • 10% discount on 8 sessions
  • 15% discount on 12 sessions
  • 20% discount on 16 sessions
  • Payment plan available
  • Sessions expire within a year
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After the initial assessment

Follow up prices

Follow ups (1h)

$150

Identify what needs modification

Meal plan creation or adjustment

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Set goals for the coming week(s)

Follow ups (30 min)

$85

Identify what needs modification

Meal plan adjustments

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Set goals for the coming week(s)

How it works

The process is simple

There are two ways to get started:

  • Option 1 – Direct booking: Review the biographies, services, and pricing/packages. Access the schedule by clicking on the link below and book directly with your plant-based dietitian/nutritionist.
  • Option 2 – Discovery call: Book a 5-20 min free discovery call (phone or Zoom) with your Plant-Based dietitian. They will answer your questions and get you started on your journey.
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FAQs about vitamin/mineral deficiencies and plant-based diets

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I be taking vitamins as a vegan?

    A multivitamin is always an easy way to fill the gap between what you eat and the optimal intake. However, our team of plant-based dietitians recommends that eating a balanced and diversified vegetarian/vegan diet with fortified foods can help you get all the vitamins and minerals you need.

  • Is vitamin D vegan?

    A lot of foods that are high in vitamin D are animal products like salmon and egg yolks. However, there are also vegan sources of vitamin D like mushrooms and our body also produces vitamin D by exposing to sunshine.

    In the meantime, fortified foods like fortified plant-based milk and fortified cereals are also good sources of vitamin D. On the other hand, supplement is recommended when you have a limited intake of vitamin D foods or limited sunshine exposure like during winter time.

     

  • Is vitamin water vegan?

    In short, the answer is it depends. Based on VitaminWell, most of the vitamin water is vegan but not the ones containing vitamin D. Therefore, it is always better to read the label on the package and ingredient list to ensure the product is plant-based.

  • What are the best vitamins for vegetarians?

    A study found that people who follow a plant-based diet are likelier not to eat enough vitamin B12, calcium and iodine. However, not everyone needs the same vitamins and minerals, and it can be a bit tricky to figure out what you specifically need. It is better to consult with our dietitians to identify the gap before you take any supplements.

  • Is vitamin D3 considered vegetarian?

    Vitamin D3 can be produced naturally in human bodies and it can also be found in animal products like fatty fish. Meanwhile, most of the vitamin D3 supplements are sourced from sheep wool which is not vegan-friendly.

    Luckily, there are vegan vitamin D3 supplements derived from lichen available in the market. It is important to read the label before purchasing.

  • How do vegans get vitamin B12?

    It is challenging for people who follow a plant-based diet to meet vitamin B12 needs since it mainly comes from animal products. Vegan sources of vitamin B12 are relatively limited, primarily including foods like seaweeds and mushrooms.

    Fortunately, there are fortified foods that you can obtain your vitamin B12 like fortified vegan milk and morning cereals. Additionally, a vegan vitamin B12 supplement is also an option when the intake is limited.

  • Do gummy vitamins have animal products?

    Gummy vitamins usually contain gelatin, cornstarch, sugar, water, and artificial colouring, and gelatin is derived from animal parts. However, there is a plant-based substitution for gelatin which is called “agar-agar”. That means there are vegan gummy vitamins but it is always better to read the label on the package before purchase.

  • What vitamins should a vegan pregnant woman take?

    Nutritional requirements undergo significant changes during special stages like pregnancy and lactation. If you follow a plant-based diet, it’s important to pay extra attention to folate, calcium, iron, zinc, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids, according to a study.

  • What plant foods have vitamin K2?

    Vitamin K2 is mainly found in animal products like beef liver and cheese. However, there are plant-based sources of vitamin K2, mainly found in fermented foods like natto, sauerkraut, kombucha, kimchi and tempeh.

  • Can going vegan help hair growth?

    In short, there is no definitive answer. On the positive side, a study indicates fresh herbs and raw vegetables may help with hair loss from male pattern baldness. On the other hand, people following a vegan diet face a greater risk of iron deficiency which contributes to hair loss. Therefore, there is no answer to this question currently.

  • What vitamin deficiency causes hair loss in vegans?

    There are numerous vitamin and mineral deficiencies that may cause hair loss. It includes deficiencies in iron, zinc, copper, vitamin B12 and vitamin D. Arrange a discovery call with us to explore the potential deficiencies contributing to hair loss.

  • How do vegans get omega-3?

    Plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids include chia seeds, hemp seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts, etc. In the meantime, replacing your cooking oil with extra-virgin olive oil is also a good way to boost your omega-3 intake.

  • Is vegan omega-3 as good as fish oil?

    The main difference between plant-based omega-3 and fish oil is the type of fatty acid they contain. Fish oil contains DHA and EPA, while plant-based sources are rich in ALA. Both types offer health benefits, and each has its unique advantages.

    However, algae oil is a great choice for all plant-based lovers because it is vegan and also provides EPA and DHA. In the meantime, you will not be worried about the accumulated toxins that come with deep ocean fish.

  • Should vegans take vitamin B complex?

    Vitamin B complex usually refers to the supplement that includes all the variety under vitamin B. However, many types of vitamin B can be found in plant-based food except for vitamin B12. This means people who are vegan or vegetarian can easily meet their needs by eating a balanced and diversified diet. Therefore, it is not necessary to have vitamin B complex supplements. If you still have concerns, reach us now to get more personalized guidance on meeting your nutritional needs.

  • How do you know if vitamins are vegan?

    It is tricky to identify if a supplement is vegan or not by just reading the ingredient list since many ingredients can be sourced from both plants and animals. Therefore, it is always important to look for the label. Some may be labelled as “vegan” or “suitable for vegan”, or some may have a claim that is “plant-based”. If you still are unsure about this, reach out to our plant-based dietitians to find the most suitable supplement for you.

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