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Can someone recommend a vegan-friendly multi-vitamin?
ANY help would be appreciated!

Rainbow Light Just Once Multi-vitamin
I get it at my local co-op
they state that they are "100% natural and vege-guard screened for vegans; no trace animal products, artificial colors, sweeteners, etc..."
I have been pleased with their product.


Superb link-- I am surprised at the low price tag on an all-veg one-a-day.  I hate the 3-a-day multivitamins I can find elsewhere... so much to swallow, so pricey.


I have been searching for a multi- vit since I became vegan, cause Lord knows I don't get everything I need with my daily intake of food. CURSE a hectic shecdule! This looks great and very affordable. I have what may be a stupid question, but I shall ask anyway. I notice that with most ALL vitamins they do NOT have 100% of my daily intake in alot of the things I am really lacking ie; calcium, iron etc. Does this mean i need additional calcium and iron pills? I admittedly do not drink or use fortified soy milk in hardly anything. I have always hated milk even as a child therefore am accustomed to not using it for anything. And though I love dark leafy greens and assorted veggies I do not eat them often enough to get a sufficient amt of iron. I just know i need SOME kind of vitamins and soon. I think these will be a good start.

Also, anyone have any suggestions on a vegan protein powder i can mix into drinks, or is flavored that I just mix with water? I do so much better drinking it, than trying to eat enough beans, tofu and other stuff to get what I need.  I know I am starting to feel the effects of not having proper nourishment.



I like to drink soymilk, even though I don't drink dairy milk.  It's so different for me.  :)

You CAN get all your recommendation from dietary sources, but I do recommend a supplement if your dietary quality fluctuates from day to day (as mine does).  Kale is superior to dairy milk in calcium content, cup for cup. 

Because of my family history of osteoporosis and various forms of arthritis, I do take a calcium supplement, and I sneak in all kinds of dietary iron (molasses for sweetening, etc.)  I also take a magnesium supplement because it tends to help my asthma.


If anyone is looking to try a new multivitamin then I suggest checking out This multivitamin is great because of its whole based food formula which provides nutritonal support to the body and can be twice as effective as synthetic versions of vitamins. Check out the ingredients. Feel free to email me with any questions or comments at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%64%61%6d%61%6e%6f%32%6f%32%40%79%61%68%6f%6f%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%64%61%6d%61%6e%6f%32%6f%32%40%79%61%68%6f%6f%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')). Thanks for at least taking the time to read this.


I also would reccomend the Rainbow Light Just Once Multi-vitamin, I just started taking them but I like them already.


Thanks for all the help! I ended up getting the Rainbow Light Just Once vitamins. =)


I take VegLife Vegan One Multiple.  The pills aren't big, so they're easy to swallow, and it's a one-a-day.  It has a lot of zinc in it (120% of the RDA), which makes me especially happy.  (It also has more than enough b-12, b-6 and riboflavin.)  It IS iron-free, so I take a separate iron supplement.....but that's the best way to do it for maxiumum absorption anyway.  Iron, zinc and calcium all compete with one another for absorption, so it's best to take calcium (w/ magnesium and D, preferably) and iron supplements that are separate from your multi-vite. 
That said, supplements should be an addition (SUPPLEMENT) to a well-balanced diet---not the main source of nutrients.  Good sources of dietary calcium:  calcium-set tofu, white beans, leafy greens (non-oxalate, so kale, collards, broccoli, turnip, dandelion), almonds/almond butter, blackstrap molasses, calcium-fortified dairy alternatives, calcium-forfified OJ, chickpeas, sweet potatoes, seaweeds, dried figs.....
And iron:  legumes, nuts/seeds/nut or seed butters (pumpkin seeds are a GREAT source; ground flaxseeds, often overlooked, also have quite a bit), soy products, leafy greens (non-oxalate), quinoa, millet, barley, whole wheat, amaranth, seaweeds,  blackstrap molasses, dried fruits, fortified meat analogues, potatoes (high in vitamin C as well), oats, wheat germ.......
Combine iron-rich foods with those high in vitamin C for max absorbption.  :)

Experiment with new and nutritious foods; if you don't like them prepared one way, try a new recipe.  If you're not a cereal-and-soymilk fan, try drinking chai made with soy milk!  Or perhaps a soymilk (or yogurt) smoothie?  The same goes for other foods......enjoy and have fun!    :)


Umm... I don't mean to be rude, but I clicked on the link for the "greatest vitamin in the world" and their FAQ section says:
3. I am a vegetarian and my first concern is how vegetarian is your product?
Our product is not completely vegetarian. We use shark cartilage and our colostrum comes from New Zealand cows that are organically fed with no steroids, hormones or anti-biotics. The capsules are preservative-free gelatin

Also, the rainbow of light one is made with D3, so neither of those are vegan.

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