How to Optimize Your Plant-Based Diet
Vegan health supplements
Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin, is produced by the skin when exposed to sunlight.
Healthy levels of vitamin D is important for overall well-being and is associated with a plethora of health benefits such as a decrease in all-cause mortality.
If your not getting enough sunshine on a daily basis you should consider a vegan vitamin D3 supplement.
Vegan omega-3, specifically the long chain EPA & DHA, are not present naturally in a plant-based diet.
The omega-3 found in plants, ALA, is converted into EPA & DHA with poor efficiency.
Algae-based EPA & DHA can help protect against heart disease, cognitive decline, inflammation and promote good overall health and well-being.
Iodine is required for healthy thyroid function.
Iodine is only found inconsistently in plant foods, depending on the iodine content of the soil. If you limit salt intake (iodized) you want to consider a vegan iodine supplement.
Vegan performance-enhancing supplements
A quality vegan pre-workout with the right ingredients can enhance mental focus & mood, augment physical performance and provide glorious muscle pumps in the gym.
A vegan thermogenic fat-burner can augment your fat loss regimen and push you into the fat burning zone.
Ingredients such catechins, caffeine and capsaicinoids have been shown to increase total energy expenditure which can help you lose fat.
Vegan protein supplements
Vegan protein powder is incredibly useful for the vegan bodybuilder and athlete alike.
In addition to a whole food plant-based diet, a good vegan protein powder is an incredibly convenient way to hit an optimal protein intake.