I’m vegan, do I need to take supplements?
Email your questions for Dr Libby to email@example.com. Please note, only a selection of questions can be answered. important to avoid drinking tea, coffee and wine with meals, as tannins in these can bind the iron, which inhibits absorption.
It’s important to have your iron levels checked before supplementing, as an excess of iron in the body is also problematic, and some of the symptoms of iron overload are actually similar to those of deficiency. Nuts and legumes also contain small amounts of zinc. Women require 8mg of zinc per day and men require 14mg per day to prevent deficiency. label to see if it has calcium added.
There are calcium-fortified almond milk options for those who go vegan.