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Supplements for Vegetarians

I am a Vegetarian. Am I getting the right nutrients!?

Vegetarian and/or Vegans may want to explore certain options when supplementing their diet. Certain nutrients are commonly missed in their diets. Vegetarians should ensure not to miss the following:

  • Calcium
  • Zinc
  • iron
  • Vitamin B2
  • Vitamin B12

If you're a vegetarian looking for calcium, you will need to consider the following when choosing a supplement:

  • Proportion of calcium contaned in the supplements
  • Absorbtion level of calcium nutrient based on the type of Calcium. How much is abosrbed into your body
  • The brand. Different brands offer different Calcium products.
  • Cost and value of the supplements

Proportion: Ensure that you get a supplement with enough elemental calcium so as to meet your rda (1000mg per day). Calcium supplements may often feature other nutrients alongside the calcium, such as magnesium, which can help its absorption.

Absorbtion: There exists mainly two forms of calcium: calcium citrate and calcium carbonate. Calcium carbonate contains more elemental calcium, but is not as readily absorbed by the human body as calcium citrate. You may opt for calcium citrate products when buying calcium supplements without magnesium.

Brand: The leading supplier of supplements for vegetarians, especially calcium supplements, is Pioneer. You can find their whole line on display here at the House of Nutrition, and we've included some options for you to consider here, on the right.

Value Maximization: You shouldn't need to pay more that 20 cents per caplet. If you are a vegetarian or vegan and will be getting a consistently low intake, it might be a good idea to stock up on a big bottle, that way you'll save on the long run.

All the supplements on the right hand side of this page are our recommendations. We've hand selected some high quality products for you. For an adult vegetarian our top pick under 20 bucks!:

Pioneer's Vegetarian Calcium/Magnesium 120Tabs  

Pioneer's VegetarianCalcium/Magnesium 120 Tabs
$19.95 USD