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Hi everyone,<br><br>
This is my first post, and I really appreciate the community you have created on this forum. I really feel welcome. I surprisingly did not see a thread on this topic, so I decided to create one. I am a long time vegetarian, who recently transitioned to an all vegan diet. Until I've gotten the whole vegan thing sorted out, I'm looking for some good vegan supplements that I can take to shore up any deficiencies in my diet. Does anybody have a brand that they can recommend? I am looking for Vitamin D, B12, and Calcium in particular.<br><br>
Thanks again and warm wishes to you,<br><br>
Best Regards,<br><br>
Jonathan
 

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Welcome to the boards, Ronin. I know this was posted a while ago but my favorite vegan supplement brand is Deva. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I take vitamin D 2400 IU and occasionally, a multivitamin from them. They also have the B12 (sublingual even) and a calcium/magnesium tablet that you're looking for. Hope that helps.
 

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Depending on which country you're in, different brands are available. In the UK there's a brand called Veg1 which is promoted and sold by the Vegan Society which has all the things you mentioned.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">. I actually independently decided to try Deva, and got all of those things. One question for you though. Is it important to take a separate b12 supplement, or is the 100% daily value in e multivitamin enough?
 

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Right now the majority opinion on b12 is that it's best to take it separately sublingually.<br>
Alternatively, fortified foods are a great source.<br><br>
I take b12 and give my husband b12. My son drinks soymilk that's fortified with b12.<br>
For vitamin D - we all go outside everyday (easy bc we live in the sw US). We also eat fortified foods.<br>
For calcium, I give my son fortified foods and also a multivitamin. I chomp down calcium carbonate antacids (cheap and easy) whenever I'm not eating many greens.
 

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I take the Deva Vegan Iron-Free multivitamin, but after I take it, my urine is bright neon green for the whole rest of the day, so I'm guessing the B12 in it is putting me over the top since I drink a fortified soy milk just about every day.
 

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I bought my Vit D from Dr Furhman's site, at <a href="http://www.drfurhman.com" target="_blank">www.drfurhman.com</a> on his supplement page, you'd have to look for the vegan version, and then my B12 is the NOW brand, which I buy from the local HFS>
 

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Thanks everyone. Would it be acceptable to take the B12 in my multivitamin on a daily basis and just supplement weekly?
 
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