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<div style="text-align:center;"><span style="color:#008000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:xx-small;"><b>I'm new to being a vegan and would like to know about vitamins, and the ones I should be taking. As a vegetarian I didn't take any and was often tired and I got random bruising after becoming one too. I took blood tests but they said everything was normal. Anyway, although I already feel I have more energy as a vegan (because I'm exercising too) I don't want to get unhealthy from a lack of nutrients. The reason of why I'm worried too is because I'm really picky with vegetables, and I often use the same ones again and again just in different recipes. =S<br><br>
I've read a few threads and different stuff on the web about vitamins, but am still pretty confused. I took multivitamins at one point (for a couple of months) but I noticed no difference at all so stopped, they just seemed to be not doing anything. Any help would be appreciated. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"></b></span></span></span></div>
 

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You should be taking a good multivitamin every day, plus a vegetarian protein supplement (especially starting out). Depending on your specific requirements you may also benefit from other extra vitamins and herbs.<br><br><br><br>
I begin every day with a protein shake with rice milk and sweetened with blue agave juice, and vitamin supplements such as b-12 and vitamin c, and vegetarian/vegan-friendly omega oils. This provides a solid dietary foundation, and also stabilises the kind and level of nutrients I receive.<br><br><br><br>
It is possible to craft a diet has all of your nutritional needs without supplements, but it takes a lot of work and is risky if you overlook some (not to mention unnecessary in today's world). I recommend developing a daily supplement plan.
 
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