Category: supplements

  • Should Vegans Eat Above The RDA For Iron?

    Should Vegans Eat Above The RDA For Iron?

    Iron is a vital mineral for oxygen transportation and energy production. It’s well-known that insufficient intake of iron can lead to iron deficiency anaemia. This condition causes symptoms such as lethargy, poor concentrations, pale skin, fragile nails and so on…

  • Is The Lack Of Dietary Collagen A Problem For Animal-Free Diets?

    Is The Lack Of Dietary Collagen A Problem For Animal-Free Diets?

    Collagen is a fibre-like structural protein. It forms part of connective tissue, which is figuratively speaking the glue that holds us (and all other animals) together1. Collagen is present throughout the entire body, but accumulates in larger quantities in skin, tendons, bone, cartilage and ligaments. It therefore stands to reason then that collagen is found in animal…

  • Should Vegans/Vegetarians Supplement Their Diets With Creatine?

    Should Vegans/Vegetarians Supplement Their Diets With Creatine?

    Creatine is a nonprotein compound which plays an important role in supplying our tissues with energy during periods of increased demand. It is not an essential nutrient: the human body can make creatine using the amino acids glycine, arginine and methionine as building blocks. Because creatine (in non-negligible quantities) is only found in animal flesh, vegetarians and vegans…