Supplements for vegans | Q & A with Candice | The Edgy Veg

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Today Candice is answering your questions! The topics covered today include vegan supplementing, if Candice and James fight over being a vegan and omni couple, and even if they would ever be interested in a 3-way marriage.

One of the questions asked was, “What vegan supplements do you take and why”. Here is a list of the supplements that Candice takes daily.

Turmeric is a bright yellow spice. Turmeric is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions. Candice consumes turmeric for this exact reason but also because of it’s ability to improve digestion and reduce gas and bloating. It is also effective to help prevent and fight against cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and is wonderful for liver health.

Probiotics are live microorganisms that may be able to help prevent and even treat illnesses. Candice take 1 vegan probiotic daily in order to promote a healthy digestive tract and a healthy immune system.

Vitamin B Complex contains the eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12. Candice takes a vitamin B complex daily because these amazing vitamins play an important role in keeping our bodies running like well-oiled machines. These essential nutrients help convert our food into fuel, allowing us to stay energized throughout the day.

B12: All animal foods provide vitamin B12, which comes from bacteria in the animal’s intestines or from their diet due to eating dirt. Because of new farming and washing practices it is very difficult for vegans to obtain B12 from diet alone. Vitamin B12 is needed for production of DNA and for maintaining nerve cells. If you are not keeping track fo your macro nutrients or going out of your way to purchase vegan food fortified with B12 Candice recommends taking a sublingual B12 supplement a couple times a week.

Candice takes 3gs of Vitamin C a day! The benefits of vitamin C are huge and can play a major role in your health. Vitamin C protects your body against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling. Hello anti-aging!

For healthy fatty acids, Candice loves to take Pumpkin Seed Oil. The fats in pumpkin seed oil play a vital role in hormone production, carbohydrate metabolism, blood pressure regulation, cholesterol levels, joint lubrication, skin moisture and even immune response. Pumpkin seed oil is known as one of the top 3 most nutritious oils along with flax and hemp seed oil. This is because of it’s high amounts of Omega 6, 3 and 9.

For healthy skin and hair, Candice take biotin and Folic Acid daily. Biotin can help thicken hair, help make nails stronger and beautifies skin. Folic Acid helps your body produce and maintain new cells, and also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. It is fantastic during pregnancy.

Candice is not iron deficient, but recommends that vegans use an supplement a couple times a week as a back up. This is especially true if you do not monitor your macro nutrients on a regular basis. It is important for any vegan or vegetarian to monitor their iron levels because iron directly relates to energy production, serves as part of myoglobin for oxygen supply to muscles, is required for DNA synthesis, and helps strengthen the immune system.

Now these are just the supplements that Candice take based on what works for her body. She is not recommending that everyone follow this regime. Make sure you are talking to a doctor, naturopath or homeopath before making any huge changes! Always do your research and listen to your body!


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8 thoughts on “Supplements for vegans | Q & A with Candice | The Edgy Veg

  1. How do you fly with vegan meals?? Do the airlines have good options?
    Interested in doing the vegan challenge when I get back to California…

  2. I take a vegan prenatal vitamin, i found out they are the most complete
    mix. I also take B12, vitamine D and flaxseed oil caps !

  3. All of the comments about her supplements are so unnecessary. Some people
    just like taking vitamins (me included)! She specifically states that it’s
    just what she likes to do, and it makes her feel good. Everyone has their
    own health regimen, just let people live the way they want.

  4. You Are Lovely!~ How Old Are You and What Kind Of Exercise do you do? You
    Seem to eat what you like in reasonable portions and look fantastic!~

  5. Hei, I’ve been vegan for 6 monts now and recently my hair is falling out
    like crazy. I take b12, iron and calcium supplements but it doesn’t seem to
    help. Also I eat very healthy stuff and fake meat etc. Does anyone have any
    tips? It’s really driving me crazy and I don’t know what to do. Btw love
    your channel!!:)

  6. Thank you for actually talking about the supplements that you take. Most
    vegans avoid talking about that, and that really bugs me. No diet is
    perfect, and it’s great to know that there are some realist vegans that
    actually aren’t afraid to make that “admission” about their diet.

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