A properly designed vegan diet meets the RDAs for all essential
nutrients, save vitamin B-12. A poorly designed diet of
any kind should always be fixed by changing the food, not by taking
pills. Nevertheless, in a dietary transition period, supplements
act as a sort of insurance against nutritional error. These preparations,
or similar ones found in health food stores, are worth your consideration:
- A multi-vitamin-mineral which contains vitamin B-12 and does
not contain "Vitamin A" (Retinyl palmitate) or "Vitamin
D". Both of these "non-vitamins" have been
misclassified and are toxic when taken in excess.
Example: "Nature's Life Mega-Vita-Min." - $15.95/
- A calcium supplement (particularly for post-menopausal women)
Examples: "Country Life Maxi-Gal Chelated Calcium"
$6.99/90 tablets or "Tums" OTC antacid.