I have recently become vegan and I am struggling with tiredness what do you recommend?

Sometimes tiredness is linked with nutritional changes. It is possible to get all the nutrients you need from a wholefood vegetarian diet, but not from a vegan diet which cuts out eggs and dairy foods as well as meats and fish.

To safeguard your intake of certain vitamins such as D and B12, minerals such as iron and zinc, and the long-chain omega-3s (EPA and DHA) it is a good idea to take certain supplements. A good range of vegan-friendly supplements is now available, including multivitamins, omega-3s derived from algae and now even vitamin D supplements from algae sources such as Healthspan’s new Vegan Super Strength Vitamin D3 25mcg*.

If your symptoms don’t improve or get worse do seek medical advice in case you need investigations for the cause of your tiredness.

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Author: Dr Sarah Brewer, Medical Nutritionist - (Nutr Med), MA (Cantab), MB, BChir, RNutr, MBANT, CNHC, FRSM

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