Eating a healthy and varied vegan diet should provide you with pretty much every nutrient you need, other than the likes of B12 which is no longer found naturally in soil (thanks to over-farming). Especially when you have plenty of tasty & healthy vegan recipes to turn to. That being said, it is difficult to keep track of your nutrition and unless you have a lot of time on your hands, it may just not be sustainable to keep count of every single thing you consume.
This is why so many of us look to vegan supplement brands to help maintain our diets so we can go by our day to day life feeling confident that our body has everything it needs!
Unfortunately, many large supplement brands aren’t vegan-friendly. They may use animal-based sources for vitamins like omega-3 and D3. Or they will use dairy products to deliver gut-friendly bacteria. On top of this, they may use gelatin to create vitamin capsules, and they may even test their products on animals.
But fear not, that doesn’t mean that us vegans will all start dying off from nutrient deficiencies! Not only are many vegan products fortified with the nutrients we need, but there are now more and more science-backed vegan supplement brands that can help us to flourish in our plant-based diets.
Here are the best vegan supplement brands in the UK
This is a list of 100% vegan supplement brands, all of which I have tried and tested. I have included a mix of vegan brands, so you can find something to help you supplement any aspect of your plant-based diet, be it for your gut or your sleep.
DR.VEGAN vegan supplements
DR.VEGAN are one of the most eco-friendly vegan supplement brands on this list. They deliver everything in home compostable packets which you can pour out into your reusable aluminium tin.
I love their ranges of vegan vitamins that target specific areas like your gut and PMS. And on top of this they have lots of individual vitamins which you can purchase, including vegan omega-3, vitamin B12, and vitamin D3.
They work really closely with nutritionists to bring the most up to date information on their vegan supplements as well as sharing their knowledge on their regularly updated blog.
If you don’t know where to start on your vegan supplement journey then they have a really handy diet profile tool that will help to recommend you some of their supplements which will help you.
For more information on DR.VEGAN and their range of vegan supplements then make sure to read my full DR.VEGAN review here.
Form Nutrition vegan supplements
Form Nutrition is my favourite vegan nutrition company selling vegan vitamin capsules, meal replacement powders and vitamin-filled vegan protein powders, meaning you can supplement your vegan diet the way you want.
Personally, I like to take their ZZZZs capsules before bed. I find they make me feel really calm and I sleep a lot better. They also have other capsules to help with issues like energy, focus and skin radiance.
Their vegan multivitamins are also really effective and all of the capsule based supplements come in easily recyclable glass bottles.
They are also a B Corp and give back to some awesome projects around the world.
Read my full Form Nutrition review here to find out more about the brand and why I love buying from them!
Symprove vegan water-based supplement
This is a product for anyone who cares about their gut! It is a water-based supplement that is jam packed full of live bacteria that are delivered directly to your gut. I take a shot of Symprove every morning (read my full Symprove review) to keep my gut, my IBS symptoms, & my mind happy – did you know that gut health directly impacts your mental health?
Symprove are dedicated to producing the most effective gut supplement, so they only have the one product on offer. But it really works!
The live bacteria gets delivered to your gut and multiplies, helping to feed the friendly bacteria in your gut. In turn this keeps your gut happy, potentially relieving stomach issues and positively impacting your mental health.
They currently sell their supplement in three different flavours: strawberry & raspberry, mango & passionfruit, and original. I really like the mango & passionfruit, it is easy to drink and tastes a little bit fruity!
Ethical Nutrition vegan supplements
Ethical Nutrition are a fully vegan family run supplement brand focusing on providing the most eco-friendly offering possible. They take a lot of pride in their packaging and I must say, I am in love with their branding!
Their supplements are delivered inside biodegradable pouches and they sell reusable jars for you to decant them into. No plastic here!
They have a good solid range of vegan supplements, including a standalone omega-3 vitamin that is high in DHA – one of the highest I’ve seen yet!
All of their manufacturing is done in the UK and they use high quality sources of all their ingredients.
I also really like that they have other plant-based supplements on offer like Ashwagandha, digestive enzymes, and turmeric & curcumin. Which can help you to supplement other areas of your diet, help with your gut health, and look after your mental health!
jrny vegan supplement shakes
If taking a pill everyday doesn’t quite float your boat, then you’ll love jrny. They make superpowder protein powders that are packed full of plant-based protein (21g per serving) alongside a range of vitamins.
Meaning you can drink your daily vitamins in a tasty shake! All of their powders include the following vitamins: iron, vitamin C, vitamin D3, a range of B vitamins including B12, electrolytes, magnesium, calcium, zinc and potassium.
Their vitamin supplement powder comes in three tasty flavours – double chocolate brownie, Madagascan vanilla, and raspberry ripple.
I love how easy it is to cover all your daily vitamin needs with their tasty shake. And thanks to the addition of plant-based protein from pea protein isolate and hemp protein, you can use this as a vegan protein powder also to supplement an active lifestyle!
That makes jrny’s vegan superpowder really affordable, packing two into one.
Feel vegan supplements
Feel have a very large range of vegan vitamins and supplements, with some targeting specific areas like menopause and beauty.
They also have a standalone omega-3 and a vegan multivitamin.
All of their products are reviewed by nutritionists and they are very transparent about their customer reviews.
I find their product range to be quite affordable, even more so if you sign up to their products as part of a subscription. I’m not normally a fan of subscriptions, but this one is easy to pause and cancel should you need to.
They do however have such a large range of vegan supplements that it can be a little overwhelming. But it is perfect if you have a specific need, like if you want supplements for immunity, or for beauty.
Doctor Seaweed vegan supplements
When it comes to making the most out of sustainable food sources, Doctor Seaweed are smashing it. As you may have guessed from their name, they use seaweed to deliver sustainable and potent sources of iodine. Pretty cool, right?
Iodine is a vitamin that is so often overlooked and it can be a difficult one to get from your vegan diet without supplementing. So it is great to see a standalone vitamin offering that uses natural sources of iodine, from seaweed!
If you are also looking for other core essential vitamins to supplement your vegan diet, Doctor Seaweed have a few blends. I like their immunity supplement which provides the essentials for vegans – Iodine, B12, and D3. But they also have a focus blend that includes omega-3, b-complex and zinc.
Their whole range is vegan and they sell them inside cardboard packets, but annoyingly the pills themselves do come in a foil and plastic packet.
Vegums vegan gummy vitamins
Vegums are a proudly vegan vitamin company. They are making it fun and easy to take your vegan vitamins by packing all the essentials into a little gummy bear.
I have found that these are perfect for anyone who forgets to take their vitamins every day, or for your vegan kids!
They package their vitamins inside what look like plastic bags, but are actually made from wood pulp, which can be composted at home.
They have a really small range of vegan vitamin gummies, but most of the essentials are covered. Their range includes an iron gummy, as well as omega-3 and a multivitamin.
If you buy all three as a bundle, you can save 20%.
My only concern is how low their vegan omega-3 gummies are in DHA, which would suggest you’d need to take a few of these. But they are relatively affordable in comparison to other vegan supplement brands!
MYVEGAN vegan supplements
MYVEGAN are well known in the fitness world due to their range of vegan protein powders, but they also supply a good range of standalone vegan vitamins.
Included in their range of vegan vitamins and supplements are vegan omega-3, a multivitamin, pure caffeine, zinc, aloe vera, ginseng, and more.
Their supplements are on the cheaper side of things, but are still relatively high in nutrients! Although, I am not 100% sure about the sources and manufacturing of them.
They do still come packaged in plastic though, making these some of the least eco-friendly supplements mentioned here.
I do believe however that they are always looking to find more ways to be sustainable in their packaging, so hopefully we see some changes here!
The Vegan Society vegan vitamins
These tablets are super popular in the UK and it’s no surprise why, they are made by The Vegan Society themselves. They come in two flavours, blackcurrant and orange.
These are actually some of the first multivitamins I ever took when I went vegan, because they were some of the only ones! But now they are in a competitive space, with loads of other vegan supplement brands around – as you can see in this blog! That being said, these vitamins are made with the essentials and nothing more, which is actually quite refreshing to see.
Each tablet is made up of: Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3, Folic Acid, Iodine & Selenium. They are flavoured and chewable, making them suitable for younger vegans also.
Recently, they swapped their packaging over to be more eco-friendly, which I was really happy to see! The went from using plastic to using aluminium tins. I haven’t seen any others using tins, but I thought it was a great choice. It is easy to recycle and has a low environmental impact. Kudos, The Vegan Society.
Getting everything all the nutrients and vitamins you need on any diet can be really difficult, especially since many natural sources of vitamins are diminishing, like B12. So it is important to find easy ways of getting these nutrients into our diets. This is really easy with vegan supplement brands, like DR.VEGAN & Form Nutrition.
There are now many vegan supplement brands to choose from, but they definitely aren’t all created equal! It is important to buy from a vegan supplement brand which uses high-quality science-backed ingredients.
I also recommend Symprove for any gut-related issues, it works a treat!