Being a vegetarian, it can be difficult making sure I’m getting all the correct nutrients and vitamins I need. I remember when I first told my mom 7 years ago that I was permanently cutting meat out of my diet (for the love of animals), one of her first comments about it was, “How are you going to stay healthy? Your dad worked with a vegan lady years ago and she was so frail and tiny.” Well luckily the food industry has come a long way since then, and high-protein (non-meat) foods are much more readily available. But I struggled for a bit finding the right vitamins to take. For instance, vegetarians and vegans often tend to be low in vitamin B as well as zinc, and other metals found in meats.
Over the years, it’s been hard balancing vitamins and as my boyfriend will tell you – I take A TON! Which as you guessed, can become quite expensive too! That dough I just saved on NOT buying that prime rib at the grocery store just went into my vitamin cabinet and then some! Supplements can be expensive! Especially when you’re taking 5-8 a day!
This is exactly why I was so thrilled when I came across Vous Vitamin, which helps you personalize your favorite vitamin, based on your daily habits, your diet, your exercise or lack of it, and more! It makes a great gift for those loved ones in your life who have special diets and need a specialized multi-vitamin to accompany it! It’s the perfect gift of love AND health! Wrap it up with a vegan cookbook (or whatever their diet is) and you’ve got a great gift! I will no doubt, be sharing this awesome gift idea with my loved ones, with fingers crossed that it will be showing up on Christmas Day wrapped in a bow!
Vous Vitamins were created by practicing physicians Romy Block, MD, and Arielle Levitan, MD, who were constantly being asked by patients, what vitamins to take. “Patients and friends alike were confused and perplexed by the vitamin aisle and bombarded with conflicting messages from the media. People were telling us about products that they were taking that were unsafe and unnecessary or they were taking potentially dangerous doses of supplements. Many were avoiding vitamins altogether because they were so confused about what they should take.”