What is the best prenatal supplement available for vegans? What about vegan DHA? Is it even safe to be a vegan while pregnant? Dr. Gleaton answers all these questions and more.
By OBGYN and fertility expert Dr. Kenosha Gleaton
There are a lot of prenatal vitamin options on the market, but few are vegan friendly. And even if a prenatal claims to be “plant-based,” there are a lot of hidden animal products in supplements that you’ll want to stay away from. In this guide, we’ll discuss what ingredients to look for and tell you about the vegan Prenatal for her.
Can vegans take prenatal vitamins?
Vegans absolutely can and should take prenatal vitamins, but not all plant-based prenatals are vegan! It’s important to look closely at the ingredients to ensure you aren’t unknowingly consuming animal byproducts. It is much harder (and frankly more expensive) for supplement manufacturers to formulate a vegan prenatal. So while there are a lot of prenatal vitamin options, most of them are NOT vegan.
There are a lot of hidden animal products in supplements that you’ll want to stay away from.