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Could anyone kindly point me in the direction of the best multi vitamin for a 57 year old new vegan? I know we need B12 and Vit D. Also are there any other things I should be taking such as CoQ10 and choline as I understand vegan's could be deficient in these? Thank you.
 
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Could anyone kindly point me in the direction of the best multi vitamin for a 57 year old new vegan? I know we need B12 and Vit D. Also are there any other things I should be taking such as CoQ10 and choline as I understand vegan's could be deficient in these? Thank you.

I think iodine and omega 3 in the form of DHA/EPA from algae are important. The latter is not included in a vegan multivitamin so that is a good one to get separate. I take a teaspoon of syrup every day that has 300mg EPA, 600mg DHA. For the vegan multivitamin, I take American brand Solgar, formula VM-75 (which contains choline). It's probably not available there. That has iodine, but I also take liquid iodine, which you dispense into a glass of water from an eyedropper. I also take sublingual B12, even though the multi already has B12.
 

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Could anyone kindly point me in the direction of the best multi vitamin for a 57 year old new vegan? I know we need B12 and Vit D. Also are there any other things I should be taking such as CoQ10 and choline as I understand vegan's could be deficient in these? Thank you.

I don't know enough about Choline. I've heard people mention choline a few times but I never looked into it.

I take a DEVA multi called "Tiny Tablets". They are a very minimalist multi. They are vegan and inexpensive. DEVA makes a more hefty multi. I think its just called Vitamin and Mineral. Either one you can shop around for but they are so inexpensive, I just get it from Amazon.

When I eat right I probably don't need a multi, but I don't always eat right. In my mind, the multi is just cheap insurance.

I have never been b12 deficient. But started taking an additional B12 supplement. It's 1000 mcg and timed released.

I also take an omega 3 supplement.
 

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Could anyone kindly point me in the direction of the best multi vitamin for a 57 year old new vegan? I know we need B12 and Vit D. Also are there any other things I should be taking such as CoQ10 and choline as I understand vegan's could be deficient in these? Thank you.

Hi @Placido6536! As a neuronutritionist I would love to share this interesting article with you Are vegans choline deficient?

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