7 Essential Nutrients For Plant-Based Diets
When you’re eating a plant-based diet, ensuring an adequate intake of essential nutrients is important for supporting your overall health. For your body to function at its full potential, it needs specific vitamins and minerals to function properly. Hippo7 provides 7 nutrients typically missing or harder to come by on a plant-based diet.
Source: Marine Algae
Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for vegans, since they are typically found in fish oil. Happily, our innovative Omega 3 source goes straight to where fish get this nutrient - their food! We’ve included premium marine Algae that provides 250 mg/serving of vital and important Omega 3s (including 150 mg DHA per serving & 75 mg EPA per serving) for heart heath & brain health.*
Hippo7 raises the bar by using Vitashine™, the world’s first The Vegan Society registered Vegan D3 ingredient, as cholecalciferol - the form of Vitamin D that is produced by the body after sun exposure. Vitamin D3 plays a vital role in the healthy functioning of calcium, phosphorous & up to 2,000 genes in the body.*
Our source of B12 is the more active form also found in foods – unlike cyanocobalamin which is more commonly used in supplements. B12 contributes to the formation of normal red blood cells, and supports brain & nerve function.*
Source: Calcium Carbonate
Calcium carbonate provides high levels of elemental calcium, compared to other dietary calcium forms. It’s naturally vegan & due to its availability it is a widely used form of calcium in supplements. Most people know that calcium plays a key role in bone health, but few know about its function in maintaining heart health, specifically its role in healthy heart contraction.*
Source: Atlantic Kelp
Iodine is a vital mineral that ensures your thyroid is working properly. Our iodine is naturally sourced from the nutrient-rich waters of the Atlantic. Your thyroid gland uses it to make thyroid hormones, which help control growth, support the body’s natural repair process, promote heart health, enhance the immune system, and regulate the rate at which your body uses energy.*
Source: Amino Acid Chelate
Sourced from a chelated mineral, this gentle form of iron is more readily absorbed by the body than many other forms used. Sufficient iron is required for your body to make enough healthy, oxygen-carrying red blood cells which are necessary for transporting oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.*
Source: Amino Acid Chelate
Amino acid chelates are bioavailable and absorbable, providing ease during digestion. Zinc is necessary for the activity of over 300 enzymes in the body. These enzymes help to serve an array of unique functions in the body such as supporting the body’s natural healing processes, proper sense of taste and smell, nerve function and digestion.