While men make up a significant minority of the plant based population, the stigma surrounding men on plant-based diets is changing. With plant based men performing extreme feats of physical prowess, and using their platform to advance their way of life, men’s rates of going plant based are much higher, especially among older men concerned about their health.
As much as our culture might view men who adopt a plant based lifestyle as more flimsy, the truth is men who eat vegan have higher testosterone compared to carnivores, and are in much, much better shape on average. Still, there is always room for improvement when it comes to nutritional health.
Men and women’s nutritional needs are far more similar than they are different, but there are some small distinctions, and no one can deny the potential benefit of nutritional supplements to a modern diet. If you or anyone you know is interested in men’s dietary supplements to support a plant-based diet, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve included 15 of our favorite nutritional supplements specifically curated to support men’s health needs.
1. Nutra Champs Men’s Multivitamin
One user says: “this product work has intended I feel more energy on my regular day to day 4 star because beside the extra energy is no other way to test unless you do a bloodwork etc this is base on my personal experience you may have a different than mine but it work for me getting another bottle.”
2. Organic Muscle Organic Pre-Workout
One user says:”Living in Minnesota can be challenging, especially in regard to sunlight (or lack of). It’s difficult to get enough natural Vitamin D through sunlight during the winter months (many of them!), so I needed to get some supplemental VD, but I also didn’t want to be taking a bunch of vitamin pills (VD, VB12, biotin, etc.), so I wanted a multivitamin that would have everything my body needs to function better. I decided to get this multivitamin because it did have everything I needed and was at a good price. Not long after taking these regularly, I felt much better, more alert, more “up,” because of the vitamins my body needed, for which I am super grateful.”
3. Vital One Men
Cole says: “Quality product with quality ingredients. I love the capsule form of vitamins vs. tablets. The only thing is, be sure to take these things with a full meal and plenty of fluids. I don’t eat much in the mornings and first tried taking these early in the day with nothing but a protein shake and I got really nauseous.”
4. Vegan Vitality
“Definitely worked for me. [I’d] recommend it to anyone. I felt different from the first couple of days taking this. I could do more stuff and feel more energetic during the day.”
5. Purity Products Omega 3-6-9
William say: “As a vegan, I seek a good, natural, non-animal source Omega fatty acids. I also like ordering from Amazon, and the brand I usually purchase was out of stock, so I stumbled upon this one. I like it. It contains all the essential nutrients I desire, and it is easy to swallow. I am very pleased with the product and the vendor selling it, and I would gladly consider ordering it or other products in the future.”
6. Vimerson Health Men’s Multivitamin
7. Sports Research Flaxseed
Mohammed says, “I really Like This Product from Sports research. I have heard a lot about flax seed and how it is beneficial in many ways. I started Using it for about 2 weeks now. I had a join problem and that started to fix itself with the amount of Omega This product has.”
8. NATURELO Raw Greens Superfood Powder
One user says, “I’ve tried a few of these and most just simply can’t deal with the taste. This one I can live with!!! Easy to mix also.”
9. Detox Organics Superfood Powder
One user says: “Taste isn’t bad I mix it with my daily smoothies . But I’ve seen some benefits. Less abdominal pain and bloating. And keeps you regular for people struggling with it.“
10. Athletic Greens Premium Green Superfood Cocktail
Benjamin says: “This product is pricey and I have not yet determined if it’s worth the money. The one thing I can tell you and this is the truth. When I add this to water in the morning, sometimes with protein powder and MCT oil. I can pretty much go all day without being hungry and still have plenty of energy. If I continue buying this product over the next month I’ll leave another review. I have cut out many of my vitamins and supplements I was taking because of this being a superfood. I wish I could say more, but I can’t. 3 stars until I determine if this is a product I want to make a monthly purchase”
11. NATURELO Probiotic Supplement
This Naturelo Probiotic Supplement has 11 Probiotic Strains with 50 Billion Active Cultures. It claims to promote Growth of Healthy Gut Bacteria and relieve digestive discomfort. No Refrigeration Required. Non-GMO, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, 100% Natural. $18.95
Tony R writes: “This Naturelo supplement worked the best of any I found. I find my stomach is not rumbling the way it was as well as I have far fewer sudden dashes to bathrooms.”
12. Chosen Foods Organic Spirulina
One users says: “Super happy with my buy! It’s easy to take, no aftertaste, I just add it to my juice in the morning and go.”
One user says: “This is a great “neutral” protein/food powder. I use it daily for protein shakes. Nutritious and does not have that horrible Stevia taste. It blends well with just about anything, doesn’t add any bad taste or texture, and is relatively affordable (especially given its high quality). I highly recommend this.”
14. Sports Research Plant Based K2 + D3
One user says: “My hair was shedding quite a bit, and my dermatologist tested me for a Vitamin D deficiency (I hardly get any sunlight). Turns out it was pretty severe. This completely stopped and reversed the shedding (thickened my hair) and overall my mood was improved.”
15. Mary Ruth’s Vegan Vitamin D3+B12 Gummies
One user says: “These are like small gumdrops. If you’re expecting gummy bear rubbery texture then this isn’t it. They’re chewy and a little crumbly, taste very good… I dissolve one in my mouth in the morning then drink a glass of almond milk, been doing this for last few months and it’s been working.”
Vitamins in Your Kitchen
Great health starts in the kitchen. Powders and capsules might work for many people, but others prefer getting everything from the foods they eat. In that spirit, here are three nutrient-packed recipes courtesy of the Food Monster App.
Slow-Cooker Lentil Miso Soup
Do you always order miso soup to start off your sushi outings? If so, you should definitely try Christin McKamey‘s heartier Slow-Cooker Lentil Miso Soup. In addition to miso (which is a probiotic), this flavorful broth contains ginger, soy sauce, onion, and rice vinegar. Toss all the ingredients in a slow-cooker in the morning and check dinner off your list for the day!
Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl
This Protein-Packed Breakfast Quinoa Bowl has superfood status. It originated in the South American Andes of Bolivia and Peru thousands of years ago, and was considered to be a sacred crop by the Incas, who called it chisaya mama or “mother grain.”
Black Garlic BBQ Mushroom Sandwich
Meaty mushrooms, caramelized onions, crunchy slaw, and creamy avocados are so satisfying together in Rachel Carr‘s Black Garlic BBQ Mushroom Sandwich! Black garlic is an unusual ingredient that lends a very unique and ephemeral flavor to this dish. It’s made by fermenting whole garlic bulbs for several weeks, until the flavor becomes mildly sweet, molassey, and mild.
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