Review (+ Giveaway!) : Vertese Vegetarian & Vegan Supplements

Following our participation in Veganuary, Michael and I have gradually moved towards vegetarianism rather than a vegan lifestyle for the moment as we like Lily to eat her meals with us so we can share the same foods.

As we’ve moved away from meat on a permanent basis, it’s been important for us to ensure that we’re not lacking in any essential vitamins and minerals that we would have formerly relied upon by eating these foods.

Vertese Supplements Review - Vegans & Vegetarians

We were, therefore, really pleased when Vertese got in touch and asked us to try out some of their supplements in the form of their ‘Beetroot, B12 & Iron Complex’ and ‘Mushroom D’ vitamin tablets.

The Vertese website is a fantastic source of information for vegetarians and vegans. A bustling hub for those adopting such a lifestyle – there’s recipes, event announcements and articles dealing with FAQ regarding nutrition and living well.

We’ve found it really useful as we continue in our meat-free journey.

Vertese Vegetarian & Vegan VitaminsBeetroot, B12 & Iron Complex

As a work-from-home mama, my evenings are dedicated to blogging and there’s not many nights where my head hits my pillow before the clock strikes 12. If Lily is having a hard time with her teeth or feels unsettled, I can be up again before I’ve even had a chance to go to sleep and when the next day begins, I find that I’m completely exhausted.

It’s really important that I find a way to beat the fatigue and this supplement has been my helping hand these past few weeks.

Most people get the Vitamin B12 and iron they require from animal foods as it is the most readily available source of these vital nutrients.

For veggies and vegans, it can be difficult to try and find sufficient levels of these supplements in plant-based foods and it can actually be harder to absorb what you need from these sorts of foods rather than your usual meat products.

I don’t always have the time to plan our diets so stringently and this box of goodies has been a god-send in providing us with everything that we need to keep our energy levels up throughout our busy days.

Mushroom D

Have you ever been sick with a baby? Have you ever been sick with a sick baby?

Urgh. It is the worst kind of situation.

Like most of us, I can’t afford to be unwell and as I spend my days snuggling up to Lily, the chances are if I got something, she would too (and vice versa).

That’s why I am determined to safeguard my immune system and keep everything in tip-top condition ready to fight off any germs that come our way (and believe me, with playgroup, the park and children all around us wherever we go, there WILL be germs!)

Vitamin D is a big player here and apparently, aside from meat, you can find the stuff in mushrooms and milk (and, of course, sunlight – when the sun shows it’s face that is!)

However, to make sure we’re getting ENOUGH Vitamin D, this supplement gives us a well-needed boost as it contains organic, high strength Vitamin D as naturally sourced from mushrooms.

Clever eh? 😉


We’ve definitely seen and felt the benefits of using these two supplements from Vertese and we’ll be buying these again to support us along our way as we continue with our meat-free lifestyle.

A box usually costs around about £10.00 (more or less) for a month’s supply which we think is a fabulous price – especially when all of the ingredients are completely vegan with no dairy, gluten, added sugar, salt, yeast or artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.

If you’d like to try these supplements or similar from Vertese, you can buy them in Boots or online via selected retailers.

It’s worth noting that Boots are currently running a 3 for 2 offer on vitamins and these are included! Yay! 🙂

Giveaway

The lovely guys over at Vertese have offered to giveaway three packs of supplements to one lucky winner!

Vertese Vitamins Giveaway

You’ll get the Mushroom D (see above) together with a Berry C Complex (to support your immune system and skin health) and Ahiflower Oil (a plant-based source of Omega 3/fatty acids).

To enter, please use the Rafflecopter widget below and make sure you have a read of the terms and conditions before submitting your entries! 🙂

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Terms & Conditions

  • The prize offered is a selection of Vertese supplements as described.
  • Entries can only be completed through the rafflecopter widget displayed above.
  • I will send the prize directly to the winner.
  • This competition will end on 10th April 2016.
  • A winner will be chosen at random via the rafflecopter facility.
  • The winner will be announced here and on my social media accounts (links at the top of the page) within 48 hours of the end of the competition.
  • If the winner does not provide their address details within 30 days of announcement and attempts being made to contact them then a new winner will be picked via the same process.
  • I am able to offer this prize to UK and ROI entrants only I’m afraid (apologies to any of you who live abroad) and entrants aged 18 or above.

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Good luck!

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51 Comments

  1. Jo Hutchinson
    March 22, 2016 / 11:01 AM

    I regularly take garlic tablets.

  2. Rachel Craig
    March 22, 2016 / 11:02 AM

    No, not presently.

  3. March 22, 2016 / 11:27 AM

    Great idea for vegetarians – we keep talking about doing the same but haven’t managed it yet! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested
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    • March 23, 2016 / 8:49 AM

      It’s difficult to change your mindset but you get used to it eventually. It’s going out for meals and special occasions that can be hard, sometimes there’s not much choice! x

  4. Harline parkin
    March 22, 2016 / 2:30 PM

    I’m taking vitamin E and cod liver oil

  5. March 22, 2016 / 3:51 PM

    I have to admit I probably should start taking more supplements that I do – try and boost my system up a bit. x

  6. Eva Vida
    March 22, 2016 / 4:32 PM

    This would be for my daughter who became vegan a few months ago and she loves it.She feels better already.She does take B12 every day.Thank you for the chance

  7. March 22, 2016 / 5:53 PM

    Love this! <3 I'm vegan and take vitamin B12 and D as well! 🙂 I'd never heard of this brand before though, so I'll definitely be checking them out! <3 xxx

  8. March 22, 2016 / 7:37 PM

    These look so good – we are virtually vegetarian too and I do think about whether we have enough vitamins. I will look out for these. Kaz x
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    • March 23, 2016 / 8:35 AM

      I have felt much better taking supplements just to top up what we’re getting from our foods. When we have a busy week I don’t always think about what we’re eating too much (as long as it’s fairly healthy) so it’s a brilliant compliment to our diets x

  9. Claire D
    March 22, 2016 / 8:56 PM

    Not currently

  10. claire woods
    March 22, 2016 / 9:42 PM

    multi vitamins

  11. Kim M
    March 22, 2016 / 9:43 PM

    Cod liver oil x

  12. March 22, 2016 / 10:06 PM

    These are a great idea, I imagine it must be harder to find vegan supplements! I won’t be entering (I’m a meat eater) as I’ll give all the lovely vegans more of a chance to win!

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    • March 23, 2016 / 8:33 AM

      Aw that’s nice of you, most people just enter anyway so that’s really thoughtful.
      Yes, I think they’re more niche so harder to get your hands on!
      x

  13. Ruth Harwood
    March 23, 2016 / 9:05 AM

    I do take multivitamins to top up my intake xx

    • March 27, 2016 / 10:24 AM

      These sorts of supplements are really good to take if you do go vegetarian. It’s made me feel much better as I’m not missing out on anything that I need x

  14. Nat thomason
    March 24, 2016 / 7:10 PM

    Multi vitamins

  15. March 24, 2016 / 8:23 PM

    They look really good. I am not vegan or vegetarian but don’t like taking tablets with anything in as I just think its disgusting. Its great that they also provide so much information on nutrition and recipes to help keep up all the goodness you need.
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    • March 27, 2016 / 10:23 AM

      It’s a really useful website and it’s helped us to understand what we need to make sure we’re getting and why which has been fantastic! x

    • March 27, 2016 / 10:14 AM

      Oh goodness, can your GP not recommend any that would be helpful for you? I’m sorry to hear that you haven’t found any that are suitable for you as of yet.
      Bless you, I always forget as well but I’ve been trying really hard recently to remember as I’ve definitely felt that I’ve needed them X

  16. Margaret Gallagher
    March 26, 2016 / 10:15 PM

    I take b vitamins and evening primrose oil -to try and increase energy levels and clear my skin -mainly try to eat a diet high in vitamins and minerals

  17. March 28, 2016 / 2:56 PM

    I try to keep the number of supplements I take down to a minimum, but these food based ones look pretty good. Would be interested to try them.

    • March 28, 2016 / 8:53 PM

      Vertese do a multi-vitamin as well if you were just looking for a single supplement to take instead of a few more specific types X

  18. Julie Ward
    March 30, 2016 / 12:39 PM

    None at the moment

  19. charlotte
    March 31, 2016 / 4:09 PM

    Yep. On some vegan specific ones for all the B vitamins, and some Omega 6&3 flaxseed ones. Only day 2 though…so bit soon to see if doing much.

  20. Rachel Butterworth
    April 2, 2016 / 8:16 PM

    I use Cod Liver Oil.

  21. MANDY DOHERTY
    April 3, 2016 / 4:37 PM

    Not at the moment x

  22. Jane H Shaw
    April 3, 2016 / 8:05 PM

    Don’t take any at this time thanks

  23. Karl Borowy
    April 4, 2016 / 5:46 AM

    vitamin c

  24. Bianka Banki
    April 4, 2016 / 12:00 PM

    vitamin c, 1000 mg/day

  25. donna l jones
    April 8, 2016 / 7:42 PM

    iron vitamins

  26. Victoria Prince
    April 9, 2016 / 8:50 AM

    I take zinc and vitamin c, started this winter to try and attempt to strengthen my immune system!

  27. Claire Barker
    April 9, 2016 / 5:20 PM

    Not at the moment but I think that I probably need to take vit B12 and iron.

  28. Adrian Bold
    April 9, 2016 / 7:03 PM

    I take multi vitamins daily.

  29. Caroline Signey
    April 9, 2016 / 10:02 PM

    Yes I take Juice Plus fruit, veg and berry capsules

  30. April 10, 2016 / 8:31 AM

    Yes I take vitamins every day, I use Menopace at the minute and find it is really helping – I also take Kwai garlic

  31. Cerys John
    April 10, 2016 / 9:53 AM

    I take a multi vitamin every day.

  32. Gemma Massey
    April 10, 2016 / 12:39 PM

    I take omega 3 xx

  33. jackie curran
    April 10, 2016 / 4:25 PM

    I take multivitamins would love to try these though .

  34. Natalie Crossan
    April 10, 2016 / 6:07 PM

    Yes pure vitamin c x

  35. kelly morgan
    April 10, 2016 / 6:14 PM

    I don’t take any supplements at the moment

  36. Anne Alexis O
    April 10, 2016 / 7:13 PM

    I am taking a general multivitamin but need to get more specific as I am on a vegetarian and vegan nutritional journey

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