Going Vegetarian to Vegan

Over the coming weeks, we’d like to introduce you to some of our blogger friends who will be telling you about their experiences of following a vegetarian, vegan or free-from diet, challenging misconceptions, sharing useful hints, tips and recipes.

They are working closely with our expert nutritionists to make sure they are getting the most from their diet, and the nutrition they need.

You’ll be able to follow their stories over the coming weeks. We hope you’ll find it useful hearing about their experiences.

Meet Nadia from notsoquietgirl who recently turned vegan.

My name is Nadia, and I am a writer living in London. By day, I work in the Customer Service department for a social media company, drinking my body weight in (soya) cappuccinos.

After nearly 5 years of vegetarianism, I decided to transition into veganism around 6 months ago. For me, it is the best thing I feel I can do for my health, the wellbeing of the environment, and the welfare of animals. The more I began to educate myself about the benefits of leading a vegan lifestyle, and the more informed I became on its positive impact, the more sure I was that I wanted to cut dairy and eggs out of my diet entirely.

New Year, new start

It’s easy to let your sleeping pattern get totally out of whack over the holidays; late nights and lie ins were nice at the time, but I’ve been finding it pretty hard to adapt to a working routine again.

The sudden cold snap and darker days haven’t helped; all in all, a month into the new year it’s been quite a tough start. So I was more than a little grateful when the lovely team at Vertese® got in touch.

They worked with me to figure out where I could use some help with my health, expertly recommending supplements that, combined with a balanced diet, should give me a boost from the inside out.

To combat my low mood and energy, as well as to help improve my skin, I’ve been taking Ahiflower® oil containing omega 3 and 6, a mushroom vitamin D supplement and a beetroot, B12 (typically hard to get from plant based diets) and iron supplement, nightly. The capsules are gelatin free, making them totally vegan friendly.

I’m excited to see how I personally benefit from these supplements and will be reporting back throughout the coming weeks.

Read Nadia’s full story here