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What is Veganuary?

Veganuary is both a vegan lifestyle challenge held each year in January and a UK-based charity. The purpose of Veganuary is to encourage and motivate individuals to experience veganism. Last year, Veganuary inspired 629,000 people in 228 countries to participate and follow-up survey results showed 83% of official challenge participants who weren’t vegan had significantly reduced their meat consumption immediately after the event. In 2023, Veganuary reveals 1 person is signing up to take the vegan challenge every 2.4 seconds!

Why veganism?

Participants from previous years who remained on the vegan diet after the 31 days of January, reported having better skin, more energy, and being happier overall. Diets that are entirely or primarily plant-based are often healthier and better for the planet compared to meat-based diets. A vegan diet can allow more calories to be burned after meals and can offer health benefits such as weight reduction, blood sugar control, and cardiovascular health. The benefits of veganism are evident and it’s never too late to join the cause!

How to get involved and succeed this Veganuary!

Planning early and utilizing available resources can help you succeed. It's easy to sign up on the Veganuary website to access free meal plans, nutrition tips, and celebrity chef-curated cookbooks. With many food destinations now including animal-free menu items, going vegan doesn't mean sacrificing eating at your favorite restaurants. If you are on the road and need to find vegan food, downloading the HappyCow application can help locate and filter through local vegan options in various countries. Lastly, encouraging family and friends to join you this Veganuary can help you stay motivated.

How VeganMed can help

Embracing a significant lifestyle change and maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet can be difficult. Deficiencies in iron, vitamin B-12, calcium, omega-3, or vitamin D may occur in those leading a vegan lifestyle. We at VeganMed have verified animal-free over-the-counter (OTC) products to help you avoid this concern this Veganuary. The VeganMed online shop carries various products, such as those for cough, cold, allergy, pain, supplementation, oral care, skin care, and baby care. Listed below are a few verified animal-free OTC supplements for your ease of use.

Provides 65 mg of elemental iron (ferrous sulfate) per tablet

Nature Made Iron Tablets

Provides 1000 mcg of vitamin B-12 per tablet

Nature's Bounty Vitamin B-12

Provides 1000 IU of vitamin D-3 (cholecalciferol) per tablet

Deva Vegan Vitamin D-3

Provides 800 mg of Calcium, 60 mg of Magnesium, and 25 mcg of Vitamin D per 3 tablets

Garden of Life mykind Organics Plant Calcium Supplement

Provides 500 mg of Omega-3s per capsule

Nature's Way NutraVege Omega-3 Plant-Based Supplement


Veganuary is a great cause to support and it allows for more to try the vegan way of life. A vegan diet can support improved health but if nutritional concerns arise, OTC animal-free supplements are available. We at VeganMed are dedicated to creating a kinder world and supporting you this Veganuary!


Disclaimer: The product and/or information provided on VeganMed is of a general nature and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. We do not lab test the products to confirm that they are free from animal ingredients, and it is possible that the formulation and ingredients could have changed. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or product.


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Thank you for your awareness and concern for animal-derived ingredients!

If you have any further questions about ingredients in your medicines and supplements, feel free to reach out to the VeganMed team!

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