Leading the charge for Vegans
The idea of veganism has been around for thousands of years. The Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras, promoted the idea of kindness towards all species and practiced a form of ethical vegetarianism over 2,000 years ago.
Since then, there have been groups of vegans throughout history whose motivations have been varied — from religious or spiritual reasons to the idea of non-violence towards animals. In 1813 the English poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, advocated abstinence from animal food, and in the early 1830’s, several vegan communities were established in England and the United States.
Throughout the late 1800’s and into the 20th century, many proponents of a vegan lifestyle espoused its health benefits, but there was a growing culture of vegans who began to promote a vegan diet as a matter of ethics — proponents of animal rights and the creation of a more humane society.
The UK Vegan Society
The world’s first vegan society, the U.K. Vegan Society, was founded in November of 1944 by a group of non-dairy vegetarians led by Donald Watson. Watson and his wife came up with the term “vegan” to describe their new movement — containing the first three and the last two letters of the word “vegetarian”.
The Vegan Society promotes a lifestyle that avoids all animal foods including meat, dairy, eggs, and honey. Products derived from animals and products that have been tested on animals are also avoided. In short, veganism is more than a diet — it’s a lifestyle that is based upon a philosophy that promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives to benefit humans as well as animals and the environment.
As an organization, The UK Vegan Society has had an impact on thousands of lives and continues to advocate for veganism and vegans throughout the world. They support many good causes such as advocating for getting vegan-friendly policies to be put into practice in hospitals, schools, and care-based facilities. They provide resources to support their vegan outreach work and to promote the idea that veganism is a more compassionate and ethical choice for animals, people, and our planet.
Aiding the change
Vibrant Nutraceuticals offers a wide range of high quality nutritional supplements that address the needs of the vegan and vegetarian communities. Our vegan supplements are a great option because the vitamins and minerals found in these products are all from plant-based sources.
Our Vitamin D3 Gummies are the only vitamin D3 that has been approved by the UK Vegan Society. Vibrant’s Vegan Vitamin D3 Gummies are sourced from lichen, a plant-like moss instead of from the lanolin that is typically extracted from sheep’s wool. And, they come in three great tasting flavors — orange, lemon, and strawberry. Our plant-based vitamin D3 also comes in a spray and capsule form.
Click on the Vibrant product list to see how we’re helping people to make the change to a vegan lifestyle.