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Where to buy Vitamin D supplements in Toronto

Vitamin D is an important nutrient for vegetarians and vegans to supplement with. It is a fact that it is not common in vegetarian foods (and actually it is found in few non-vegetarian foods too), and getting your Vitamin D from the sun by going out in the sunshine without sporting sunscreen isn’t a great idea either! There is no shame in taking supplements to ensure you have optimal health on a plant-based diet. So here’s what you need to know about finding a good Vitamin D supplement in Toronto. Vitamin D2 is usually vegan, however some people’s bodies do not absorb it very well even in supplement form, so they require Vitamin D3. However, Vitamin D3 is often not vegan (it can be derived from sheep’s wool). The catch here is that vegan Vitamin D3 is not commonly found in Toronto (yet!). If you’d like to have an easier time purchasing in Toronto, you could give Vitamin D2 a try and have your blood levels tested after a few months. If your Vitamin D levels are not optimal, then you will want to try and find Vitamin D3 in Toronto, or order it from a vegan supplier such as… Read More


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Where to Buy Vegan Shoes in Toronto

Today we continue sharing the vast knowledge from folks in the Toronto Vegetarian Association Facebook group. This resourceful group of people always seem to have answers to every and any question, so we’re creating a series of posts to compile and share this wonderful information. Here is the third in the series: Where to buy vegan shoes in Toronto. (Note: others completed so far include “Where to Find Vegan Coats” and “Host a Vegan Wedding”. Dr. Martens has vegan boots and shoes Saucony has many vegan shoes Payless, Aldo, Globo Shoes and The Shoe Company will typically carry some non-leather shoes for men, but usually the salespeople are not familiar with the contents of the shoes so you must read the labels. Try searching on the companies’ websites before visiting in store to make your search easier. Nice Shoes is a Canadian vegan shoe company in BC that offers free shipping with orders over $100 Sketchers has many cozy, evryday vegan shoes Visit Groovy and Get Outside on Queen West for a wide selection of Vans shoes, which have many vegan sneakers Journey’s… Read More


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Where to find vegan winter coats in Toronto

That was certainly a wonderful tease we got last week with warm, sunny days that made us think summer might have returned for a few more weeks. But temperatures dipped again, sending us out shopping for winter coats. In case you’ve never visited the Toronto Vegetarian Association Facebook group, let me enlighten you that it is made up of an extremely knowledgeable, resourceful group of people that always seem to have answers to every and any question that is asked about where you can find “xyz” in Toronto. So from here on in, we’ll try to share the wonderful information on the Facebook group so you have it ready at your fingertips! Starting with, where to find a vegan winter coat in Toronto. Here are some of the places or brands that we learned sell parkas without down lining or fur trim. Note: This does not mean these stores do not also sell coats with animal products, so be sure to check the labels. Stores at which vegan coat options are available: Arcteryx Atmosphere Aritzia The Bay (you can search their online page using the term vegan) Costco Mark’s Work Wearhouse Mountain Equipment Co-Op The Hemp Company on Yonge… Read More


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