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A multivitamin subscription brand is looking to recruit five meat-eating members of the public to participate in a study over three months to see which deficiencies are caused by a vegan diet, and how their product fairs in fixing them.
Successful applicants will be paid £2,000 by WeAreFeel over the course of three months. They will have to eat a completely plant-based diet while taking the brand’s multivitamin, in a bid to see whether the product will mediate the deficiencies commonly seen in a vegan diet.
Participants will be given a vegan diet plan for the duration of the study, and sent weekly finger prick tests to complete and send back to the company in the post. Also, successful applicants must also sign a contract that they agree to not eat meat or any animal bi-products for the full three months.
The vitamins and minerals tested in the study will include B12, vitamin C, Iron, Folate, Iodine and vitamin D – all of which are common deficiencies found in people who eat a vegan diet.
WeAreFeel will be selecting the five successful candidates on November the 11th, with hopes of starting the study at the beginning of December. Applicants must be aged 18 to 60 years old, have no underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, obesity or hyperthyroidism, and have eaten a meat diet consistently for at least six months prior.
The company is conducting the study to see what impact moving to a vegan diet has on a person’s nutrient levels. They want to see whether its multivitamin can make up for any deficiencies caused by a plant based diet. For the first month of the study participants will be asked to follow the preset animal-free diet plan. But, without taking the multivitamin. This will be to create a base level for WeAreFeel’s experts to track which vitamin and mineral levels have changed.