PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - November 24, 2014) - November has been named World Vegan Month to celebrate the founding of the world's first Vegan Society in November 1944. A vegan diet restricts all animal products, including dairy and eggs. Like all restrictive diets, the vegan diet can present unique nutritional challenges to individuals on the diet. Kirkman® nutritional supplement company of Portland, Ore. offers Vegan Vitamin D, formulated specifically with vegans in mind, which helps strengthen the immune system, contributes to building strong bones and aids in the absorption of minerals.

Most Vitamin D supplementation derives from animal products like sheep lanolin or fish oil, which are not permitted on the vegan diet. Vitamin D deficiency is a major problem in the world. Most people who are deficient aren't even aware of it and with so many sources of vitamin D deriving from animal products; it could add difficulty for people on the vegan diet to get enough of this vital nutrient. However, Kirkman's Vegan Vitamin D is a vegetarian and vegan alternative sourced from 100 percent whole organic mushrooms. As one of the leading manufacturers of nutritional supplements for those with dietary sensitivities, Kirkman® is dedicated to providing alternatives to people with dietary restrictions, including vegans.

Kirkman® offers other products for a vegan diet, including Kirkman's Pea Protein Powder, which is also completely free of animal products and is full of absorbable protein. Protein substitutes usually derive from soy, rice or dairy. For the sensitive individual these may be problematic. Kirkman's Pea Protein Powder is a unique product that makes protein enrichment a lot easier for individuals with sensitivity issues and is made from 100 percent golden pea kernels, a total vegetable source. It can be combined in recipes in many different ways and incorporated in many types of foods, dishes and beverages including smoothies, shakes, crackers, chips, snack treats, soups, pie crust, pasta, vegetable meat loaf or special sauces. With every order, Kirkman® includes a free recipe brochure, Kirkman's Pea Protein Powder Recipes, that includes recipes from soups to desserts.

Additionally, Kirkman's melatonin, vitamin B-6 and Super Cranberry Extract are all great choices for vegans. Kirkman® offers detailed product information on its website with "free of" information as well as a complete list of ingredients in each product. Visit Kirkman's website for more information.

In addition to supplementation, Kirkman® offers several adapted recipes, suitable for a vegan diet on the Kirkman's blog and Pinterest pages.

About Kirkman®

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with special sensitivities and dietary requirements. Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is also the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs. Kirkman® distinguishes itself from other nutraceutical companies with its Ultra Tested® protocol for purity testing, which calls for testing every raw ingredient in every product it manufactures for more than 950 environmental contaminants. To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at kirkmanlabs.com.

Contact Information:

Kulani Mahikoa
V.P. Marketing
Kirkman Group, Inc.
Telephone: 503-694-1600