Basically, we’re looking for five meat-eating members of the public to participate in a study over three months, where they can’t eat any meat or animal bi-products (yes, that includes honey) at all.
We appreciate that for those who are used to eating animal products this is a big ask, but we’re willing to pay successful applicants £2,000 over the course of three months to take part in our study.
Why are we doing this you might be wondering? Well, we want to see what impact moving to a vegan diet has on a person’s nutrient levels, and whether our multivitamin can make up for any deficiencies caused by a plant based diet.
Participants will be given a vegan diet plan for the duration of the study, and sent weekly finger blood prick tests to complete and send back to us in the post. This is so we’re able to actively track and monitor the nutrient and mineral levels in each of our candidates.
Whilst we won’t be actively checking your diet, you’ll be required to sign a contract agreeing to not eat meat or any animal bi-products for the full three months - something which is vital to the success of the research.
The vitamins and minerals tested in the study will include B12, Iron, Folate, Iodine and vitamin D - things that can often drop below the recommended level for people following a vegan diet.
We’ll have selected the five successful candidates 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.
As mentioned above, we’re conducting the study to see what impact moving to a vegan diet has on a person’s nutrient levels, and whether our multivitamin can make up for any deficiencies caused by a plant based diet.
For the first month of the study, the selected participants will be asked to follow the preset animal-free diet plan 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 since moving away from animal produce.
Once the first month is finished, each of our participants will be required to continue eating the preset vegan diet plan, as well as taking our flagship multivitamin, so that we can track its impact.
We want to thank all participants for applying and have contacted those selected. Due to high volume of enquiries we are not able to contact every single non-chosen candidate. Thank you for understanding.