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Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.comProduct Review:
Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review

Best Multivitamins for Women, Men, Children and Pets Revealed; Problems With 46% of Multis, Particularly Gummies and Large Tablets

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Brands compared in report

365 Vegetarian Women's Multi With Iron
Andrew Lessman ProCaps Essential 1
Bayer One A Day Women's Formula
Berkley & Jensen Men's Daily (BJ's)
Bluebonnet MultiONE
Centrum Silver Adults 50+
Country Life Core Daily-1 Multivitamins
CVS Health Spectravite Adults 50+
Designs for Health DFH Complete Multi
Dr. Whitaker Forward Gold Daily for Adults 65+
Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron
Equate Complete Multivitamin Adult 50+
Flintstones Gummies Complete
Garden of Life mykind Organics Prenatal
Garden of Life mykind Organics Women's Multi
GNC Mega Men
GNC Mega Men Sport
GNC Women's Ultra Mega
GNC Women's Ultra Mega Active
Healthy Accents Complete Multi Senior
Integrative Therapeutics Clinical Nutrients for Diabetics
Jamieson Multi 100% Complete
Kirkland Signature (Costco) Daily Multi
MegaFood Multi For Women 55+
Member's Mark [Sam's Club] Women's 50+
Nature's Logic All Food Fortifier
Nature's Plus Ultra Source of Life Liquid
Nature's Way Alive Women's Gummy Vitamins
Nature's Way Alive! Women's Ultra Potency
New Chapter Every Woman
NOW Adam Superior Men's Multi
Olly The Perfect Women's Multi
Pet-Tabs Original Formula for Dogs
ProCare Health Bariatric Multivitamins
Pro-Sense Daily Vitamin
Pure Encapsulations O.N.E. Multivitamin
Rainbow Light Menopause One
Shakleekids Incredivites
Solgar Earth Source Multi-Nutrient
Source Naturals Vegan True Vegan Force Multiple
Stop Aging Now Multi360 Men's Support
Swanson Premium Brand High Potency Multivi Without Iron
The Honest Co. Gummy Multi-Vitamin
Trader Joe's Multi Vitamin & Mineral Antioxidant
TwinLab Daily One Caps
Up & Up (Target) Women's Multivitamin
VetriScience Laboratories Nu Cat
Vitacost Men's 50 Plus Multi-Vitamin
VitaFusion Platinum 50+ - Natural Peach Flavor
Well at Walgreens Multivitamin Gummies Adult

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More about this report

If you're worried that you don't get enough nutrients from your diet, you should consider taking a multivitamin/multimineral supplement. But what's really in that tablet, capsule, gummy or liquid? If you're not careful, you might not get what you've bargained for. We discovered problems in 46% of the multivitamins we selected for testing. More specifically, the test showed that...

  • 12 multivitamins contained much less (as low as 24%) or much more (as high as 157%) vitamin A, vitamin D, folate from folic acid, and/or calcium than listed on labels.
  • Many supplements exceeded upper tolerable intake levels — possibly doing more harm than good.
  • Gummy vitamins were especially problematic: 80% failed testing
  • Four multivitamins in tablet form failed to break apart within the required time. One needed 3 hours to fully disintegrate, 5 times the time allowed -- jeopardizing the absorption of its ingredients.
Fortunately, we also identified many high-quality multivitamin/multimineral supplements. Those that also provided good value were chosen as our Top Picks -- some of which cost just 3 or 4 cents per day

You must be a ConsumerLab.com member to get the full test results for 50 multivitamin/multimineral supplements for women, men, children and pets. In this comprehensive report, you'll get quality ratings, cost comparisons, product reviews, and you'll discover:
    • Which multivitamins passed or failed our tests and why
    • ConsumerLab.com's Top Picks
    • Which multivitamins provide what you need and don't exceed safe limits
    • Why many multivitamin labels list the wrong Daily Values(DV) information and how to make sure you get the right amounts
    • Multivitamins confirmed by tests to be gluten-free
    • Concerns, cautions and potential side effects with multivitamins

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