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Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements
See the top-rated multivitamins from ConsumerLab's independent testing. Comparison of popular multivitamin/multimineral supplements for women, men, children, seniors, and pets. Includes prenatal multivitamins for pregnancy and a multivitamin for people with diabetes. Also find out which multivitamins failed testing due to problems.Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review
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CL Answers (47)
I'm trying to pick a good multivitamin for my children and husband, and for myself. Any suggestions based on your research?
Is there a multivitamin that contains only the recommended daily vitamins and minerals? Most that I have looked at contain more.
Which "whole food" multivitamins don't include synthetic vitamins? How about Complete Foods, Sunwarrior, Garden of Life, Nature's Brands, and Doctors' Research?
I've read of dangers from taking calcium supplements -- such as the risk of developing arterial calcifications. I can't seem to find a multivitamin without calcium. Can you help me?
I'm thinking of changing my multivitamin, but the one I'm considering doesn't contain molybdenum. Most others have it. How important is molybdenum?
I noticed that some ingredients in my multivitamin have no daily value established, such as Boron (150 mcg per tablet), Nickel (5 mcg), and Tin (10 mcg). Should I be concerned about these?
The maker of my multivitamin says it doesn't include folic acid because too much from supplements can be harmful. Is that true?
I've been taking a Daily Advantage multi but am now concerned by the very high % DV for vitamin C (833% DV), niacin (325% DV), and B vitamins (over 1,000% DV for several). What do you think?
Do any supplements help with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
I'm having trouble sleeping. Could this be caused by my supplements: a multivitamin, fish oil, magnesium, calcium, vitamins D and K, and protein. I'm also on a low-dose blood pressure medication.
I am very concerned about getting too much vitamin A. Is there danger in getting too much vitamin A if I take fish oil, which I've heard contains a lot of vitamin A, in addition to my multivitamin?
Which supplements are important after bariatric surgery (i.e., weight loss or stomach-reducing surgery)? Are there any I should avoid?
Is it true that calcium interferes with iron absorption? Is it a problem to take a multivitamin containing both minerals?
Do Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins make hair shine, nails stronger, and help both to grow? They taste good but are super expensive.
I have been having neurological symptoms. My blood test showed a toxic level of vitamin B-6. My multivitamin contains 75 mg of B-6 -- below the upper limit of 100 mg. Is the label wrong?
What is Metafolin (5-methylfolate)? I see it in some supplements instead of folic acid. Is it better than folic acid?
I have heard that nascent iodine may be better than regular iodine or potassium iodide for thyroid support. Is this true, and what exactly is nascent iodine?
I'm over 50 and looking to take a vitamin B-12 supplement. Many contain a form of vitamin B-12 called cyanocobalamin, yet I read on the Internet that this form is toxic. Should I be concerned?
Can taking too much vitamin B-6 be dangerous? The label on my multivitamin states it contains 2000% of the Daily Value!
I take a number of supplements and I think they are making my acid reflux worse. Which supplements could be causing my stomach irritation, and what can I do about it?
I read an article stating that some of the ingredients in Centrum multivitamins may be dangerous or toxic. Is that true?
How much should I expect to pay for supplements? Are higher-priced supplements any better than low-priced brands?
Can prenatal vitamins have too much folic acid? Mine has 800 mcg, but isn't that more than what's recommended? Is this dangerous to me or my baby?
Is it better to use a powdered product that you mix with liquid than to take a pill. I was told that the vitamins will be more completely absorbed. Is that true?
Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Do any increase cancer risk?
Recalls & Warnings (72)
FDA Warns Maker of Weight Loss and Whey Protein Supplements For Manufacturing Violations and Misbranding
Maker of Children's Vitamins, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations
Seller of Liquid Minerals, Joint Care and Herbal Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of Mineral and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
23,000 ER Visits Linked to Supplements: Palpitations, Swallowing Problems, Allergies Common
Sellers of Popular Weight Loss Supplements Pay $25 Million Over FTC Allegations of Deceptive Advertising
FDA Inspection Finds Manufacturing Problems with Several Supplements Including Women's Multivitamin
Manufacturer of Joint, Weight Loss, Muscle Supplements and More Warned for Adulteration, Misbranding and Drug Claims
Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims
Seller of Diabetes, Prostate Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Certain Liquid Multis, Vitamin D, and Other Supplements Due to Potential Bacterial Contamination
Clinical Updates (18)
Multivitamin and the Heart
Multivitamin Reduces Cancer Risk in Some
Multivitamin Lowers Cataract Risk
Fewer Heart Disease Deaths Among Multivitamin Users
Can a Multivitamin Reduce Colds and Flu?
Multivitamins & Cardiovascular Disease
Do Multivitamins Help You Live Longer?
Multivitamins May Improve Breast Cancer Survival
More Evidence of What Multivitamins Don't Do
Not Enough Iodine in Prenatal Supplements
Paleo Diet and Iodine
Folic Acid & Risk of Autism
Folic Acid, Multis & Autism Risk
Early Sign of Thiamin Deficiency
High Blood Pressure Risk With Too Much Folic Acid During Pregnancy
Also see our Top Pick among prenatal vitamins, which provides adequate (but not too much) folic acid, in our Multivitamin and Multiminerals Supplements Review.
Choline Missing From Prenatals
Does Your Multivitamin Have Too Much Folic Acid?
To find out which multivitamins exceed the tolerable limit for folate, see the update in the Multivitamins Review. You'll also learn how the daily requirements for many other nutrients have changed and differ from what labels currently tell you.
Be Careful with Iodine -- Especially If You're Pregnant
Find out which product these women took in the updated Iodine section of the Multivitamin Supplements Review. You'll also find appropriate levels of other vitamins and minerals and see which products in the Review did or did not exceed tolerable intake levels of vitamins and minerals. More >>