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  • What did ConsumerLab find testing multivitamins?

    Eight out of 27 (29.6%) of the multivitamin/multimineral supplements selected by for testing failed to get our approval. These are marked as "Not Approved" in the results table.
  • What problems were found with multivitamins?

    Some had lower levels of nutrients than the label claimed (only 14% of the expected vitamin D in one case), some had higher amounts (particularly gummies, three of which had nearly double the expected folic acid, and a prenatal with 88% more iodine than listed), and one took longer than permitted to disintegrate ("break apart") in solution. All product deficiencies were confirmed in tests in a second independent laboratory (see What CL Found).
  • Avoid toxicity:

    Of particular concern is that several products provided more than or close to the Tolerable Upper Intake Levels (ULs) of some vitamins and minerals, above which there is increasing risk of toxicity with regular use: A prenatal exceeded the UL for magnesium; nine multis exceeded the UL for niacin; and a men's multi was right at the UL for vitamin B-6.
  • ConsumerLab's Top Picks among multivitamins:

    Among products that were "Approved" in testing, including nine products tested through CL's voluntary Quality Certification Program, Top Picks were selected as being best for the following categories based on product quality, appropriateness of dosage, formulation, and value:
  • What to look for in a multivitamin?

    When selecting any multi, as a start, be sure it lists the right amount of each essential vitamin and mineral for you. You can check your own requirements using our RDA table as well as the detailed information for each nutrient in this Review.
  • Is it worth taking a multivitamin?

    There is some evidence that taking a multivitamin can slightly decrease the risk of cataracts, modestly slow cognitive decline in adults with cardiovascular disease, and reduce symptoms of respiratory illness in older people. Prenatal multivitamins may reduce the risk of birth defects. However, there is no clear evidence that multivitamins can reduce the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, cancer, or any other causes (see What They Do). Multivitamins may help treat or prevent nutrient deficiencies in people at risk for such deficiencies — although more targeted nutritional approaches may be preferable, such as for deficiencies in iron, B-12, and magnesium.

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Alphabetical list of multivitamin supplement brands compared in this review

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21st Century Sentry

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Altipure Complete Multivitamin

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Bayer Flintstones Complete

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Bayer One A Day Prenatal Advanced

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Bayer One A Day Women 50+

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Bayer One A Day Women's

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Centrum Silver Women 50+

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CVS Health Spectravite Men 50+

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DEVA Vegan Multivitamin & Mineral Supplement

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Equate Complete Multivitamin Adults 50+

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GNC Mega Men

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GNC Women's Multivitamin Ultra Mega

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Healthy Promise Multi-Vitamin - Savory Chicken Flavor - Cat

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Kirkland Signature Daily Multi

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Kirkland Signature Mature Multi

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Life Extension Two-Per-Day Multivitamin

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MegaFood Baby & Me 2

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MegaFood Baby & Me 2

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Nature Made Multi For Her 50+

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Naturelo One Daily Multivitamin For Women 50+

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Nature's Way Alive! Men's 50+ Ultra Potency

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Nature's Way Alpha Betic

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New Chapter Women's Multivitamin Gummy

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Olly Kids Multi - Gummy Worms

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Pet Honesty 10-For-1 Multivitamin - Flavor: Chicken - Dog

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Pet-Tabs - Dog

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Pure Encapsulations O.N.E. Multivitamin

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Puritan's Pride ABC Plus Multi

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Rainbow Light Prenatal One

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Rainbow Light Women's One

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Smarty Pants Prenatal Formula

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Solgar Prenatal Nutrients

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Source Naturals Men's Life Force Multiple

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Swanson Real Food Multi - Men's Daily

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Thorne Basic Nutrients 2/Day

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USANA Core Minerals

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USANA Vita Antioxidant

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VitaFusion Men's Multi

You must be a member to get the full test results along with's recommendations and quality ratings for 38 multivitamin/multimineral supplements for women, men, children and pets. These include 29 supplements selected by and nine others that passed testing in its voluntary Quality Certification Program. In this comprehensive review, you'll get quality ratings, cost comparisons, product reviews, and you'll discover:
  • Which multivitamins passed or failed our tests and why
  •'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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Additional Information
Tested through CL's Quality Certification Program prior to, or after initial posting of this Product Review.