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Product Review: Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review
 

Initial Posting:10/29/17
Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com Best Multivitamins for Women, Men, Children and Pets Revealed; Problems With 46% of Multis, Particularly Gummies and Large Tablets



Multivitamins compared in report (alphabetical)
365 Vegetarian Women's Multi With Iron GNC Women's Ultra Mega Pro-Sense Daily Vitamin
Andrew Lessman ProCaps Essential 1 GNC Women's Ultra Mega Active Pure Encapsulations O.N.E. Multivitamin
Bayer One A Day Women's Formula Healthy Accents Complete Multi Senior Rainbow Light Menopause One
Berkley & Jensen Men's Daily (BJ's) Integrative Therapeutics Clinical Nutrients for Diabetics Shakleekids Incredivites
Bluebonnet MultiONE Jamieson Multi 100% Complete Solgar Earth Source Multi-Nutrient
Centrum Silver Adults 50+ Kirkland Signature (Costco) Daily Multi Source Naturals Vegan True Vegan Force Multiple
Country Life Core Daily-1 Multivitamins MegaFood Multi For Women 55+ Stop Aging Now Multi360 Men's Support
CVS Health Spectravite Adults 50+ Member's Mark [Sam's Club] Women's 50+ Swanson Premium Brand High Potency Multivi Without Iron
Designs for Health DFH Complete Multi Nature's Logic All Food Fortifier The Honest Co. Gummy Multi-Vitamin
Dr. Whitaker Forward Gold Daily for Adults 65+ Nature's Plus Ultra Source of Life Liquid Trader Joe's Multi Vitamin & Mineral Antioxidant
Enfamil Poly-Vi-Sol with Iron Nature's Way Alive Women's Gummy Vitamins TwinLab Daily One Caps
Equate Complete Multivitamin Adult 50+ Nature's Way Alive! Women's Ultra Potency Up & Up (Target) Women's Multivitamin
Flintstones Gummies Complete New Chapter Every Woman VetriScience Laboratories Nu Cat
Garden of Life mykind Organics Prenatal NOW Adam Superior Men's Multi Vitacost Men's 50 Plus Multi-Vitamin
Garden of Life mykind Organics Women's Multi Olly The Perfect Women's Multi VitaFusion Platinum 50+ - Natural Peach Flavor
GNC Mega Men Pet-Tabs Original Formula for Dogs Well at Walgreens Multivitamin Gummies Adult
GNC Mega Men Sport ProCare Health Bariatric Multivitamins  
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
Make sure the multivitamin/multimineral you take passed our test and is best for you!
Isn't your health worth it?
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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ConsumerLab.com Answers -- for Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review
Question:
Please tell me which types of vitamins should not be taken together and which should be taken together for maximum effect. Get the answer >>

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How likely are Americans to be deficient in vitamins or minerals? Get the answer >>

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Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins? Get the answer >>

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Do vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements lose effectiveness with exposure to high temperatures and is it safe to order supplements by mail in the summer? Get the answer >>

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I've been buying nutritional supplements in powder form, as I find them cheaper than tablets and capsules. I am concerned about the effect of air when I open the bottles daily because sometimes my powdered supplements get clumpy. Should I be concerned? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements are important after bariatric surgery (i.e., weight loss or stomach-reducing surgery)? Are there any I should avoid? Get the answer >>

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Are enterically coated supplements better than non-enterically coated ones? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements have been shown to be helpful for autism? Get the answer >>

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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? Get the answer >>

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The maker of my multivitamin says it doesn't include folic acid because too much from supplements can be harmful. Is that true? Get the answer >>

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A representative in a store selling vitamins and supplements advised me that it was better to use a powdered product that you mix with liquid than to take a pill, because the vitamins will be more completely absorbed. Is that true? Get the answer >>

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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? Get the answer >>

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I noticed that some ingredients in my multivitamin have no daily value established. A few concern me, specifically Boron (150 mcg per tablet), Nickel (5 mcg per tablet), and Tin (10 mcg per tablet). Should I be concerned about these ingredients? Get the answer >>

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Some websites claim that synthetic vitamin C in supplements may be a combination the active "L" form and the inactive "D" form of ascorbic acid. Is that true? Should I be concerned? Get the answer >>

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I'm trying to pick a good multivitamin for my children and husband, and for myself. Any suggestions based on your research? Get the answer >>

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Is there cause for concern with "gummy vitamins?" There are many different gummies out there. Are some better than others? Get the answer >>

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Do any supplements help relieve stress? Get the answer >>

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Why does my multivitamin make me nauseous? Is there anything that can help? Get the answer >>

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My dog is getting older and his veterinarian recently recommended giving him a glucosamine supplement for his joints. Has ConsumerLab.com tested these, or other supplements for pets? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements reduce the risk of stroke? Which increase the risk of stroke? Get the answer >>

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Which supplements can help with indigestion and/or heartburn? Get the answer >>

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Which "whole food" multivitamins are only from foods and don't include synthetic vitamins? What can you tell from the labels of these products: Complete Foods Nutrition-OctoMega MultiVitamin; Sunwarrior Raw Vitamins; Garden of LIfe-MyKind Organics; Nature's Brands-PhytoVitamins; Doctors' Research MultiVitamin? Get the answer >>

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Is it true that calcium interferes with iron absorption? Is it a problem to take a multivitamin containing both minerals? Get the answer >>

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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). The company tells me this formula is based on clinical experience and the scientific literature. What do you think? Get the answer >>

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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? Get the answer >>

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I read an article stating that some of the ingredients in Centrum multivitamins may be dangerous or toxic. Is that true? Get the answer >>

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Are the "% DV" numbers on vitamin supplement labels really based on what I need? Get the answer >>

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Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Get the answer >>

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Why is iron not in many multivitamins? How can I find one that does contain iron? Get the answer >>
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