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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.

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1.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?
2.Why aren't there children's multivitamins specifically for girls vs. boys?
3.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?

Clinical Updates Found:
2020 High Blood Pressure Risk With Too Much Folic Acid During Pregnancy (05/15/2020)
High Blood Pressure Risk With Too Much Folic Acid During Pregnancy
While it is important to take folate during pregnancy, a new study suggests that too much folic acid from supplements increases the risk of high blood pressure in mothers. See the details in the Folic Acid section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.

Also see our Top Pick among prenatal vitamins, which provides adequate (but not too much) folic acid, in our Multivitamin and Multiminerals Supplements Review.
2019 Vitamins Needed by Pregnant Women (06/22/2019)
Vitamins Needed by Pregnant Women
A recent analysis of nutrient intakes by pregnant women across the U.S. revealed the vitamins and minerals they were getting too much or too little of. Get the details in the Prenatal section of the Multivitamins Review, which includes our tests of prenatal supplements.
2018 Take Choline When Pregnant (01/13/2018)
Take Choline When Pregnant
It was recommended last year that women take a choline supplement when pregnant. Adding momentum to this recommendation is a recent study showing that giving pregnant women a larger amount of choline than normally considered adequate resulted in improved information processing speeds in their infants. Currently, choline is not found in most prenatal vitamins. For more information, see the During Pregnancy and Lactation section of the Choline Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products.)
2017 Folic Acid & Risk of Autism (12/26/2017)
Folic Acid & Risk of Autism
Supplementing with adequate (and not excessive) folic acid around the time of conception is associated with a lower risk of autism in offspring, and a recent study suggests this may be particularly important for women who take antiepileptic medication. For details, see the "Folate" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >> (Also see information about getting folic acid from prenatal vitamins in the "Prenatal" section of the Multivitamin Review.)
 Choline Missing From Prenatals (06/29/2017)
Choline Missing From Prenatals
The American Medical Association recently voted to recommend that all prenatal vitamins include appropriate amounts of choline. Getting adequate choline may reduce the risk of birth defects in children, but most women don’t get enough and prenatal vitamins typically provide little to none. Find out how to get adequate choline from supplements and/or foods in the Choline Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks. Also see the "Prenatal Vitamin" section of the Multivitamin Supplements Review.

Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.Supplement Manufacturer Shut Down for Manufacturing Violations (03/31/2018)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Maker of Joint and Weight Products Warned for Hidden Drugs, Manufacturing Violations (09/23/2014)
2.Marketers of Memory Supplement Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (06/12/2014)
3.Vitamin and Supplement Maker Warned For Labeling Errors, Manufacturing Violations (02/06/2013)
4.FDA Warns ION Labs of Manufacturing Violations Affecting Multiple Dietary Supplements (01/02/2012)
5.Recall of Prenatal Supplement Due to Egg Allergen (09/01/2011)

News Releases Found:
2020 Best and Worst Multivitamins Revealed by ConsumerLab -- Problems Found With 44% of Multis Tested (04/28/2020)
2018 Tests Reveal Best Fish Oil Supplements and How They Compare to Prescription Fish Oil (11/19/2018)
2017 Gummies Are Most Likely to Fail Testing in Review of Multivitamins -- Best and Worst Multivitamins Identified by ConsumerLab Testing (11/01/2017)
2016 Best Fish Oil? Tests 44 Popular Omega-3 Supplements and Identifies Its Top Picks (09/13/2016)
 Problems Found with 32% of Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements -- Identifies Good Choices for Men, Women, and Children (01/12/2016)
2014 Best Fish Oil? Testing Finds Many High Quality Supplements, But Pitfalls Exist (04/09/2014)
2012 Contamination and Other Problems Found in Fish Oil Supplements -- Large Review by Reveals Excessive PCBs or Mislabeling in Over 30% of Omega-3 Supplements (08/22/2012)
2011 puts multivitamins to the test (06/16/2011)
2009 Warns of Problems with Multivitamins and Vitamin Water -- Defects Found in Over 30% of Supplements Selected for Testing; Several Popular Children's Multis Exceed Tolerable Limits (03/31/2009)
2004 Consumers warned of pitfalls with some multivitamins and vitamin waters — Testing by uncovers problems with many brands (05/21/2004)
2001 Problems found with multivitamins and multiminerals by (02/14/2001)


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