Best Multivitamin

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    Dec 28, 2011 11:53 AM GMT
    I've tried GNC, Centrum, and Life Extension. So far Life Extension's been the best, but I'm wondering if anybody has any recommendations?

    I read somewhere that Target's generic multi is really good as long as you pair it with a Vitamin D supplement. Any others that are easily purchased at a store vs. ordering online?

    Thanks!
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    Dec 28, 2011 1:47 PM GMT
    I take Natures Way Alive once daily vitamins. They were recommended by my doctor and they work quite well for me. I haven't been sick once since I started taking them a year ago and I feel really good. Most stores have them and they are not expensive.
  • LJay

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    Dec 28, 2011 2:06 PM GMT
    How can you tell if they work? Even when I was doing chemo for lymphoma my doctor said they were a waste of time.
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    Dec 28, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    I would recommend USANA multivitamins. They are a company based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. I've been told they are one of the best multivitamins out there. But you do have to order them.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 28, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    Trader Joe's probably as good as any
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    Dec 28, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    Every Man by New Chapter 3x daily. I have heard numerous places that your body can't consume all your RSDA of vitamins at one time so you pee a lot of it out if you take a one-a-day.
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    Dec 28, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    I take Optimum Nutrition's Optimen. Started a few months ago and have felt better ever since. They are usually about $17 for 180 on Amazon.
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    Dec 28, 2011 4:27 PM GMT
    The only way to truly know if they are working is to get the levels checked before and after in your blood. Their are also a lot factors that affect absorption of the vitamins. Vitamins are not a waste either the vast majority of people are deficient in some vitamin due to insufficient intake from their diet. As per the overall effectiveness it depends on a myriad of factors too.

    It is important that you check the interactions between any medications your on and never take more then recommended unless told do by a physician. .
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    Dec 28, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    I take nature's made multi complete. Being a vegetarian leaves me a little low in iron, and this is one of the few daily multi's that has iron. And you widely available online or at most stores.
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    Dec 28, 2011 6:37 PM GMT
    I have been taking Essential 1 vitamins and suppliments for a number of years and like the product. They are in capsule form for easy absorption into the system. Don't laugh, but they are sold through HSN, the shopping channel!!

    I'll take a multivitamin along with a couple of B12 and CoQ10 every day.
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    Dec 28, 2011 7:07 PM GMT
    1aDay for Men. That's it, nothing fancy.
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:11 PM GMT
    GigoloAssassin said1aDay for Men. That's it, nothing fancy.


    Do these bother your stomach? I used to take the One-A-Day for Men too but they always caused stomach discomfort for me. I've heard a couple other guys at the gym say the same thing. I even took them with food. I would either feel nauseated or get wicked acid reflux/stomach pains.
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    I just saw a story on TV about a french study that followed 8000 for 6 years or 6000 for 8 years, I forget. The basically said they were useless. I need to find the article onlin.e
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
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    GigoloAssassin said1aDay for Men. That's it, nothing fancy.


    Do these bother your stomach? I used to take the One-A-Day for Men too but they always caused stomach discomfort for me. I've heard a couple other guys at the gym say the same thing. I even took them with food. I would either feel nauseated or get wicked acid reflux/stomach pains.


    Hmm that's odd. Never bothered me. Sorry. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    njmeanwhile saidEvery Man by New Chapter 3x daily. I have heard numerous places that your body can't consume all your RSDA of vitamins at one time so you pee a lot of it out if you take a one-a-day.


    ^This
    New Chapter is my favorite brand by FAR. Look for a whole-food based multivitamin as it's more bio-available (body absorbs it better). Get something with a hefty does of vit. D (1000 IU or greater). And avoid brands that use binders/fillers/artificial colors or flavors and pharmaceutical glazes...magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, etc.
  • unjaded

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    Dec 28, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    complete nutritions ' complete man is my choice . it also has amino acid blend and prostate health . combined with BCAA you should be good
    http://www.completenutrition.com/all_products/product_detail?object=7076
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    Dec 28, 2011 10:07 PM GMT
    One of the best multi-pack vitmains that I have been using for years is

    The Animal -

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    I have definitely seen an improvement in my overall health. The good thing is that it comes assembled all in one plastic bag for each day for your: vitamins, amino acids, etc. Before I had to pack a multi-vitamin container and assembled all my vitamins, this is just more convenient.

    One item that I initially noticed is that it made go to the restroom more times, because of the digestive enzymes complex it contains, but after that is just normal.

    I usually order these via bodybuilding.com
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    Dec 29, 2011 3:24 AM GMT
    I take a Rainbow Light Men's One three days a week, just for my own peace of mind. On a daily basis, I take a Cal-Mag-MultiMin, magnesium malate, Vit D, CoQ10, Vit K, kelp, fish oil, systemic enzymes.
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    Dec 29, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    A whole food form is ideal. Our bodies recognize nutrients in a bio-available form much better than USP grade vitamins isolated in a lab
    I love Vega's Whole Food Optimizer, its filling and convenient.
    For pill poppers, Garden of Life Raw Vitamins, or New Chapter are the best.
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    Dec 29, 2011 6:30 AM GMT
    I don't think multi-vitamins are a good idea for everyone. Some people are sensitive to high doses of certain minerals and nutrients. I agree with CAINY's recommendation to see a doctor first, especially if you feel worse after taking multi-vitamins.

    Personally, I just take calcium + vitamin D, vitamic c, and potassium. My meal replacement powder is full of vitamins and minerals as well. So taking a separate multi-vitamin would be overkill for me.
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    Dec 29, 2011 6:55 AM GMT
    Brownale said
    GigoloAssassin said1aDay for Men. That's it, nothing fancy.


    Do these bother your stomach? I used to take the One-A-Day for Men too but they always caused stomach discomfort for me. I've heard a couple other guys at the gym say the same thing. I even took them with food. I would either feel nauseated or get wicked acid reflux/stomach pains.


    I always seemed to get a wicked flu like symptoms when I started taking them. Didn't matter if I got a new bottle after just incase something might have been bad.. I always got sick.
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    Dec 29, 2011 7:04 AM GMT
    I get a multivitamin from The Synergy Company. It's a researched "whole food"-based vitamin.

    My former doctor where I used to live, had his own labeled brand -- obviously he outsourced it from some vitamin maker, but it was a very good quality mix and I guess he had some say in the ingredient list.

    When I need something more (a nutrient I read about, or a health problem I'm trying to solve) I usually just get one of the well-known brands from the local health food store. What I would pay for shipping from an online place usually cancels out any savings I would get from buying online. Right now in addition to the multi, I have a Solgar Vitamin D and a liquid B-12 from some other brand.

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    Dec 29, 2011 7:05 AM GMT
    Real fruit and vegetables every day!

    Multi-vitamins are expensive urine. The are only useful for people with genuine medical problems.
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    Dec 30, 2011 9:50 AM GMT
    gaythlete saidReal fruit and vegetables every day!

    Multi-vitamins are expensive urine. The are only useful for people with genuine medical problems.


    That is exactly what they said on the TV show Big Bang Theory. "expensive urine" I saw it at the gym tonight while doing cardio.icon_idea.gif

    I take 1 mega man a day from GNC. Bottle said 2 but I have a good diet. I have felt a difference. More energy. My sister-in-law works for Centrum and I can get those for free I took them for a year and felt nothing!!
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    Dec 30, 2011 10:04 AM GMT
    gaythlete saidReal fruit and vegetables every day!


    I'd love to have real fruit and vegetables every day, but the reality is my job requires me to always be on the go. I make sure 3 out of my 5-6 meals a day does include a vegetable of some sort, but I feel a multivitamin does help supplement whatever I'm missing. I know they don't even come close as a substitute, but I do think like they're helpful. They've definitely prevented me from getting completely sick a few times. (They're also great at preventing hangovers if taken before you pass out!)