10 Best Multivitamin Supplements Reviewed


Vitamins provide athletes with essential nutrients that often get missed in our everyday diet. The best multivitamins make it possible to endure you get the proper supplements you need to perform to the best of your ability during your runs or workouts.

It’s especially difficult for athletes to replenish the nutrition they burn because the lose it a  much faster rate.

Even those of you who follow the perfect diet will find it difficult to ensure you get everything you need consistently–and with all of the products out there it may be difficult to figure out which one will work best for you.

Below you will find a compiled list of the top 10 best multivitamins to choose from. We hope our list helps you find the right one for you and put you on track to healthier you!

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Our most recent update brings the MegaFood, New Chapter, and the Smarty Pants Multi-Vitamins. These supplements come highly rated and recommended and are guaranteed to give you the nutrition you need when they are supplemented with a nutritious daily diet.

  • MegaFood
  • 5 out of 5
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  • Whole Food
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New Chapter
  • New Chapter
  • 4.5 out of 5
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  • Quick absorptions
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Smarty Pants
  • Smarty Pants
  • 4 out of 5
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  • Gummies
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10 Best Multivitamin Supplements


The MegaFood Multivitamin Supplements have quickly become a favorite among many. This company is fully open about the ingredients they use and disclose all information to the general public--which makes us love them even more! They offer options for both men and women, so you can get the specific nutrients you need based on your gender.
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Mineral Source
This product comes with many certifications--GMP (which assures it everything it states nutritionally is true), it follows the ISO 9001 lab standards (check out the rest of our article to learn more), and Non-GMO. Furthermore, these supplements are also vegan, gluten, herb, and pesticide free. Its nutrients are all specifically from fruits and vegetables that are organic and free of unwanted products.

Delivery System
Vegan tablets that facilitate fast absorption

Dose Rate
One capsule daily, with water, is all you need to do!

Daily Allowances
It provides you with the recommended daily allowances of many vitamins and minerals along with 9mg of iron, 400IU of vitamin D, Vitamin C, and Folic Acid.

There is no specific taste that accompanies the capsule.

Pricey, but definitely worth it.

Provides stress relief

Available for both men and women

GMP certified



Gluten, Herb, and Pesticide free

Derived from organic fruit and vegetables

Only need to take it once a day



Some think the tablet is difficult to swallow

New Chapter

New Chapter
These fermented multivitamins were formulated for women and provide you with necessary probiotics. They are specifically great for active women who need a nutrient boost.
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Mineral Source
This supplemented is fermented and made from whole foods such as Ginger, Tumeric, and Chamomile.

Delivery System
This product is delivered via tablets.

Dose Rate:
1 tablets a day with a full cup of water.

Daily Allowances
Vitamin A, B, C, And D along with Zinc, Calcium, and Probiotics

This tablet doesn't have a taste and is washed down with water.

This product comes a little above average.

Have Probiotics

Only need to take it once a day

No additional sugar

Can be taken on an empty stomach




Gluten Free

Quick absorption


Label accuracy is still lacking with this company

Smarty Pants

Smarty Pants
This is another great option that also has separate options for both men and women. These gummies taste great and can be taken at any time--with or without food or water.
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Mineral Source
These are also made of mostly real ingredients and have no synthetic colors added to them.

Delivery System
Tasty, chewable gummies.

Dose Rate
6 gummies a day at your convenience.

Daily Allowances
Vitamin B 12, CoQ10, lycopene, Zinc, Omega 3

weet and chewy

Highly affordable


No artificial coloring


15 nutrients

Omega 3


Easy to take


You have to take 6 gummies a day

Falls so short with some nutrient content

3. Rainbow Light One

Rainbow Light One Men’s and Women’s multivitamins have consistently been ranked high for their safety, performance and high standards by consumer research groups like LabDoor. It has also consistently ranked high as a good product for athletes. It is a good, whole food product that provides good daily support for your overall health and training regimen. It is a single pill dose which we don’t love, because you pay a premium for this product, and you don’t want to literally be flushing your supplement down the toilet. Why do we like this product? It gives you what you need, in a low dose, and its quality is well researched.
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Mineral Source: Another whole food product on our list. Plenty of great fruits and veggies in this supplement. It contains no by-products of typical allergens and specifically lists that it does not contain wheat, so a great option for gluten-free diets. This product does not say whether it is acceptable for vegan or vegetarian diets.

Delivery System: Like the Natures Way product, this one is also a tablet. We like this one less than the Natures Way because there are quite a few more fillers and binders listed on the ingredient list.

Dose Rate: This is one of the one a day products on our list. We feel comfortable ranking this product high due to the long-term research and testing by private consumer groups on the quality and delivery of nutrients, even with a one/day dose.

Daily Allowances: Similar to the Garden of Life, this product fits well in to the recommended daily percentages, by not pushing too many of the nutrients above 200% DRA. It is also limited in Calcium and Iron, so you will need additional supplements to get what you need for these nutrients.

Formulated for Athletes: No. However, this product does rate well on other sites that review products for athletes, so we feel confident that you will find this product just fine for training. You will get good recovery and have overall better health with this product.

Taste: This product appears to have minimal taste and odor, though should be taken with food due to some complaints of upset stomach. This could be due to the additional fillers.

Price/Value: Not the best value on our list. A 30 count bottle (30 day supply) will set you back around $13, or $0.42 per day. Price wise, it’s comparable to the Natures Way, but you just don’t get the quantity of nutrients.
  • Effective
  • Quality
  • Simple to take
  • Price
  • Difficult to swallow
  • Tastes bad

7. Controlled Labs Orange Triad

7. Controlled Labs Orange Triad
We’ve come back to the products that are designed for serious athletes. Controlled Labs Orange Triad is a quality sports specific multivitamin that provides not only a great daily supplement, but is designed to support your immune system, improve performance and protect your joints. Let’s get this out of the way right now, this product is NOT vegetarian or vegan, and does not guarantee to be gluten free, so it is a better product for the meat-eaters in the crowd. This product also tests reasonably well on LabDoor as a good daily supplement, so you know the quality is good.
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Mineral Source: Mostly synthetic, but it does contain some plant products, and shellfish. We certainly wouldn’t say it has any whole food sources. We are also surprised that for a product that is supposed to be designed for athletes, it contains no Iron or Calcium. Perhaps they are hoping you will spend more money with them and buy these separate.

Delivery System: Tablets. Not our choice simply because the fillers and binders do limit the rate of break down in the stomach, slows absorption rates and can add taste to the pill.

Dose Rate: The recommended daily serving for this product is 6, that’s right, count ‘em, 6 tablets per day. Make sure you are splitting up your doses, and taking with food so that you don’t end up with upset stomach, which you certainly will, if you take all six at one time.

Formulated for Athletes: Yes. Surprisingly, considering the complete lack of Calcium and Iron, which are really important for limiting fatigue and maintaining good electrolyte balance.

Taste: These have a bit of a chalky taste if you are slow to swallow, but other than that, taste isn’t an issue with this product. They are a huge pill, so if you don’t like swallowing pills, this one might not be the best option for you.

Price/Value: We’ll say this. For a product designed and marketed for athletes, the price here is reasonable. However, for a multivitamin, it’s not a great value. You can find this one on Amazon.com in a 270 count bottle (45 day supply) for about $32, or $0.72 per day.
  • Full Of Necessary Vitamins
  • Has A Full 45 Day Supply
  • No Noticeable Taste
  • Split Dosing
  • 6 Pills Per Day
  • Pills are Giant

2. Garden of Life Vitamin Code

This whole food sourced vitamin is a great choice for the individual that is looking for a great daily supplement that comes in capsule form, doesn’t go overboard with most of its nutrients, and has a reasonable dose rate for most individuals. We like this product best because it really gives you a solid base for good nutrition, it’s a great source of real nutrients without having to eat tons of fruits and veggies, and while more expensive than some of the other products, the manufacturing process, the RAW whole food source and capsule form, for a fairly reasonable price makes this multivitamin a close second in our mind. If you are training hard, will you need additional supplements? Yes, but for an all-around multivitamin that will support your training and give you a boost every day, this product is our choice.
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Mineral source: Garden of Life is known for using only RAW, organic sources for their nutrients. They never overheat their nutrient sources, so you can be assured that the product you are taking is complete and easy for your body to uptake. The low temperature processing allows key vitamins and nutrients to be incorporated into the supplement with the necessary co-factors that often break down in high heat processing. Co-factors make many vitamins and minerals more available to your body. Though it does not advertise as such, this product is a good option for vegetarian or vegan diets. Another bonus about this product is the great listing of fruit and vegetables that are listed right on the box. You don’t have to wonder or work to pronounce anything in this multivitamin.

Delivery System: Garden of Life Vitamin Code vitamins are formulated as a capsule. This means there are no fillers or weird binders. The lack of fillers and binders in the capsule form makes these a great choice for individuals that are looking for a great multivitamin that is gluten-free.

Dose Rate: This is one of the higher dose vitamins, but you can easily split this into two, two-capsule doses. Other reviewers do note that this is a supplement that you should take with food. It does have a tendency to upset empty stomachs.

Daily Allowances: With this product, you are getting more than enough nutrients with many of the recommended nutrients for runners, coming in at 100% of RDA or more. We are a little disappointed in the low amount of calcium, and iron available in this product. Even the women’s formulation doesn’t have more calcium.

Formulated for Athletes: Nope. This is a general daily multivitamin. You may have to add additional supplements, if you aren’t doing so already to maximize your training recovery and performance.

Taste: This product doesn’t have much of a taste or a noticeable odor when opening the bottle.

Price/Value: The price point for this product is mid-range for the products evaluated. A 120 count bottle (30 day supply) will cost you about $30. This is about a $1/day. Is it a good value? We think so. This RAW whole food supplement gives you everything you need, in a gluten-free, organic, vegan capsule.
  • Natural Raw
  • Improved Recovery
  • No taste/after taste
  • Increased Energy
  • Capsule Form
  • Expensive

4. Now Foods Multivitamin: Adam and Eve

4. Now Foods Multivitamin: Adam and Eve
This is a quality product that has rated well for both athletes and non-athletes alike. It falls in the same category as the Natures Way product as it is a mix of both whole food products and synthetic products. However, it just doesn’t have the ingredients to compete with the Natures Way multivitamin. It does test well as far as quality and effectiveness by LabDoor, as a matter of fact, well above the six product below it, so we are assured that you are getting a good product for your money.
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Mineral Source: A fair combination of whole foods and synthetics. There seems to be more synthetic sources in this product than the others, with the ingredients list pretty limited in the fruits and veggies. The capsule form is labeled as Vegan, so that is good news. It is also gluten-free.

Delivery System: The great thing about this product, is it comes in three different delivery methods. Choose between capsules, soft gels and tablets. We like the capsules because they are vegan and gluten-free, and have that higher rate of absorption.

Dose Rate: You are looking at four pills a day, so this dose rate is reasonable. Easy to split between meals.

Daily Allowances: This product does give you a lot of extra nutrients. Almost as high as the Natures Way, but not quite. We do like that it has plenty of Calcium, but you will need an iron supplement to go with.

Formulated for Athletes: No. But like the Nature’s Way, you get plenty of extra in your daily serving so it’s a good product for athletes, without the price tag of a sports specific product.

Taste: A loser here. Let’s just say yuck. Lots of comments about the taste and odor of this product. If you can manage the taste, it’s a good product.

Price/Value: One of the better values on our list. A 120 count bottle will cost you around $20, or about $0.60 per day.
  • Good Value
  • Good Ingredient Profile
  • A variety of delivery options
  • No Iron
  • Low Calcium
  • Icky Taste

5. Optimum Nutrition: OptiMen and OptiWomen

5. Optimum Nutrition: OptiMen and OptiWomen
This is the first of the sport/athlete specific products that we are including in our top ten. The Optimum Nutrition is a really high ranking product across the board for athletes. It’s a quality product that also rates high on LabDoor, which says good things about its formulation. However, it is also a fully synthetic product, so while it’s going to work great for you, you won’t find any fruits and veggies in the ingredient list.
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Mineral Source: Sorry, folks. This one is a completely synthetic source. Plenty of good stuff in here though.

Delivery System: We love the capsule. Even though your supplement is synthetic, you can rest assured that your body can get to it quick, with the fast dissolving capsule.

Dose Rate: This is the first supplement that we’ve reviewed that has a different dose rate for the men’s and women’s supplement. Though, we like the low number of pills, no matter what. The men’s recommended dose is three a day and the women’s is two a day.

Daily Allowances: You can tell these products are designed for high performance. Lots of extra nutrients here, and way above the recommended daily allowance for most of the compounds. We also love the high availability of Calcium and Iron. Clearly they were thinking about performance and recovery when they developed this product.

Formulated for Athletes: Yes. Optimum Nutrition is a leader in developing quality products for athletes, sports recovery and improved performance.

Taste: Not much taste or odor with this product, but there are plenty of reports of sour stomach with this product, especially if you take it without food.

Price/Value: For a high potency sports designed product, this is a pretty good value. Prices are different for the men’s and women’s products. For the men’s formulation you’ll find a 150 count bottle (50 day supply) for about $24 or $0.48 per day. The women’s formulation comes in a 120 count bottle (60 day supply) for about $17 or $0.28 per day.
  • Easy To Swallow
  • Great Value
  • Great Ingredient Profile
  • Essential Vitamins Included
  • Don’t Take Without Food
  • All Synthetic

8. Life Extension 2 Per Day

8. Life Extension 2 Per Day
We do like multivitamins that are one size fits all, so to speak. Life Extension is another high potency multivitamin that comes in one formulation for men and women. This product also does not contain Iron, and with only 1% of the DRA for Calcium, you are definitely going to want to have an Iron and Calcium supplement to support this one. It has plenty of other good nutrients for performance, but you’ll probably not be as happy with this product as others on our list.
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Mineral Source: All synthetic here. Not even a little bit of natural stuff.

Delivery System: It’s a winner here, easy to digest capsule. So you know you’ll see the effects quicker than with a tablet.

Dose Rate: We do like that this supplement only requires two pills per day. Don’t forget to split your dose and take with food.

Formulated for Athletes: No. But does get good reviews from other sites for athletes for helping to improve performance.

Taste: Not good, not bad. Users report a mineral/vitamin smell. It’s noticeable but not too bad. Many users however do report that this product upsets their stomach. Some users also noted that this product did impact their sleep.

Price/Value: Find a 120 count bottle (60 day supply) for about $18, or $0.30 per day.
  • Low Dose Rate
  • Capsule
  • Easy to swallow
  • Effective
  • Bad flavor
  • Upsets stomach

1. Nature's Way Alive! Maximum Potency

Our number one choice, is a great mix of fruits and vegetables but also does contain some synthetic sources. The ingredient list is impressive, and provides much more in a daily serving than the Garden of Life Vitamin. Do you need all of the extras? Maybe not, but you get a lot of good stuff for a really reasonable price.
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Mineral Source: This supplement is a blend of whole foods and synthetic sources. The synthetic sources are minimal, so it should not be a huge deciding factor when selecting this product. It is not a RAW product, but does have an impressive listing of fruits and veggies on the ingredient list.

Delivery System: Unfortunately, this is a tablet, so it does contain some strange vegetable based fillers and binders. The good news, the fillers and binders are not wheat based, so this product is great for gluten-free diets.

Dose Rate: This product is one of the better dose rates on our list, touting three tablets per serving. This can easily be separated between meals for a better, more efficient uptake of nutrients.

Daily Allowances: Wow! There’s a lot of stuff packed in here. Most of the listed nutrients have 100% or more of the recommended daily allowances. We especially like that there is more available Calcium and Iron which are essential for good run performance. It’s called Maximum Potency for a reason!

Formulated for Athletes: Not this one. But one look at the ingredient list and you can be assured that you are going to get more than enough daily nutrients to support training and regular work out routines with this product.

Taste: This product does have a slight taste and minimal odor in the bottle. No strange after tastes have been reported.

Price/Value: This is where this product really wins. It is packed full of good stuff, it’s limited in the synthetics and comes with a great price! A 180 count bottle (60 day supply) will only cost you around $24, or $0.45 per day.
  • Complete multivitamin
  • Plenty of fruits and veggies
  • No after taste
  • Great for Muscle Function
  • Price
  • Also contains synthetic compounds
  • Not vegan

How We Evaluated Our Choices

We started our look at the best multivitamins on the market by surveying LabDoor.com an independent, non-biased company that tests the effectiveness of supplements. We looked at multivitamins that had ratings above 70, were also available for purchase on Amazon, and considered the factors listed below.

What Exactly Do Runners Need?

When you are looking at the list of vitamins, minerals and nutrients on the back of a bottle of supplements, there is a lot of information and how do you know if what you need to improve your running performance is in the supplement? Well, to help you out, here are the vitamins and minerals that will give you the biggest boost as a runner.

  • Vitamin A improves your eye sight, which gives you an advantage when running at night or in traffic. The recommended daily allowance (RDA) is 700 to 900 mcg/day.
  • Vitamin B-12 assists with red blood cell formation. Red blood cells are responsible for oxygen transfer through the body. More oxygen in your body and muscles means less fatigue. The RDA is 2.4 mcg/day
  • Calcium is important for building strong bones, and is also an important electrolyte for muscle and blood vessel contraction. The RDA is 1000 mg/day.
  • Vitamin C is a great antioxidant, helps with injury repair and assists with iron uptake. The RDA is 75 to 90 mg/day.
  • Vitamin D helps prevent injury, reduces inflammation and is important for the absorption of calcium into your bones, it’s also known as the “sun vitamin” because your body will make vitamin D using available sunlight. The RDA is 600 IUs.
  • Vitamin E supports your immune system, is a great anti-inflammatory and keeps blood vessels wide and pliable. The RDA is 1000 mg/day.
  • Iron is the building block of blood, supporting oxygen transport and fueling muscles. Iron is essential for combating fatigue during strenuous exercise. The RDA 18 to 20 mg/day.
  •  Magnesium is an important mineral for your nervous system and is helpful for metabolizing energy sources. The RDA is 300 to 450 mg/day.
  • Potassium improves hydration and is essential for proper muscle function. Potassium deficiencies lead to muscle cramps. The RDA is 4,700 mg/day.
  • Selenium reduces oxidative cell damage, supports thyroid function and helps regulate metabolism. The RDA is 200 to 400 mcg/day.
  • Sodium helps maintain fluid and electrolyte levels in your body and also aids in reducing the incidence of muscle cramps. Most adults should not have more than 2300 mg/day.
  • Zinc is helpful for injury recovery, breaking down carbohydrates and improves your immune system response. The RDA is 8 to 11 mg/day.

It’s important to keep in mind, that many of these vitamins and minerals you can consume more of if your body needs an extra boost, while others can have negative effects on your body if you consume too much. For example, limit your intake of sodium to no more than the RDA, unless you are sweating a lot and need to replace electrolytes. It’s wise to avoid consuming more than the RDA of selenium as well. Vitamins and minerals that your body is fine taking more of are Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Vitamin E. If you are finding that you are feeling fatigued a lot, you may also want to add additional Iron to your supplement regimen.

Mineral Source

Are the nutrients coming from a synthetic source or a whole foods source? Whole foods sources are more accessible to more people, including those that prefer organic, gluten-free, and vegetarian or vegan choices. Whole food sources can be higher cost than synthetic.

Delivery system

Preference is given to multivitamins that are available in a capsule, liquid or powder form to improve rate of uptake. Tablets should be organic and contain gluten-free binders.

Doses per Day

Single dose per day and high number of doses per day were given lower preference. Why? Because, in the case of one per days, they don’t allow complete absorption and more than three per day doses can be cumbersome.

Daily Allowances

The critical nutrients should have as much of the RDA available in each serving size. Understanding that many nutrients won’t be close to the RDA. Supplements that were above the RDA and provided extra nutrition for improved performance were given preference in this review.

Is the supplement formulated for athletes?

This is a minimal consideration since many non-sports specific products that are considered high potency will provide the same amount of nutrients as a sports specific product. We find that this may just increase the price, but not the quality.



Are you getting a big bang for your buck, or are you just flushing money down the toilet? One good thing to keep in mind is the difference between price and value. Don’t always go for the cheap alternative before researching the differences.


More Important Things To Think About

The multivitamin market can be an overwhelming undertaking if you aren’t sure what you are looking for, in a daily vitamin supplement. If you walk into your local health foods store or even the grocery store, the options for multivitamins are extensive. Not to mention what is available on the internet! It gets even more confusing when you start looking at the bottles and reading the labels of ingredients and daily allowance values. So, we took a closer look at what you need to know about multivitamins, so that when comparing our top ten list, you can decide what is best for your body and your training regime.


The Numbers on the Back

When you look at the back of your supplement bottle, you will see two sets of numbers next to each compound. The first number is the amount that is available in the supplement and the second is the percentage of the RDA that you need. It is important to recognize that many of these vitamins, minerals and nutrients are going to have substantially higher doses than the RDA. That is OK, and you won’t be harmed by this but in many cases, your body doesn’t need the extra supplement and you end up passing the extra out of your body, in your urine. The FDA and the NIH both recommend that even for athletes, a supplement that provides no more than 200% of the RDA for each nutrient is sufficient to supplement and replace what your body needs.

The Nutrient Source

You’ve got two options when it comes to the source where your multivitamin gets its nutrients: 1) Synthetic or 2) Whole Foods. This is pretty obvious as far as what’s happening here. You can buy a multivitamin that has nutrients that come from a processed, not natural source. Or you can select a multivitamin that uses real food as the source of the nutrients in your tablets, powder or capsule.

Believe it or not, synthetic vs. natural makes only a slight difference in how your body uptakes the nutrients, so the question of nutrient availability isn’t really a problem, when comparing synthetic and natural source multivitamins. This is however, an important consideration if you are gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan. Many of the synthetic sourced multivitamins use animal byproducts for sources of nutrients or have fillers that are wheat based.

Dose Rate

This is a big consideration when you are shopping for a multivitamin. You’ve got some variability in your options for dose rate, and they go from very small to “wow, that’s a lot!” In our research, we noticed that this is probably the biggest variable with multivitamins on the market. You get those awesome “one a day” pills, or you get the multivitamin that wants you to take six pills a day. Yikes! Which do you choose? A couple of things to keep in your mind when deciding what works best for you. First, a one a day supplement, pack ALL of your nutrients into a single dose.

This seems cool, you only have to choke down one vitamin. However, your body likely won’t uptake most of what is packed into that one pill, so you end up peeing out the rest. Second, most multivitamins recommend that you take them with food. So if you don’t like taking more than one pill at a time, if you select a supplement that has six pills per day, you’ll be eating all day long. Our research tells us that it’s probably best, and you get more bang for your buck if you select a multivitamin that has a dose rate of 2 or 3 pills per day. You can split your dose between your major meals, and your body will most efficiently absorb the nutrients.

Tablet vs. Capsule. vs. Powder

This is a matter of preference, but it is important to recognize that tablets do take longer for your stomach to break down, slowing the absorption of nutrients into your body. Capsules, powders and liquids absorb quicker and give your body access to nutrients faster. This is great for when you are training. However, when you are on the go, powders and liquids aren’t as convenient. Through our research, we think that capsules are the most convenient and practical choice.

Then there are gummies. Yes, gummies. There are adult gummy multivitamins on the market, and some are even geared for athletes. We think this is a great way to get kids to take a vitamin that they don’t have to swallow. For a training athlete, these just add unnecessary extra sugar to your diet. A LOT of extra sugar.

Men Vs. Women

For some reason, it’s become trendy to develop multivitamins that have separate formulations for men and women. In reality, for most of the supplements on the market, there is little difference in the formulations. Many women’s formulations have more calcium, folic acid and iron to support bone health and reproductive health. In general however, it isn’t really necessary to select a gender-specific multivitamin. There are products on the market that are one-size-fits-all, and they are just as effective for both men and women. We don’t have a preference here, but many of our top ten have separate formulations for men and women.



 Q: Do I really need a multivitamin?

A: This is a tricky question. Some sources will say that absolutely everyone needs a multivitamin, other sources say that they are helpful, but not necessary. There is some benefit to taking a multivitamin. Not one of us has a perfect diet, and as athletes, our body uses more nutrients than other people, just to perform well. Multivitamins are a great way to ensure that you get all the nutrients that you need for a healthy body, as well as improve performance and recovery.

Q: Are whole food supplements better than synthetic supplements?

A:  Whole food supplements use actual fruits, vegetables, and other plants as the source of nutrients, while synthetic supplements are created from non-food sources. Both are effective at providing nutrients to your body. However, if you are vegetarian or vegan, or require a gluten-free diet, whole food supplements are often a better choice, because they do not contain wheat or animal-based products.

Q: Should I take my multivitamin with food?

A: Multivitamins should always be taken with food. This helps your body process the nutrients easier and can help avoid an upset stomach.

Q: Is there a difference between men’s and women’s formulations?

A: Yes. Gender-specific formulations contain different nutrients or different amounts of some nutrients that support the needs of male or female physiology. For example, women’s multivitamins will often have more folic acid, iron, and calcium to help support the demands of the reproductive system.

Q: Does a multivitamin improve athletic performance?

A: Anytime you improve your diet, and give your body all of the nutrients it needs, you will see an improvement in performance. As an athlete, a multivitamin will give your body all of the nutrition it needs. If you choose a multivitamin that is sports specific, you will also get a boost in some nutrients that will help with muscle performance, endurance, and active recovery.

Q: Are there side effects to multivitamin supplements?

A: There are very few side effects to multivitamin supplements. The most frequently noted side effect is an upset stomach. This will often go away after a few weeks of consistent use and can be avoided by taking your multivitamin with food.


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