As a personal trainer, I’ve had multiple representatives approach me from various distribution companies selling health and wellness supplements. (No, I don’t recommend a specific brand and I won’t sell them either.)
Which Multivitamin brands are best?
To shed some light on the situation and get closer to the truth, I believe it’s important to find unaffiliated sources for information. While there are several blogs and forums talking about this very issue, I came across a comprehensive list of 100 multivitamin products and manufacturers. (A great sign is that I also found corresponding information from other sources.)
This source uses 4 criteria to assess each multivitamin product:
- synergistic effect
Based on their assessments, any score of 8 or better is considered “excellent.” You will find generic brands to expensive brands. For a complete list go to Multivitaminguide.org/best-multivitamin. A few of the top Multivitamin products and manufacturers were:
- Total Balance by Xtend-Life
- Ultra Preventive X by Douglas Laboratories
- Essentials by USANA Health Sciences
- Vitalizer Gold by Shaklee
- Life Force Multiple by Source Naturals
- Reverse! by FreeLife
- Double X by Nutrilite (Amway)
- Life Extension Mix by Life Extension Foundation
While there are other details to consider, such as age, gender, and lifestyle, it’s important to get most of your nutrition from a variety of fruits, leafy green vegetables, and lean proteins.
*When eating the right foods, we don’t need a multivitamin!