Review of the best according to the editors. About the selection criteria. The the material is subjective, is not advertising and is not serves as a guide to the purchase. Before purchase is needed consultation with a specialist.
Discussions on whether multivitamin preparations are needed or all modern man gets what he needs from food are ongoing. Theoretically, proper nutrition, wholesome and a varied diet can really satisfy everyone body needs for vital substances. In practice, research results show that vitamin deficiency begins in childhood and continues into adulthood – moreover, in these studies the condition of non-residents was studied African villages, and the inhabitants of modern cities. therefore we believe that vitamin and mineral complexes are necessary and We offer readers an overview of popular multivitamins.
But before moving on to specific tools, we recall from which considerations are selected dosages of certain active components as part of complexes.
- More is not better. Or does it mean?
- Overview of Modern Multivitamins
- Multivitamin Review for Men
- Duovit for men
- Man’s formula: more than multivitamins
- 21st Century, Mega Multi
- Country Life, Max for Men
- Multivitamin Overview for Women
- Complies with the radiance
- Optimum Nutrition, Opti-Women
- Nature’s Way, Alive! Once Daily, Women’s 50+
- Multivitamin Review for Kids
- Multi-Tab Junior
- Nature’s Plus, Source of Life, Power Teen, For Her
- SmartyPants, Teen Guy Complete Multivitamin
- GummiKing, multivitamins, minerals, vegetables, fruits and cellulose
- Supradin Kids Fish
- Overview of Multivitamins for Pregnant Women
- Complies trimesterum
- One-A-Day, Women’s Prenatal, with DHA
- Garden of Life, Vitamin Code, Raw Prenatal
More is not better. Or does it mean?
Few people have the power to remember what doctors recommend. daily intake of certain nutrients. Therefore, picking out the best multivitamins for themselves, most people look at printed on the box (or in the instructions) table in which the content of a substance in the preparation is indicated and percentage of recommended consumption rates.
And here questions arise. If you look at multivitamins foreign manufacturers, you can see that the content in them active substances several times (and sometimes several tens times) exceeds the given daily dosages. To understand why so happens, you have to delve into the story. Few people know that the causes of the daily intake of vitamins are associated with economy, and by no means medicine. After the second world war in most countries (including the USA) had to distribute products by cards. And to know exactly what quotas for which products must be allocated per person, the US government has set doctors question: how many people should receive irreplaceable nutrients in order not to get sick from their lack? It was then that consumption standards that entered into all textbooks appeared vitamins and minerals – standards designed to protect people from vitamin deficiencies, but by no means to maintain optimal health.
These standards are now called RDA standards, and they are the ones that indicate packages of multivitamins and, once again, they have no attitude towards maintaining optimal health. Consuming vitamins in such doses can be protected from scurvy, beriberi, rickets, chicken blindness, pellagra and other conditions that are known to our contemporaries only in textbooks and fiction.
But if we talk about maintaining optimal health, that is, as defined by WHO – a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being – of these quantities It turns out not enough. Especially when you consider the change in three quarter-century nutritional structure of people in developed countries. Refined foods, convenience foods and fast food certainly save a lot of time and effort, but the content of vitamins and minerals in them in times lower than in products that underwent minimal processing: in baked potatoes have more essential nutrients than in freeze-dried mashed potatoes in coffee beans – more than in soluble and so on. Therefore many diet associations say that the real need of modern man in vitamins are much higher than indicated in textbooks. And create norms optimal nutrient intake, designed to maintain optimal human health, not avoidance illnesses. Many manufacturers are targeting them. multivitamins and that is why the dosages indicated by them turn out to be many times higher than recommended.
Creating a review of multivitamins, we tried to take into account the interests and those of our readers who are ready to calmly treat relatively high content of active substances in multivitamins, and those who fear too many of them. For of the latter, we selected in each section of the review multivitamins, dosages which meet RDA standards.
Overview of Modern Multivitamins
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|multivitamins for men||1||Duovit for men||426 r|
|2||Man’s formula: more than multivitamins||744 rub|
|3||21st Century, Mega Multi||1 340 rub.|
|4||Country Life, Max for Men||3 830 rub.|
|multivitamins for women||1||Complies with the radiance||357 r|
|2||Optimum Nutrition, Opti-Women||574 rub|
|3||Nature’s Way, Alive! Once Daily, Women’s 50+||1 700 rub.|
|multivitamins for children||1||Multi-Tab Junior||421 rub|
|2||NATURE’S PLUS, SOURCE OF LIFE, POWER TEEN, FOR HER||2 079 rub.|
|3||SmartyPants, Teen Guy Complete Multivitamin||4 460 rub.|
|4||GummiKing, multivitamins, minerals, vegetables, fruits and cellulose||690 rub|
|5||Supradin Kids Fish||604 rub|
|multivitamins for pregnant women||1||Complies trimesterum||386 rub|
|2||One-A-Day, Women’s Prenatal, with DHA||2 000 rub.|
|3||Garden of Life, Vitamin Code, Raw Prenatal||3 748 rub.|
Multivitamin Review for Men
In this section of the multivitamin review, we raised funds designed to support male activity.
Duovit for men
Popularity Rating: 4.9
Contains 12 vitamins and 6 minerals. B vitamins provide the body with energy. Vitamin E, magnesium, zinc normalize cardiovascular system and contribute to maintaining sexual function (the quality of an erection depends on the state of the vessels). IN unlike most “male” multivitamins, the complex contains a small amount of iron is necessary for normal hematopoiesis and muscle formation. active content substances in the product does not exceed the recommended consumption rates, therefore, it can be used by those who prefer it small doses of vitamins. Apply 1 tablet per day.
- contains essential vitamins and minerals needed the body.
- 1 tablet per day.
Man’s formula: more than multivitamins
Popularity Rating: 4.5
A complex of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts, created to strengthen the body, maintain male health and general vitality.
Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, cayenne pepper extract and extract eleutherococcus (designated in the list of components as “Siberian ginseng “) provide the body with energy. Vitamins D, E, C zinc and all the same eleutherococcus contribute to the maintenance of immunity. Fenugreek extract stimulates metabolism and reduces levels blood cholesterol dwarf palm extract supports health the prostate. Rutin, quercetin, hesperidin strengthen the walls of blood vessels and improve microcirculation. Choline improves memory and has hepatoprotective properties.
The manufacturer recommends taking 2 tablets per day, those who are confused by the rather high content of active substances, may limit yourself to a tablet per day.
- a wide range of vitamins and minerals;
- contains adaptogens;
- contains plant extracts for prostate health.
- Eleutherococcus can increase blood pressure.
- high price.
21st Century, Mega Multi
Popularity Rating: 4.1
These multivitamins can be called one of the best in terms of price quality. The complex contains 14 vitamins, 9 minerals, as well as plant extracts, vitamin-like substances and natural antioxidants. Men’s Health Support Dwarf Extract palm trees, turner vegetable (known aphrodisiac), oats roots (often characterized as “natural viagra”), oyster extract. Citrus bioflavonoids, garlic extract support health heart and blood vessels. Ginseng has adaptogenic and tonic effect.
In the package of 90 tablets, take 2 tablets per day.
- supports prostate health;
- contains herbal effects that stimulate sexual activity;
- reasonable price (on foreign Internet sites, when buying in Multivitamins in Russia will cost about 2.5 times more expensive).
- not sold in offline pharmacies;
- ginseng can provoke an increase in arterial pressure.
Country Life, Max for Men
Popularity Rating: 3.7
Vitamin and mineral complex is designed for two months 2 tablets per day. Water soluble vitamins contained in fairly high dosages, non-fat soluble exceed the RDA, which is reasonable as they, unlike water soluble are able to accumulate in the body. From minerals it should be noted zinc, selenium, magnesium (in addition, contains iodine, calcium, copper, manganese, chromium).
In addition to vitamins and minerals, a mixture of herbal extracts and useful vitamin-like substances. Eleutherococcus, possesses adaptogenic properties. Calendula contains lutein, necessary for the normal functioning of the retina. Extract dwarf palm supports prostate health and reduces the intensity of androgenic hair loss. Inositol and Choline Protect liver cells, neurons and help maintain vascular health. Betaine helps reduce the risk of prostate adenoma and colorectal cancer.
- added herbal extracts supporting male health.
- high concentration of water soluble vitamins.
- vitamin D is 5 times lower than modern clinical recommendations.
- contains iodine, so people with thyroid disease before use, it is better to consult an endocrinologist.
- high price.
Multivitamin Overview for Women
Usually “female” complexes differ from “male” complexes iron – due to certain physiological characteristics up to half of women of childbearing age suffer from iron deficiency. FROM on the other hand, iron should not be judged according to the principle “the more the better “- in many ways its compounds irritate the gastrointestinal tract, causing nausea and abdominal pain. Therefore, women who left from childbearing age, it is better to use multivitamins, not containing this substance. Making a rating of the best, we tried take into account their interests.
Complies with the radiance
Popularity Rating: 4.8
Although these multivitamins are positioned as “beauty vitamins,” in fact, they will suit any woman. As part of complex 11 vitamins and 8 minerals, in addition to them added green tea extract, rich in natural antioxidants and alpha lipoic acid, which supports liver function, normalizes sugar levels in blood and promotes enhanced breakdown of fat in physical loads. Of the specific components “for beauty” you can perhaps mention copper, which is necessary for the synthesis of collagen and melanin – hair pigment (it is known that copper deficiency can cause premature graying), silicon, promoting synthesis glycosaminoglycans (substances that retain moisture in the skin, as well as basis of cartilage and natural “lubrication” of the joints.), cobalt, in the complex with copper improves hair condition, and already mentioned catechins green tea, which are not only powerful antioxidants, but also able to speed up metabolism and reduce excessive appetite. IN the rest is a solid vitamin-mineral complex for those who fears excessively high amounts of active substances. content vitamins in it corresponds to the recommended daily dosages (except for B1, B2, folic acid and B12, which do not accumulate in body despite a relatively high intake).
- a wide range of vitamins and minerals;
- contains natural antioxidants,
- contains components that contribute to weight loss (provided adequate calorie intake),
- affordable price.
Optimum Nutrition, Opti-Women
Popularity Rating: 4.4
These multivitamins are often recommended by athletes, but they can be apply to ordinary women. During periods of intense mental loads and stresses are better to comply with the manufacturer’s recommendations a dosage of 2 tablets per day, just to maintain health it is better to limit yourself to 1 tablet per day (in this packaging format enough for 4 months), since the content of active substances in the complex is pretty high.
All the minerals in these multivitamins for women are presented as chelates – organic compounds that are better absorbed the body. than inorganic salts, and iron in chelate compounds less irritating to the gastrointestinal tract.
In addition to 13 vitamins and 10 minerals, the complex contains plant extracts. Soy isoflavones, sacred Vitex extract and dong kwai maintain female hormonal balance. Bioflavonoids citrus, garlic, grape seed extracts improve state of the cardiovascular system. Horse chestnut extracts and Pontic needles normalize venous tone, preventing development varicose veins. Bearberry promotes health urinary system. and Garcinia Cambogia improves metabolism substances and reduces appetite.
- high vitamin content, you can reduce the recommended manufacturer dosage;
- contains plant phytoestrogens;
- contains vegetable phleboprotectors;
- reduce appetite and accelerate metabolism.
- can only be bought online or in stores for Athletes
- contain iodine, so for diseases of the thyroid gland endocrinologist consultation.
Nature’s Way, Alive! Once Daily, Women’s 50+
Popularity Rating: 4.0
These multivitamins are offered to older women because that do not contain iron. But they can be applied not only to ladies in age, but also for young women who regularly take hormonal contraceptives. When using them, menstrual bleeding sharply decreases and the risk of iron deficiency becomes minimal (if it is not formed earlier). Also, the complex is suitable for those women with which iron when ingested causes problems with digestion.
In this preparation, traditional for American multivitamins high dosages of water-soluble vitamins and moderate – fat soluble. It should be noted that the content of vitamin D complies with current clinical guidelines, providing a sufficient amount to prevent hypovitaminosis. it especially important for women of the older age group, since vitamin D regulates calcium metabolism, and therefore density bones.
Of the trace elements, selenium, magnesium, zinc, iodine should be noted. The difference between these multivitamins is a rather high content plant extracts: several mixes are added to them at once beneficial plants. aimed at maintaining the health of various body systems:
- for energy, including mental energy – ginseng, eleutherococcus, Ginkgo biloba, Gotu Kola, Rhodiola rosea;
- for the cardiovascular system – hawthorn (supports vascular health), Japanese scab (extract contains up to 50% resveratrol – a powerful antioxidant), coenzyme Q;
- natural antioxidants-bioflavonoids from citrus and cranberries;
- plant amino acids – spirulina, kelp, kniskus, blue-green algae, chlorella, dandelion, lemon balm, lemongrass, nettle, plantain;
- to maintain digestion – a mixture of plant enzymes, in including those that contribute to the breakdown of lactose (milk sugar), plant fiber;
- to maintain hormonal balance – phytoestrogens lignans flax;
- to maintain immunity – extracts of fungi used in Oriental medicine: (Reishi, Shiitake, oyster mushroom, etc.)
The package is designed for two months of use, 1 tablet per day.
- contains plant extracts that support female health;
- does not contain iron, can be used for intolerance this item;
- a complete source of vitamin D;
- 1 tablet per day.
- extracts of ginseng, eleutherococcus and other adaptogens may provoke an increase in blood pressure;
- contains iodine – with thyroid disease endocrinologist consultation.
Popularity Rating: 3.6
This vitamin-mineral complex is designed for soft correction of possible problems with the menstrual cycle, but in fact In fact, it suits most women of childbearing age, since according to statistics, these or other manifestations of premenstrual syndrome tension (also known as premenstrual syndrome) observed in almost 90% of women: according to various authors. the prevalence of this condition is from 25 to 92%, and with age increases.
The peculiarity of these multivitamins for women is different dosages in depending on the phase of the cycle, as at different times the balance changes female sex hormones, and, therefore, the need for vitamins. IN the first phase of the cycle – from 1 day of menstruation to 14 days from its beginning – it is recommended to take pills from blisters called “Cyclovita-1.” They increased the content of vitamin A, B2, B12. In the second half of the cycle is recommended tablets labeled “Cyclovita-2” They have a higher content of vitamin C, E, B6. Generally the complex contains 12 vitamins, lipoic acid, lutein, rutin, zinc, selenium, manganese, copper, iodine.
- helps normalize the cycle and reduce severity ICP.
- high price.
Multivitamin Review for Kids
A growing body is especially in need of vitamins and minerals. But any medications have age restrictions: for children under 3 years do not release multivitamins, limited to various forms Vitamin D, necessary for the normal formation of the skeleton. The problem is that babies can choke on a pill, and in active components can interact with each other in a solution. Therefore, when compiling a review of multivitamins, we had to limited to an age group older than three years. Special attention we decided to devote to adolescents, since this is a period of active adjustment and body formation.
Popularity Rating: 4.7
Contain 11 vitamins and 7 minerals. B1, B2, nicotine acid, chromium, iron, copper help ensure the body of the child energy. Vitamins A, C, Zinc and Selenium support normal immunity work. Vitamin D and Calcium Provide Growth and Development skeleton, vitamins B6, B12, folic acid and iodine contribute the development of intelligence, memory and speech.
Recommended for children from 4 to 11 years. Take 1 chewable tablet per day. the content of active substances does not exceed recommended consumption rates.
- rich vitamin and mineral composition;
- 1 tablet per day;
- do not contain sugar.
- aspartame is used as a sweetener, contraindicated in children with phenylketonuria.
Nature’s Plus, Source of Life, Power Teen, For Her
Popularity Rating: 4.3
This is one of the best multivitamin complexes. created especially for teenage girls. Chewing Vegetarian lozenges do not contain sugar, as a sweetener is used xylitol. The complex contains 13 vitamins and 9 minerals, including iron, necessary for girls from adolescence, calcium, selenium, magnesium, chromium. All trace elements are in chelated form. which improves their digestibility.
Probiotics added to chewable pastilles – these are useful bacteria that improve the condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Besides of this, as part of a multivitamin complex, fenugreek extract hay (fenugreek), which reduces the pain of menstruation, and dioscorea, contributing to the normalization of the cycle and reducing severity of premenstrual syndrome.
It should be noted that the amount of vitamins in the complex, albeit slightly, but still exceeds the RDA, which may alert some parents. They can be advised to give the teenager not 2 lozenges per day, as recommended by the manufacturer, but only one.
- rich vitamin and mineral composition
- no sugar
- contains herbal extracts the menstrual function of the girl;
- contains probiotics.
- not in offline pharmacies, you need to order online,
- high price.
SmartyPants, Teen Guy Complete Multivitamin
Popularity Rating: 3.9
And these multivitamins are for teenage boys. IN Composition of 13 vitamins and 6 minerals. active substance content they generally fit into the RDA standards (except for vitamins B6 and B12, providing energy processes in the body and normalizing activity of the nervous system). The peculiarity of this complex is added omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids which are very important for the development of the brain and retina, that is, improving mental activity and visual acuity. In addition, multivitamins contain lutein and zeaxanthin are also necessary for healthy vision.
Despite the fact that the package contains 120 chewable lozenges, it is designed for only 1 month of use: The recommended daily amount is 4 lozenges.
- rich vitamin and mineral composition;
- contains omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids;
- contains natural substances. supporting normal vision.
- 4 lozenges per day;
- contains sugar;
- high price.
GummiKing, multivitamins, minerals, vegetables, fruits and cellulose
Popularity Rating: 3.5
Designed for children over two years old. Chewing lozenges marmalade in the form of various fruits, which give taste and aroma natural fruit extracts. Contain 13 vitamins, iodine, magnesium, zinc. Do not contain calcium, what can be considered and how disadvantage and as a virtue – usually calcium gives chewing multivitamins a specific taste that children do not like, and it is not necessary if the child drinks milk and consumes dairy products (cottage cheese yogurts, cheese). Besides vitamins and minerals, these multivitamins for children contain natural dietary fiber that supports normal microflora.
Dosages in this complex do not exceed recommended daily norms (RDA), so that it is suitable for those parents who fear excess intake of vitamins. Chewing lozenges possess taste good and usually children take them with pleasure. Kids up to 4 years old, it is recommended to take 1 lozenge per day, for children older and adults – 2 lozenges.
- without colorants and flavorings;
- pleasant taste,
- the content of active components does not exceed recommended dosages.
- contain sugar.
Supradin Kids Fish
Popularity Rating: 3.4
Multivitamin complex for children over three years old. Unlike most of the other means of that section of the rating does not contain many active substances: vitamin C, nicotinamide, B6 and B12. The feature of these multivitamins is omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and choline, vital for the formation of neurons and creating new connections between nerve cells, which, in fact and provide mental development of the child. Dosages of all active substances do not exceed recommended daily doses.
Children 3 years old enough one lozenges per day, from 4 years and older 2 lozenges are needed.
- contains cholite and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for mental development of the child.
- poor vitamin composition;
- contains sugar.
Overview of Multivitamins for Pregnant Women
Pregnant women require special attention. One side, the need for vitamins and minerals is increasing, as these substances are needed not only to the expectant mother, but also to the developing fetus. FROM another – an excess of certain substances can adversely affect unborn baby – for example, an overdose of vitamin A can lead to to the development of congenital pathology of the fetus. Therefore dosage active substances in multivitamins for pregnant women usually do not exceed recommended daily intake.
Popularity Rating: 4.6
Strictly speaking, this is not one multivitamin complex, but a line of three funds intended for different periods of pregnancy. IN overall, quality nutrition (i.e. a list of vitamins and minerals) these complexes are the same, but the quantitative composition varies. The dosage of each specific component is selected based on the current needs of the mother and fetus. For example, folic acid is most important in the first trimester when formed neural tube. In the same period, iodine and zinc are extremely necessary. Iron is actively consumed from 16 to 20 weeks, when the fetus hematopoiesis begins. At about 22 weeks, the fetus forms rudiments of teeth – then calcium and vitamin D are very important
Komplivit trimester 1 trimester should be taken when planning pregnancy and before 13 weeks of pregnancy, 2 trimester – from 14 to 27 week of pregnancy, 3 trimester – until the birth. and if desired while breastfeeding.
In a package of 30 tablets, take 1 time per day.
- the composition is selected based on current needs at each stage pregnancy
- affordable price.
- 1 tablet per day.
One-A-Day, Women’s Prenatal, with DHA
Popularity Rating: 4.2
These multivitamins for pregnant women are available as a complex of tablets containing vitamins and minerals, and gelatin capsules with omega-3 fatty acids. content of active components fully complies with the standards recommended for pregnant women (in including 800 micrograms of folic acid, 28 mg of iron. 150 mcg iodine). Of the omega-3 fatty acids in the complex, special attention is paid docosahexaenoic acid – it is necessary for development the brain and retina of the unborn baby (the second of the irreplaceable omega-3s acids – eicosopentaenoic acid is “responsible” for the state of internal membrane of the vascular wall).
You can take these vitamins from the pregnancy planning stage. until the end of feeding – they will provide this entire period the needs of mom and baby. In a package of 30 tablets and 30 gel capsules for a month.
- contain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids;
- only in online pharmacies;
- high price.
Garden of Life, Vitamin Code, Raw Prenatal
Popularity Rating: 4.1
Manufacturers of these multivitamins for pregnant women are positioning product as containing exclusively “natural” vitamins, obtained not synthetically, but from natural components. The complex does not contain dyes, flavorings, sweeteners and synthetic fillers.
The complex contains 13 vitamins and 10 minerals. Including 800 micrograms of folic acid necessary for neural tube formation fetus, iron as a non-irritating compound gastrointestinal tract, vitamin D and calcium. necessary for the formation of the skeleton of the fetus. To reduce nausea in a multivitamin added ginger extract that normalizes motility gastrointestinal tract. Also normal function digestive system support probiotics – Lactobacillus plantarum, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
- contains prebiotics that support normal functioning gastrointestinal tract and immune system;
- ginger extract reduces nausea characteristic for onset pregnancy.
- high price;
- only in online pharmacies.
Attention! This rating is subjective, not advertising and does not serve as a guide to the purchase. Before the purchase consultation with a specialist is necessary.