|Summary||Olly Women Multivitamin Review|
|Claimed Benefits||Help active ladies thrive and be amazing, help fill the nutritional gaps of less than ideal eating habits, naturally tasty | I don’t think it will live up to that|
|Ingredients||Focused on 100% Daily Values | Amounts are mostly very poor, the nutrient forms often incapable, lacks a ton of different nutrients completely|
|Additions||No longer adds the brain-boosting substance Inositol | Doesn’t offer any additions|
|Additives||A very sugar-oriented disaster | Quite possibly contains some of the worst, most harmful sugar forms there is | It’s no wonder at all that it’s tasty|
|Quality||Properly awesome (NSF-certified for purity, potency, safety) | But it doesn’t fix or in some form remedy the bad additives|
|Success Rate||Above 90.7% | Based on 5356 reviews|
|Price||Superficially cheap | For the value (or rather the lack of) it brings, not worth it|
|Better Alternatives?||Overall | Mercola Whole Food Multivitamin For Women
If It Has To Be A Gummy | Naturelo Whole Food Vitamin Gummies for Adults (full review)
For The Best (100% DV) | The Best Multivitamins For Women
In this Olly Women Multivitamin review (or if we’re terribly official about it, Olly The Perfect Women’s Multi review), we’ll do some proper in-depth analysis of the supplement. And even beyond that.
My goal with this article is to start it off with a look at their marketing. Then, we will continue with a look at all of the active ingredients (vitamins, minerals, and other additions). Then, we will turn our sights to the inactive ones (additives). Lastly, it will be about the more practical things, like the customer reviews and pricing for this.
Marketing’s Not Overwhelming, I Used To Like Their Page More
According to the manufacturer, Olly Women Multivitamin is “a daily dose of 18 essential nutrients to help active ladies thrive and fill in the gaps when eating habits are less than perfect.” Moreover, it promises to be naturally tasty, to deliver B vitamins, antioxidants, and vitamin D along with Calcium. Per their words, it’s “a multi-tasking blend of Vitamins A, C, D, E, Bs, Biotin & Folic Acid.” So, quite promising, right [R]?
As for the product page itself, it’s simple, brief, quite elegant. And while it is no longer the incredibly pleasant page I came across years ago, it’s still very likable nonetheless.
Since that time I feel it has evolved, however, as far as marketing is concerned.
Now, there is an option to subscribe and get a discount. They also offer free shipping on any order above $50. Then, there is a 30-day money-back guarantee.
And, of course, there are also the customer reviews there to help people really get over the fence with the Olly Women Multivitamin. That said, it doesn’t seem nearly as positive overall as we’ve seen with supplements like Garden of Life Vitamin Code Women (review) or Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men (review).
But quite honestly, some of the other forms of expression on the page do give out a kind of marketing-oriented vibe. I believe that one such thing definitely is this notion of having listed just a handful of nutrients to be at 100-200% DV as a clear positive. Which basically most multivitamins are.
The question is rather how abundant can it be when it comes beyond these few nutrients?
Other than that, yes, it may claim that it is made Gluten-Free and comes without any Artificial Flavors or Colors. However, at the same time, it is produced in a facility that may expose it to soy, eggs, tree nuts, fish, shellfish milk, wheat, and peanuts.
To Review Nutrient Forms, This Olly Doesn’t Provide The Highest Quality
Nutrient forms are the aspect of any multivitamin that largely determines how beneficial at the end of the day the supplement will be. The higher quality forms the supplement provides, the better off we’ll be and the more meaningful benefits we’re likely to encounter.
For example, vitamin B6 in the form of Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate is immediately available for the body (hence, very beneficial). Whereas vitamin B6 in the form of Pyridoxine Hydrochloride is subject to all kinds of conversions that must take place within the body before we can actually benefit from it [R, R, R, R].
It may be a long way to prelude this section. But it explains perfectly why it’s always best to get our nutrients in the most bioavailable forms (ones that are immediately available to the body for use).
That said, jumping to the Olly Women Multivitamin, it certainly does not do a great job within this context.
Such vitamin forms as the ones used for vitamin A, D, B2, B3, B5, and B7 all are pretty fine (and quite common in multivitamins) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
However, the same can not be said about the rest of vitamins. Vitamin C, E, B1, B6, B9, and B12. All of these have other better alternatives that would benefit us significantly more [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
To add to that, we’re also getting the sheer miserableness of the vitamin E synthetic form (Dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate) just like in Centrum Women (review) or One A Day Women’s (review). Not only is it about half as effective as its natural counterpart but also it can be actually detrimental and cause toxicity if used long-term [R, R, R].
When considering the present minerals, this one’s also not a pretty picture.
Of all the minerals only Iodine we’ll find in a decent form. As for all the others (including Choline), they will be pretty low in that what they can contribute to anyone’s health. They’re essentially a complete waste of time [R, R, R].
As for the Olly Women Multivitamin as a whole, I’d say even more than that. I think you’ll agree. Keep reading.
I Don’t Like How This Women’s Multi Has Such Huge Nutrient Gaps
Having covered the nutrient forms, it’s now time to focus our attention on the overall vitamin and mineral amounts (plus, the diversity). But speaking of this, there are at least two different approaches we can take. First, there’s the conventional approach and second, there’s the alternative of the unconventional one (for a lack of a better word).
To get a better sense of them, the unconventional approach focuses on what is regarded as the best practices when it comes to vitamin and mineral amounts. And it is a little untraditional, and not everyone will agree with it. But it’s one that I’m more than certain will be nothing other than beneficial, and it definitely is the one that offers far more to gain.
Whereas the conventional one is all about making sure that we get all of our nutrients in amounts that are no less than or reasonably above 100% of the Daily Value (where it is appropriate).
That said, the just mentioned one is what most people choose to follow. And what most multivitamins strive to comply with.
This is also the case for Olly Women Multivitamin. And that’s despite the fact that it’s not really doing a great job at it. What I mean is that it offers most of its vitamins and minerals way below 100% Daily Values.
I mean, sure, they boast about having 100% of Vitamin D3, 100% of Vitamin E, or 100% of Vitamin B6. But they’re failing to mention that there’s only 10% of vitamin B1, or 10% of vitamin B2, or 23% of Zinc .
And this is without the plethora of essential nutrients that are not even there. Big fat ZERO of Vitamin K, Magnesium, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, Vanadium, Iron, as well as no Carotenoids (which could, however, be easily remedied by a Carotenoid supplement).
Good attempt in trying to improve our health or filling in the nutritional gaps with such a resourceless poor woman’s multivitamin. I feel this one’s a complete joke.
There Was Inositol To Improve Brain Function, But That Is No More
While there are many multivitamin supplements that are abundant in the space of other additions like the Rainbow Light Women’s One (review) or the Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women (review), and thus, can add to overall benefits, Olly Women Multivitamin is not one of them.
The only beneficial substance that it used to have was Inositol (40 mcg), which in itself is a substance I believe to be one of the most beneficial ones out there. Inositol benefits healthy brain function, as well as offer benefits in regards to combating anxiety, panic attacks, depression, as well as other types of distorted behavior and conditions [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
However, there always was this HUGE DOWNSIDE that it only contained 40 mcg of this marvelous substance within that Olly Women Multivitamin.
What this meant was that it was more than safe to say that the thing wouldn’t actually account for any real benefits or positive impact on health. As I saw it then, it was, essentially, there just to look good, to make the label better-looking.
Because the reality was that this supposedly perfect Women’s Multivitamin was off about 625-1250 times to what typically gets recommended [R].
And to that end, I’m glad they removed it from the formula completely. That said, I would have much rather preferred if instead of removing it, they would have just increased its amount.
Because it is a great additional beneficial substance to have. Surely, being there purely for the sake of giving away the impression that the supplement is more valuable than it actually is, it’s not okay. But they just took the easy way out.
Sugar Is The Name Of The Game When It Comes To Additives
Another crucially important aspect to consider when evaluating a supplement is additives, which are often found on the full ingredient list. The trouble with this is, however, that the importance of these is not sufficiently emphasized. But they can truly make all the difference as they do in both processed food and medicine as well.
And with that in mind, I don’t think the Olly Women’s Multivitamin uses the kind of “glue” ingredients that they should be particularly proud of.
So, this Olly product uses the following ones: Glucose Syrup, Beet Sugar, Water, Gelatin, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Coloring (from carrot, blueberry, and chokeberry juices), Natural Flavors, and Pectin.
While Coloring and Natural Flavors can probably be left out of negative comments because of that NSF certification, Glucose Syrup and Beet Sugar are something that just can’t be left unaddressed [R, R, R, R, R].
They’re not here to contribute to our health. Just to the taste.
Glucose Syrup is known to be an alternative name for High Fructose Corn Syrup. Thus, being one of the most unbearable substances one can ever come across in food or supplements. It will make these vitamins tasty, for sure. No doubt. But at the same time, on a long enough timeline, we may also pay a high price in terms of our health (especially, given that we typically already consume too much processed sugar daily) [R, R, R, R, R].
High Fructose Corn Syrup is compared with having the effects on the brain similar to drug abuse. Furthermore, it’s also known to be the root cause of obesity, weight gain, cancer, liver damage, diabetes, heart disease, as well as a bunch of other incredibly harmful and undesirable health conditions [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Good luck, “doing all the amazing things that make you, you” and taking care of our health and well-being while also abusing this form of sugar [R].
That said, to some degree beet sugar should not be considered as detrimental or devastating in its effects.
However, also this can induce obesity, depression, diabetes, heart disease, eating disorders, aggressive behavior, hyperactivity, learning difficulties, stupidity, and various types of cancer among other negative outcomes [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Which begs the question (or rather questions).
Weren’t we after a proper multivitamin that could make us feel, be, perform better? Wasn’t that the goal instead of, essentially, poisoning oneself with sugar and fooling ourselves that it’s healthy? And then paying money for it?
Customer Reviews Is Always A Dangerous Area With Gummy Products
This is arguably the most dangerous section when it comes to evaluating any gummy supplement. This is because I feel that about 90-95% of people limit their review to just how the product tastes. If it tastes good, it gets good feedback, vice-versa if it doesn’t. Whereas very rarely do the reviews consider the actual ingredients and whether or not there felt there was a benefit.
And so, while it is true that basing our purchasing decision just on the supplement reviews is one of the most reckless and, frankly, brainless things to do, it’s especially the case when it comes to gummy form supplements.
As for Olly Women’s Multivitamin’s on-page reviews, I’m actually surprised they allow them to be so low. Many manufacturers likely don’t. They edit or adjust the bad ones out. Not Olly though. What’s more, they even indicate who have received a free product, thus, clearly identifying who might be biased with their feedback.
With a total of just 69 Olly Women’s Multivitamin reviews, the product page suggests a 79.7% success rate. That’s 55 positive reviews and 14 negative ones. And it’s absolutely miserable, the way I see it, especially because it’s a gummy supplement. It should be much higher.
But for more thorough insight, we need that feedback left on third-party seller and retailer websites. Which I did.
In total, I managed to find more five thousand Olly Women Multivitamin reviews. Or, to be more precise, 5356. Of these, 4857 were positive and 499 were negative. Hence, the actual global success rate is considerably higher than what their product page implies. Meaning, instead of 79.7%, it’s actually 90.7%. A pretty huge difference if you ask me.
So, what did the bad reviews complain about?
As expected, it was mostly in regards to the taste. Many point to it being absolutely disastrous. Quite a few also complained about the smell. Some even said that it smells like vomit. Then, of course, we also get an occasional “didn’t feel any benefit” and the a bit too frequent “the gummies were stuck together, sticky, or melted (one big blob).”
So, yeah, not exactly enticing, the way I see it. Still, there are many people (about 9 in every 10) that swear by this.
Yes, Olly Women’s May Seem Cheap, Yet Not Worth It Still
I’ve seen different, quite opposite views on the price this one is coming for. Some say that the Olly Women’s Multivitamin is an absolute bargain. Others strongly oppose that. So, which one is it?
The product original cost is sitting at $13.99 per container. However, with the subscribe option which is something one can at any time waive from, we can typically get it for as low as $11.99 per container. Which equals 45 servings or 1.5 months of supply. Or, in other words, it’s basically $0.27 per serving (two gummies).
Yes, that’s considerably less than something like the Rainbow Women’s One (review) which comes for about $0.37 per serving.
But then, again, it offers about three times the nutrients, as well the diversity is much better, and plus all the beneficial additions that it adds and zero of the potentially detrimental additives.
To which end, I feel that through the perspective of Rainbow Women’s One this Olly Women’s is just incredibly expensive.
If we compare it to something like the Naturelo Whole Food Vitamin Gummies for Adults (review), it’s a somewhat similar story. Yes, it costs quite a bit more with its $35.96 for a month’s supply or $1.20 per serving. However, it adds none of the detrimental additives, as well there is a bunch more nutrients involved.
Personally, despite the price difference, I would prefer the Naturelo option everytime. To me, going for the Women Multi of Olly just doesn’t make sense.
I Don’t See Why Anyone Should Ever Get This, Avoid It Like The Plague
I absolutely get why people are buying this supplement. It’s very likable visually. It’s also tasty. Which I imagine can also somewhat deceivingly (because of the additives) tip the scales in its favor. It’s also affordable. So, I think it’s kind of no wonder it has found its way onto Amazon Bestsellers in the multivitamin category and that it’s so well-liked overall.
However, the existing hype around it should not cloud our judgment. Olly Women Multivitamin is not a great multivitamin and, by no means, I feel will it truly benefit one’s health.
I mean, that exposure to not the healthiest additives (to say the least) can without a doubt come back later to bite us even if it’s not immediately noticeable or completely apparent.
Furthermore, the sheer lack and scarcity of so many crucial vitamins and minerals can’t be viewed as an advantage either.
Hence, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, just buy it) I would reckon it’s not worth investing in it at all. I believe this is an absolutely avoidable supplement.
Also, the truth of the matter is that there are many much better multivitamins out there; multivitamins that can properly provide all of the nutrients in accordance with 100% Daily Values. Here’s an in-depth article on the best (and the worst) ones I’ve encountered. Or you could even look into some of the very best ones.
But if it has to be a supplement that is tasty, I’ve done the research. I think the already mentioned Naturelo Whole Food Vitamin Gummies for Adults (full review) is one of the most viable options.
As a sidenote, as far as this Perfect Women’s Multi of Olly itself goes, I think it’s just better to pick a proper multivitamin and reward yourself afterward with some candy that contains only the most basic forms of sugar. An approach like that has far more to offer than just rolling with this gummy thing.
Above all, I hope this Olly Women Multivitamin review helped you find the information you were looking for. What do you make of its sugar-oriented contents? What would you consider its absolute worst aspect? Let me know below.