In this Olly Women Multivitamin Review (or if we use its official name – Olly The Perfect Women’s Multi Review), we’ll go in deep into everything about the supplement.
Thus, in this article, we will first go into the claims made for it. Then we will continue on with taking a look at all the ingredients that it has – vitamins, minerals, as well as other beneficial substances. And then lastly, we’ll look at the additives to assess if there are any potential health concerns we should be aware of.
Essentially, all to make as accurate of an assessment about the Olly Women Multivitamin (Olly The Perfect Women’s Multi) as possible.
The goal here is to create a review so thorough that there would not be a need for you to ever look at another supplement review for this specific supplement. Therefore, if there is a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.
Olly Women Multivitamin Review – The Overview
According to the manufacturer, Olly Women Multivitamin is a multivitamin geared towards the well-being of women that is offered in the form of gummy vitamins and combines within itself 18 essential nutrients to help active ladies thrive and fill in the gaps when eating habits are less than perfect.
To be honest, the description page (sale’s page) of this particular supplement is one of the most pleasant I’ve ever come across. And I’ve come across a lot of them.
Although by no means it is abundant with information about the supplement, it still offers a few assertions and claims.
The very essence of their message is that Olly Women Multivitamin is a supplement that is packed with the essential nutrients to nourish you daily, so you can keep doing your thing and be amazing at it.
They claim it to be a complete multivitamin. Or in other words, get this, and you’re set for the day nutrition-wise.
Then there’s also some information on what does B vitamins do, what do Antioxidants do, and what does Calcium & Vitamin D do.
Additionally, there’s some info on how much of certain nutrients in terms of Percentage Daily Value are in the supplement.
For example, Vitamin D3 – 200%, Vitamin E – 100%, Vitamin B6 – 150% among other examples.
They’re said to be “Naturally Tasty – a blissful blend of juicy berries”.
Sounds great, don’t you think?
Let’s examine further.
This Olly Thing Is Not Into Proper Nutrient Forms
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 you’ll be and the more meaningful benefits you’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 you can actually benefit from it [R, R, R, R].
It may be a long prelude to this section. But it explains perfectly why it’s always best to get your nutrients in the most bioavailable forms (ones that are immediately available to the body for use).
Now, 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 very 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 the vitamins. Vitamin C, E, B1, B6, B9, and B12 – all have better alternatives that would benefit you significantly more [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
To add to that, you’re also getting the sheer miserableness of the vitamin E synthetic form (Dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate). 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 you’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 your 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. You’ll see. Keep reading.
Nutrient Amounts Are Too Low To Help Anyone
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 you 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.
Whereas the conventional one is all about making sure that you get all of your 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. Despite the fact that it’s not really doing a great job.
What I mean is that it offers most of its vitamins and minerals way below 100% Daily Values.
Sure, they boast about having 200% of Vitamin D3, 100% of Vitamin E, or 150% of Vitamin B6. But they’re failing to mention that there’s only 25% of vitamin B1 or 25% of vitamin B2 or 17% of Zinc.
And this is without the plethora of essential nutrients are not even there. 0% of Vitamin K, Magnesium, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, Vanadium, Iron, as well as Mixed Carotenoids.
Good attempt trying to improve your health or filling in the nutritional gaps with such a resourceless poor man’s multivitamin.
It’s a complete joke.
Inositol To Seemingly Improve Brain Function
While there are many multivitamin supplements that are abundant in the space of additional beneficial substances, like the Rainbow Light Women’s One or the Optimum Nutrition Opti-Women, and thus, can add to overall benefits, Olly Women Multivitamin is not one of them.
The only beneficial substance that it has is Inositol (40 mcg), which I believe is 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 is a HUGE DOWNSIDE to this.
There is only 40 mcg (micrograms) of this marvelous substance within that Olly Women Multivitamin.
What this means is that it’s more than safe to say that it won’t actually account for any benefits or positive impact on your health. Essentially, it’s there on the label just to look good.
I mean, ideally, you would want at least 25-50 mg of Inositol to actually take advantage of this substance. Which, in reality, means that the Olly Women Multivitamin is off of the necessary amounts about 625-1250 times [R].
And that’s quite a significant shortage.
So, I think it’s fair to say that at the end of the day, the Inositol is there purely for the sake of giving away the impression that the supplement is more valuable than it actually is.
Which is a shame.
It’s All Sugar – Obesity & Brain Damage Guaranteed
Another crucially important aspect to consider when evaluating a supplement is additives, which are often found on the full ingredient list.
That said, back when I first created this Olly Women Multivitamin review, I had issues finding where do they have that thing located. I’m not really sure if at the time was I just unable to find it or was it rather an issue of it not being there.
Either way, it wasn’t intuitive to find. Neither back then nor now.
I feel the main issue here might be the fact that there’re those bolded words “Supplement Facts” (which you’ll see immediately). But when you click on it, it doesn’t give you the full ingredient list. Rather it just shows you the beneficial stuff.
Which in the past have made me question why that is the case. Why not be straight forward about it? Is there maybe something in that supplement that they’re not really proud of?
These were my initial thoughts anyway.
In the end, there really was (and still is) stuff not to be particularly proud of.
The Olly Women Multivitamin uses the following ingredients as additives – 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.
They will be absolutely devastating to your health.
So, these vitamins will be tasty for sure. At that same time, they’ll make you pay a high price in terms of your health.
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, trying to take care of your health and well-being while also abusing this form of sugar.
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, and various types of cancer among other negative outcomes [R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, how do you feel about that?
Weren’t you after a proper multivitamin to make you feel, be, perform better? Wasn’t that your goal instead of poisoning yourself?
And paying money for it?
Final Thoughts On Olly Women Multivitamin
I absolutely get why people are buying this supplement. It’s very likable visually. So, no wonder it has found its way onto Amazon Bestsellers in the multivitamin category.
However, the existing hype around it should not cloud your judgment.
Olly Women Multivitamin is not a great multivitamin and by no means will it truly benefit your health.
That said, I can’t also disregard that short-term it may feel like actually adding and helping you pull some weight. However, this will be very deceiving.
Especially, because the exposure to not the healthiest additives (to say the least) without a doubt will come back later to bite you even if it’s not immediately noticeable or completely apparent.
But be it as it may, by my books any supplement that comprises your health and actually brings about more harm than good is completely wasted money.
Which is the case when talking about the terribly imperfect Olly The Perfect Women’s Multi.
On that note, if you’re rather interested in learning about the best multivitamins for women that can actually help with those nutritional gaps without compromising your health with harmful additives, check out this guide.
Above all, I hope this Olly Women Multivitamin review helped you find the information you were looking for. But if not, I’ll be happy to hear any advice in the comments on how I could further improve it.
Other than that, if you get a chance, even one line in the comments helps a ton and will be highly and sincerely appreciated.
See you in another article!
Cheers, Stay Healthy & Have a Great One!
This article was last updated on July 22, 2019.