The Manufacturer of One A Day Men’s Health Formula claims it to be a complete multivitamin that is better than the Centrum equivalent of it. It is claimed to provide such benefits as improving heart health, blood pressure, immunity and physical energy [R].
In this One A Day Men’s Health Formula review we are going to challenge all of these assertions. But not only that.
We’ll also take a good in-depth look at its ingredients.
Vitamins Are Diverse But Scarce What Regards The Amounts
One A Day Men’s Health Formula contains such vitamins as Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D3, E, and K1. In other words, it contains at least a trace of most of the basic vitamins that the human body needs daily (all except Choline). This makes it a good all-around type of a supplement at least from the perspective of vitamin diversity.
However, only a few of the vitamins in the supplement are in good forms for intake, only a few are in the amounts necessary (see Prime Daily Values).
Vitamin A overall is not in the best shape. It does have enough preformed Retinol. But other than that, One A Day Men’s Health Formula does only have beta-carotene in addition to that Retinol. Meaning, it has a single form of carotenoids, which is less than optimal. Other carotenoid forms like alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and few others are necessary to get the most out of Vitamin A [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Vitamin B1 in the form that it’s in, is suggested to be bad because it is fat-soluble [R, R, R]. But this is false according to more credible sources, that insist on it to be water-soluble and harmless [R, R, R, R, R]. In fact, Benfotiamine (which is a form of Vitamin B1 and is fat-soluble) is by far the best form of Vitamin B1 for consumption [R, R, R].
As for Vitamin B6, B9 and B12 – all of these are present in the supplement NOT in their bioavailable or, for that matter, most effective forms. This basically means that for some people it might turn out to be hard to get any benefit that is ensured by these vitamins [R, R, R, R].
At the same time, Vitamin B7 is in the best form possible [R, R]. Whereas Vitamin C is in the form that is most common for supplements and that is not the best, but still quite optimal and okay for consumption [R, R, R, R].
Vitamin E (in the form that it’s in) is a terrible choice. First of all this form is a synthetic one that is far less effective than its natural counterpart [R, R] And second, there are 7 more Vitamin E forms that One A Day Men’s Health Formula does not have. Although some of these forms seem to be more needed than others, all of these forms are really important to have [R, R, R].
Overall while most of the vitamins seemingly contain more than or at least 100% of the daily value, they make up only a little, tiny little part of the particular vitamins that are actually needed daily. This is because daily value does not represent the amounts that are recommended for daily consumption to achieve optimal health. In fact, they represent the minimum daily amount that must be acquired or else there is a very high chance for a person to become ill with a deficiency disease (for more information see Prime Daily Values).
Nonetheless, avoiding deficiency disease does not mean that you are healthy or that you have optimal health. It’s rather quite the opposite.