In this Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men review, we will take an in-depth look into everything that it offers. We’ll take a look at all of the nutrients, additives and beneficial substances.

Should you just go and purchase it? Or should you maybe run from it? We will get into that too.

Stick around. The goal here is for you to not need to look at any other reviews of the supplement ever. Thus, if there is a section I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.


Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men Review – Overview


Opti-Men is a multivitamin supplement manufactured by Optimum Nutrition, which is also considered to be one of the best multivitamin supplements for 2019. It’s primarily geared towards the use of men, however, women can also take advantage of it.

What is Opti-Men? – Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men ReviewThe manufacturer itself describes Opti-Men as a comprehensive nutrient optimization system providing 75+ active ingredients in 4 blends specifically designed to support the nutrient needs of active men.[1]

They claim that each serving includes free form amino acids, antioxidant vitamins, essential minerals and botanical extracts in foundational amounts that can be built upon through consumption of a healthy balanced diet.[2]

Thus, they position Opti-Men as nutritional insurance for your fit lifestyle.[3]

Which as we’ll see further it definitely lives up to.

In that sense, the supplements description page is an extremely refreshing one.

There’s no hype, no empty claims. No over the top assertions.

All of which is a good indication that the supplement is actually about providing value and not tricking you into buying it.


Vitamins In Opti-Men Are Pretty Solid


Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men offers almost all of the essential vitamins at least in some amounts.

There’s the vitamin A (Carotenoids), C, D, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. Thus, although superficially it seems that it does not lack any of the 13 essential ones, there is, however, one missing.

There Are A Complete Number Of 12 Different Vitamins In The Optimum Nutrition Opti-MenThis exclusion is the preformed vitamin A. Which much like any of the other ones is crucial for great health.

Well, you might ask: “But isn’t the vitamin A in the form of Carotenoids enough?”

No, it is not.

There are in a sense two forms of vitamin A – Carotenoids and the preformed form. While both of them contribute to the benefits associated with vitamin A, they’re not the same. In fact, they have slightly different qualities.[4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

Furthermore, any nonsense that you might have heard about Beta-Carotene being the better form of vitamin A is completely inaccurate. Although Beta-Carotene can be turned into preformed vitamin A, it’s a very unreliable way how to acquire it and fairly often it can be completely insufficient in getting the needed preformed vitamin A amounts.[10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15]

Which can translate to various health conditions like poor vision, immune system or infertility among many others. Thus, it’s way more important than many consider it to be.[16] [17] [18]

As for the vitamin amounts, most of them are in amounts sufficient enough (according to Prime Daily Values). There are few shortfalls but nothing too considerable.

Overall still pretty good.


Minerals Are Somewhat Sufficient, Not Ideal


Opti-Men similarly as it was with vitamins offers a very diverse set of minerals. Namely, diversity-wise it offers everything you could ask for. Mineral form and amount wise – not so much.

Oats Can Somewhat Make Up For The Lack Of Manganese In The SupplementCalcium un Magnesium you’ll definitely need to supplement additionally as this supplement provides way too low amounts of them.[19]

The vitamin forms are also not ideal. Which means that the actual forms of the minerals in the supplement are not ideal for absorption by our body once those are ingested.[20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25]

Either way, by far the most struggle with these two. Thus, I wouldn’t consider it a negative.

As for Zinc, Copper and Manganese, they are in quite ineffective forms. The first two, however, should not suffer that much from that as the amounts are still sufficient. Manganese on another hand is definitely not enough.[26] [27] [28] [29] [30] [31]

The rest of the minerals, excluding Boron and Vanadium, are pretty great. Whereas as for Boron and Vanadium we’ve no idea what forms are they is as it’s not shown on the label.[32] [33] [34] [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40]

Two other fundamental substances – Choline and Inositol – although are present in the supplement, in amounts not sufficient enough for what is recommended by Prime Daily Values.


The Blends Are Insanely Powerful


As it was already indicated earlier in the article Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men offers 4 various blends.

There’s the Amino Men Blend, which is all about providing with 8 amino acids (L-Arginine, L-Glutamine, L-Valine, L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Cystine, L-Lysine HCI, L-Threonine). Not all of these are among the essential ones.[41] [42] [43]

Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men Has The Potential Of Helping You Build MuscleThese will be great for anyone as they are considered the building blocks of life – compounds which our bodies can’t function without. These also have the capacity to help build muscle.[44] [45] [46]

Then there’s the Phyto Men Blend, which is all about providing you with a bunch of Phytonutrients through various fruit and vegetable powders.

Phytonutrients are natural chemical compounds known to have various antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Nonetheless, they offer also other marvelous benefits.[47] [48] [49] [50]

Then there’s the Viri Men Blend, which consists of many substances that are geared toward improving sexual well-being and energy levels among offering also other benefits. In that regard, while some of the benefits, such as preventing hair loss does not really apply to women, yet still, these substances will also improve women’s health.[51] [52] [53] [54] [55] [56] [57] [58] [59] [60] [61] [62] [63] [64]

Lastly, there’s the Enzyme Blend, which is all about providing you with substances and enzymes that will improve digestion. Which will positively affect the efficacy with which the nutrients will be successfully absorbed.[65] [66] [67] [68] [69] [70] [71] [72]

Additionally, there are also a few other substances added to the supplement.


The Most Problematic Section Is Not Problematic


Typically and for many multivitamin supplements, the section in which the additives are named is the most problematic one.

Not for Opti-Men, however.

The Supplement Has 8 Different Additives – All HarmlessAlthough it does have 8 different ones, which is quite a large number, all of them are generally considered to be harmless.

In the past, most doubts I’ve had over Polydextrose. But it turns out that in truth Polydextrose is a low-calorie carbohydrate, which isn’t really a health concern.[73] [74] [75]

Although, the substance can supposedly cause diarrhea or bloating, if consumed in big amounts, in reasonable amounts it is, however, quite beneficial.[76] [77] [78] [79] [80] [81] [82]

For some people, certain doubts may raise the Magnesium Stearate and Stearic Acid.

Overall the message regards these two have been very mixed. Some are completely and utterly certain that both of these substances pose a health risk. Others disagree completely asserting that these probably are some of the most harmless additives there is.[83] [84] [85] [86] [87] [88] [89] [90] [91] [92] [93] [94] [95]

I’ve done the research, I’ve spent some 10+ hours in the past on that. Ultimately, it’s pretty clear and straightforward. These substances are absolutely harmless.[96] [97] [98] [99] [100]

An interesting fact to illustrate this – babies consume infinite times more Stearic Acid through mother’s milk than we ever could as an additive in supplements.[101]

Thus, to conclude there really are no negative health concerns in regards to any of the ingredients.


Final Thoughts On Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men


Although Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men is not absolutely ideal as a multivitamin supplement, it’s a very solid one nonetheless.

It offers good amounts of the needed nutrients. Diversity-wise it has everything. Plus, it employs only harmless additives.

One distinct drawback that the supplement has is the complete lack of preformed vitamin A. This can, however, be easily fixed by adding to your daily routine a vitamin A supplement.

Other than that, it’s one of the cheapest supplements that has made the list of the best multivitamin supplements.

With that in mind, it prices at $26.50 for a supply of 50 days, which is equal to $0.53 a day. But you can get it even cheaper than that if you choose to buy it through this link (iHerb – International). It will grant you a small extra discount.

Conclusions On What Is Opti-Men All AboutIf you happen to be interested in other even more awesome multivitamin supplements, definitely check out the article on the best multivitamin supplements.

Above all, I hope the article helped you find the information you were looking for, but if not – definitely let me know in the comments how I could further improve it.

If you have a tiny bit of time, I would highly appreciate even one line in the comments. That helps a ton and will be highly appreciated.

Hope to see you in another article!

Cheers, Stay Healthy & Have a Great One!

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24 Comments

  • Shane

    May 2, 2019 - 15:14

    I think Opti-Men is a good product. This will be on my list. Thanks for the review!

    • @MatissDzelve

      May 4, 2019 - 23:06

      Hey, Shane!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review, my friend!
      It truly is a solid one!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Luiz

    February 19, 2019 - 00:27

    Thanks a lot for the great review… 

    I am an Crossfit athlete and I have been searching for options in supplements to improve performance and complement my diet (even though I believe I already eat very healthy).

    I have seen and tried some of ON Optimal Nutrition supplements, but not the multivitamin one.

    In your experience, which advantages ON multivitamins has over the other similar products, and which benefits I should expect over high-intensity training like Crossfit and Calisthenics?

    Thanks in advance I will be waiting on your feedback! 

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 19, 2019 - 05:09

      Hey, Luiz!

      Glad you enjoyed the review. And I sincerely appreciate the kind words!
      One definite advantage over similar sports-geared multivitamins is that this one does not offer a cocktail of harmful additives. This is so incredibly common among sports-related nutrition, it’s ridiculous.

      I mean, just overall you should see and feel improvements, not only while high-intensity Crossfitting or doing Calisthenics. But by no means it will be immediate, it usually takes a little while to kick in.
      Additionally, as I already mentioned in the article, the amino acids in this one can definitely also help with some muscle gains but if you’re really into that you should probably get an additional amino acid supplement.

      Hope that helps!

      Cheers, and have a Great One, Luiz!
      Matiss

  • Gno

    February 16, 2019 - 17:02

    Opti-Men is a very good product. I commented on one of your other articles earlier and I wrote that I was a user of Optimum Nutrition products earlier. This multivitamin complex includes all vitamins, minerals and many extras that you need. 

    I changed to a Vegan supplement brand some years ago, but I have to tell that I was very satisfied with that brand. All the products are very good and their price is very affordable. 

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 16, 2019 - 19:01

      Hey, Gno!

      Glad to have you back!
      Thank you for sharing your experiences with the supplement, I appreciate it!

      Cheers, and have a Great One, Gno!
      Matiss

  • mzakapon

    February 13, 2019 - 16:51

    Hi 

    I have not heard about this product before. After reading your article, I understood all related information about Opti-Men multi vitamin product. Since it is good nutrients and employs harmless additives, I believe it will be a good choice for us. But according to your conclusion, this is not ideal as a multivitamin supplement. But I think if there is no major side effect issue for using this, it will be popular for it’s cheap price and as well as quality. Thanks for writing this review.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 14, 2019 - 20:59

      Hey, Mzakapon!

      I’m delighted that you found the article helpful. Really happy to hear that.
      All I’m saying is that there are better options, however, this one is also a great choice.

      Cheers, Friend, Have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Fasuan

    February 7, 2019 - 12:33

    It’s good to be on your site again. This is a great article and really informative writeup. There are various vitamin products for men on the Internet but this in particular really caught my attention. 

    I think you are doing a great job generally of being visible on the blogging space, your work is amazing and helpful.

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 8, 2019 - 03:46

      Hey, Fasuan!

      Thank you for the kind words. I truly and sincerely appreciate it.
      Totally made my day! 🙂

      Cheers, Fasuan!
      Have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • John

    February 2, 2019 - 14:13

    Interesting facts about this supplement, thanks for the in-depth insight into it.  It does seem really odd that it includes practically all you would need in one supplement, to then miss out Vitamin A?  But either way does seem like a good supplement to try, but I think I will check your post about supplements, to see if there is a better one. thanks

    John

    • @MatissDzelve

      February 2, 2019 - 21:29

      Hey, John!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article.
      I did too find it a bit odd. Nonetheless, it can be easily remedied with adding a singular vitamin A supplement. So, it’s not too big of a deal.

      Cheers, And Have a Great One, John!
      Matiss

  • saj

    January 26, 2019 - 12:15

    I am happy to notice that this multivitamin has one of the most important ingredients.- Carotenoids. It is quite interesting that it is providing value, and it has no empty claims. I also think the diverse set of minerals, Amino Men Blend- with 8 amino acids  including L-Arginine, makes it viable for men. I am currently using another similar supplement, but after reading the description, I will certainly look into purchasing one of these and see the results.

    • @MatissDzelve

      January 27, 2019 - 04:14

      Hey, Saj!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review!
      Cheers, let me know how it goes!

      Take Care And Have a Great One, Saj!
      Matiss

  • Chrissie Spurgeon

    January 20, 2019 - 20:57

    There are so many different multivitamins available on the market today that it is almost impossible to make an informed choice on the best one for you.

    Therefore, a researched review like this is so useful in helping to make that choice.

    Opti-Men really does sound sound like a good one, as it covers most of the vitamins and minerals considered to be essential for good health, and it is reassuring to know that it is on the list of the best multivitamins. Added to that the fact that it is very reasonably priced, and I really can’t see that you would go far wrong in choosing to take this multivitamin. It is also very reassuring to know that any additives are completely harmless.

    Many thanks for doing the hard work for us and presenting us with your conclusions.

    Chrissie 🙂

    • @MatissDzelve

      January 20, 2019 - 21:21

      Hey, Chrissie!

      I’m really happy you enjoyed the review! Totally made my day!
      I’m delighted I was able to add and to improve the knowledge and awareness of you, Chrissie, and of others. That truly means a lot to me.
      And I appreciate the gratitude for the work that went into this. Thank you!

      Cheers, and have a Wonderful Day ahead!
      Matiss

  • Lok Which

    January 16, 2019 - 16:47

    I have never heard of Opti-Men. Not until I read this post that is. This is really interesting. I found the post to be really educational for me, it helped me learn stuff like what’s it all about and what it works for. Thank you for sharing and making of the post. It’s something I will pass on to some of my friends – they need to know of this. 

    Overall, my opinion is that the features of the Opti-Men are quite convincing and I think it’s worth purchasing.

    • @MatissDzelve

      January 16, 2019 - 18:41

      Hey, Lok!

      Glad you enjoyed the review. Glad it was educational for you and that it taught you something new. 🙂
      I appreciate the shares, that helps a ton, Lok!

      Cheers, man, and Have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Dale

    January 16, 2019 - 08:23

    With all the vitamins and supplements out there today my opinion is the only way you actually can buy what you need is through reviews.  Heck, most pharmacists don’t understand all the products they sell in their store.

    This is actually a pretty good review and I think this might be something I really want to try.  It even seems affordable.

    Thank you for the great info.

    Dale

    • @MatissDzelve

      January 16, 2019 - 18:32

      Hey, Dale!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review.
      And thank you for the kind words! I appreciate it.

      All the Best, Dale, Have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • Matt's Mom

    January 15, 2019 - 19:16

    Great information and an honest review on the Opti-men supplement.  I plan on reading your review on the best multivitamin supplements to see which will be the best for me and my son.  We both are looking at needing some thing a little better than what we are currently using.   I will definitely bookmark and make a decision on which multivitamin will work best for us.  

    • @MatissDzelve

      January 15, 2019 - 19:31

      Hey, Matt’s Mom!

      I’m delighted you enjoyed the review! I appreciate the bookmark, means a lot.

      If at any point I can help you will something, please let me know. I’ll be happy to help out.

      Cheers and have a Great One!
      Matiss

  • KPalmquist

    January 15, 2019 - 18:52

    I checked out the link. As I am 60+ years old, I was happy to see Boron, Lutein, and NOT iron.  I appreciate the information regarding the source/form of the individual components.  That is something often overlooked or hidden. The cost looks pretty decent, especially with the link you provided. Have you worked out a per day cost comparison?

    • @MatissDzelve

      January 15, 2019 - 19:02

      Hey, KPalmquist!

      Glad you enjoyed the review!
      I definitely agree to the ‘NOT iron” part. That’s so true.
      I have worked out that comparison for the best multivitamin supplements, haven’t published it though. In that regard, this one is the very cheapest one. Others typically range from $1-2. There are also other options below $1. However, in terms of cost per day, Opti-Men is the most efficient one.

      Cheers and have a Great One, KPalmquist!
      Matiss

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