|Summary||Rainbow Light Men’s One Review|
|Claimed Benefits||Heart, muscle, prostate, bone, blood pressure, sexual, reproductive health, overall energy, better stamina, immunity, helps with stress management, nerve cell protection | To some extent, will likely live up to that|
|Ingredients||Decent basic nutrient amounts | Mostly very decent, well-absorb nutrient forms, lacks a few crucial minerals and very scarce as far as some others|
|Additions||3 blends & 2 other substances | A decent combination, nowhere near what it used to be though | Theoretical gains for digestive, brain, liver, skin, bone health, better immunity, detoxification, DNA protection, better nutrient absorption, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels|
|Additives||Decent choices | No likely health hazards, will probably even be slightly beneficial|
|Quality||Non-GMO certified, C. L. E. A. N. certified, R. A. W. certified | I wouldn’t say it’s mesmerizing but feels decent enough | I like the added layer of certifications|
|Price||It may seem great | In reality, there are better, more cost-efficient options | But it still feels priced pretty okay|
|Recommendation||Definitely Worth Considering|
|Better Alternatives?||Overall | Thorne Research Advanced Nutrients (#1 on this list)
If Tight Budget | Optimum Nutrition Opti-Men (full review)
If Low Tablet Count Is A Must | Nature’s Plus Source of Life Gold (#6 on this list)
The Best Multivitamins For Men | Best Practices For Nutrient Amounts OR 100% Daily Values
The Product Page Is Brief, Not Much To Review, Really
According to the manufacturer, Rainbow Light Men’s One Multivitamin “provides comprehensive nutrition and protection.” Per their words, it “is specially formulated with herbs and food-based nutrients that address men’s nutritional needs.” I mean, frankly, it feels like everything. It almost feels like a box of superpowers [R].
I mean, it promises so many different gains. Better heart, prostate, muscle, energy production, immunity, reproductive, bone, colon, blood pressure, brain, digestive health, stress management, and stamina as well.
But despite all that, the product page for the thing actually gives off a very down-to-earth kind of vibe.
Furthermore, I believe that the same kind of vibe reflects well in the kind of marketing they’re doing. Meaning, there are only a few of the classical tactics here.
With the Rainbow Light Men’s One, there is no “buy more right off the bat and save” option or even a money-back guarantee. Still, there is an on-page customer review section with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 and an option for auto-delivery. With which we not only get 25% off, but also free shipping. So, it’s kind of an insane, difficult-to-pass-up kind of deal.
Other than that, it’s both Gluten-Free and Vegetarian-compatible. It’s both certified R. A. W. and certified C. L. E. A. N. And then, this multivitamin also has got a third-party certification for being Non-GMO from Non-GMO Project Verified. But is it worth it [R]?
As Far As Core Nutrients, This Rainbow Light Has Some Stuff To Love
As far as the primary nutrients, it certainly seems so just by the looks of it. It displays plenty of nutrient diversity. The amounts seem decent for its chosen standard. The nutrient forms also seem great a good chunk of the time. But while there certainly is plenty to like, there are also aspects of it I’m not fond of.
So, for vitamin and mineral amounts, the Rainbow Light Men’s One follows the classical 100% DV or reasonably above that. Which it does a pretty good job over and which is fine as an approach just in general. I mean, that’s what most people tend to prefer anyway.
Still, there are a few characteristics it takes from the best practices for nutrient amounts. But I wouldn’t consider it a multivitamin of that breed. In the past, I have. But it just doesn’t feel right to me anymore.
As for the quality of each individual nutrient (and thus, how helpful they can be), it’s quite back and forth, really. But mostly good.
On one hand, we have some very decent choices with B2, B3, B7, B12, D3, E, and K1. All of these are either in their arguably most effective forms (hence, most helpful to our bodies) or very close to that [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Then, on that same hand, we also have all of the minerals. I mean, just genuinely all of the minerals because everything from Calcium to Iodine to Zinc to Selenium to Copper, Manganese, Molybdenum, and Chromium are mostly real quality choices [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
That said, the amounts some of them are not always ideal. I mean, we’d, for sure, want more Magnesium and Calcium. Which is actually the reason why Men’s One is capable of punching so many nutrients in just one tablet (which is also the serving size). Also, I’m not a fan of this Rainbow Light lacking Boron and Vanadium completely.
Now, on that other hand, when it comes to vitamins like B1, B6, B9, C, and Choline, these are in forms that are most often found in multivitamin supplements and supplements in general. However, as common as they are, these particular vitamin forms are not that well absorbed [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, they will be way less effective than the more quality options. Definitely, fewer potential benefits than it would be with the quality approach. But this is not the real dark side of Rainbow Light Men’s One Multivitamin.
There Is A Dark Side To The Nutrients AKA All Isn’t Ideal
Okay, so, a little disclaimer. It’s actually not that dark. But there are a few aspects that do require a bit longer analysis.
While it used to offer the preformed form vitamin A in the previous version of the supplement, it is no longer that way. Now, the only vitamin A we’re getting is that from Beta-Carotene. And that’s not great.
I mean, it has proven to be quite an unreliable source of that active vitamin A. This is mainly due to its poor conversion rates. On top of that, it is speculated that quite a number of people might actually not have the gene necessary to even make that conversion. Hence, for those people, Beta-Carotene will never equal vitamin A [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
And even for those that it will, it’s far from being enough. Preformed vitamin A is absolutely paramount for health and well-being. And hence, it’s a disaster it not having that, the way I see it. Unless there weren’t solid stand-alone vitamin A options. Which there are plenty of. Even for vegetarians and vegans (check out this list of the best ones) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Other than that, what we have with vitamin B5 is quite interesting.
It is labeled as Calcium Pantothenate doesn’t really say much. This is because there are two forms of Calcium Pantothenate: Calcium-D-Pantothenate and Calcium-L-Pantothenate. Just saying Calcium Pantothenate could mean any one of these forms. However, the difference between these two is huge, because the “L” form is only about half as effective as the “D” form [R, R, R, R, R].
As this is clearly not shown on the label of the Rainbow Light Men’s One, it is far more than just likely that this supplement contains the “L” form (the ineffective form). I mean, is there any other reason to not otherwise label it clearly? I doubt that.
Yeah, so that’s that. But if we’re really picky, the supplement also offers just one out of the total of 8 different natural vitamin E forms. And Carotenoids, of course, it kind of overlooks completely as well [R, R, R].
This Men’s One Does Not Pack A Whole Lot Of Useful Additions
In the past, the beneficial substances used to be great with this thing. I mean, frankly, the Rainbow Light Men’s One still looks pretty great but that I feel is only superficially. The reality of things is that it is, generally speaking, very scarce.
But then, it has to be reminded, it’s just one capsule. And so, for that, I think it can probably be considered quite decent. Which still, however, doesn’t change the fact that the potential gains are likely to be very limited.
So, the Men’s One multivitamin offers Inositol, Citrus Bioflavonoids, Organic Rainbow Vibrant Foods Blend, Men’s Vitality Blend, and the Digestive Support Blend.
Inositol greatly supports brain function. In that regard, have you ever had or do you experience often anxiety or panic attacks? It helps with that. Have you got or are you on the edge of having depression? It helps with that too. Are you in constant stress? It will help with that also. In fact, it helps also to heal conditions like Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Citrus Bioflavonoids are like the second line of defense for our body, Vitamin C being the first. This is a substance found in most fruits and vegetables. It provides amazing antioxidative abilities (antiviral, antiallergic, antitumoral, antiplatelet, antihypertensive, and overall anti-inflammatory abilities) [R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, in essence, it is the substance, which helps to fight off most of the bad stuff our body might encounter. Other than that, Citrus Bioflavonoids are believed to improve heart, as well as skin and blood vessel health [R].
Now, about Organic Rainbow Vibrant Foods Blend. Essentially, this is a blend that is comprised of organic extracts of various fruits, plants, and roots. But 100 milligrams of this is not a lot. I mean, I would prefer much more. Either way, the added co-nutrients and co-factors (even if they’re of minuscule amounts) are probably the biggest gain here.
As for the individual constituents of the blend, the biggest name among those is probably Organic Spirulina. It is a blue-green alga, which is one of the most healthy plants on the planet. And it is also one of the most researched plants on the planet. In that regard, the benefit-list for this miraculous algae is pretty much inexhaustive [R, R, R, R, R, R].
The only downside to this is that we’re not informed as to how much exactly of it is in that blend. Thus, it might as well not provide us with any benefits at all (if, for example, there’s just too little of it).
If it were enough, however, the potential benefits stretch all across helping detoxify heavy metals from the body, improving immunity and helping to fight off cancer, providing incredible amounts of nutritional content (additional vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, and essential fatty acids), helping to improve blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol levels, and being an amazing antioxidant among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
That said, there’s one thing we can be pretty sure of – this blend will offer plenty of dietary fiber. And that stuff can help in eliminating toxins from the body, promoting weight loss, reducing the risk of cancer, improving gut health among exhibiting other benefits [R, R, R, R, R].
Then, we have the Men’s Vitality Blend that is a 51-milligram combination of Organic Chlorella, Organic Green Tea (leaf) extract, and Lycopene.
Chlorella, similarly to Spirulina, is considered one of the world’s superfoods. It can assist by detoxifying heavy metals and radiation, lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels, supporting the immune system, helping against cancer, as well as being extremely abundant in various amino acid contents [R, R, R, R].
Green Tea Extract is one that is very high in anti-oxidants. Thereby it promotes liver, heart, and brain health, lowers blood sugar levels, benefits recovery after exercise, as well as performance, and lowers the risk of some cancers among other benefits [R, R, R, R].
Whereas Lycopene has been known for slowing down and preventing all kinds and types of cancer, it improves bone, skin, and heart, it protects DNA, as well as it’s just a great antioxidant overall. And sure, it does have also other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
And finally, there’s the Digestive Support Blend. The name of which describes it perfectly. It is all about providing all kinds of enzymes, as well as some amounts of probiotics for that improved digestive health and nutrient absorption (both through food and this supplement) [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Before we finish off this section, a little more insight into the Bacillus Coagulans. It’s an extremely beneficial probiotic bacteria. It is way more potent and superior than all of those in yogurt findable nonsense probiotics [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Furthermore, it elevates the levels of other beneficial bacteria in the stomach, reduces stomach pain, decreases the “bad” blood cholesterol levels, enhances protein absorption, decreases bloating, constipation, vomiting, diarrhea, and has other health benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
The only bad part about this, as is the story of this whole section, the amounts of Bacillus Coagulans in the Men’s One are beyond ridiculously small. I mean, there are supplements like 1MD Complete Probiotics Platinum (review) or Nutrition Essentials Probiotic (review) offering easily 40-600 times the amount.
So, again, just to reiterate. All of the gains discussed would be far more likely to happen if there was more of this good stuff. But since there isn’t, they’re far from guaranteed.
I Really Like The Choice With Additives, It’s Solid
Before the remake, the Rainbow Light Men’s One Multivitamin was of all harmless additives. And thank God, also after the remake it still is something without the harmful ones. What’s even better, they have been able to reduce the additive count.
So now, we are looking at 4 instead of 7 additives that pose a little-to-no threat to health. In fact, it’s quite the opposite with these specific ones. Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose, Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT), and Inulin.
Microcrystalline Cellulose and Hypromellose both are alterations of cellulose. Cellulose is one of the most abundant substances on earth found in wood and all plant structures. These two additives are believed to be safe to intake even in huge amounts. And even in huge amounts, one will either encounter no side effects or for a few some bloating, constipation, or diarrhea might happen [R, R, R, R, R].
MCT or Medium-Chain Triglycerides is a variation of healthy fats that can be used by the body immediately (or also be converted into other necessary substances for the body) [R, R, R, R].
Regarding possible side effects – MCTs will either have no side effects or in some rare cases, it might cause upset stomach or diarrhea. Nausea and vomiting are also possible with heavy amounts (but not the case here at all) [R, R, R].
Nevertheless, MCT is extremely beneficial to consume as it has quite a number of benefits to its name. Protected brain function, lowered cholesterol levels, boosted energy levels and improved weight management are just some of them [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Inulin is a soluble fiber that stimulates the growth of the beneficial bacteria in the gut (typically human gut contains 15 thousand to 36 thousand species of bacteria). It is also a common substance in many different fruits, vegetables, and herbs [R, R, R, R, R].
There are few possible side effects for this substance, which most of the time come in a form of stomach problems. Thus, some bloating, flatulence, diarrhea and abdominal discomfort may occur. Supposedly, if one does encounter these side effects drinking plenty of water can probably cure this [R, R, R, R, R].
However, Inulin is not particularly known for its side effects. It’s known for its benefits that are quite many. By stimulating the growth of beneficial bacteria, the substance improves digestion, immunity, and overall health, relieves constipation, improves calcium absorption, and has other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, in terms of the “glue” ingredients, Rainbow Light Men’s One is definitely the good one. They’ve got some real quality choices for additives.
Almost 5k Customer Reviews, What Do They Say? Viable?
On a more practical note, let us now turn to customer reviews and success rates for the Rainbow Light Men’s One Multivitamin. Overall, it’s looking rather good. Sure, it’s not perfect. Still, it’s pretty darn good.
On their product page, much like many supplements out there, this one also offers a customer feedback section.
As of republishing of this article, the thing has only 52 Rainbow Light Men’s One reviews total. Which, frankly, is rather odd because this supplement has been around for at least 3-5 years.
They might have not had a section like that before or maybe they just decided to delete all of the feedback at some point, who knows.
But what I do love is that unlike most other product pages online, this one has at least one properly bad review and a couple of reviews otherwise not ideal.
Still, with the 98.1% success rate, it’s just a little too good to be true. Hence, I went out to find everything I could by all other third-party sellers and retailers.
In total, across the vastness of all internet, I managed to find 4,708 Rainbow Light Men’s One reviews. So, almost five grand. And there were quite a bit more people than just those 2% that the product has managed to rub the wrong way.
Of those almost 5k people, 450 pieces of comment were negative (1-star, 2-star). As for those other 4258, those were mostly positive (3-star, 4-star, 5-star). So, instead of 98.1%, it’s more like 90.4%. Which, don’t get me wrong… It’s still great. It’s just not as great as their sales page kind of leads to believe.
Other than that, the success percentage is probably higher than the estimated. That’s given that people typically are far more eager in reporting bad experiences than sharing positive ones.
I Feel This Multivitamin Loses To Some Viable Others In Terms Of Pricing
I’ve seen quite many customer reviews complaining about the Men’s One of Rainbow Light being an expensive multivitamin supplement. But is that actually true? Does it hold against the facts?
The product of this review has an original cost of $44.50. Which, yes, to some people may seem like an expensive thing. But it’s not. It’s what proper multivitamins typically cost. The difference here is that this Men’s One offers three month supply instead of one. So, it’s about $14.83 for a month’s supply.
But it gets better than that since we can get 25% off with an auto-ship option. So, it’s $33.38 for 3 month supply or $11.13 for 30 day’s worth. Which is effectively what it costs because that auto-ship option is absolutely malleable in the way that one can cancel it anytime.
So, it’s $11.13 per every 30 tablets. Which translates roughly to $0.37 per tablet. Or $0.37 per day as they recommend it. Which to me feels like a bargain despite any of its flaws. So, how does that stand against similar, viable rivals?
One such thing is the Now Foods ADAM softgels. A three-month supply of that we can get for $32.42. Which is about $10.81 for a month’s supply or $0.36 for a day’s worth. So, this one’s cheaper.
And let me just say, I would prefer the ADAM every day of the week. More vitamins, more minerals, better, more effective forms, even patented, true-quality ingredients, and just better manufacturing quality, from what I can tell. Just tons of better overall.
Another rather similar one is the Naturelo One Daily Multivitamin. A four-month supply of that comes for $37.75. That’s about $0.31 for a capsule which is the recommended daily dose.
As far as the vitamin and mineral amounts, it’s pretty back and forth between the two. Whereas when it comes to the individual nutrient forms, it’s not close at all in favor of Naturelo. Plus, not only this One Daily is vegan, but it’s also third-party tested. Which is not the story of this Rainbow Light.
So, it’s relatively cheap yet more expensive than what I feel are its more capable rivals.
Some Would Say It’s Shortlist-Able, I Would Only Dare To Consider It
Overall, I’m not 100% sure where we stand with this one. I mean, it’s not like it’s an all-through-out terrible supplement. It has its good bits and its not-so-good bits. There are things that are decently good about it, and there are those that are kind of meh.
For example, the fact that it offers decent amounts of straight forwards vitamins and minerals, uses great forms for the minerals, uses only harmless additives, and has a pretty decent success rate are the good bits.
We could also add the Non-GMO verification, as well as C.L.E.A.N. and R.A.W. certifications there.
But then, on the other hand, it has a dark side regarding some of the nutrients. It also could be doing a far better job with the other added substances on top.
And while it’s priced decently, I feel there are just straight-up better versions of the idea out there. Which just happen to also be slightly cheaper.
Thus, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I would probably still shortlist it. Maybe that’s too generous but I feel it’s decent value nonetheless.
Above all, I hope this Rainbow Light Men’s One review helped you find the information you were looking for. Do you agree with my assessment? Or is it better than that? What is its worst feature, the way you see it? Let me know below.