33 Best Of The Very Best Multivitamin Supplements 2019

It really goes without saying that there are incredible amounts of different multivitamins out there. Thus, making it a pretty hard and even overwhelming task when it comes to finding the ones that can contribute to your health in the most meaningful and side-effect-free way.

Therefore, this article is solely focused on listing and helping you identify the best multivitamin supplements as of July 2019.

However, it’s never only about listing them, I want you to have all the tools necessary to make that assessment for yourself. Hence, you would never be lured into buying a supplement you don’t actually need.

That said, over the course of research for this article, I went over every single multivitamin I could possibly find online (lost count after well over 700). Hence, I’m pretty confident that it will not only be very insightful but also a huge time-saver.

So, let’s get right into it.

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20 Replies to “33 Best Of The Very Best Multivitamin Supplements 2019”

    1. Hey, Aurelio!

      I appreciate the question. I feel it’s such a good one.

      I haven’t included Naturelo here because the nutrient amounts they base their supplements on do not fall in line with what I see as the best practices for nutrients amounts. Meaning, they do fall short for that standard. Which, to be honest, at the end of the day is kind of an unconventional approach to supplementation.

      Hence, there’s a huge paradigm shift happening on this website at the moment. I will be adding and also considering in any future posts what I refer to as the conventional approach for supplementation that revolves around 100% Daily Values (and values alike that typically get labeled on supplements).

      That said, in the following couple of weeks there will be a number of changes and updates to most all supplement reviews. Plus, I’m also currently developing the list for the best 100% Daily Values based multivitamins both for men and for women. Which will feature Naturelo brand as well.

      The truth is that the list I have already created (ranked the supplements), it’s just the writing part that takes time. The ones I will list as the number ones you can get more insights for here – for men & for women.

      If at any time any other questions cross your mind I’m here to help. 🙂

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam/Seize the moment,
      Matiss

  1. Thanks for the information that you provide on multivitamins. It can get confusing with everything on the internet. Is labdoor.com a trustworthy site? If so, could that information effect your rankings on multivitamins?

    Thanks
    Erick

    1. Hey, Erick!

      You’re are very welcome!
      I can only agree, it can get rather confusing.
      I do consider labdoor.com a trustworthy site. And I do take it into account to some extent. However, I do not list supplements according to their quality rankings.

      This is because I feel they are more concerned with the actual quality testing and not multivitamin potency as such. Furthermore, many of what I feel are the top-notch multivitamins they do not test. For whatever reasons.

      I hope that helps! If you have any further questions, just let me know, Erick.

      Cheers and Have a Great One!
      Matiss

  2. I’ve always viewed supplements as a way of keeping me and others healthy. Our health is so incredibly important. Without it you can’t do anything properly and your performance can suffer because of that.

    I found this list very helpful! So, thank you for making the effort and putting it together.

    1. Hey, EmmaJ!

      It’s my pleasure! And I’m glad you found it helpful. 🙂

      I also 100% agree that our health is in direct correlation with our performance, mental capabilities, energy levels, productivity and a whole list of other factors, which help us to feel better, live better and just overall be better in our very essence!

      Sorry, that I didn’t manage to schedule time to get back to you sooner. 🙂

      Cheers and Have an Awesome Day!
      Matiss

  3. Hey,

    Thanks for the information on these supplements!

    I particularly like how you list out the pros and cons of these products. Easy to read and digest!

    One thing I am wondering is that I have heard that you actually can’t store some types of vitamins in your body over a day, so you have to take the supplements every day. Just want to ask is this condition limited to certain vitamins or it applies to everything?

    Also, because my mum is a vegan, so I guess she needs to take some vitamin B12. But one thing that confuses me is that is every manmade vitamin B12 vegan-friendly? If yes, do you know how exactly they are extracting those B12? Are the processes vegan-friendly as well?

    Sorry for asking so many questions at once, but would really like to hear!

    Regards,
    Crystal

    1. Hey, Crystal!

      Awesome that you liked the article!

      To answer your first question – yes. Certain types of vitamins our bodies are not able to save up, so to say. In fact, they have to be consumed at least every 12 hours. From what I’ve heard that is the approximate amount of time, in which all of what’s accumulated is either used or excreted.

      This generally applies to all the vitamins that are water soluble (B and C vitamins). The fat soluble ones (A – retinol specifically, D, E and K vitamins) our bodies are able to store effectively and to those the 12 hour rule does not apply.

      As far as B12 vitamins go – it is abundant in products of animal kingdom, this is also why it’s generally widely known and considered as common knowledge that vegans have to pay more attention to this vitamin than the general population.

      Very rarely do a vitamin B12 supplement is vegan-friendly. If I recall this correctly, this is mostly because of the additives used in the supplement. However, every once in a while there you’ll encounter a vegan certified supplement.

      Yet, be wary. A lot of times there are other additives in those supplements that although are vegan-friendly, yet can be of health concern.

      And no need to apologize – I love your curiosity!

      Regards,
      Matiss

  4. I really like how much research you put into your site. You break things down so clearly. I do have a question about taking a multivitamin compared to taking single vitamins. Are there any problems with the vitamins absorbing into the bloodstream if you take them all at once? I am a big fan of getting the best bang for my buck but want to make sure what I take into my body is absorbed efficiently.

    1. Hey, Michael!

      I totally get where you’re coming from. For me this is really important as well.

      Okay, so this may seem a little contra-intuitive, but it is actually better to take multivitamins, especially if you will be taking those particular singular vitamins anyway.

      The thing is that vitamins themselves do not compete over absorption with one another. Our body can efficiently absorb them all at the same time. As for minerals, there are some, which in poor forms may be competing over each other. However, from what I know this does not happen with minerals that are in form of chelates. Nonetheless, some vitamins actually improve the absorption of certain minerals.

      Therefore, in terms of what your body is ultimately getting, you get more than if you were to consume those particular vitamins and minerals separately.

      Furthermore, there are professionals, who advocate that (and I agree with this 100%) that it is very important to consume either most vitamins and minerals through supplements or none as supplementing any singular vitamin or few vitamins can throw your body in a disbalance.

      And this will more than just likely bring more harm than good over a period of time. There are also studies, which support this. But do keep in mind that this does not apply to instances when one is seriously deficient regarding a specific vitamin or mineral.

      All in all vitamins and minerals always do work better in conjunction with each other.

      Stay healthy!
      Cheers!

  5. Great article. I like how you broke it down into a summary with a link to show your sources for each one. I have tried multivitamins in the past and haven’t felt much of a difference. I know each of our bodies are different and need different amounts at different stages of our lives

    A question I have is it better to take a multi vitamin or is it better to take them as individual vitamins?

    1. Hey, Michael!

      Sorry that I couldn’t get back to you sooner.

      There is actually many reasons, why one may not feel any benefit from using multivitamin supplements. Don’t take it for a fact that they do not work, cause many people after trying some random supplements deem this as a placebo industry. But not all supplements are bad like that.

      I have a new article, in which I’ve summarised reasons, why most people that have used multivitamin supplements, does not feel any benefit. This is the article geared towards not using the proper kind of multivitamin. In the near future I’ll be publishing also an article on, why they might not work (you may not feel any benefit), if you are using a proper multivitamin (aka one of the best multivitamin supplements out there).

      As for our bodies being different, I may have came across in the article above as if nobody really knows, how much we need. But that was not my point. Cause we do know. (I’ll definitely need to make some adjustments to the article.)

      It is defined by the Prime Daily Values. The sense of us all being different is in the fact that some people regarding specific nutrients may need a bit more than Prime Daily Values, but some may need less. But for none will the 100% of Daily Value (the value percentage that is shown on a supplement label) be enough. I can’t stress this enough! Or you might have a percentage of NRV or some other system depending on where you live. I do go into detail on this in the article on Prime Daily Values.

      Okay, regarding your question. So, here’s the thing.
      On the top of my head I can think of only two reasons where taking individual vitamins would be better. Obviously, there might be some other more insignificant ones. So, here’s the two reasons.

      Do you know how few vitamins are water soluble (for example, B vitamins) and few are fat soluble (for example, D vitamins)? So, essentially when you’re taking a vitamin D you have to consume it together with fat for better absorption. Therefore, most vitamin D supplements as one of the additives contain some kind of oil. And this is also the reason, why D vitamin supplements can be taken any time of the day.
      On the other hand, multivitamins are recommended to take with the biggest meals of the day as usually these meals will on their own contain some sort of fat.

      Thus, if you were to take a multivitamin that does not have some sort of fat in it not with your meal, then the singular vitamin D supplement would be better.

      The other reason is that usually minerals do compete with one another for absorption (for example, Magnesium and Calcium). Therefore, using an multivitamin that has poor forms of these kinds of minerals in a way make them to cancel each other out. So, it’s extremely important in what forms they come. Thus, if they come in that multivitamin supplement in the wrong forms so to say, it’s much, much better to use them separately.
      Regarding the best multivitamin supplements here, you need not worry about this as I do take that into account.

      All in all it’s much, much, much better to take multivitamins. There certainly are many reasons for this, but I guess the most important reason is regarding additives.
      The thing is that when you buy an individual vitamin supplement it usually has 3-4, sometimes 2 additives that are in there. On the other hand, we have the best multivitamin supplements that usually have like 3-5 additives (this is, however, not the case with typical multivitamins as they have way more additives).

      So, we have 27 nutrients that we need daily (28 for menstruating women). If you were to have all your vitamins each in a separate supplement that has on average 3-4 additives, you’ll end up with consuming 81-108 additives a day. They may all not be different, but either way it’s way too much and essentially it burdens your body way too much (with which can come also other problems long-term wise or even short-term).

      Have a Great Day, Michael!
      Cheers!

  6. Hi there,
    This is a really interesting and informative article. It’s great that there is some information out there to give guidance on this confusing topic. I have some questions:
    – if you have a healthy diet, is there any need to take vitamin supplements?
    I am vegan – It is recognised that Vitamin B12 should be taken as a supplement – what would you recommend?
    Thank you !
    Best wishes
    Amanda

    1. Hey, Amanda!

      Let me just say that these are some awesome questions! And that I really appreciate your input!

      So, should one take vitamin supplements, if that one has a healthy diet?

      I like how Dr. Mark Hyman puts this and I agree with this 100%:
      I don’t think people need vitamins and they are a waste of money. . . That is only if they eat wild, fresh, whole, organic, local, nongenetically modified food grown in virgin mineral- and nutrient-rich soils and not transported across vast distances and stored for months before being eaten. And if they work and live outside, breathe only fresh unpolluted air, drink only pure, clean water, sleep nine hours a night, move their bodies every day, and are free from chronic stressors and exposure to environmental toxins.
      Then we don’t need vitamins.
      But, of course, I have described absolutely no one on the planet. In reality we all need vitamins.
      Most people don’t understand the role of vitamins and minerals in our bodies. I certainly didn’t when I finished medical training.”

      Therefore, yes! Even if you do promote a very healthy diet, you need vitamins. However, I do feel like it should be extensively explained as to why exactly the answer to the question is “Yes”. Hence, it must be further clarified and explained.

      This is also, why I’m currently working on an article specifically regarding this matter. I hope to publish it sometime next week.

      As regards to vegan friendly B12MegaFood Methyl B12 is a pretty viable choice. There are also other options that I would recommend over this one regarding the B12 specifically, but I found that although harmless, some of their additives may be produced from sources that can’t be considered vegan. It’s not necessarily that way, but the possibility can’t be disregarded.

      Nonetheless, this option not only will provide with Vitamin B12, but will also promote Methylation & Sulfation process within the body, which is extremely good. It will work great as an addition to any one of the best multivitamin supplements listed here, as well as on its own.

      Have a Great Day & Take Care!
      Cheers!

  7. I like the charts for every three supplements, as they help us compare the advantages and disadvantages of each multivitamin.

    I personally haven’t been taking one, but I’m not entirely closed to the idea of adding one to my regimen.

    However, I have a question on MVI (multivitamins), as there seems to be some kind of controversy around them. I was listening to an interview the other day, done by Ty Bollinger (a natural alternative treatment advocate) who was, with a certain Dr. Nuzum, saying that MVIs are not as beneficial as one may think. They were basically saying that most MVIs go inside of the body through our digestive system, to finally end up at the end of this system, untouched….

    Hence, I’ve always thought MVI were little miracle cures in a pill…but I wanted to know your opinion on that matter. You seem to have good options here, would know how much we’re getting absorbed per pill?

    Thanks for your answer!

    1. Hey, RN Didi!

      Were they implying that multivitamins only make our urine more expensive?

      If so, there is actually no way to easily refute this. What I mean is that it’s in my opinion certainly not enough, if I only subjectively challenge any such assertions. However, I myself truly believe that this is not true. It can be true giving certain circumstances, but it’s not something that should typically happen. Inflammation within digestive system, poor vitamin forms, hardly possible to digest additives – are just some of the possible reasons, which come to mind.

      Right now I am working on an article to as objectively as possible refute this. But the thing is that it is something that doctors have disputed about for pretty much as long as supplements exist.

      But be that as it may, that how much we are actually absorbing per pill is very highly dependent on the health of each individual’s digestive system. And along with many other factors extremely important are the forms that vitamins come in.

      If there are huge problems within the digestive system even the best and the easiest forms to absorb (most bioavailable forms) won’t help to acquire that vitamin in one’s system. And vice-versa, if the digestive system is healthy, having the absolute worst forms of vitamins will also have very little benefit. Hence, it highly depends from person to person.

      There are, for example, studies that suggest that typically Riboflavin (B2 in its free form) is 95% absorbable or that Biotin (B7 in its free form) is 99% absorbable. But this also may vary from a person to a person, for example, there can be a vitamin form that a particular person can’t absorb because of some unique way of how that person’s body absorbs that vitamin. Because we all are different.
      Therefore, it’s quite impossible to give a single percentage as to how much of the pill is absorbed.

      However, I can assure that the list of multivitamin supplements here are the best at actually making a positive difference within our bodies. This is because essentially I put a lot of emphasis on how well the nutrients will be absorbed when I’m doing the full reviews on the multivitamin supplements.

      One last thing, I truly appreciate your input, RN Didi! And I’m also glad you found the charts helpful.

      Hope this helps!
      Have a Great Day!
      Cheers!

  8. Thanks for your review on these multivitamins! I’ve been looking for some good ones recently, for both myself and my husband.

    It really looks like your #1 choice has the best positives and fewest negatives. Do you have any suggestions for filling up those few things the multivitamin may not get? Are there good foods or activities that would help fill those needs in humans?

    Thanks,
    Lizzie

    1. Hey, Lizzie!

      Thank you for your questions, all questions are always welcome! 🙂

      Few days ago as I started to reply, I realised that it will take up too much of the comment section just to post the full answer here. Therefore, I did a separate article on how to round off supplementation according to Prime Daily Values.

      From the article I linked here it is already evident that in my opinion the best way to deal with any nutrients that a specific multivitamin does not provide (or provides too less of) is to supplement those with additional supplements. This is mainly because, Prime Daily Values are the amounts of nutrients you should get daily with supplements. Therefore, all of the nutrients from our diet are in theory already accounted for.

      Nonetheless, supposedly you could also make a simple big green cocktail with spinach, kiwis and some apple juice, which should cover the magnesium and calcium that, for example, Multithera lacks. For some extra calcium also oranges would help.
      And this may seem like a good idea, however, keep in mind that such a cocktail should be taken every day preferably for the rest of one’s life. Whereas, such a cocktail preferably should be taken each day anyway. In fact, it is advisable that a person daily obtains 1200 – 1500 mg of calcium from the diet alone.

      As for Vitamin B12, it’s really impossible to pick up 300 mcg through diet alone. Therefore, it should preferably be supplemented. Therefore, if you want to obtain the full amounts of what’s defined by Prime Daily Values, do it through supplements. In the article I linked previously, I have listed few viable options.

      As for foods and activities – whatever your typical diet is, eat no less than 8 medium-sized fruits or vegetables a day, exercise, take time to relax, improve your sleep patterns (which in my experience doesn’t always mean to sleep more) and challenge your brain every day.

      All of this will help you to strengthen your health and mind!

      Have a Great Day!
      Cheers

  9. Are any of the supplements you’ve mentioned in this post FDA approved? I’ve been seeing commercials about some supplements starting to be FDA approved.

    I really enjoy how you broke down the positives and negatives and gave me a much clearer idea of which one I’m going to further research.

    1. Hey!

      I did research quite a bit, yet I didn’t find any supplements that are FDA approved or starting to become FDA approved. FDA themselves claim to not approve supplements, because this is above their authority. Also no such thing exists as an approved FDA laboratory or facility. [R] [R] [R] [R]
      Therefore, I do believe that any such commercials are simply some kind of misleading practice.

      If you’re wondering about the safety of the nutrient doses (for quite some people this might be the case), they are more than safe to intake. And not only that, but they are absolutely necessary in order to achieve optimal health. More on this in the article on Prime Daily Values and individually in each of the full reviews.

      Other than that, I’m very, very glad you found this helpful!

      Have a great day!
      Cheers!
      Matiss

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