I am looking for a good multivitamin.... Jillian Michaels recommends Maxine for Women but I know nothing about good vitamins. Anybody have a good recommendation??
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I take a generic prenatal multivitamin. I like it because it does good things for my hair and nails, but I've recently heard that there could be something bad about generic multivitamin but I can't remember what it was...
i also just started taking 300mg of iron every day. i've been anemic for decades, and it's cheap.
I actually work at a vitamin store. The ones sold at your grocery store/ drug store are synthetic and not good. the suggestion of garden of life was a good one. that vitamin is a 6-a-day one though. a great one a day is new chapter woman's one daily. it runs about 20 bucks for a month supply but has probiotics as well. this line is completely organic and made without fillers that you would find in a vitamin at the grocery store or in a brand like centrum. nature's plus is also a good one if you are staying active. the whole foods concentrate offers more energry production. i would suggest checking you your local whole foods or going to a local heath foods store. shopping online is good too :-)
I'm currently taking Viactiv's flavor glides. They make a one-a-day multivitamin (berry-flavored!) and a calcium supplement (vanilla-flavored!). For me, these pills are just WAY easier to take. They have a really nice coating that makes them easy to swallow and the coating is flavored so there is no yucky vitamin aftertaste. The best part about these vitamins is that I don't feel sick after taking them, which can be a problem with some multivitamins.
I take GNC's Women's Ultra Mega once per day multivitamin. It's nice enough, but its got that nice organic nasty smell and aftertaste. Take it with a whole glass of water and that's a non-issue, tho
I have been taking GNC's Women's Ultra multi vitimen, multi mineral and some other suppliments for the last 5 years and have enjoyed good health. Patrick Holford has some really great books about vitimens that I highly recommend.
The best multivitamin I've ever taken (and tastes pretty good too!) is the Flintstone Vitamins. They're milder because they're meant for children, but still have all the essential vitamins and minerals you need. When paired with a healthy, balanced diet, they're more than enough!