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The Best Multi Vitamins for Your Health

By Joseph McAllister

Multivitamins are a good way to make sure that you are getting all of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs to be healthy. Even if you have a well-rounded diet, with a variety of foods, it is still possible for you to have dietary gaps, in which you are missing one or more valuable vitamins. Multivitamins can fill in these gaps, and keep your body functioning well.


Centrum is one of the most widely-known brands of multivitamins. They have a general multivitamin for adults that contains all 13 essential vitamins, and many valuable minerals, such as calcium, selenium and magnesium. They also make Centrum Ultra Women's and Centrum Ultra Men's, which contain specific doses of vitamins tailored to your gender. They also provide options like Centrum Silver, a multivitamin to support aging, and Centrum Performance, a multivitamin for athletes.


One-a-Day is another large multivitamin brand that produces a variety of multivitamins for you to choose from. For example, they produce a Teen Advantage line, which is separated according to gender. This line offers additional vitamin A, C, copper and iron to help teenage girls have healthy skin, and vitamins with additional magnesium for teenage boys to build strong muscles. One-a-Day also offers prenatal multivitamins, women’s vitamins to support metabolism and an active lifestyle, and a line of “50+ Advantage” multivitamins to support your body’s needs as it ages.

Nature Made

Like any other good brand of vitamins, Nature Made offers multivitamins tailored to age and gender. However, Nature Made also offers Liquid SoftGel vitamins. These vitamins are multivitamins in a soft pill form, which makes them easier to swallow. In addition, Nature Made does not use any artificial flavors or preservatives, and most of the vitamins are yeast and gluten free. Nature Made also offers a wide variety of single vitamin supplements, in case you suffer from a specific deficiency or need.

GNC Multivitamins

GNC multivitamins are more expensive than most other products; however, the line offers some unique multivitamins. For example, GNC Ultra Mega Multivitamin offers a vegetarian formula, to support a vegetarian lifestyle in which some vitamins -- like the B vitamins family -- are hard to get without eating meat. GNC also has the Solotron Chewable, a chewable multivitamin for adults that is naturally berry flavored. GNC also offers multivitamins to support digestive health, joint health, menopause and restful sleep.

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