Multi Vitamin Buying Guide
Hello and thank you for choosing our guide to buying multi vitamins!
We intend this to be an impartial guide to the criteria you should use when looking for a multi vitamin.
Specifically, we are going to cover:
· What is a multi vitamin?
· A guide to raw ingredients – what they really don’t want you to know
· What you need to know about how multi vitamins are processed
· Two things to avoid – Synthetic Binders and Fillers
· Price Points – What you should expect to pay
· Timelines – How long should you take a multi before you see a result?
· Recommendations – Our best picks
This should give you all the information you need to make an informed choice when it comes to your supplements.
With so many products on the market, the first thing we should do is look at defining a multivitamin itself.
What is a multi vitamin?
The dictionary defines it as a compound with multiple vitamins.
Helpful, yet not.
For our purposes, we are talking about a vitamin with multiple vitamins and minerals, meant to be taken on a daily basis to provide that extra nutrition that your food isn’t giving you.
With this in mind, there is one thing most vitamin companies don’t want you to know about their products…
Where they come from.
Surprised? Read on.
What they don't want you to know
Most vitamins these days are not made from real fruit or vegetables at all!
Unfortunately, most supplements are made from an isolated synthetic piece of the original compound, not from a whole food.
Take vitamin C for example. Almost all of the vitamin C in the world is made from refined cornstarch, which is then isolated into ascorbic acid. The problem is, natural vitamin C also contains rutin and organic copper, among other things, so you are not getting all of the ingredients nature intended.
Aside from that, let’s use our common sense – what is better for you, a synthetic derivative or a natural compound that has been around for millennia?
Which do you think your body will more easily use?
When you are shopping for a multi vitamin, don’t forget to look for organic ingredients as well, if they are available.
Note: Many multi vitamins contain Spirulina (a highly nutritious blue-green algae) , which can be certified organic in the USA but not in the European Union, which means that a multi containing spirulina may not be labelled 100% organic in the UK.
Processing - What you need to know
The next thing you know before purchasing a multi vitamin is some information about the way it is processed.
Most vitamins are made by flash-heating the raw ingredients to turn them into powder, a process that eliminates a good part of the nutritional value.
If a product comes in a tablet form, chances are it's a victim of impact binding.
No, it's not a new form of street crime! It's a result of inferior processing techniques.
According to one company we spoke to, the tablet-making machines press the ingredients together with up to 2 tonnes of force to speed the production process. This results in the ingredients becoming “impact-bound” and harder to digest in the stomach.
Look for vitamins that are processed at a slower speed (most tablet presses can turn out up to 10,000 tablets per hour!) and you will likely get a better quality vitamin.
Tablets need a combination of pressure and time to stick the ingredients together, much like rock formation in the earth's crust. If the manufacturer uses less pressure and more time they will have a higher manufacturing cost but turn out a better quality product.
Look for a vitamin that slowly dries it’s raw inputs, preferably sun dried.
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Two things you must avoid - Binders and Fillers
The last and most important step in choosing a multivitamin is to read the label!
If there is a chemical ingredient you don’t recognise, it’s probably a binder, which is a material that is used to stick the ingredients together so they stay in tablet form. Stay away from binders – there are many natural alternatives and there is little need to use a chemical one.
Another red flag is maltodextrin, usually found near the top of the ingredients list.
Due to labelling laws, this means that the majority of the product is actually maltodextrin – the law states that the ingredients have to be stated in order of volume.
Maltodextrin is a cheap filler material, with very little nutritional value – it’s simply used to “bulk up” the product to make it appear more substantial than it is.
A while ago when we started looking for someone to manufacture our own vitamin range, one vitamin manufacturer refused to deal with us because we wouldn’t buy a multivitamin that contained maltodextrin!
What should you expect to pay?
Price points vary markedly in this market, you can pay anything from £0.54 to £50 for a month’s supply of a multivitamin.
Our experimentation has found the old axiom to be true – you get what you pay for.
You should expect to pay anywhere from £28-£35 per month for a decent multivitamin.
Just about all of the research studies that evaluate the effectiveness of supplements use a timeframe of 12 weeks or more.
Our Recommendation – All Natural Perfectly Balanced
The best multivitamin we have found is the All Natural Perfectly Balanced – just click on the
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What we like about this product
1) 100% organic ingredients
2) Whole-food based – no synthetics
3) No flash heating used in the processing
4) No maltodextrin
5) Customers report fantastic results
Some ingredients you may not recognise
There are four items on the label you may not recognise, so we thought we would take the time to explain each one.
1)Croscarmellose sodium, which is used to help disintegrate the tablet in your stomach and speed the absorption of the materials.
2) Cellulose - This is the material that makes up primary cell walls in green plants and is used as a fiber source in vitamins. The most common source is wood pulp, so it's OK for vegans too.
3) Silicon Dioxide - This is horsetail, or silica and is used to keep the vitamin-manufacturing machinery running smoothly (the ingredients tend to be sticky) and to act as a natural binding agent.
4) Vegetable Stearate - This is also designed to keep the machinery running smoothly (and natural binding agent) and is derived from vegan-friendly sources as well.
Still, this is the best multivitamin we have found on the market.
One more note - please try this product for at least 3 months. According to research by Dr. Patrick Holford, it takes at least 12 weeks for the supplementation to take effect so purchase at least that much. Each bottle is a month's supply and is well worth the price.
On top of the fact that it's free of all the nasty additives, uses organic materials and it processed correctly, our customers report outstanding results from this product - which we consider to be the ultimate measure of how good a product is.
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