Best Multivitamin study

Best Multivitamin Study:  Here are the results of an independent study comparing 101 multivitamins for effectiveness and cost.  Shaklee’s Vitalizer ranked #4.

Let’s take a look at the best multivitamin study.  If your brand is down the ladder, why not consider changing to Shaklee.  The cost comparison/quality combination might encourage you.

 

Once all 101 multivitamin products were assessed, each of them was assigned a score from 0 to 10, 10 being the highest. A score of 8.0 and above is a sign of an excellent product. However, only 8 out of the 101 products were able to surpass this benchmark.

Effectiveness scores of all 101 multivitamin brands (listed in order of their rank)

Company Product Effectiveness Rank
Xtend-Life Total Balance 9.6 1
Douglas Laboratories Ultra Preventive X 9.4 2
USANA Health Sciences Essentials 9.3 3
Shaklee Vitalizer™ Gold 8.9 4
Source Naturals Life Force Multiple 8.7 5
FreeLife Reverse! 8.6 6
Nutrilite (Amway, Quixtar) Double X 8.3 7
Life Extension Foundation Life Extension Mix 8.2 8
Vitamin Research Products Extended Plus 7.9 9
Karuna Maxxum 4 7.9 10
Solgar Omnium 7.8 11
Ultimate Nutrition Super Complete 7.7 12
SportPharma Multiguard 7.6 13
Dr. Julian Whitaker’s Forward Multi-Nutrient 7.6 14
Metagenics Multigenics Intensive Care 7.2 15
Mountain Naturals of Vermont Superior Care 7.1 16
amni Added Protection III 7.0 17
Purity Products Perfect Multi Focus Formula 7.0 18
GNC GNC Mega Men Sport 6.9 19
Doctor’s Nutrition Mega Vites Woman 6.8 20
DaVinci Laboratories Spectra Woman 6.8 21
Nutrition Dynamics Optimum Health Essentials 6.8 22
TwinLab Daily One Caps with Iron 6.7 23
FoodScience of Vermont Superior Care 6.6 24
Puritan’s Pride High Potency Ultra Vita Man Time Release 6.5 25
Colgan Institute Formula MCS 6.4 26
Rainbow Light Advanced Nutritional System 6.4 27
NOW Foods Multiple Vitamins – Liquid Gels 6.4 28
EAS Multi-Blend 6.3 29
Mannatech PhytoMatrix 6.2 30
Nature’s Way Alive! Whole Food Energizer 6.1 31
Jean Carper’s Stop Aging Now! 6.0 32
Natural Factors MultiStart Women’s 5.9 33
Advanced Physician’s Products Maximum MultiVitamin/Mineral without Iron 5.8 34
EcoNugenics Women’s Longevity Rhythms Gold 5.8 35
Solaray Iron-Free Spectro Multi-VIta-Min 5.8 36
Nature’s Blend Vitaminix Ultimate 5.6 37
Pharmanex (Nu Skin) LifePak Prime 5.4 38
Melaleuca Vitality Pak 5.3 39
Herbalife Formula 2 Multivitamin Complex 5.3 40
QCI Nutritionals Ultra Vitality #1 5.2 41
KAL Multiple Energy 5.2 42
Essentials by Megafood Essentials for Life 5.2 43
Optimox Androvite for Men 5.1 44
SupraLife Maxum Essentials 5.0 45
Jarrow Multi E-Z Powder 5.0 46
Great Earth TNT – Total Nutrition Tablet 5.0 47
Nikken Kenzen Mega Daily 4 4.9 48
Garry Null’s Supreme Health Formula 4.8 49
Thorne Research Al’s Formula 4.8 50
Atkins Basic #3 4.7 51
Vitamin World Daily 3 With Antioxidant Factors 4.7 52
PhytoPharmica Clinical Nutrients for Women 4.7 53
Centrum Silver 4.6 54
4Life BioVitamins Type III 4.5 55
Bronson Laboratories Performance Edge for Women 4.5 56
One A Day Essential 4.5 57
Country Life Maxine 4.4 58
Nature Made Multi Complete 4.3 59
Quest Maximum Once A Day 4.2 60
Nature’s Bounty Green Source Vegetarian Formula 4.1 61
Matol Matolife 4.1 62
Greens+ Multi+ 3.9 63
Michael’s Naturopathic Programs for Women 3.8 64
Natrol My Favorite Multiple Original 3.8 65
Nu-life Ultimate One for Men 3.7 66
Jamieson Super Vita-Vim 3.7 67
Walgreens Ultra Choice Premium Women 3.5 68
Swiss Natural Sources Super Adult Chewable 3.4 69
Ripple Creek Mega-100 (Slow Release) 3.3 70
Thompson Human Nature Green Multi 3.0 71
Safeway Select Super Women’s Multivitamin 2.9 72
Perfect Choice Multivitamin Specially Formulated for Women 2.9 73
Watkins Superfood Multiple 2.8 74
Vitamin Power Power Source 100 2.8 75
Pilgrim’s Silver Stars Multi 2.7 76
Absolute Nutrition Dieters’ Multi’s 2.7 77
Nature’s Sunshine Super Supplemental Vitamins and Minerals 2.7 78
Freeda Vitamins Ultra Freeda Iron-Free 2.7 79
ZonePerfect Multi Vitamin & Mineral 2.6 80
Sisu Only One 2.5 81
Schiff Single Day 2.4 82
Nature’s Plus Uitra One 2.0 83
Kirkland Signature (Costco) Daily Multi 1.9 84
Sunkist Multi-Men’s 1.7 85
Lifestyles Lifecycles for Women 1.6 86
Western Family Multra Forte 1.3 87
Avon VitAdvance Men’s Complete Multivitamin 1.2 88
Flora MultiCaps 1.2 89
Reliv Classic 1.1 90
Sundown Complete Ultra 0.9 91
YourLife Super Multi with Herbs 0.9 92
Rite Aid Whole Source 0.8 93
21st Century One Daily Maximum 0.7 94
Spring Valley Maximum One Dally 0.6 95
Life Brand Optimum 0.6 96
Good Neighbor Pharmacy Balanced Care Complete Multi 0.6 97
Kroger Advanced Formula Complete 0.6 98
Equate (Walmart) One Daily 0.6 99
Action Labs Essential Nutrients 0.5 100
Geritol Complete 0.4 101

Source: Multivitamin Guide – http://www.multivitaminguide.org/full-ranking.html (accurate as of October 13, 2011)

 

The Shaklee Vitalizer Line of Products (Mens, Womens and Gold Formulas)

In the study, they looked at Vitalizer Gold (Shaklee’s 50+ formula) and took into account all six pills in the Vita-Strip®.  That is certainly the optimal recommendation for good health and, based on Shaklee’s quality standards, it is well worth the price.  However, of the six pills in the Vita-Strip® only two of those are Shaklee’s Vita-Lea® high potency multivitamin.

Since Vita-Lea® can be purchased on its own, if you are a budget minded person who still wants the best multivitamin for your health, you can buy a two month supply of Vita Lea Gold by itself for$26.00 (or $23.00 for Vita Lea Men and Vita Lea Women).

When purchasing a 120 count bottle of Vita-Lea® as a beginning foundation for better health, your daily pill consumption is two and your daily cost per serving is only $0.43 per day for Vita-Lea® Gold and $0.38 per day for Vita-Lea® Men or Women! Recognizing the higher quality multivitamin by Shaklee compared to the retail brands, 40 cents a day is a steal!

A good place to start is Vitalizer and Vitalizing Protein.  We call this the Foundations Regimen.  If you don’t feel better after a month taking these products, you can ask for your money back, no questions asked.

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