Liquid Multivitamin Reviews

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(SYN!): Synthetic Vitamin E
RDA: Recommended Daily Allowance
(M): Meets RDA
(E): Exceeds RDA

 

 
Quality Liquid MultiVitamin, Mineral and Whole Food Extract Formula
Vitaplen® Advanced Liquid Formula
Wellesse
Wellesse® Liquid Multi-Vitamin
Centrum Liquid
Centrum® Liquid
Centrum Tablet
Centrum® Tablet
Critical Nutrients        
Vitamin A
5000 IU (M)
5000 IU (M)
None
3500 IU
Vitamin C
150 mg (E)
60 mg (M)
60 mg (M)
75 mg (E)
Thiamin
3 mg (E)
1.5 mg (M)
1.5 mg (M)
1.1 mg
Riboflavin
2.12 mg (E)
1.7 mg (M)
1.7 mg (M)
1.1 mg
Niacin
20 mg (M)
20 mg (M)
20 mg (M)
14 mg
Vitamin B6
5 mg (E)
2 mg (M)
2 mg (M)
2 mg (M)
Folate
400 mcg (M)
400 mcg (M)
None
400 mcg (M)
Vitamin B12
50 mcg (E)
6 mcg (M)
6 mcg (M)
6 mcg (M)
Selenium
70 mcg (M)
None
None
55 mcg
Vitamin E
30 IU (M)
30 IU (SYN!)
30 IU (SYN!)
35 IU (SYN!)
Zinc
15 mg (M)
None
3 mg
8 mg
Vitamin D
400 IU (M)
400 IU (M)
None
800 IU (E)
Potassium
50 mg
None
None
80 mg
Pantothenic acid
10 mg (M)
10 mg (M)
10 mg (M)
15 mg (E)
Calcium
150 mg
None
None
500 mg
Magnesium
75 mg
None
None
100 mg
Proprietary Blends*
4 - 1,215 mg
1 - 100 mg
None
None
 
Critical Attributes
Absorption Rate
up to 95%
up to 95%
up to 95%
Up to 35%
Sweetened with Stevia
Yes (only)
Yes (partially)
No
No
Gluten-free
Yes
No
No
No
Allergy-Friendly**
Yes
No
No
No
Safe for Diabetics?
Yes
No
No
No
Safe for Hypo-glycemics?
Yes
No
No
No
Money back Guarantee
Yes
No
No
No
Free US Shipping
Yes, no minimum!
Over $20
Over $25
Over $25
Promotions
Always
Seldom
Seldom
Seldom
# of Servings per bottle
30
16
15
Varies
Cost per Serving
as low as .52¢
.87¢
.93¢
.20¢***
 
BEWARE:
Vitaplen
Wellesse
Centrum
Centrum Tablet
Dyes
None
None
None
FD&C R#40, B#2, Y#6
Calories
0
15
20
0
Carbs
0 g
2 g
5 g
0 g
Sugars
0 g
0 g
5 g
0 g
Over-doseable Iron?****
No
No
Yes
Yes
Alcohol
None
None
Yes
None
Sugar Alcohols
None
Yes
Yes
None
Binding agents
None
Yes
Yes
Yes
Synthetic Vitamin E
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polysorbate 80
None
None
Yes
None

*A propietary blend has synergistic health boosting properties to augment the potency of a liquid formula. For example, fruit extracts and concentrates, vegetables, botanicals and trace minerals.

**In order to be designated allergy-friendly, the formula must be free of the 8 most common allergens (and their derivatives) including wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish.

***BEWARE: the daily dose may be very inexpensive but you are not getting the absorption you need or the quality.

****Accidental iron overdose is a leading cause of fatal poisoning in children under age six.

Comparison Summary:

#1 -- Vitaplen® (Vitaplen Advanced Liquid Multivitamin)

Cost Per Serving: as low as .52¢

Vitamin RDA Rating: Excellent (8 out of the 17 meet, and 5 out of the 17 exceed the RDA)

Bioavailability Rating: Excellent (Research suggests liquid formulas have up to 95% absorption rates)

Free US Shipping:
YES. No minimum.

Money Back Guarantee: YES! 90-Day satisfaction guarantee, no questions asked

Optional Recurring/Bulk order discounts: Yes/Yes

Proprietary Blends: Vegetable Blend, Fruit and Enzyme Blend, Botanical Polyphenols Blend and Aquamin Blend (trace minerals).

Pros: It contains zero calories, carbs, alcohol, sugar and sugar alcohols. It is naturally sweetened with Stevia only, gluten-free, allergy friendly (free of the 8 most common allergens) and safe for diabetics, hypoglycemics and those committed to weight management. Vitaplen contains the natural form of Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopheryl) and is free of dyes, polysorbate 80, overdoseable iron and binding agents.

Cons: You will pay slightly more for a liquid formula.

Review Vitaplen's website for a complete list of ingredients and detailed descriptions of each proprietary blend.

[Editors Note: Supplementation of vitamins is appropriate if recommended by a health care professtional.]


#2 -- Wellesse® Liquid Multivitamin (Various Retailers)

Cost Per Serving: .87¢, depending on quantity ordered.

Vitamin RDA Rating: Fair (11 out of the 17 meet, and 0 out of the 17 exceed the RDA)

Bioavailability Rating: Excellent (Research suggests liquid formulas have up to 95% absorption rates)

Free US Shipping: YES. On orders over $25

Money Back Guarantee: No

Optional Recurring/Bulk order discounts: No/Yes

Proprietary Blends: None

Pros: Free of dyes, sugar, overdoseable iron and polysorbate 80

Cons: High carb content, sugar alcohols (erythritol), binding agents and 15 calories per serving. Unsuitable for diabetics, hypoglycemics and those committed to weight management. Contains polysorbate 80, calcium disodium EDTA (dangerous additive) and the synthetic form of Vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopheryl). You will pay slightly more for a liquid formula.

[Editors Note: Supplementation of vitamins is appropriate if recommended by a health care professtional.]



BEWARE:
#3 -- Centrum® Liquid (Various Retailers)

Cost Per Serving: .93¢, depending on quantity ordered.

Vitamin RDA Rating: Poor (7 out of the 17 vitamins meet, and 0 out of the 17 exceed the RDA)

Bioavailability Rating: Excellent (Research suggests liquid formulas have up to 95% absorption rates)

Free US Shipping: YES. On orders over $25

Money Back Guarantee: Unknown

Optional Recurring/Bulk order discounts: No/Yes

Proprietary Blends: None

Pros: Very inexpensive and free of dyes.

Cons: Very high alcohol and sugar content (sucrose). In fact, sugar is the 2nd ingredient! High carbs with 20 calories per serving. Unsuitable for diabetics, hypoglycemics and those committed to weight management. Unsuitable for celiacs and those allergic to wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish and shellfish. Centrum Liquid contains sugar alcohols (ethyl alcohol), BHA/BHT (dangerous preservatives), calcium disodium EDTA (dangerous additive) overdoseable iron, binding agents and the synthetic form of Vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopheryl). There is no calcium, magnesium, selenium or potassium in this product. You will pay slightly more for a liquid formula.

[Editors Note: Supplementation of vitamins is appropriate if recommended by a health care professtional.]


BEWARE: #4 -- Centrum® Tablet (Various Retailers)

Cost Per Serving: .20¢, depending on quantity ordered.

Vitamin RDA Rating: Very Poor (3 out of the 17 vitamins meet, and 3 out of the 17 exceed the RDA)

Bioavailability Rating: Extremely Poor (research suggests pill form has up to 35% absorption rates)

Free US Shipping: YES. On orders over $25

Money Back Guarantee: Unknown

Optional Recurring/Bulk order discounts: No/Yes

Proprietary Blends: None

Pros: Contains zero calories, carbs and sugars. Also contains 800 IU of Vitamin D, 15 mg of Pantothenic acid, 500 mg of Calcium, 100 mg of Magnesium and 80 mg of Potassium.

Cons: Contains FD&C Red #40, Blue #2 and Yellow #6. Contains overdoseable Iron (ferrous fumarate), cupric sulfate (used in insecticides), hydrogenated palm oil (trans fat), hypromellose (used in eye drops), polyvinyl alcohol (adhesive), binding agents and the synthetic form of Vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopheryl).

[Editors Note: Supplementation of vitamins is appropriate if recommended by a health care professtional.]


Our Recommendation: Vitaplen® Advanced Liquid Formula - (www.Vitaplen.com)

Based on the above research, we highly recommend VITAPLEN ADVANCED LIQUID FORMULA above the other brands evaluated, hands down. To summarize, Vitaplen is 100% gluten-free, allergy friendly, sweetened with Stevia only, free of dyes, alcohol, overdoseable iron, synthetic ingredients and requires little, if any, supplementation. Vitaplen contains zero calories, carbs or sugar and is safe for diabetics and hypoglycemics. The makers of Vitaplen offer free US shipping, free bottle promotions and a 90-day Money Back Guarantee.

Review Vitaplen's website for a complete list of ingredients and detailed descriptions of each proprietary blend.

They currently have a special promotion: Buy 3, Get 1 Free! Click here to order. US and Canada addresses only! Canada has shipping fees.

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