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Initial post: Jun 14, 2012 11:47:26 AM PDT
J. Flores says:
What multivitamins would you recommend? I've been reading and apparently the most common brands that you find in the drug store don't work. They don't get absorbed by the body very well because they don't use real vitamins...

Has anyone had good experience with a specific brand?

Thank you.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 2:41:21 PM PDT
J. White says:
I don't take a multi, just supplement with D3 and Jarrow B Right. I have heard good things about Thorne Research multi vitamins with and without iron. They use the right form of nutrients for absorption. My son took Rainbow Light and liked it.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 4:03:38 PM PDT
Kitty says:
Dr Joel Fuhrman offers the perfect vitamins.. Go to his site to order. Read his book Eat To Live to understand why. Great read.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 5:26:57 PM PDT
Buy a juicer, (Jack Lalanne's isn't overly expensive and works fine) and begin juicing vegetables and fruits. If you need a vitamin buzz juicing
onions (go easy)
will help. This juicer leaves the juice a little puly so all the good fiber isn't gone.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 8:48:59 PM PDT
Captain says:
Please provide a link to this misinformation.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 9:04:16 PM PDT
Yes, if you want to spend a thousand dollars on vitamins! Buy the book! That's the inexpensive part.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 9:05:45 PM PDT
I have been taking the GNC Mega Man Vitamins for years. They seem to work great for me. One reason I buy them is that they are time released, which is hard to find in a vitamin. They make a version for women too.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 14, 2012 11:09:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 14, 2012 11:16:14 PM PDT
ParrotSlave says:
Captain, you probably don't want a link to that misinformation. The only possible rationale would be the belief that identical molecules are not really identical, but are somehow different, depending on their past history. In other words, in their view, a single molecule of ascorbic acid, say, from a drug store vitamin pill, is not really identical to a molecule of ascorbic acid from an expensive source, or one that is in food because, apparently, the molecules carry around some kind of itinerary or manifest that details their movements, and when they enter the body, the body has some kind of Maxwellian-type demon that examines the molecule's itinerary and lets the molecule be utilized or not, depending on what that itinerary says. This, of course, is another way of saying that the individual molecules have memory of some sort, although where this memory would have to be stored in order to explain the inexplicable has yet to be outlined to me.

I speculate that these people think that each individual molecule carries around a suitcase or perhaps a mini-hard drive with data on it in order to provide the information. Or, perhaps they think that there exist some kind of Maxwellian-type demons that accompany each vitamin molecule, and, instead of the body controlling the passage of the vitamin molecules into the body, these accompanying demons do the controlling. Or, it could even be that they think that there are two sets of Maxwellian demons, and whether or not the vitamin molecules do anything is a consequence of the communication between the vitamin molecule Maxwellian demons and the body's Maxwellian demons.

It is also conceivable that these people, when they say that such vitamins are not "real," might actually mean what they are saying. Maybe they think that what they are seeing in the drugstores are hallucinations instead of real bottles of vitamins. It may be an epistemological question, or, conceivably, a question of sanity.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 9:20:23 AM PDT
Kitty says:
The link is
The vitamins cost 35.00 for a two month supply. This doctors' theory is that if you eat 90 percent vegtables, fruit, some grains on a dailey basis you should not need Applause to "all the kings men". A link for 'the captain". To Brad Sizemore, your GNC vitamins are more expensive than the DRs and the Vitamin A in them could be toxic in your body by now if you have truly taken them dailey for years. Thr DRs vitamin doesn't even have vitamin A in it because this is such a perpetual sickness. To are right on the path of truth! I like the analogy too! Nothing replaces natures food!!

Posted on Jun 15, 2012 12:22:31 PM PDT
abbydusk says:
I really new New Chapter vitamins. They are organic food-based vitamins.
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Posted on Jun 16, 2012 5:51:21 AM PDT
I would recommend eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, because then you are filling up and not wasting as much fibre as possible.
I have taken various mutivitamin tablets and the best one that works for me is Nature's Best Multivitamin.

Please always consult your GP before taking any over the counter tablets, especially if you are on prescibed medication.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 10:53:09 AM PDT
Captain says:
Brilliant answer, thanks.

As ParrotSlave says, folks, they're all the same. The only difference is how they are physically put together, meaning the excipients, binders, fillers and coatings.

But you don't want to hear that and feel better if you pay more, so carry on. I'll continue to take a generic multivitamin that costs about $5 for 100 tablets, and save the money for fresh veggies and fruits.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 16, 2012 11:34:29 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 17, 2012 4:46:24 AM PDT
OldAmazonian says:
The credibility of what you read should be assessed in light of its source. Vitamin hawkers always claim their wares are best, regardless of fact.

Posted on Jun 17, 2012 7:03:26 PM PDT
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ParrotSlave says:
I subscribe to's newsletter, so I have access to actual lab test results on the vitamins and supplements that they review. It seems as though the products that fail the most are those from the fancy MLM-marketed products rather than the plain-jane stuff. In point of fact, many of the competing brands you see are actually made by the same companies on the same machines with the same ingredients. A number of years ago, I saw an analysis of various SAMe products, and, at the time, the only two products that actually contained the amount of active ingredient specified on the label were the LEF product and the NatureMade product, so I have had a tendency to favor those two brands since.

Consumerlab doesn't pull in enough money to test every single product on the market, unfortunately, but I do go by the gist of what I see time after time. You don't have to worry as much about contamination with vitamins per se as you do with supplements, but an omnipresent concern with these products is contamination with lead and other heavy metals, and sometimes supplements do fail consumerlab's tests because of lead contamination. They also find occasional contamination from other toxic materials that were not removed from the source material, such as a finding last year of large amounts of citrinin in Swanson's generic red yeast rice.

Substances such as riboflavin and thiamine are so cheap and so widely available, that it would be senseless to pay a premium for them. In the case of some of these herbal extracts or supplements, however, it might be senseless not to do so. If the material comes from offshore, check out a wholesale supplier such as alibaba ( to see how many different suppliers they have and what the wholesale prices are. You would be sickened to see how cheap some of the expensive products are.
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