Multivitamin Supplements FAQS
A multivitamin supplement is any supplement that contains any preparation of vitamins, nutrients and minerals. They’re typically prepared in pill or tablet form, but can sometimes be purchased as a powder. Most standard multivitamin supplements contain measured preparations of all of your body’s essential vitamins and minerals, but you can also get supplements for specific health issues, such as bones, skin and heart health.
Most people take multivitamin supplements as part of a healthy diet to ensure they’re getting an adequate daily intake of all of their essential vitamins and nutrients. They’re a great way to support your regular nutritional intake, providing measured servings of nutrients that can be difficult to get from food and drink alone due to a hectic lifestyle.
Multivitamins are a perfectly healthy dietary supplement for anyone living a healthy, active lifestyle with a diverse diet. Some multivitamins are intended for certain people; for example, there are multivitamin supplements designed specifically for women which contain higher levels of Iron and Calcium than regular supplements. If you experience any long-term health conditions or have any other doubts, you should consult with your doctor or a medical professional before taking multivitamin supplements.
Most multivitamin supplements are designed to be taken between once and three times daily. Because they contain concentrated measures of vitamins and minerals, it’s generally advised to take multivitamin supplements after meals to ensure all of the nutrients are properly absorbed. Most people choose to take multivitamin supplements after breakfast or dinner each day.
Multivitamins are typically designed as daily supplements. Some people choose to take multivitamins occasionally, depending on how they feel on that day. The only thing you shouldn’t do is take more than the recommended daily dose; your body can only process so much of each nutrient every day, so any excess will be wasted, but also, consuming too much of some nutrients can actually be harmful to your body, causing gastrointestinal discomfort and other mild health issues.
Most multivitamin supplements contain a similar profile of various nutrients, vitamins and minerals essential to a healthy diet. However, there is now a growing range of supplements for people with specific dietary and nutritional needs, including vegan and vegetarian supplements, as well as supplements for specific health concerns including hair, bone, heart and skin health.
Because they’re generally a mixture of pure vitamins and minerals designed for nutrition over taste, most multivitamins have a distinct, metallic flavour – that’s why they’re usually served in a pill form that’s intended to be swallowed with water. There are also many flavoured and chewable multivitamins designed to provide a more pleasant taste if you struggle with swallowing pills.
Multivitamins are generally designed for anyone and everyone, which is why you can find multivitamin supplements for men and women, as well as children’s multivitamins with smaller measurements. If you experience any long-term health conditions, or have any concerns about your health and dietary intake, you should of course consult with a doctor or medical professional before taking any multivitamin supplement.
The best multivitamin supplements
Complete Multivitamin Complex™
Exactly what it says on the tin, and a constant top seller. Our Complete Multivitamin Complex™ is designed to be the ultimate multivitamin supplement, to be taken 3 times daily after each meal. We designed it for anyone seeking a high-quality vitamin and mineral supplement to support their active lifestyle, making it a great way to supplement your diet to ensure you’re getting every nutrient you need, every single day.
Sports Multi AM:PM™
Part of our Pro™ Series of nutritional supplements, Sports Multi AM:PM™ contains 4 different multivitamin complexes designed to be taken across the day — 2 in the morning, and 2 in the evening. Each complex provides specific nutrition to fit the time of day, providing measured nutrition from sunrise to sunset. Our customers love them because they cut down the need to take multiple supplements each day and support healthy recovery after hard workouts.
One of our favourite recent developments at bulk™: A vegan-friendly multivitamin complex, made from 100% plant-based and animal-free sources. Some people struggle to get all of their nutrition from a vegan diet, so this complex provides all your essential vitamins and minerals, and is designed to be 3 times a day; one after every meal.