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Best Multi?

#1 Postby xDanielPx » Sat Feb 17, 2007 10:52 pm

Just wondering what everyone suggests for a multi vitamin. I usually don't get a chance to eat really well because I'm alway traveling so any suggestions would rule.

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#2 Postby Kathryn » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:20 pm

Dr. Fuhrman has formulated one called "Gentle Care," which I highly recommend. More and more nutritionally-minded doctors are recommending to not take vitamin A or isolated carotenes, and GC omits them. It's also been formulated with vegan diets in mind.

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#3 Postby xdarthveganx » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:38 pm

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#4 Postby belleadonna » Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:48 am

It's not really a multivitamin, but I have been taking Miracle Greens which has alot of good vitamins in it as well as superfoods.

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#5 Postby bighead » Sun Feb 25, 2007 6:21 pm

the VegLife Vegan One Multiple is pretty good and well balanced. and it's totally vegan, so unless you're allergic to soy, you can't go wrong there.
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#6 Postby VeganEssentials » Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:40 am

My vote if you don't need an ultra-high potency formula is the DEVA 1-a-day (been taking it for 2 years and it takes care of all that I need). A 3-month supply is only going to cost around $12.95, which is pretty reasonable compared to most vegan multis. That, and the tablet is small and well-coated, so it's very easy to swallow for people like me who hate large vitamins. If you need something on the higher potency side, the Prescription 2000 multi is one that I always get great feedback on as well. Truthfully, I've tried a lot of different multis over the years (I test everything supplement-wise when we get it in), and although most companies have different claims, most are pretty identical and the main factors to determine if you like them are brand reputation and cost. DEVA I like a lot since they're all-vegan and on top of making really high-quality products, they're a bunch of nice people all around as well (which makes me want to support them more!) Oh yeah, DEVA knows that some people have weird reactions to high dosages of Nicain (which creates a red "flushed" feeling and can cause minor itching for a little while), so they changed their formula to reduce the chance of reaction to those who have problems with it. That, and their vitamin is the only one I've been able to take on an empty stomach without feeling like getting sick, too!

And, of course, if you want to go all-natural, the Vitamineral Green that's been mentioned is always a good way to go, too. Me, I have a tough time with things that taste grassy (just the way I am), but I've never heard a complaint about it in the 4 years I've carried it, and we have some customers who are FANATICS for it. One guy in town stops in every 6-8 months and buys 6 cases of the large jars - everyone in his family takes it daily, including their dogs (which he claims helped their energy levels to increase and made their coats softer and shinier.) Good stuff, apparently!

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#7 Postby joey m » Thu Mar 01, 2007 12:11 pm

I used to take Vitamineral Green, and some of ther other superfoods over the years. Then I found VITAFORCE, and that is what I have been taking since. It's both a green food, and a multivitamin. I hate taking the synthetic stuff for the most part, so this has been working well for me.

Check out the nutrient comparison chart:

https://www.organichealthandbeauty.com/ ... 155-1.html

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#8 Postby xdarthveganx » Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:40 am

That stuff isnt close to being on the same level as vitamineral green. sorry "joey" spammer bot
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#9 Postby joey m » Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:10 pm

xdarthveganx wrote:That stuff isnt close to being on the same level as vitamineral green. sorry "joey"


Don't be sorry. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. Just curious why you think Vitamineral Green is better? I wonder what you think you are getting out of that product, because I don't really see any benefit to taking it. It is very expensive, but it does not give you the nutrients you need for the day (has no vitamin and mineral label), it does not give you reliable sources of key nutrients like b-12 and d. While they do use high quality ingredients, I just don't see any particular reason to take it.

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#10 Postby xdarthveganx » Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:22 am

I wonder what key nutrients you think its missing? It is as complete as any multi-vitamin would be without the dangers/drawbacks of synthetic vitamins. It dosent have a "nutrient" label because those can be deceiving at best.
I would go on the explain more, but seeing as those are your only two posts im going to assume youre spam until proven otherwise.
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#11 Postby joey m » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:19 am

Assuming I am spam would be both incorrect and be taking the easy way out of this discussion.

The claim that Vitamineral Green has all the nutrients that you need makes little sense when you have almost no idea what quantity of nutrients are actually in there. To claim that nutritional labels "can" be deceiving at best makes little sense and is a cop out. Nutrient labels are what they are. Ultimately, you are saying that somehow you know Vitamineral Green has all the nutrients you need, but that a nutrient analysis on the label is unnecessary and misleading? Very strange argument!

To be very specific about what nutrients I think are either missing entirely or not found in sufficient quantities in Vitamineral Green based on their ingredients, I would say:

(1) Vitamin B-12
(2) Vitamin D
(3) Most other B-Vitamins
(4) Vitamin E
(5) Calcium
(6) Magnesium
(7) Zinc
(8) Selenium
(9) Folic Acid

Of course, they could simply run some tests that are not very expensive and provide a nutrient analysis to prove that they do have these ingredients. Why is it do you think that they haven't done this? I'll give you a quick answer -- because their nutrient label would be very disappointing to say the least.

So again, I ask what benefits do you think you are getting by taking this product? I am unconvinced. At least some other green food powders have legitimate benefits. I think you have been taken in by the hocus pocus, smoke and mirrors of this product.

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#12 Postby Goober » Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:19 pm

http://www.supergreenfood.com/faq.html

http://www.natures-supplements.com/inde ... 6e11fb39af

These are the two best natural, organic, whole food supplements I could find with any nutritional data. Vitamineral Green's data is not complete by any means, but you can compare the ingredients of Vitamineral Green with Mega Multi 100, and I think we can safely conclude that it is quite similar, and probably a lot better. It has the vegetables that Mega Multi 100 has and much more. Granted, the bit of data given about the nutrients in Vitamineral may not look too impressive (only about 50-60% calcium and about 45% b12 I believe) keep in mind Mega Multi's serving size is 2 tablespoons and Vitamineral's is only 1, so it is definitely the stronger superfood IMO. Also, it's a natural whole food so there is nothing wrong with taking multiple servings. 2 servings will give you 90% b12 and at least 100% calcium, and you don't have to worry about poor absorption like with isolated vitamins and minerals. The other 10% of b12 can easily be taken from some eating some sea vegetables, or just add some spirulina powder to the vitamineral and you'll have more than enough b12. Their website says it contains the full b-complex, and I am inclined to believe them, because Mega Multi has strong amounts of b vitamins, and vitamineral has the same ingredients and more.
You mentioned D, folic acid, and selenium I think. There is no info on those nutrients, so I guess you may be right about those not being in them, but is it really necessary to get those nutrients from a supplement or can you just get those from your normal diet?

When it comes to vitamin D, why would you need a supplement for that? You get it from sunlight, in nutritionally significant amounts, so as long as you get out into the sun and stay active, you don't need vitamin D from a supplement. I don't know about how much folic acid or selenium you can get from a vegan diet; I need to look into that further.

So there you go. No smoke, mirrors, or other hokus pokus. IMO, Vitamineral Green or Mega Multi 100 would be excellent choices as multivitamins. You don't have to worry about poor absorption, you can take multiple servings without worrying about side effects, and you get the calcium and B vitamins that vegans tend to worry about the most.
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#13 Postby crashnburn » Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:11 am

What is this one time posters taking over? Can someone spend some time to verify authenticity of information in this thread?

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#14 Postby xbillyx » Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:30 pm

VeganEssentials wrote:My vote if you don't need an ultra-high potency formula is the DEVA 1-a-day (been taking it for 2 years and it takes care of all that I need).


I second this. I've just started taking DEVA's 1-a-day (w/ iron). It's affordable and I've decided I want to make sure I'm getting everything.

Also, hi Ryan. Ryan may not plug his own site but I will: Buy it from a kickass vegan-owned company: Veganessentials.
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#15 Postby gkleinman » Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:55 am

xdarthveganx wrote:Image


I second, third and fourth Josh's recommendation here. He turned me on to these greens and they are FANTASTIC!!!!


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