Best Multi and do you use it
- 02-11-2008, 12:29 PM
- 02-11-2008, 02:20 PM
I use the GNC Men's Sport multivitamin. I figured it was better than Centrum due to the fact that Centrum has preservatives. I would not say it was the best, only because I have not tried any others, nor have I read any research or consumer reports. I have no complaints, however.
02-11-2008, 02:29 PM
Without a doubt Millennium's/ stack is as good as it gets, but a bit expensive. I just finished up a bottle of MVP today.
02-11-2008, 02:32 PM
centrum & animal pack.. GARBAGE. both are poorly formulated and have amounts of certain nutrientss that could be detrimental to health if taken for extended periods of time.
gnc one is ok, but WAY overpriced. uses cheap nutrient forms.
the only decent multi put out by a sports oriented company is ACTIVATE by mhp... its 100x better than the aforementioned, and cheaper.
02-11-2008, 02:32 PM
I use Equate Daily Multi. I split it in half, take half with breakfast and the other half with lunch.
Have taken GNC's Mens Multi.
02-11-2008, 02:44 PM
02-11-2008, 02:48 PM
Does anyone use AST's multi? What's the thought on it?
One more thing: How do you all out there know you're absorbing what's on the label?
02-11-2008, 02:49 PM
whats the benefits with using multis with Iron .. I have a few bottles of them but havent used them yet
02-11-2008, 02:50 PM
for me, when I am on Pak I actually feel better, more energized etc... I dont believe I have had more than a common cold on Pak
02-11-2008, 02:50 PM
300iu of alpha tocopherol without the other vitamin E isomers is enough to deplete serum and cellular levels of gamma and increase the risk of heart disease.
zinc oxide is poorly absorbed, and little of it ends up in erythrocytes.
magnesium oxide is poorly absorbed, and is speculated to contribute to free-radical production post ingestion.
you check the data for human studies on the different forms of nutrients, and you can guestimate how much you are absorbingOne more thing: How do you all out there know you're absorbing what's on the label?
you should not be taking supplemental iron unless you have been proven anemic through blood testingOne more thing: How do you all out there know you're absorbing what's on the label?
and if you ARE, you should be taking it seperate from all supplement and food high in calcium
02-11-2008, 02:52 PM
I dont dispute your numbers (however a source for them would be nice) but I do know I feel very good on it, and have used it for quite a while
02-11-2008, 02:57 PM
02-11-2008, 03:04 PM
02-11-2008, 03:05 PM
I use Vitamin Shoppe's Ultimate Man because I am the Ultimate Man. It was pretty much made for me. I'm actually going to pick up Millennium's ZMK/MVP stack soon to try it out. I've heard only good things about it.
02-11-2008, 03:06 PM
I have been using animal pak, but I have read some reports and obviously what the gentlemen above said, so I have stopped using it. Currently I am using Orange Triad, it is iron free. I don't know if it is legit, but a lot of people on other forums seem to like it.
02-11-2008, 03:09 PM
Controlled Labs Orange Triad, about a third of the way through a bottle of it. I like it so far, it's similar to the one by MHP.
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02-11-2008, 03:11 PM
like i said, regardless of your perceived lack of detriments, the science is solid and shows the effects from the levels of the ingredients in animal pack.
these type of formulations are considered huge no-no's in life-extension and elite nutritional circles... take from that what you will.
02-11-2008, 04:19 PM
02-11-2008, 04:43 PM
I use the MVP/ZMK by MST. It is quality and comprehensive. Plus it is manuf. in the USA.
I used AST's 32x Pro which is fine. For some people it gave them a queasy feeling in their stomachs. Occasionally it would do the same with me if I took it on an empty stomach.
I'll try Orange Triad at some point in the future.
Animal Pak/Centrum are garbage.
If your Zinc is Zinc Oxide, then your multi probably sucks. Zinc Oxide sucks for absorption and screams 'cheap quality' all over it.
02-11-2008, 05:42 PM
I have used AST's 32x it is solid, however never really had a good feeling bout it in terms of any personal "internal feeling"
02-11-2008, 05:46 PM
02-11-2008, 05:48 PM
02-11-2008, 06:06 PM
yup, as many have said orange triad is excellent, but be careful, its not just a multi, you get two other fully dosed products in the same bottle: a joint supplement and a digestion/immune aid
02-11-2008, 06:07 PM
02-11-2008, 10:03 PM
Males do need to be cautious about taking iron as a supplement due to the amount that they typically get in our diet (unless you're a vegetarian). I completely agree with that line of thinking.
02-11-2008, 10:06 PM
02-11-2008, 10:12 PM
as long as you know the company is using [3rd party confirmed] usp grading, that should not be an issueThat would seem to be the evident answer but the quality of the nutrients vary drastically from one brand to the next.
im a vegetarian, and i make no effort to supplement iron nor do i go out of my way to eat foods rich in iron. i also run/lift hard 3-5 days per week depending on my schedule. my iron levels are perfect, confirmed through bloodwork.Males do need to be cautious about taking iron as a supplement due to the amount that they typically get in our diet (unless you're a vegetarian). I completely agree with that line of thinking.
the ability of the male body to hold onto iron is incredible... i would venture to say that unless you are confirmed through bloodwork as anemic, that supplementing iron should be totally avoided and considered dangerous.
but the studies on individual nutrients DO exist... so the correlations can be madeMost likely due to the fact that not many nutritional companies have. A handful at best.
and on the AST multi, consider yourself lucky for having responded badly.. maybe that was your body rejecting the garbage in it.
02-12-2008, 07:42 PM
regarding the OP ... I was on GNC MegaMan, then NOW Adam for a while and switched over to Orange Triad for the additional joint benefits ... almost done with my third bottle of it and have no complaints
02-13-2008, 02:23 AM
02-13-2008, 09:07 AM
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