Originally Posted by Neptunus
Yep - Centrum
Ditch the Centrum.
When it comes to multis, you get what you pay for, seriously.
Cheap multis like Centrum and all those other ones you find at your local Wallmart (or equivalent depending on where you live in the world), Costco etc are GARBAGE.
The forms of vitamins and minerals in cheap multis like these tend to have a very poor bioavailability, sometimes frighteningly awful. Unfortunately far too many consumers are uneducated on the differences between the forms of vitamin and dietary minerals.
Poor ratios of vitamins can often do more harm than good.
Whenever you buy a multi, check the form of the Vitamin B12.
If it's Cyanocobalamin, generally speaking the rest of the vitamins and minerals in there are going to be of poor quality. Cyanocobalamin needs to undergo various biological processes in the body before it can even be used.
If the form of vitamin B12 is Methylcobalamin, you're doing much better.
This will only come in more expensive, higher quality multis.
Methylcobalamin is the active form of B12 that does not need to undergo any conversion process in the body.
Quite simply, it has a superior bioavailability.
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If anyone wants suggestions for serious, good quality multis, just ask away and I'm more than happy to help.