Facebook Pixel

What's the main difference between vitamin supplements?

By October 8, 2008 - 9:18am
Rate This

I know that today, most doctors and nutritionists recommend a multi-vitamin to make sure we get all the nutrients daily that we may not get from our food.

Here's my question. There seems to be two different kinds of "daily" vitamin supplement products:

The most common is the single vitamin pill, which includes a long list of vitamins and are often marketed as being "complete," or as specifically designed for stress, for men or women, or for different life stages. They probably cost $8-$12 a month.

The other kind of daily vitamin supplement are those kinds that come in "packets," where there may be 4, 5, 6, even 7 pills in a packet. They often include more things than the one daily pill; for instance, a Vitamin-E softgel. But even taking away the softgels, there seem to be a lot more included. Also, they cost a lot more -- maybe $30-$40 a month.

What does "complete" mean, and are the packets worth the investment for the extra things that are included?

Add a Comment1 Comments

Hi Anne-
Glad to share to you some superb vitamin and supplement products
Checkout here:

May 10, 2013 - 12:03pm
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Diet & Nutrition

Get Email Updates

Diet & Nutrition Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!