Which Multi-V is for Me?
Most nutritionists will tell you that you don’t “need” to take a vitamin supplement. That is, not if you’re following a balanced diet consistently. Now does that sound like you? Doesn’t sound like us, either, despite our best efforts. Multivitamins not only provide insurance that you’re covering your nutritional bases, but they can also be specially formulated for individual needs, such as if you’re an active man, an older man, or just a man in general. We sampled what’s out there to help you decide which formulation best suits your lifestyle.
THE BEST 5 MULTI-VITAMINS FOR MEN
Best for: When you’re feeling run down This multi hits your recommended daily targets for B vitamins, which have been linked to greater energy production and improved muscle function. B vitamins also help you metabolize carbs and fat better, promoting steady energy throughout the day. The Centrum brand is among the most trusted in the vitamin category and available everywhere.
Mega Men Sport
Best for: The weekend warrior
Flag football and hoops in your driveway can result in unexpected injuries—even if you’re just playing your kids. This GNC product contains collagen and hyaluronic acid, which support strong joints, and twice as much vitamin D3 as competing brands, which promotes colon health and a robust immune system.
Especially For Men
Best for: If you want a greener multi
Like a greens supplement, this Vitamin Shoppe pill gets much of its nutrition from herbs and other whole foods, such as nettles, pumpkin seeds, and garlic. Make no mistake, when you pop off the cap, it’ll smell like an old lawn mower bag—the price you pa for organic origins. If that bothers you, hold your nose, or move on.
Best For: Maximizing workouts
On top of 25 vitamins and minerals, Optimum Nutrition’s multi blend contains eight amino acids—the building blocks of protein and, therefore, muscle mass. These include arginine, glutamine, and BCAAs. A serving consists of three pills, which you’re supposed to take separately, so take one at breakfast, one at dinner, and one post-workout.
Men’s Fitness Performance Pack
Best for: All-around health and performance enhancement
Our own branded formula offers individually packaged servings that include two multivitamins, a male performance blend (for sexual health), metabolic support (to facilitate fat loss), and an omega-3 supplement (for heart health) to support an active lifestyle.