Looking for iron-free multi-min!

I’m looking for a quality iron-free multi-min; any
imput would be appreciated! I have been using a
specific multi-min for about ten years (Twin Lab
MULTI MINERAL CAPS). After reading Lonnie’s
article, I realized these things were a “no go!”

Yesterday, I spent over 30 minutes at The Vitamin
Shoppe trying to find an “iron-free” multi-min that
wasn’t coated with a pharmaceutical glaze (which
blocks absorption). The manager, a knowledgeable
guy, said such product did not exist in his store’s
inventory - and could not be obtained, even by
special order!

Member’s Mark Mature Multi - specifically formulated to be iron-free for older adults (and me!).

Hey Joey. Didn’t Lonnie mention “Centrum Silver” as a multi w/o iron in his article?

Go get some and introduce that “knowledgeable” manager guy to it.


My wife gets them at Trader Joe’s.

GNC Ultra Mega Gold. With or without iron. Your choice.

How do you guys feel about centrum performance?

Thanks for the replies, peeps!

Mike, the reason my “knowledgeable” manager didn’t mention
CENTRUM SILVER is because I told him I was specifically
looking for a "multi-mineral,"and that I take my vitamins separately.

I’m actually looking for a hi-potency multi-min formula comparable to
Twin Lab’s, but iron-free! Centrum Silver, Member’s Mark, and Kirkland
Multi-vite/min all have identical label specs.

With “all” due respect to Lonnie, the vite/min doses in Centrum seem to
be “awfully low,” for the most part, (except for D 400 IU and Vitamin A
3500 IU (29% as Beta Carotene)

Of all the brands mentioned so far, GNC’s product seems “clearly” the
best!!! See for yourselves!

Supplement Facts: Serving Size: 1 Tablet Each Tablet Contains

  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 3500 IU (29% as Beta Carotene) - 70%,
    Vitamin C 60 mg - 100%, Vitamin D 400 IU - 100%, Vitamin E 45 IU -
    100%, Vitamin K 10 mcg - 13%, Thiamin 1.5 mg - 100%, Riboflavin
    1.7 mg - 100%, Niacin 20 mg - 100%, Vitamin B6 3 mg - 150%, Folic Acid
    400 mcg - 100%, Vitamin B12 25 mcg - 417%, Biotin 30 mcg - 10%,
    Pantothenic Acid 10 mg - 100%, Calcium 200 mg - 20%, Phosphorus 48 mg -
    5%, Iodine 150 mcg -100%, Magnesium 100 mg - 25%, Zinc 15 mg - 100%,
    Selenium 20 mcg - 29%, Copper 2 mg - 100%, Manganese 2 mg - 100%,
    Chromium 150 mcg - 125%, Molybdenum 75 mcg - 100%, Chloride 72 mg -
    2%, Potassium 80 mg - 2%, Boron 150 mcg - *, Nickel 5 mcg - *,
    Silicon 2 mg - *, Vanadium 10 mcg - *, Lutein 250 mcg - *,
    Lycopene 300 mcg - *.

Yeast-free. Four hard gelatin capsules supply: Calcium (from natural oyster
shell & calcium citrate) 1000 mg; Magnesium (from magnesium oxide &
magnesium aspartate) 500 mg; Potassium (from potassium citrate & potassium
aspartate) 99 mg; Zinc (from zinc Picolinate) 30 mg; Manganese (chelated as
manganese gluconate) 10 mg; Iron (chelated as ferrous fumarate) 10 mg;
Copper (chelated as copper gluconate) 2 mg; Iodine (from kelp) 150 mcg;
Selenium (from selenomethionine & selenate) 200 mcg; Chromium (as
yeast-free GTF; chromium) 200 mcg; Molybdenum (natural molybdate)
500 mcg.

Multi Ultra Mega Gold Without Iron
Supplement Facts
Serving Size: Two Tablets
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A (75% as Betatene beta-Carotene; 25% as Acetate) ?20000?IU 400%
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) ?500?mg 833%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) ?400?IU 100%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) ?300?IU 1000%
Thiamin (B1) (as Thiamin Mononitrate) ?100?mg 6667%
Riboflavin (B2) ?100?mg 58825
Niacin (B3) (as Niacinamide) ?100?mg 500%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) ?100?mg 5000%
Folate,Folic Acid,Folacin ?400?mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) ?150?mcg 2500%
Biotin ?100?mcg 33%
Pantothenic acid (as Calcium d-Pantothenate) ?100?mg 1000%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate) ?50?mg 5%
Iodine (as Kelp) ?100?mcg 67%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) ?50?mg 13%
Zinc (as Zinc Oxide) ?15?mg 100%
Selenium (as Selenium Yeast) ?150?mcg 214%
Copper (as Cupric Oxide) ?2?mg 100%
Manganese (as Manganese Gluconate) ?10?mg 500%
Chromium (as GTF Chromium Yeast) ?100?mcg 83%
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Yeast) ?150?mcg 200%
Potassium (as Potassium Chloride) ?10?mg 0%
Boron (as Boron Gluconate) ?1?mg
Chlorine Bitartrate ?50?mg*
Inositol ?25?mg*
Para-Aminobenzoid Acid (PABA) ?50?mg*
Trimethylglycine (TMG) ?25?mg*
Citrus Bioflavanoid Complex ?25?mg*
Rutin Powder ?10?mg*
Hesperidin Complex ?5?mg*
Quercetin Dihydrate ?10?mg*
Natural Carotenoid Complex ?15?mg*
N-Acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) ?10.5?mg*
Amylase ?10?mg*
Lipase ?5?mg*
Protease ?2?mg*
Cellulase ?5?mg*
Lycopene ?200?mcg*
Alpha-lipoic Acid ?4.5?mg*
Green Tea Leaves (Camellia sinensis) ?15?mg*

  • Daily Value not established.

Directions: As a dietary supplement, take two tablets daily with

Thanks again for the options, T-peeps!

how many people dont take a multi? between the meat, chicken, meal replacements, and oatmeal i eat, i dont see the need for me to take any extra.

Some good ones already mentioned. GNC also makes a more cost-effective product if you don’t need all the bells and whistles of Ultra Mega Gold called Solotron that is available with or without iron.

Oops, my bad, Joey!

And thanks for the breakdowns.

Mike, cool - let him who is without sin cast the first
vitamin tablet!

I kind of thought the same thing Goldberg. I can’t tell any difference in the way I feel if I take a multivitamin or not. Are multi’s that important for people who eat like us? I do like ZMA though.

Country Life Total Mins Iron Free. No pharmaceutical glaze. And yes, the Vitamin Shoppe CAN special order that. Which store do you shop at by the way? Just curious 'cause I work at one.

I don’t take one, but it’s more out of laziness than thinking I get all my micronutrients from food.

" how many people dont take a multi? between the meat, chicken, meal replacements, and oatmeal i eat, i dont see the need for me to take any extra."

I don’t take one. I’d take one if I didn’t eat lots of vegetables, though.


Jeff T, I shop mostly @ The V Shoppe on 556 Route
17 Paramus, NJ 07562 or the one in Little Falls, NJ

The product you suggested looks pretty darn good!
Thanks a bunch for your help!!!

Each serving of 2 Tablets provides:
(as Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Lysinate, Citrate, Alpha-Ketoglutarate, Aspartate)
1,000 mg
Phosphorus (from Calcium Hydroxyapatite)
500 mg
Iodine (from Kelp)
225 mcg
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide, Taurinate, Citrate, Alpha-Ketoglutarate
and Aspartate)
500 mg
Zinc (as Zinc Citrate, Histidinate, Alpha-Ketoglutarate and Picolinate)
15 mg
Selenium (as Selenium Amino Acid Chelate, L-Selenomethionine)
50 mcg
Copper (as Copper Salicylate and Lysinate)
1 mg
(as Manganese Citrate, Histidinate, Alpha-Ketoglutarate and Picolinate)
10 mg
Chromium (as Chromium Polynicotinate? and Chromium Picolinate)
100 mcg
Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Amino Acid Chelate)
50 mcg
Potassium (as Potassium Citrate, Alpha-Ketoglutarate and Aspartate)
99 mg
L-Glutamic Acid HCl
100 mg
MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane)
23.6 mg
Horsetail Extract (leaf) (7% Silica)
20 mg
Sulfur (from MSM)
8 mg
Boron (as Boron Amino Acid Chelate)
2 mg
Vanadium (as Vanadium Amino Acid Chelate)
3 mcg
Other ingredients: Cellulose, stearic acid, silica, calcium silicate,
cellulose & glycerin coating.

I don’t think you should rely on a multi, but they’re pretty cheap and they certainly don’t hurt anything.

The only reason I manage to take one is that my wife hands me one every day along with a low-dose aspirin. I had a case of elbow bursitis go septic on me in the Spring and ever since then she feeds me the multi.

Granted that eating plenty of fruits and veggies give you some of you vitamin requirements, they don’t contain nearly the levels they used to. That is one of the reasons with the whole/organic food thing…they are richer in vitamins and minerals.

Iron-Free Super Nutrition Opti-Packs

MD2K6…do you like the OptiPack? I’ve heard that it’s one of the very select few vitamin formulas that you can actually feel a difference from.