Since when has a multi-vitamin been mandatory in the first place?
I’ve used a few of the “recommended” higher quality versions and have never noticed a benefit. Plus, I’ve yet to meet anyone in real life who has been able to tell a difference either.
Besides, the whole shotgun approach to multis has never made sense to me. It makes more sense to pick the vitamins and minerals you want and take them as opposed to taking a multi because people tell you to.
Unless you can tell a difference, dump the multi and save your $ for supplements that make a difference.
i can tell you that opti-men to me makes a difference. In their blend they throw in a virility blend to enhance sexual performance and i notice a difference. true a multi isnt mandatory but it DOES help. Your telling me that it’d be cheaper to ‘pick the vitamins and minerals you want’ then to just take a multi? I alone supplement with a Bcomplex, D and E while they are relatively cheap, it isn’t CHEAPER than a multi.[/quote]
I’m glad they make a difference for you, but the extras like a “virility blend” are usually in so low of concentration that they are not efficacious. They are added for marketing to simply get people to buy the products.
As for cost, I never said anything about individual vitamins being cheaper. It completely depends on which individual vitamins and/or minerals you use. They are cheaper for me, however, since I’ve found that most don’t make a difference and I make an effort to eat a varied diet to meet my vitamin and mineral needs.