Before I go off and start a new thread.
I've been reading different threads on here about the low quality of drug-store-branded multivitamins such as Centrum and I also did a seperate research on that as well.
Yet, it didn't help me much, but got me even more confused instead. On the http://www.consumerlab.com , Centrum was approved in all the 3 categories, but according to the info given by the members of this board or other sites, it is just a waste of money. Even though it didn't directly bash the brand, but it stated:
"Do not take generic, low-quality multivitamins. You may as well be swallowing little rocks for all the nutrients you will get out of them.
"Most vitamins (including popular brand names) that come in tablet form are so compressed that they can't be broken down even by stomach acid.
"Look for multivitamins in capsule or gelcap form. These will be the most absorbable. "
Can anyone who knows about multivitamins help me on this?
I currently take Woman's One A Day, my child CENTRUM for kids and my husband just normal CENTRUM.
Should we switch brand? IF so, which brand has high quality and costs less than $10?
Thank you very much.