When it comes to supplements, multivitamins are about as basic as they get—or are they? Multis today are a far cry from the chalky dinosaur chewables you choked down as a kid. In fact, modern multis are, dare we say, cool.
If you’re looking to take out what many health experts dub “an insurance policy” on your daily nutrition, a morning multi is the obvious way to go, but you don’t have to force down a bunch of stick-to-your-throat horse pills to get all the good stuff in. These innovative new products will transform your morning supplement routine from dreaded-but-necessary to (gasp) downright enjoyable—and better for your health than ever.
MaryRuth’s Liquid Morning Multivitamin
Now, this is a morning multi the entire family can get behind! MaryRuth’s is famous for its easy-to-take (and super-tasty) liquid supplements—and this is the one that started it all. The MaryRuth’s Liquid Morning Multivitamin provides important essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that everyone needs, and includes B vitamins (bonus points for the bioavailable form of B12), vitamin C, vitamin D, trace minerals, and a blend of branched-chain amino acids (a.k.a. BCAAs). Together, these nutrients support everything from antioxidant support to immune health to energy production, all in a delicious, easy-to-drink raspberry liquid.
It’s a great pick for anyone looking to support their overall health but who struggles to get down a standard multi—and especially ideal for households of multiple people who want to avoid cabinets stuffed with different supplements. Adjust the serving size and this liquid multi can be given to everyone from one-year-old littles to grown-ups.
Wholier Multi For Plant-Based People
People who eat plants-only diets (or even plant-forward diets) can fall short on several specific nutrients we typically rely on animal products to keep us stocked on. And, for years, filling those gaps has meant bottles and bottles of different supplements each providing different nutrients. One for vegan omega-3s, one for all-important iron, another for B12, yet another for zinc or vitamin K.
Well, clear ‘em all out, folks, because the Wholier Multi For Plant-Based People was designed specifically for vegans, vegetarians, and plant-centric eaters. Each serving provides 225 milligrams of omega-3s from algae, 44 percent of your daily iron needs, a jumbo dose of vitamin B12, and more.
Also pretty cool: The delayed-release capsules ensure you won’t feel nauseous after popping your multi on too light a breakfast (or, okay, just coffee)—and the glass bottle they come in is infused with food-grade, all-natural bergamot essence, which gives the capsules a citrusy flavor that makes taking them a more enjoyable experience.
HerbaLand multi vitamins Gummies
Gummy supplements often get a bad rap for being lower in nutritional punch and high in added sugar—and new innovations like HerbaLand multi vitamins Gummies prove that brands have heard these concerns loud and clear.
The mixed berry-flavored multivitamin gummies are added sugar-free and use organic stevia leaf extract, natural flavor, and a whole bunch of organic fruit powders to achieve a naturally delicious supplement you can pop daily without worrying about sugar counts. (They even provide a couple of grams of fiber!)
Otherwise, you’ll find all the usual suspects you want in a multi, such as vitamins A, C, D, and E, as well as a bunch of B’s, plus minerals like zinc and iodine, so you can check some big nutrient boxes in a tasty way.
Oh, and did we mention the bag is 100 percent backyard compostable? That’s a pretty big deal if you’re committed to minimizing waste without giving up your morning multi routine.
Vthrive High-Potency Bioactive Immune Multi
Sure, your standard multivitamin covers several nutritional bases that ladder up to supporting a healthy immune system—but if immune health is a top priority for you (and we definitely understand the concern), a specialty multi can go the extra mile.
Vthrive High-Potency Bioactive Immune Multi works double-time by delivering an all-star lineup of essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to promote natural immunity, support energy production, and help the body manage stress. In addition to large amounts of B vitamins, vitamins C and D, and immune-loving mineral zinc (among other standard vitamins and minerals), it also includes 200 milligrams of elderberry and 300 milligrams of NAC (a.k.a. N-acetyl cysteine).
These power players really go to bat for your health, too. Elderberry is a time-honored botanical remedy known for its punch of vitamins and antioxidants, and its ability to support the body in responding to illness and other threats when needed. NAC, meanwhile, is a precursor to the master antioxidant glutathione, and so is believed to support cellular and immune health.
FYI: Another perk of this morning multi is that it’s free of artificial additives and ingredients like magnesium stearate, stearic acid, and titanium dioxide, which some people choose to avoid.
The Vitamin Shoppe brand Multivitamin and Multimineral Powder
If you struggle to get enough minerals into your body, you might think any old morning multi will do the job of helping you meet your needs. Sad but true: Many standard multivitamins (especially the one-a-day types) don’t offer as much in the minerals department as you might expect. The reason? Minerals are bulky and simply take up too much space, meaning that you’d have to pop a bunch of pills on the daily if you want to maximize these important nutrients.
That’s where a powdered multivitamin and multimineral supplement can come in handy. The Vitamin Shoppe Brand Multivitamin and Multimineral Powder is as close to flavorless as it gets (it contains some lemon bioflavonoids for a hint of freshness) and mixes right into your favorite beverages or other soft foods. And because the heaping scoop serving size means there’s plenty of space for all the nutrients you need, it’s as complete a formula as you can find. With whopping amounts of B vitamins and plenty of other key vitamins like vitamin D and vitamin C, it also delivers in the mineral department, offering almost forty percent of your daily calcium needs, 100 percent of your daily iron, loads of zinc, and hefty amounts of lesser-known (but also important!) minerals such as manganese and chromium.
It also packs in a slew of amino acids (the building blocks of proteins), which play a million and one crucial jobs in the body, from hormone production to muscle-building. Consider all of your bases covered.