Getting the recommended daily value of certain nutrients can be challenging for some. Dietary restrictions, allergies, accessibility to certain foods and seasonality can all contribute to nutrient intake. Supplementing with a high quality multivitamin can be a simple way to bridge the nutrient gap. But not all multivitamins are created equal! There are a few things to consider when choosing a multivitamin; such as preferred method, number of pills per dose, whole food multivitamins versus synthetic and more.
As natural wellness has become increasingly popular, so have whole food vitamins and supplements. In addition to essential micro nutrients, many whole food vitamins have proprietary herbal blends designed to further support the body and enhance wellness. Many included targeted herbal blend specific to populations. The combination of micro-nutrients and herbals can support digestion, sleep, energy and stress.
At the Mustard Seed we pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of high quality supplements to our local and virtual communities. Today we are highlighting our favorite whole food multivitamins. These brands and associated products are top sellers and highly regarded among our community and staff!
Best Whole Food Multivitamins in 2021
Garden of Life Vitamin Code Line
Vitamin Code is one of our top selling vitamin lines with formulas for adults, aging adults, prenatal women. Single nutrient varieties are also available in this line. Vitamin Code Multivitamins are formulated using 22 raw foods. Additionally, they include probiotics and enzymes for enhanced digestion. Many Vitamin Code vitamins are vegetarian but not all of them are vegan!
- Women’s Raw One
- Men’s Raw One
- Vitamin Code Prenatal
Garden of Life mykind Organics
mykind Organics is very similar to Vitamin Code but has a USDA organic certification; meaning only organic whole food powders are used. It is also certified vegan, meaning there are no animal products or byproducts in the the vitamins. Popular vitamins include:
- Men’s Once Daily
- Women’s Once Daily
- Prenatal Once Daily
New Chapter Whole Food Multivitamins
The whole food multivitamins from New Chapter vary from Garden of Life because they are a compressed tablet versus being a capsule. For some, tablets can be easier to swallow and digest versus a capsule. New Chapter is a highly regarded supplement brand for it’s commitment to sustainability and holistic health. Certain nutrients in New Chapter multivitamins are fermented for increased absorption. Favorites include:
- Women’s Once Daily
- Men’s Once Daily
- Women’s Perfect Prenatal
Megafood Whole Food Multivitamins
The multivitamins from Megafood are similar to New Chapter as they are also in a compressed tablet form. Megafood is also a certified B Corp, meaning they are committed to sustainable practices. Megafood vitamins are made from real food farmed by regenerative agriculture practices. All food used for the vitamins is organic, non-GMO and certified glyphosate free. Popular products include:
- Men over 40 One Daily
- One Daily
- Women over 40 One Daily
This line of whole food vitamins is similar to Garden of Life as they are capsules with food powders. All Nutrigold multivitamins are vegan friendly, making it a good option for those who abstain from animal products. Additionally, they provide options for one a days or multi pills per day. Important to keep in mind, sometimes a one a day doesn’t provide as much daily nutrition as a multiple pill dose. Favorites include:
- Women’s Multi Gold
- Men’s Multi Gold
- Women’s One Daily
The FDA has not evaluated these statements. Consult a doctor before changing your diet or trying a new supplement. These supplements should not be used to treat a health condition.
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