What Are Multivitamins?
Do You Even Need Them?
Top 10 Multivitamins For Bodybuilding
Triumph is one of the popular multivitamins selling on Amazon...
It's no wonder because it contains literally every vitamin, mineral and even some herbs for added benefits.
The herbs included range from ashwagandha root (stress and testosterone benefits) to N-Acetyl L-Cysteine for liver health.
The magnesium and zinc forms are very bioavailable, and are the better sources of the minerals.
So no matter what your goal is or lifestyle for that matter, Triumph is a great all-round multivitamin.
Vita JYM keeps it simple by providing naturally sourced vitamins from A to Z.
It is unique however as it doesn't contain Zinc.
Jim Stoppani states that Zinc can inhibit the uptake of amino acids and protein.
Something we bro's would not want. Right?
Though we can't find anything on Jim's claims for amino uptakes, we think it's because he makes these claims so he can sell his ZMA product.
Doesn't matter though, this multi is still solid and you most likely don't need every single mineral and vitamin anyway.
The forms of vitamins are completely natural so you know you're getting as close to natural food as possible with Vita JYM.
There's even 5mg of BioPerine to enhance absorption and bioavailability of all the vitamins in here.
Multivitamins come by the hundreds.
When a new one comes out, no one cares.
But this one is not only relatively new to the category, it's one of the best sellers.
VitaMode contains all the vitamins you could ask for and more.
It has naturally sourced vitamins and the minerals are highly absorbable as well.
It also has a green complex containing Phyto Nutrients, and the other blends are included for digestion aid and to enhance absorption of all the nutrients included here.
Vitamin K and D are in high levels here to ensure you're getting the most for your joint and bone health.
Overall this multivitamin is simple and effective looking and should further enhance your nutrition as well as your training.
Muscle Pharm, unlike most companies, uses high quality ingredients for their supplements.
And the same can be said for their multivitamin.
If you want quality but an affordable option, you can't go wrong with Armor-V.
This multi-V has your basic vitamins, from A to all the B's, to K2 and more.
It also contains a very bioavailable form of Zinc and magnesium so you know your body will get the most out of the minerals here.
They took it even further by having a super food (proprietary) blend, containing everything from spinach powder to lemon bioflavonoids.
Armor-V also includes a 700mg Omega complex, containing everything from flax seed to omega 3's.
The other blends, which ranges from a digestion to a detoxifying blend, are also decent.
No matter how hard you're training, you know you'll be getting the most out of your nutrition with the help of this multi-V.
Vita Freak is literally our kind of multivitamin.
It has a long list of ingredients, mostly in prop blends but are great nevertheless.
The digestive blend and the added Bioperine should help enhance the bioavailablity of all of these ingredients so you know they aren't going to waste (down the toilet in this case!).
It has the best of both worlds, greens and vitamins.
Like most multivitamins listed here, it does not have Iron either.
The downside of this multivitamin is the artificial coloring used for the pills.
Other than that, this is a near-perfect multi-v that is worth checking out.
Orange Triad, like Animal Pak, is the ultimate and complete multivitamin.
The only thing is that it doesn't contain as much as Animal Pak but it makes it much cheaper and affordable in the long run.
Despite it's lower cost per serving, the quality used in Orange Triad is way up there as most of the vitamins are made from natural sources.
It has all the vitamins as well as a flex complex for joint health and a digestive blend for digestion aid.
Just like Animal Pak, it does not contain iron.
We usually don't care much for brands that are named after bodybuilders as they are usually over-hyped and under-dosed.
But Cutler has made the cut to our top 10 list here...
Cutlers' Performance Pro-Pack is a complete multivitamin that has everything from the basic vitamins, to super green ingredients and even a stimulant blend.
So if you're on a stim-break and do not want to consume 300mg+ of caffeine for energy, you'll enjoy Pro-Pack as it has a nice balance of stimulants.
The super green ingredients range from avocado to coconut powder so you're sure to benefit from naturally sourced super-foods in these pills.
You can customize and take only the vitamins you require as each pill is defined by its color.
But the downside of this is that they use coloring for the pills, though at least it's not as much as what we see in pre-workouts and powdered based supplements.
The problem with most multivitamins, is that the sources and dosages are unreal for the human body.
We're not designed nor evolved to handle such enormous amounts of vitamins at once.
Nor are we suppose to digest individual dosages of them.
So here we have a solution by the Machine himself (Marc Lobliner), and it's a complete all-in-one solution.
This is probably the only multivitamins that combines full dosages of greens that will benefit your training and nutrition to a whole new level.
It has a lot of veggies, fruits and vitamins so you are sure to absorb everything like your body was made to.
The best part about this super nutrient multi-v is that it doesn't have any artificial colors or flavors.
This is usually the same price as any other multi-vitamin and the formula is full of quality and premium ingredients.
Try it and you should feel a difference...
If there was a Gold Standard for multivitamins, it would be Animal Pak.
It has won the Award of Excellence by Bodybuilding.com many times over and it's constantly referred as being simply the best multivitamin for bodybuilders and athletes alike.
The formula is overwhelming and packed with goodies by containing B-Vitamin variations, amino acids, digestive enzymes and even a solid antioxidant blend.
Animal Pak is made for animals like us.
Now you won't turn into a beast overnight with the help of this multivitamin.
Multivitamins are suppose to help you fill the empty gaps you may be missing already or need more of.
So unlike a pre workout, you're not suppose to "feel" anything besides normal and performing at your very best.
So knowing this, you should still try Animal Pak.
If you're a beginner or have a near-perfect diet, you'll probably get more than enough by taking this 4-5 times a week.
You'll also save money as this isn't the most affordable multi-v.
The neat thing about this multivitamin is that it comes in either powder or pill form.
Optimum Nutrition has had their protein powder, Gold Whey Standard as the best selling protein for the longest time.
If you're ever in need of a protein powder, you'd likely be recommended Gold Standard.
So their multivitamin has to be way up in the rankings right?
Their multivitamin doesn't just have all the vitamins and minerals, it also includes amino acids, herbs and an enyzme blend to ensure you're getting the most out of your multi-V.
No matter how hyped or great the next new multivitamin might be, Opti-Men will always be recommended.