“ Brand: Asda / Form: Tablets „
--- Introduction: Why I brought this product ---
Let me just state at the start of this review that I am not a doctor, nor do I know anything about medicine or vitamins, so whilst I will give my honest review and opinions on this product, they should not be taken as medical advice. If you have a medical problem, please seek the help of a qualified doctor!
I started my teacher training in September and I was warned that as soon as I got to my placement I would catch anything and everything and I was more than likely to feel under the weather for most of the term. I was advised to buy some vitamin C and whilst I was shopping in Asda, I saw this bottle of multivitamins. I decided that maximum protection was a good idea so I went ahead and brought a bottle of these.
--- The Product ---
These multivitamins are available in bottles of 60, 70 or 250, with the 250 tablets being the best value at £3.50. These multivitamins are also often on offer for 3 for £10 so you can either stock up for a little bit cheaper or combine them with some of the other products on the offer. I think the price of these is very good, as you only need to take one of these a day, meaning one bottle of 250 should last you for nearly 3/4 of the year.
The bottle that these tablets come in is made of plastic, but is fairly sturdy. It has a screw top lid, which doesn't have any child protection. I know these are only vitamins, but I wouldn't like the idea of my child getting hold of the bottle and eating one or more of them, so this is something to consider if you have young children, these will need to be stored out of reach! The bottle has a white and purple label that explains the directions for use and the ingredients.
I was quite confused when I first saw this product, as I had no idea what multivitamins were. However, when I looked on the back of the bottle I saw names of vitamins that it is recommended you have daily that I had never heard of before! The list of vitamins is quite comprehensive and includes 11 different vitamins, providing you with at least the majority each that you need in a day. Some of the more common vitamins (ones that I actually recognised!) include: Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin D. I am not going to pretend to be a vitamin expert, but I was impressed with the variety of different vitamins included in these tablets considering they were fairly cheap.
--- My Opinions ---
I have never taken multivitamins, or in fact vitamins of any kind before so I was quite skeptical when I tried these. I am not someone who gets ill a lot, but with all the warnings about how many things I would catch from the children in my class I wanted to be prepared. The tablets are easy to take and swallow, although they don't taste the best so I would recommend having a nice flavoured drink to wash it down with! As for the effects, I have found that I haven't gotten particularly ill whilst I have been taking these tablets. I have had the occasional cold and my usual yearly chesty cough, but compared to some of the other people on my course I have remained pretty healthy, despite being in contact with young children everyday. Obviously I can't say for certain that this is due to the tablets, but I think they have had a positive effect.
These tablets are not going to make you immune to anything, or be a miracle fix for any health problems, but I think they have helped me avoid getting ill. They are not expensive, so I would recommend trying them if you find yourself getting lots of colds and seeing if they make a difference for you. However, if you have a more serious medical condition and you are looking for a medicine, you definitely need to contact a doctor and seek their advice.
A good product to help boost your immune system!
Normally, I don't take health or diet supplements but recently, I was a bit snowed under at work and had also decided to become vegetarian and hadn't really had the time to look into it properly. I was doing shopping in Asda anyway and thought that 250 tablets for around £3.50 was quite a good deal. You only need to take one a day so I thought there was less chance of me forgetting....
There are 250 tablets in a white and purple plastic tub. There is safety opening - you need to press the two ridged patches (opposite each other on the tub) to get the lid off. This is a good idea if there are children in the house.
The tablets are quite long, sort of coffin-shaped (sorry) and are white. You do need some water or cup of tea to get them swallowed.
There is a long list of vitamins, amount contained in the tablets and % of daily recommended amounts on the label. Most (not all) seem to be covered with 100% supplied with a daily tablet. That's quite reassuring.
I started taking them during a busy time at work, after stopping eating meal and I found that I didn't seem to get the usual coughs and colds that everyone else did. It's hard to say whether this was as a result of the tablets but surely they can't hurt. Anything that helps to boost immunity should be a plus.
I usually buy multivitamins for my husband from Tesco but happened to be in Asda one day and knew he was getting low and thus decided to purchase the Asda own range of multivitamins that worked out at £3.50 for 250 tablets and since you are only required to take one day, that should last quite a long time, making it very good value for money!
I usually take vitamin C in the morning as well as a few other tablets such as glucosamine, however my husband kept telling me I should be taking a multi vitamin every day especially in the winter when I'm often not taking my full five a day and we tend to reach for warm, filling foods rather than always the healthiest option. So, because he leaves before me for work, he started leaving me out one of these Asda multivitamins for me to take with my breakfast.
On the front of the Asda tablet box it states that multivitamins 'may help maintain good general health' Multivitamins also supposedly help develop body structures and aid metabolism.
I like the fact that these tablets are small and easy to swallow, something which I find quite hard to do with bigger tablets. They don't have any great taste, but I don't really give myself long enough to notice as I swallow all tablets as quick as I can. Even after taking these tablets for a couple of weeks, I can't say I feel any healthier or notice any change, however, that can be said for the Vitamin C that I take as well. I can only hope that it helps my body. I take reassurance from the fact that this is supplementing any vitamin that I am lacking from my diet, particularly in the winter.
I have got into the habit of taking this tablet every day now along with the couple of other things that I take with my breakfast, and now I feel like there is something missing if I don't take one each day. All, in all, my husband says he has noticed no difference between these Asda multi vitamins and the Tesco version, and I find myself more reassured in terms of my health when taking these. For the price that I paid for these tablets, I would certainly pick them up again!
Several weeks ago I took advantage of Asda's 3 for £10 offer on these multivitamins in an attempt to help my overall health which has been badly neglected in the past year or so. Although these multivitamins are not intended as a substitute for healthy eating and a sensible lifestyle, I have found that just by taking 1 a day it has made me more aware that I should be eating more healthy options and exercising more frequently.
The plastic container houses 250 small white tablets which can easily be swallowed with just a sip of water and do not have a nasty aftertaste like some I have taken in the past. There is a screw top which is easy to open and close meaning the little tablets remain dry and uncontaminated. The purple and white design means they are easy to spot on Asda's shelves amongst the other available vitamins. I reckon the price is good too - on my reckoning (based on 3 x 250) they work out at 0.1333p each which is very competitive.
I am informed that the tablets contain vitamins A,B6,B12,vitamin C and D plus folic acid (in differing percentages) and that it is advisable to take one per day (for children over 12 and adults) I am also told that the contents are gluten-free and are free from artificial preservatives, colours or flavours which sounds good to me. I am told that the vitamins are NOT a substitute for a healthy diet but that 'a multivitamin supplement may help the development of the body's structures' plus may 'help the body's metabolism'.
I have been a poor eater for quite some time now in that I rarely eat regularly and sometimes forget to eat if I am busy but I have found since making the conscious effort of taking a multivitamin each day has made me more conscious of making sure my eating habits are more healthy and more regular. I have indeed felt the benefits over the past few weeks and am pretty sure that these vitamins have really helped (albeit in a roundabout way) because I have been eating more healthily.
Obviously these are not a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle but for those who have neglected their diet for any reason they may well be worth purchasing in my opinion.
WHY DID I BUY IT
I recently reviewed some vitamin C tablets, then thought well if I am boosting my vitamin C then why don't I ensure I am getting my quota of other vitamins at the same time instead of buying them separately - so next time I was in Asda I did just that, albeit it cost a little more but you get a heck of a lot of tablets for your money.
PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY
I paid £3.50 for my pack of 250 tablets, which works out at 1.4p per tablet if you're interested in that price format. As mentioned I purchased these items at my local Asda store, but other major retailers also have their own brand of these tablets which I presume would do a similar job here. Asda tend to have a lot of offers on currently, and these tablets are under their 3 for £10 range so savings can be made, though given the fact I tend to take one per day then I didn't really want to buy two years' worth of tablets in one go!
The package itself is a small tub containing the 250 individual tablets which are loose in the tub, though the tub itself does have a child-safe lid that you need to squeeze and push down to open, so is very handy if you have little ones running around raiding your cupboards.
The tablets are small (same size as a drawing pin head) brown circular in shape, and as a result are relatively easy to swallow with a glass of water. The do have a slight woody flavour I find, but as long as you don't chew them then this doesn't linger in your mouth and disappears once you swallow the tablet (no awful repeating itself on you later in the day either).
The product itself is also gluten-free and doesn't contain any artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
Calcium Carbonate , Microcrystalline Cellulose , Ascorbic Acid , Nicotinamide , Silicon Dioxide , Dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate , Calcium Pantothenate , Maltodextrin , Acacia Gum , Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose , Sucrose , Magnesium Stearate , Colour (Titanium Dioxide) , Pyridoxine Hydrochloride , Thiamine Hydrochloride , Hydroxy Propyl Cellulose , Riboflavin , Retinyl Acetate , Propylene Glycol , Sunflower Oil , Folic Acid , Corn Starch , Dl-Alpha-Tocopherol , Mannitol , Cholecalciferol , Cyanocobalamin .
Vitamin A - 100% of RDA
Vitamin D - 100% of RDA
Vitamin E - 83% of RDA
Vitamin C - 75% of RDA
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) - 127% of RDA
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) - 114% of RDA
Niacin - 112% of RDA
Vitamin B6 - 142% of RDA
Folic Acid - 100% of RDA
Vitamin B12 - 40% of RDA
Pantothenic Acid - 100% of RDA
As per the guidelines on the packet, I try to take this tablet once a day with a glass of water to give my body its Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of these key vitamins, though I don't really feel much different so if you are hoping for a product that makes you go cartwheeling into your car in the morning, then I would stick to the Red Bull. Even though there is no noticeable difference, I do feel better in myself than I know I am getting pretty much my full allowance of vitamins each day that is needed to keep my body healthy.
As mentioned above, while this product doesn't really make me feel any noticeably different, I do enjoy peace of mind that I am getting my healthy allowance of the vitamins here, and I also like the fact that I can get my boost of all the vitamins in a single tablet, rather than taking a multitude of different ones each day, so the maximum I can give this one is four out of five.
I am somebody who is interested in health products and I am always buying things which can help me lead a healthier life, and one product I have consistently bought over the years is the Multi-Vitamin tablets at Asda, although I often try the more expensive ones out I have always got a pack of these trusted vitamin tablets in the kitchen for when I need them.
These Vitamins come in a white and purple plastic pot which has a screw on lid, and the instructions tell you that you should take one a day, these tablets are not safe for anybody under 12 years old so they should obviously be kept out of the reach of children.
These Multi-Vitamin tablets do not have your recommended daily amount vitamins in them and they don't claim too, so they should not be taken as a substitute for food and should be used as a top up on vitamins along with a healthy balanced diet. These tablets do not specify whether or not they are suitable for vegetarians so I am guessing they are not but I do know that you can buy Asda's vegetarian version as a alternative, these Asda Multi-Vitamins have no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours and are gluten free.
The tablets themselves are white and small, they are very easy to swallow and should be taken with food, but you may want to know that if you do not swallow properly and get a taste of one of these tablets then they are not very nice at all, they taste horrible.
What vitamin are in them ? : 100% vitamins A, D, and Frolic Acid, 75% of vitamin C, and 142% of vitamin B6, 40% of vitamin B12
These Multi-Vitmain tablets are great and a Asda product which I can recommend highly, obviously there are better vitamin tablets than these one's about but they will cost a lot more, I mean at £3.50 for 250 tablets you can't go wrong, they always do a brilliant job and I feel better all around when I am taking them, they are reliable and cheap.
Anyone who is pregnant should not be taking these tablets.
Just recently myself and my husband have been feeling under the weather almost constantly - recovering from one cold only to pick up another. It seems to be the time of year for it, but, in an effort to perk us up a bit, we decided to supplement our diet with vitamins. We do try to eat a fairly healthy, balance diet but we figured a helping hand wouldn't hurt.
We only really chose Asda vitamins as we happened to be shopping in there at the time that we made this decision. We just chose multivitamins but they are also available with additional iron. We purchased a jar of 250 tablets for £3.50. They are also available on a 3 for £10 offer.
The jar is made of a white plastic with purple labelling and a purple plastic lid. The lid screws off but is child proof so has to be pressed down when unscrewing - it is still fairly easy to open and not stiff like some child proof lids can be. The bottle has a foil seal that needs to be broken through to access the tablets. The tablets are circular disc shaped and quite small in size. They are a deep red in colour. On opening the bottle, you can smell the vitamins - a distinct scent that I would describe as neither pleasant or unpleasant.
The tablets are easy to take and you take one a day, with a meal. I simply swallow with a mouthful of water. They are small enough to swallow very easily and do not lodge in your throat uncomfortably. A jar of these lasts a long time so it is great value for money in this respect.
As for whether these work, as with all such supplements, it is hard to give a definitive answer. We both felt that these supplemented our diet well and they definitely gave us the reassurance that we were getting all of the vitamins that we needed. We did feel significantly better in ourselves too but this could, of course, be coincidence. However, we are still taking these and intend to in the future too so we must have some confidence that these are making a difference for the better.
Mostly I do try to eat a well balanced diet, wherever possible making sure I get my 5 a day and other such things. However, there are times that this doesn't happen, and I think that multivitamins can be useful for ensuring that I get most of the necessary things that one is meant to get!
I actually started taking multivitamins religiously along with Omega 3 fish oil capsules (well, I say religiously, but I do lapse sometimes like when I go away and can't be bothered to take the pots with me as they are rather big...but then many people lapse religious practices when they go away!) when I would going through a very disordered eating phase, bordering on an actual eating disorder. At this point I am certain that I wasn't getting all of the nutrients that I needed from the food I was eating, since at times I was eating very little. I believe that these multivitamins helped me to an great extent when I was otherwise in a pretty unhealthy state, and now that I'm back to eating properly I have kept in the habit of taking them.
The big white and purple pot (with a purple screw cap lid) states that these vitamins "May help maintain good general health". They are certainly not claiming to work miracles. It is make clear on the pot that food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet and healthy lifestyle. But it also says that "A multivitamin supplement may help the development of the body's structures, and is needed for the body's metabolism".
For adults and children over 12 the dosage is one tablet per day - as with any medication it's important not to exceed the stated dose, and obviously to keep out of the sight and reach of children.
These multivitamins contain loads of ingredients which I won't list (you can see before you buy). It might be worth noting that they contain Vitamin A (a special mention is made of that) and that they should not be taken if pregnant or likely to become pregnant, except on medical advice. I might therefore have to stop taking these at some point!
There is a list of different vitamins (etc) on the back of the pop, and usefully how much % of the recommended daily allowance they contains, such as 100% of vitamins A, D and Folic Acid, 75% of vitamin C, and 142% of Vitamin B6 (although only 40% of vitamin B12). I am assuming that more is a good thing where certain vitamins are concerned and that RDAs can be well exceeded (although that will depend upon which vitamin). I know that for a while years ago I was specifically taking Vitamin B6 supplements on the recommendation of a psychiatrist...so it's great that this is included in the multivitamin, as B6 tablets I seem to remember were very big and smelly!
These tablets contain no artificial colours, preservatives or flavours, and are gluten free. They don't say that they are suitable for vegetarians, and I imagine that they aren't, since Asda do a special version for Vegetarians!
---Taking the pills---
The white pills are fairly small and easy to swallow. They measure 9mm across the diameter. You will want to make sure you have a drink when you take them (as you should with all pills in case they get stuck on the way down), as they don't taste very nice if you accidentally taste them which I do on occasion since I tend to take quite an assortment of pills before bedtime (but thankfully far less than I used to have to!) They say to take them with food, but I tend not to as I take all my pills before bedtime. I have never had any problems not taking them with food.
I doubt that the multivitamins can take all of the credit for my health (and I have also been taking Omega 3 Fish Oil capsules during the same time period - review to follow!) However, I have to say that since I started taking them every day (which has been for about 2 years), I haven't suffered from any particularly bad physical health, and I can't remember the last time I had a cold, and prior to taking them I got a lot - I believe that these are contributing well towards my immune system! So for now I will certainly continue to take these multivitamins. I have also got my boyfriend into the habit of taking them - his diet is sometimes not very balanced so I think it can only help.
At £3.50 for 250 tablets, which works out at 1.4p per tablet., I think these are a bargain. They are often available in a 3 for £10 offer, so can work out even (very slightly) cheaper. I realise that many people don't see the point in supplements, and my father who is a doctor would probably say that! However, for me I think that it is a tiny amount to spend on something that I feel I benefit from.
My tablets are best before June 2014, so they should last ok, even if you only take one every other day! I would give these 5 out of 5.
I try to have a healthy diet and make sure that I look after myself in general, however, I take the Asda Multi vitamins to fill in any gaps I have and to generally help to keep me well and healthy.
The Asda Multi vitamins come in a round plastic container that is white and it has a purple screw top lid that is easy to use. On first opening the bottle it is covered with a silver foil protective layer that is also easy to remove. The Multi vitamins are designed to help to maintain your general health and should not be used as a food supplement. The tablets are small in size and a brown colour, they have a herbally taste, if you do not swallow them quick enough and smell a bit like Brewers Yeast. You take one tablet per day. They are free from artificial colours, flavours and preservatives and are gluten free.
Each tablet contains your 100% recommended daily allowance (RDA) of Vitamin A, D, Folic Acid and Pantothenic Acid, 75% RDA of Vitamin C, 83% RDA of Vitamin E, 127% RDA of Vitamin B1, 114% RDA of Viatmin B2, 142% Vitamin RDA of Vitamin B12, 112% RDA of Niacin and 40% RDA of Vitamin B12. Other ingredients include:
Calcium Carbonate , Microcrystalline Cellulose , Ascorbic Acid , Nicotinamide , Silicon Dioxide , Dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate , Maltodextrin , Acacia Gum , Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose , Sucrose , Magnesium Stearate , Colour (Titanium Dioxide) , Pyridoxine Hydrochloride , Thiamine Hydrochloride , Hydroxy Propyl Cellulose , Riboflavin , Retinyl Acetate , Propylene Glycol , Sunflower Oil , Folic Acid , Corn Starch , Dl-Alpha-Tocopherol , Mannitol , Cholecalciferol , Cyanocobalamin .
I bought my vitamins in a 250 tablet container for £3.49 about three months ago and have found them easy to swallow. You can also purchase them in containers of 90 and 180 tablets and they are often on offer in Asda on a multi buy offer, such as two for £6 as part of a three for two offer with other vitamins and supplements. My husband also takes one of the multi vitamins each day and overall agrees with my conclusion. The only down side to these multi vitamins is that they only give you 40% of your RDA of Vitamin B12, so you may have to take another tablet to top this up if you want. Also if you are taking other supplements, they may also contain some of these vitamins, so you should read the label to make sure you are not taking too much of anyone vitamin.
Overall it is difficult to categorically say that these vitamins are actually helping me as I see not real change in my health, however, I will continue to take them as they do I suppose help to top up any deficiencies I may have in my diet and I have not been ill for months or even had a cold, so maybe they are helping.
I would recommend these vitamins to others because they are a multi vitamin there is no need to take a multitude of other supplement they are well priced, easy to swallow and on the surface appear to helpn