“ Dosage Form: Tablets „
I am not the best at remembering to eat my 5 a day. Let alone 2 or 3 a day! My mother always made me take a multi vitamin everyday as a child and a teenager and I have carried on the habbit as its not hard to take a small tablet after breakfast in the morning! I do most of my shopping at Tesco but I do occasionally pop over to sainsbury's if im in town. I only picked these up as they were on offer in the health section, they were doing 3 for 2 mix and match on there own branded health items. These were exactly £1, I picked up two of them and also a Vitamin B complex. They were good value and I was happy with them, There were 60 tablets in the box and you are supposed to take just one a day. So that works out a roughly only costing you 50p per month to use them. I will now go into more detail on the product.
The vitamins come in a good looking little box which has a red colour. The lid is red and twists on and off easily, it also creates a nice and tight seal so that the tablets don't go off or go funny. As you can see in the image above, there is a large healthy sign on the front and it also advertises the exact size of the tablet on the front! This is handy if you are worried about the size of them, these are fairly small and un-noticeable in a big gulp of water. There isnt much information on the packaging, you are told to store them in a cool and dry place and to only take one per day. You are also told that these are dietry supplements and are to be taken alongside a healthy diet, you should not use them to replace food stuffs as this is unhealthy.
This is supposed to be very good for you. I honestly have no idea if it is good for you as you don't see any effects of it. All I know is that I take one a day and I feel good.I currently have no health problems and this could be down to taking these, you never know. I would be interested to know if they do actually make any sort of difference within my body at all. They are very easy to take and swallow and ofcourse one pot should last you roughly two months if you are the only person using them. I have had no problems with these at all and I would recommend them to anyone, children can take them as they are small and wont be too daunting for them.
Thanks for reading my review, I will be giving these three stars as they are simple and hope they are doing my body some good inside :)
Healthy Sainsburys Multivitamins .
I try to eat healthily but do on the odd occassion have a few take aways and sometimes I like some of the food that is bad for you. I do admit to having a bit of a sweet tooth too.
I had brought these Multivitamin tablets when I was last in Sainsburys. They come in a handy little red container with a small twist on twist off red cap. They contain no artificial colours.
The box contains 60 tablets which are purple in colour, and cost just over £3.00.
They contain an array of different vitamins, A D E and C. They dont taste particularly nice but if you swallow them whole and dont chew them they go down well.
I take one in the morning and one at night.
I think it is a good idea to try and maintain a healthy body, I have noticed that since taking these Multivitamins I have had less colds and when visiting my daughter recently whilst my grandchildren were ill, i didnt pick up their sickness bug at all.
I dont actually know if they do work or not but i feel happy in the knowledge that I am doing the best i can to maintain a healthy body, I am not a great fan of eating five different fruits per day so feel that I am at least trying to keep myself a little bit more healthier.
Thanks for reading and rating my reviews.
I tend to eat a very healthy diet that is well balanced and pretty good for me however I still take a multi vitamin on a regular basis to top up my defense systems and compensate for any areas that I may be lacking when my regular diet does not provide me with all the vitamins my body needs.
The problem with such supplements is that you can never really tell whether they are doing you any good or not however these particular vitamins from Sainsbury are really easy to swallow and they are also very reasonably priced as well. Online at the moment there is a 3 for 2 offer and 180 tablets will cost you £3.01 so that is about 1.7p per tablet and even cheaper if you buy three containers, plus at one a day you will then have a year and a half's worth and the use by date on these are very long. The box that I have has a use by date of March 2012 and I have used about 25% of the contents so far.
They come in an orange container with a simple twist off lid that is bright orange, the tablets inside are small and yellow in colour with orange flecks in them, one tablet gives you 100% of the RDA recommended amount for a wide range of vitamins. They are odourless and do not exactly have a nice taste if you let they sit on your tongue however they are swallowed with water so the taste is not an issue.
They are very small so they are easy to swallow and you cannot feel them going down at all. They are certainly worth buying if you need a supplement as they are reasonably priced.
I started taking these after having a cold once, as I just hate feeling ill, and though a mulit vitamin is a good way to boost the immune system.
They currently cost about £4.00 for 90, which I actually find quite expensive as there are a few shops that offer them cheaper.
I'm not entirely sure of the exact ingredients of these, I think there is probably quite a lot, and I don't know how these ingredients would differ between brands I only buy these as I shop at Sainsburys.
The tablets themselves are orange in colour and I think they have a slight orange taste to them, but I tend to just swallow them, you can probably chew them if you struggle to take tablets, but they aren't the chewable jelly kind. They are very small and they are easy to swallow though. They don't have that coating that some tablets have which makes them super shiny and mega easy to swallow, it's just due to their size.
I have taken multi vitamins for a while now, and to be honest I haven't noticed any change in my body or anything like that, but me and my husband do tend to get less colds than other people we know. We are young and fairly active and we are also vegetarians which are factors which I think increase healthiness as well so I don't think it's just down to the tablets, but I don't think I wouldn't stop taking them.
I think it's down to individual preference whether you take multi vitamins or not, I can't imagine they do any damage as the doses of all the vitamins is pretty low. I would recommend these tablets as a multi vitamin option though as they are easy to swallow, I have to knock off one star for price though.
When it comes to taking vitamins I'm a fan and I do so every day. In today's diets it seems a lot of us really do miss out on vital vitamins and minerals! However I think it's a tricky business knowing what to take, the dose etc etc.... and lets face it information on jars, pots etc is limited and it's like we're meant to know this stuff!
I think it's foolish really to go out and just buy stuff like this for the sake of it 'cos you could be getting to much of something, not enough of something else. Myself I take vitamins (without Iron) because I was advised to take them by my Dr and my eating disorder clinic to top up my levels. I was proven to have vitamin deficiencies (through blood tests) in several areas and just to let you know if you have an eating disorder your body doesn't absorb iron very well (hence me opting for vitamins that do not include it!). So as I'm pointing out I don't take stuff for the sheer hell of it, I take it cos I'm advised to and I advise you to do the same. Why take anything if you don't need to right?
So as I take a multivitamin every day I basically want a reasonably priced one and one that isn't all singing and dancing. You know the one's I mean right? One's that are coated in 24 carat gold and make you sing in the shower and bounce round like a mad elephant for a few hours! All I want is simplicity and a fair amount of all the usual vitamins and without a hefty price tag ta boot!
These cost 76p for 60 tablets or £2.93 for 180 and they are available containing iron and a few other options as well.
White tub with a brown label around it's middle and a matching safety cap to the top that you push and twist type of thing to get in and out of it. On the front of the label I'm told they are indeed Sainsbury's Multi Vitamins and the word Healthy is on there and I'm told they contain no artificial colours and the size is stated. On the back of the label other information includes what ingredients and vitamins these include (all the usual vitamins) which are Vitamins A, D, E ,C, B6, B12, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Folic Acid and Pantothenic Acid and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. Nice enough, simple, medical looking tub and although I find the push and unscrew system hard to undo first thing in the morning I do appreciate the design as it could protect kids from themselves!
Light brown in colour, round and they have a slight glossy coating to them and a sort of meaty aroma to them. They're not huge but you do want a large glass of water on standard by. I don't find them troublesome to take at all and once I've swallowed that's it they're gone and I have no nasty after-taste either.
Do They Work?:
People always ask that question and lets face it do we know? These contain a 100% of all the vitamins and stuff I stated earlier and my only concern is, is that too much? Like I said I don't know about all this stuff. I don't know if my insides are healthier because I take vitamins! What I do know is that these are quite easy to take, they are cheap and they've done me no harm and having said that my health is rather poor for my age (34) anyway. I shall continue to take them and monitor my health. Bottom line is that if your interested in trying these then fair enough but if you don't need them don't take them and if your ill go to the Dr's and don't just start filling yourself up with these! lol.
Only available in Sainsbury's stores.
As I am a student and always on the move with meals due to univ schedule and part time work I decided to invest in some sainbury's multivitamins. So every morning I used to pop a pill with the satisfaction that incase I dont get my daily dose I am covered on all tracks. The sainsbury brand was cheap (2-3£ depending on the number of tablets. Think i got 90 or 120. I carried on using it but unlike the slimming tablet (which most of the time dont work) there is no way to actually find out if these tablets do work or not. I later joined a health shop for a better part time job (H&B) and I was suddenly faced with a whole new world of multivitamins
After my spending a few hurs buried under H & B books (yes more studying great) I noticed that though the shop stocked variety of vitamins and minerals only 2 important things should be noted which buying them.
1 is that there are two types of multivitamins pack. 1 group supply 80-100% of the required vitamins and minerals required per day and the other supplies them in the range of 500%+. However as the body only absorbs how much it needs the rest is given out as some very expensive pee.
2 was that if you take a tablet at say 10 o clock in the morning the most of the extra is lost within the next hour. However a time release version was also available which apparently breaks down the tablets in different intervals of time thereby allowing them to stay longer and used more effectively
After this information I switched over to a timed release basic multivitamin but instead of taking one every day decided to only pop a pill the day I noticed I ate less amount of food (mostly during coursework deadlines and exams times)
However theres a lot of debate about the effectiveness of multivitamins and I can honestly not give any actual proof that they work but have been generally healthy inspite of my pot noodle and baked beans diet during exam time. Btw I dont work for H & B anymore and I am not advertising their product if anyone is thinking.
One major disadvantage of the tablets are that they are huge and about 3 quarters of an inch and takes a lot of water and sometimes a bit of gagging to get one down
Bottom line is multivitamins are there mainly as a supplement and according to me to be taken only when you actually feel you need it like extra C during those flu spells around.