Comparison Chart for 10 Popular Multivitamins

Elise Deming, RDN
Woman choosing between vitamin supplements

Multivitamins flood the shelves of every grocery store. So many different brands exist, making it overwhelming to pick the one right for you. Comparing the value and nutrient content of the available brands is a way to decide which multivitamin to buy.

Comparison Charts

The following comparison charts can help you determine which brand may be best for your own needs.

Intrafusion MultiVites Walgreens Daily NatureMade One A Day Vitacraves
Approximate Price $13.50 $10.50 $19 $10.50
Type Gummy Tablet Tablet Gummy
Serving 2 1 1 2
Serving per Container 75 365 300 35
Sugar (g) 3 0 0 3

Vitamin D

% Daily Value

800IU

200%

400IU

100%

400IU

100%

400IU

100%

Vitamin A

% Daily Value

2500IU

50%

5000IU

100%

3000IU

60%

4000IU

80%

Vitamin C

% Daily Value

30mg

50%

60mg

100%

60mg

100%

60mg

100%

Vitamin E

% Daily Value

15IU

50%

30IU

100%

30IU

100%

40IU

133%

Thiamin

% Daily Value

0

0%

1.5mg

100%

1.5mg

100%

0

0%

Riboflavin

% Daily Value

0

0%

1.7mg

100%

1.7mg

100%

0

0%

Niacin

% Daily Value

10mg

50%

20mg

100%

20mg

100%

0

0%

Vitamin B6

% Daily Value

4mg

200%

2mg

100%

2mg

100%

2mg

100%

Folate

% Daily Value

400mg

100%

400mg

100%

400mg

100%

0

0%

Vitamin B12

% Daily Value

12mcg

200%

6mg

100%

6mg

100%

10mcg

167%

Pantothenic Acid

% Daily Value

10mg

100%

10mg

100%

10mg

100%

400mcg

100%

Other Nutrients

Biotin, chromium,
molybdenum, boron,
choline, inositol, lutein

None Zinc, calcium

Biotin, choline,
inositol, iodine,
zinc

Centrum MultiGummies Equate TwinLab Daily One Caps
Approximate Price $9 $8 $13.50
Type Gummy Tablet Tablet
Serving 2 1 1
Serving per Container 32 200 60
Sugar (g) 2 0 0

Vitamin D

% Daily Value

400IU

100%

400IU

100%

400IU

100%

Vitamin A

% Daily Value

4000IU

80%

3500IU

70%

10000IU

200%

Vitamin C

% Daily Value

30mg

50%

60mg

100%

1500mg

250%

Vitamin E

% Daily Value

40IU

133%

30IU

100%

100IU

333%

Thiamin

% Daily Value

0

0%

1.5mg

100%

25mg

1667%

Riboflavin

% Daily Value

0

0%

1.7mg

100%

25mg

1471%

Niacin

% Daily Value

0

0%

20mg

100%

100mg

500%

Vitamin B6

% Daily Value

1.6mg

80%

2mg

100%

25mg

1250%

Folate

% Daily Value

300mg

75%

400mg

100%

800mg

200%

Vitamin B12

% Daily Value

10mcg

167%

6mcg

100%

100mcg

1667%

Pantothenic Acid

% Daily Value

6mg

60%

10mg

100%

50mg

50%

Other Nutrients

Biotin, iodine, zinc

Vitamin K, biotin,
calcium, phosphorous,
iodine, magnesium,
zinc, selenium,
copper, potassium,
manganese, chromium,
molybdenum, chloride

Biotin, calcium,
iodine, magnesium,
zinc, selenium,
copper, manganese,
chromium, molybdenum,
choline, inositol,
FloraGLO

Vitacost Synergy Once Daily CBH Super Mulitvitamin Sundown Naturals
Approximate Price $19 $24 $11
Type Tablet Tablet Gummy
Serving 1 4 2
Serving per Container 60 30 50
Sugar (g) 0 0 3
Vitamin D % Daily Value 2000IU 250% 4000IU 100% 800IU 200%

Vitamin A

% Daily Value

1500mcg

167%

5000IU

100%

2500IU

50%

Vitamin C

% Daily Value

100mg

111%

500mg

1000%

60mg

100%

Vitamin E

% Daily Value

20mg

134%

60IU

200%

151IU

50%

Thiamin

% Daily Value

10mg

833%

3mg

200%

0

0%

Riboflavin

% Daily Value

10mg

764%

3.4mg

175%

0

0%

Niacin

% Daily Value

20mg

125%

35mg

175%

10mg

50%

Vitamin B6

% Daily Value

10mg

588%

4mg

200%

2mg

100%

Folate

% Daily Value

800mcg

333%

400mg

100%

400mg

100%

Vitamin B12

% Daily Value

1000mcg

4167%

100mcg

1667%

6mcg

100%

Pantothenic Acid

% Daily Value

10mg

100%

20mg

200%

5mg

50%

Other Nutrients

Vitamin K, biotin,
calcium, iodine,
zinc, selenium,
copper, manganese,
chromium, molybdenum

Vitamin K, biotin,
calcium, iodine,
magnesium, zinc,
selenium, copper,
manganese,
chromium,
molybdenum,
green tea extract,
milk thistle seed
extract, quercetin,
coenzyme Q10,
reserveratrol,
astaxanthin

Biotin, magnesium,
zinc, choline,
inositol, inulin

Picking the Right Multivitamin

Due to the high volume of multivitamins available, it's difficult to know which one is right for you. There are a few key guidelines to consider when choosing a multivitamin.

  • Look for a USP, ConsumerLab, NSF, or UL certification on the bottle. The FDA does not regulate supplements, so these certificates indicate the supplement contains the ingredients in the amounts listed with nothing additionally added in.
  • Price isn't everything. Supplements widely range in price and just because one multivitamin is more expensive than another does not necessarily mean a better product. Always research the brand to see if it is certified by one of the above organizations.
  • Know what's in the supplement. Many multivitamins also contain herbal supplements such as milk thistle, green tea extract, etc. Herbal supplements can interact with some medications so check with your doctor before beginning supplementation.
  • More isn't always better. Some multivitamins provide over 1000 percent of the daily needs of a nutrient. In excess, some vitamins can cause negative symptoms and toxicity. When paired with a healthy diet, a multivitamin that provides around 100 percent of the daily needs is the sufficient.
  • Stick to the pills. Although the gummy vitamins taste great, they typically contain sugar and artificial food coloring; two ingredients you don't want when trying to boost your nutrition. Use caution with children as the gummy vitamins may taste like candy, but too many could have negative consequences.
  • Multivitamins shouldn't be substituted for a healthy diet. Although some health conditions require vitamin supplementation, the average person can get most of their vital vitamins and minerals from a well-rounded, healthy diet. A diet filled with colorful fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains, nuts, and seeds can help you achieve the necessary vitamin requirements.

Multivitamins and You

Although some individuals benefit from taking a multivitamin supplement, they are not necessary for everyone. However, if you are taking a multivitamin, it can be challenging to choose the right one. Using certifications put forth by USP, ConsumerLab, NSF, or UL can help ensure you are purchasing a quality product. Avoid going overboard with supplements as a healthy diet can provide the majority of the nutrients needed in a day.

Comparison Chart for 10 Popular Multivitamins