What Kind of Multivitamin Do I Need?


This is the big one. Since the 50s we've been a multivitamin society, "filling in the gaps" in our diet with multivitamin pills. 

Modern data has shown us that multivitamins, at least in the form most of the country gets them, are not beneficial. Most multivitamins are collections of isolated, synthetic chemicals. They rarely come from natural sources and don't include all the awesome cofactors and nutrients found in foods rich in those vitamins.

Think of healthy food as being rich in 2 key types of nutrients: Macronutrients like protein, fat, and carbohydrates, and micronutrients like vitamins, minerals and the like.

To truly "fill in the gaps," we need not just the individual isolated vitamins, but all the micronutrients found in foods we're missing in our diets. We do NOT get these from 99% of multivitamins on the market. 

Think of it this way. A traditional multivitamin is like having just the power cord to your TV, but no screen. You need the WHOLE SYSTEM in order to get the benefit, not just a single, yet crucial part.

That's why we created Vital Greens and Reds, a comprehensive formula that incorporates a blend of organic greens, vegetables, fruits, berries, phytonutrients, organic fiber, probiotics, and digestive enzymes.

We also partner with many quality whole food companies to provide some great support. 

  • Don't eat lots of greens? Try Super Greens or Green Nutrients - rich in micronutrients from a blend of greens like plants and algae. 
  • Super stressed? American? You probably don't eat lots of Vitamin B-rich foods. B Food Complex is the answer there!
  • Not really getting a regular amount of all types of foods? Try 

    Whole Food Complex

But, the real question to ask is "Do I even NEED a multivitamin?" Sometimes, no. That's why it's CRUCIAL to talk with a true expert about YOU before you buy. We offer free consults, or you can drop us a message here on our site or email us. We'll help you figure out the BEST option, and whether or not a multivitamin is something you even need!

link  to infographic about multivitamins

Check out a couple of our rants that focused on multivitamins:

All of our Vitamin Products are Vitality Approved, so you can be sure that you're getting quality products: pure, potent, and consistent batch to batch.

Just trying to keep it real...

Neal Smoller, PharmD
Owner, Pharmacist, Big Mouth


About Dr. Neal Smoller

Dr. Neal Smoller is a holistic pharmacist, supplement expert, and founder of Woodstock Vitamins. Dr. Neal’s mission is to challenge the natural products industry, redefining holistic care and setting the standard for supplement quality. His methods and products are backed by real science, and with them, he builds and supports his customers’ lifelong wellness strategies.

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