These Are the Vitamin Brands Doctors Trust the Most

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Finding the perfect vitamin for you isn’t easy. Just walking down the vitamin aisle alone can be enough to deter someone from making a decision. Luckily, some doctors have deemed certain vitamin brands to be more trustworthy than others. Here are the 14 vitamin brands doctors trust the most.

Klaire Labs Multi VitaPrime

Hallie Armstrong, ND, an adjunct instructor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, speaks highly about this multivitamin. “Pharmaceutical-grade supplements are usually higher quality. Some pharmaceutical-grade brands includeKlaire Labs, Designs for Health, Ortho Molecular, and Metagenics,” she explained, according to Reader’s Digest.

“It is important to look for and avoid fillers, including dyes that make supplements less optimally absorbed,” she added. “Multi VitaPrime by Klaire Labs includes the methylated form of B vitamins, which helps with absorbability, along with trace minerals. An adequate amount of trace minerals is difficult to obtain from diet alone.”

Swisse Women’s Ultivite Multivitamin Tablets

Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, is the author of 2-Day Diabetes Diet and is a consultant to Swisse Wellness. She describes the Swisse Women’s Ultivite Multivitamin Tablets as her “go-to.”

“The Ultivite contains over 50 vitamins, minerals, and herbs — making it one of the most comprehensive multivitamins on the market,” she explained. “Eight clinical trials have been conducted on the Ultivite, which back the claims that this multivitamin can provide support during stress and assist energy levels, stamina, and vitality.”

She added, “Although the brand just recently launched in the United States, it’s the No. 1 selling supplement brand in Australia, which means it follows Australia’s more stringent regulations and ensures that the product contains only high-quality ingredients that do what they say they do.”

Nature Made Melatonin

For a better night’s sleep, Fernando Gonzalez, RPh, MS, assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Long Island University, recommends Nature Made Melatonin. “One of the supplements I recommend is melatonin, a hormone that is naturally produced by the body,” he explained.

“It is believed to help with the circadian rhythm cycle, which is your sleep clock. Usually melatonin is stimulated by darkness.” He also noted, “As we age, we tend to produce less melatonin,” so taking the supplement could certainly be beneficial.

IM HealthScience IBgard

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If you’re looking to improve your digestive health, look no further than the IM HealthScience IBgard vitamin. Dietitian Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD, says, “This is my favorite quick-fix supplement for clients with digestive distress.”

“Several clinical research studies have shown that it helps decrease pain in people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS,” she further noted. “I find it works particularly well for clients who are experiencing bloating and pain. Since it’s purified peppermint oil, it’s very safe. The main side effect is peppermint burps.”

Ortho Molecular Ortho Biotic Capsules

Hallie Armstrong, ND, also has a recommendation for digestive health. She explained that Ortho Molecular Ortho Biotic Capsules “[include] a wide variety of probiotic strains, including Saccharomyces boulardii, a probiotic yeast that can help regulate digestive function.”

Nature Made Vitamin B12

Pat Salber, MD, would definitely define Nature Made Vitamin B12 as reliable. “You may find that certain brands seem to be more reliable than others,” he said. “I take vitamin B12 for a documented B12 deficiency. I found that Nature Made’s B12 tablets are USP verified.”

MegaFood Vitamin D

Dietitian Abbey Sharp, RD, recommends MegaFood Vitamin D. “I like this product because it’s made from organic, sustainably grown high-quality whole foods,” she claimed. “I believe these whole foods to be the best source of nourishment.”

Thorne Magnesium Bisglycinate

Philadelphia sports dietitian Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, can’t speak highly enough about this magnesium supplement. “Thorne brand is one of my favorites,” she said.

“It not only has the NSF Certified for Sport verification but its quality is so high that it’s the official supplement line of a variety of U.S. national teams. The magnesium bisglycinate powder is great for anyone who needs a little help relaxing to fall asleep or who has very tight muscles.”

Jones also noted, “I recommend it for both athletes with busy schedules as well as individuals with anxiety.”

NOW Psyllium Husk Capsules

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Registered dietitian Christy Brissette, MS, RD, is a spokesperson for NOW. Therefore, she knows all the ins-and-outs of what makes this digestive health capsule so beneficial.

“[NOW] has the Good Manufacturing Practices logo on all of its supplements.” Brissette clarified, “That means it has met the FDA’s current good manufacturing practices and been certified by the Natural Products Association.”

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega

Omega-3 supplements are highly important, according to dietitian Mary Purdy, MS, RD. “Where I work, we measure omega-3 fatty acids in blood work,” she explained.

“Nordic Naturals is a brand I wholly trust not only because of the research I have done on the quality and transparency of the company but because I have seen actual results when patients have consumed the supplements recommended,” Purdy added.

Terry Naturally Vitamins CuraMed

Terry Naturally Vitamins medical advisor Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, highly recommends Terry Naturally Vitamins CuraMed for joint health. “This is the form of curcumin used in most research studies,” he told Reader’s Digest.

“It includes turmeric essential oil, which increases absorption almost sevenfold,” Teitelbaum added. “Studies show it to be more effective than Celebrex for arthritis when combined with boswellia.”

Asensia

Menopause can be difficult to get through. Luckily, naturopathic physician Laurie Steelsmith, ND, MS, and co-author of Natural Choices for Women’s Health, has just the recommendation to help. “I like [Asensia] because it meets a need for a good portion of my patients, who are either menopausal or in perimenopause and looking for ways to balance their hormones as an alternative to, for example, hormone replacement therapy,” she explained.

She added, “The formula contains chasteberry, which, in combination with Asensia’s other ingredients helps women naturally produce more progesterone. This positively impacts their whole endocrine system, especially by helping to balance their levels of estrogen.”

SmartyPants Prenatal Complete

Dietitian Diana K. Rice, RD, has full trust in SmartyPants Prenatal Complete. “In addition to creating delicious, easy-to-consume vitamins with no artificial colors or flavors, the brand intentionally uses the most bioavailable form of each nutrient in the products.”

She pointed out, “The pregnant women I work with so often have a hard time swallowing pills or keeping them down,” therefore, “a gummy option is a great alternative.”

While these vitamins have “the user in mind,” they also contains methylfolate. This “has been shown to reduce the incidence of anemia in pregnancy.”

Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup

Lana Camiel, PharmD, a professor of pharmacy practice at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health in Boston, knows that finding the right vitamin or supplement isn’t easy. When it comes to your immune health, she says Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup is a great start.

“Gaia Herbs sells natural products that have fewer steps in the manufacturing process,” according to Camiel. Use Gaia Herbs Black Elderberry Syrup “for a healthy immune system.” The best part? “You can take it at the first sign of cold or flu.”

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