Cheap alternative to chewable bariatric advantage multi-vit??
I spent a lot of time looking for cheaper alternatives to BA, and finally it broke down to the BA were the best tasting for me and most convenient and supposedly the cadillac of vitamins so I figured I was worth it. I couldn't beat the convenience of them shipping it to me free whenever I was due to be running out.
Maintaining for 3-1/2yrs now!!
Pregnant and due February 9, 2012 with first child
It's better to be imperfectly happy than perfectly unhappy.
Vitalady sold same kind of BA I was ordering online from BA for the same price...so not cheaper.
I think the Gummies don't have the right kind of A and some other stuff.
I used to take the Centrum silver because they tasted better than the regular Centrum to me.
A lot of people I know don't even use chewables anymore and their labs are fine. I like chewables just for the ease of taking them whenever.
If you go to non-chewables though you have way more options. Sams Club or Costco has Centrum equivalent multis
please don't do the gummies, you could wind up deficient in some stuff
As for calcium, I switch around a lot - some Viactive, some calcium citrate tablets, some of the gummies or what-have-you. I like the BA cherry lozenges myself, but they are a bit spendy for me. I just make sure I keep a variety handy, and so far- so good on the labs!
One interesting thing, tho - I've never been told to take iron, because I had a hysterectomy over 8 years ago. But at my 3 year, I was told my levels are on the very low end of normal, so Dr. Wiita suggested I add one supplement every other day, or add a childrens vitamin with iron daily. I chose the childrens, and went with Centrum Kids chewables. But when I compared the label on that to the label on the "grown up" chewables - the 'amount per tablet' on everything is identical to the adult chewables! WTH???!!!
Imperfect does not = unsuccessful
Let me know what you think please.