Advantages easy to take, healthy, cheap
Disadvantages dont look, taste or smell good, do they actually work????
|Duration of treatment||A few month|
+*+*+ ASDA MULTIVITAMINS AND IRON TABLETS +*+*+
~ ~ INTRODUCTION ~ ~
I have had a few things in my life change recently, one being a new job and the other starting Slimming World with the hope of becoming a lot healthier. I feel these changes have contributed to feeling a lot more tired during the day so I decided that I might need a bit of a boost so went on the look for some multivitamin tablets. Looking in different shops either supermarker or pharmacies, there are normally loads of shelves packed with different brands at different prices. Personally I go for the cheapest as they are all pretty much the same. In asda I found a range of different types of vitamins, ones that specialise on one type of vitamin or ones with the full vitamins included. I have been taking these vitamins for a few weeks now and will now review my experience of taking the tablets daily.
~ ~ PACKAGING ~ ~
The tablets are stored in a plastic tub shaped container with a lid. The tub is a good size and is small enough to store in your medication box at home or even in your bag if you dont mind the ratteling. The plastic tub is strong and solid, you know it will last a long period of time. When you first buy the tablets I noticed the sealed lid and once you get through this, which can be a bit of a work out, there is foil covering the opening of the tub. This means the tablets are kept as safe as well as being sterile as possible reducing the risk of contamination. Once you have broken into the seal and use the tablets, the lids have a protective lock which is sort of like a child-proof lock on the tablets. This reassured me that the tablets were going to be kept hygienic and safe while I was using them over the next few weeks. The tight lock on the lid is brilliant if you do have children as even I find it hard sometimes to get into them.
The wording on the tub is simple, clear and easy to understand. The packaging has enough information to keep you informed without bambarding you or giving you unneccessary information. The information provide is all useful including what the tablets contain (vitamins included), the ingredience, allergy advice, storage instructions, dietary information and how to use. I really like how Asda have used a simple table to inform the user of what vitamins are included in the tablet as well as how much is actually in the tablet and what percentage of your daily recommend is included. I have found this as well as the rest of the information included on the packaging to be very helpful and useful.
~ ~ THE TABLETS ~ ~
A lot of people can find the smell bad and the taste is not really any different. Yet again it is hard to desribe the taste as it something I havent come across before, but like the smell I have gotten use to this and find having a flavoured drink with the tablet can help. When you do put the tablet in your mouth it does start to dissolve. Once it does start to dissolve the taste does get a bit worse and there is a powdered taste that starts to form which I hate so I make sure I take the tablet as quickly as possible. After I have taken the tablet I find after a quick drink the taste goes away and there isnt any nasty after tastes to deal with.The tablets are quite small and thin which I find very easy to swallow. The appearance of the tablets are not the best, they are a strange burgundy brown sort of colour. Although it is nice have a nice colourful and appealing tablet to take, sometimes its good to over look this when you know its going to have a positive affect on your body. I dont think the appearance is really important but it could be something Asda could improve on.
Overall I think the tablets are at a good quality that may not look or smell the best but are very easy to swallow with no affects after taken them. I do think they are a lot better than other multivitamins I have taken in the past which have smelt a lot worse or have been huge capusals which make you worried you might choke on them.
~ ~ CONTENTS ~ ~
- Vitamin A = 100%
- Vitamin D = 100%
- Vitamin E = 83%
- Vitamin C = 75%
- Vitamin B12 = 40%
- Thiamin = 127%
- Riboflavin = 114%
- Niacin = 112%
- Folic Acid = 142%
- Panthothenic Acid = 100%
- Iron = 100%
The levels indicate these vitamin tablets are trying to give you as much of the daily recommendation as they can, most being at 100% and over. It can be hard to eat a well balanced diet and to get all the vitamins we need so I feel taken these will help to cover you so you are getting as much as possible. I like how the tablets give you a whole range of vitamins we need and covering all the vital ones. What made me buy these tablets is that they include iron which a lot of tablets dont seem to do. I know that with my lack of red meat in my diet I need to have iron as it is so important for the body so I really like how these include iron in there tablets. All the nutritional values are placed in a simple table which can be easily read and is very helpful to the user. The table also includes the actual mesurements of each vitamin in the table incase people need to know this.
~ ~ SUITABILITY ~ ~
The tub clearly states a number of suitability issues that is important for users to be aware of. Asda have included this on the back of the tub in clear font that can be easily read which I think is very helpful. Asda have made sure the user knows that this product is suitable for vegetarians which I didnt realise could be an issue. Also the tub clearly tells the buyer that the product is free of gluten which is also very important for the user to know. When reading the back of the tub you will find that these multivitamin tablets are free of any artifical colours, flavours and preservatives (this might explain the strange smell, taste and look of the tablets!!) which I think is very important that you know it is as natural as possible for the body. Overall I think Asda's multivitamins have included all the vital information that a user might want to know in a great way, if not there is a handy number if there is any problems.
I bought these multivitamin and iron tables from Asda for £1.15 for 60 tablets and I found the multivitamins without iron to be only £1.00. Looking at the prices of other brands I found Asda to be the cheapest with other more well known brands being as high as £10. I think the price is brilliant and the main reason I am sticking with these tablets as they do exactly to the same as any other brand. Specialised vitamin tablets, e.g. vitamin C, all seem to be between £1 - £2 which I still think is very reasonable.
The tub of multivitamin and iron tables contain 60 tablets so they will last well over 3 months. This means for 1 year you will only have to pay around £4.60 which I think is very reasonable when I have seen other brands charge this for only 60 tablets. I think the price will be the reason most people will go for this product as you will probably find it hard to get the same quality and quantity for the same price.
~ ~ EFFECTIVENESS??? ~ ~
Although both sides to this argument seem very convincing, I have decided to continue taking the multivitamins as I want to make sure I am getting as much vitamins for my body to make me as healthy as possible. Over the past few weeks I have seen a small improvements, one being that I have become less tired and feel like I have more energy. However I do need to take into account that I am eating more healthier now, doing more exercise and getting used to my work pattern so these other factors could be the reason for the changes or that these as well as the tablet are all contributing to the improvements I am feeling.
Attention, this is the first review from this author
Instead of giving a negative rating, consider:
Help this member by giving your advice
Report fraud (for example plagiarism) or other issue with the review to the Ciao support team
Add your comment