Natures Way Alive Mens Multi Reviews and Consumer Product Report
Nature’s Way Alive! brand is well recognized by many consumers and has been on the market for years. The big brand vitamin manufacturer is not as recognized as the ‘One a Day’ or ‘Centrum’ brand, this is a massive brand offering consumers multiple multivitamin choices to consider. Often times, consumers are influenced or persuaded to purchase their vitamins at their local stores without giving much thought or examination to the ingredients, or their sources. Do we assume, these big name brands are the best? Have you ever even stopped to compare? We thought it important to put these major players in the vitamin industry to the test and see how they stacked up. This report is a summary of the information we found.
Natures Way Alive Mens Multi Reviews
In order to effectively compare multivitamins, we wanted to establish some criteria by which we could measure one brand against the other. As you can imagine there are some similarities between multivitamins, we found the following criteria best help differentiate between the brands. The Quality of the Ingredients, not just the concentration. The Overall Completeness of the formula, does the product give you everything you need daily. Enhanced Support Formula, does the product support any additional health benefits, such as energy or metabolism, brain cognition, etc. Finally, we look at the Price and Overall Value of the vitamins and see how they compare.
Quality of Ingredients – Natures Way Alive! Mens Multi uses good quality ingredients, not spectacular but good. Their business model however requires that they supply thousands upon thousands of retailers with their products. This requires storage time, shipping time and ultimately more storage time until it is purchased by consumers to be taken. This ‘model’ affects the freshness of the vitamins to the end user.
In order to preserve these vitamins, ingredients are added or avoided. Many consumers who have done their homework understand that there are some concerning ingredients in major store brand vitamins. Just as organic food and all natural products have surged in the grocery stores, the same is true for vitamins. Your nutrients should come from whole foods and other approved sources. Problem is Natures Way and the other big brands can’t afford to supply those products to you at a low enough price given all of their fixed costs of supply.
Small Batch, Fresh Focused Vitamins are the trend nowadays, however the cost can be excessive, in many instances the vitamins can cost as much as $49 a bottle. Modern Vitamin companies are now able to deliver these High Quality Vitamins for the same price as major store brands, but this is a recent change in the industry. (Check out our Comparison Charts to see which brands)
So While Natures Way Alive! uses a good quality ingredient blend, it is not the freshest or the best. They have created a formula that allows them to profit, given all of their fixed expenses, at a price of roughly $12-$15. With vitamins, as in life, you often get what you pay for.
Completeness of Formula – Containing 22 Vitamins and Minerals this Nature’s Way Alive Mens Multi compares well with other brands on the market. They offer the same vitamins and minerals as the other brands and the concentrations of the ingredients seems to be similar, on the whole. While concentrations and freshness do not always compare to the whole foods or small batch vitamins, this brand stacks up well against other store bought brands. Because Nature’s Way offers so many additional formulas or upsell treatments to supplement their daily vitamin, they do not offer much attitudinal support in this formula, just the basics.
Enhanced Support Formulas – Many consumers are looking for additional support from their daily vitamins. Some want brain function support, others metabolism. Some looking for vision support and others want focus on heart health. Unfortunately for Natures Way uses, this company forces you to purchase multiple products to get that additional support. While we understand it is a business, and profits are certainly allowed, when comparing formulas for overall value, it counts as a strike against the manufacturer.
Price and Overall Value – As is often the case with big store brand names like Natures Way, the price is always comparable but when you examine the overall value, you see the product is lacking. If you are not interested in the overall quality of the ingredients and the freshness of them, you can pay the $12-$15 per month and continue along. But if you want to get the best, without having to spend more money there are companies that offer a Higher Quality Formula at the same overall price to you. We consider that to be a better value. Ultimately it is up to you to choose, our job is just to provide the facts.
Additional Information + Video
Because vitamins have become such a regular part of our daily routines, especially those with families, consumers tend not to comparison shop them. We believe that this is one of the biggest mistakes that consumers can make. You are taking vitamins because you want to take care of your health and family. It is an important job and not one to assume is being handle for you by Big Business. We understand that price is important for many household budgets however with a little homework, you can get a better quality vitamin at the same price.
As always, check out our comparison charts and multivitamin reviews completely before making any decisions.
Here is a Natures Way Alive TV Commercials that outlines some of the reason to take their vitamins.