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Centrum A to Zinc

*Est. $8.50 for 100 tablets
Reviewed
December 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Centrum

Pros
  • Enough iron, folic acid for women of childbearing age
  • Most say it's easy to swallow
Cons
  • Not enough folic acid for pregnant women
  • Not suitable for vegetarians
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Vitamins for men and women differ in nutrient amounts. Women lose iron during the menstrual cycle, and those who expect to have children need folic acid to help prevent neural tube defects. Reviewers suggest Centrum A to Zinc for premenopausal women because it contains 18 mg of iron and 400 mcg of folic acid. In a 2010 Pharmacy Times survey, 60 percent of surveyed pharmacists recommend Centrum multivitamins. If you're pregnant or lactating, reviews suggest Rite Aid Prenatal Tablets with Folic Acid (*Est. $18 for 225 tablets); it has increased folic acid and a higher percentage of vitamin A to help prevent birth defects. For older women, experts like Centrum Silver Adults 50+ (*Est. $9 for 100 tablets), which has more B12 for seniors.

We found the best information on Centrum A to Zinc at ConsumerReports.org, which includes the multivitamin in its latest test. Pharmacy Times' picks are a popularity contest, with more pharmacists recommending Centrum than other multivitamins. We found a few user reviews at Amazon.com, where they generally say this multi is easy to swallow.

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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

Centrum is one of 21 multivitamins tested by this respected organization. Each product is evaluated to ensure it dissolves properly, contains the listed nutrients, and isn't contaminated with lead and arsenic.

Review: Multivitamins, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Sept. 2010

2. Pharmacy Times

This survey of thousands of pharmacists entails no product testing; rather, it's a yearly list of over-the-counter products that pharmacists endorse in each category. Centrum multivitamins are recommended by 60 percent of the pharmacists surveyed.

Review: Vitamins and Supplements, Editors of Pharmacy Times, 2010

3. NutritionalTree.com

More than 50 users give Centrum A to Zinc a fair average score, with most saying it's easy to swallow. Some say they get nauseated if they don't take it with food.

Review: Centrum Multivitamin and Multimineral, Contributors to NutritionalTree.com, As of Feb. 2012

4. Amazon.com

About 25 users comment on this Centrum formula at Amazon.com, giving it an average rating. Many are pleased with the multivitamin, but others say it causes stomach upset if taken without food.

Review: Centrum A to Zinc, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of Feb. 2012

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