Multivitamins: How to Choose a Good One
As for a multivitamin, picking a good one is kind of complicated, because some are the best for some people and others are better for others. I would recommend The Real Vitamin and Mineral Book by Shari Lieberman, PHD. It explains how to determine your personal ODI's (optimum daily intake,) and how to find the right vitamin and mineral supplements to meet your needs. I think it's really worth the investment of time and the cost of the book.
If you don't have the time to create your own personal supplement plan, here's a quick multivitamin tip:
It's better to take a multivitamin twice a day as opposed to once. It's easier for your body to use them that way. I recommend sticking to well-known brands because they are more likely to contain what they say they contain. (The FDA doesn't regulate supplements.)
When choosing between chewable, tablet and liquid vitamins, let your own personal preference be the main determinant. Personally, I'm a big fan of liquid vitamins, because it seems like I can feel the energy lift.
Chewable are easy to take, too. Don't worry about the small amount of sugar in the gummy vite. After all, as Mary Poppins would say, "a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, in the most delightful way."