Is a brand name vitamin always superior to a generic version?

over 11 years ago
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Alon Cohen (alon)

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Hello, I am a student in college and am trying to find someone to help me with this question. Since you are a nutritionist, I figured you would be the best to ask. I found you on Google.

Ok, so here’s the question: Is a brand name vitamin always superior to a generic version?

Please explain…

Thanks,

Mattie

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over 11 years ago
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Alon Cohen (alon)

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Hi Mattie,

Great question! The answer is no. Brand name vitamins are not always the best choice.

Depending upon what you are choosing, one wants a vitamin which will be best absorbed by the body.

Generally, a tablet which can be broken easily is better absorbed than one which cannot. Many do pass through the system undigested. A liquid or gel form can be better absorbed. Depending upon your needs, and how easily you can swallow, some are better. Also, for women, there are organic which contain some healthier fresh herbs, fruits, probiotics (for digestion) for women’s health which can a better choice. I hope this helps. Let me know.

Best, Lisa Cohn, MMSc, MEd, RD

http://nutrition.bitwine.com/advisors/parkavenuenutrition

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over 8 years ago

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over 8 years ago

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over 8 years ago

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