I should be embarrassed by this but...I like the Flintstone's multivitamin. A whole chewable is actually an adult serving. I have trouble swallowing large pills, and most multis are enormous, so I got those.
The C and D are for boosting my immune system. I also used to take calcium daily but when I got kidney stones the doctor felt it might be contributing to them forming, so I stopped. I buy whatever brand I can find the cheapest at Wal Mart. My multi is the Wal Mart Equate (generic) brand.
TeachLoveRead I love those too!!! I wasn't sure how expensive it would be though because I thought I'd have to take several each day to be an adult dosage but I hate the large ones too....my gag reflex is terrible and it takes me 5min just to take one!
I buy them at Sam's...200 for around $15. They don't have 100% of Vitamin A or calcium, though, but you do usually get that through diet too, so I don't fret over it. You have to watch the gummy kind. I haven't found one yet that has iron in it.
I have been taking Centrum for years and have graduated to Centrum Silver . I often buy the generic version from Walgreen's. I have found that since I have been taking the multivitamin, I have way fewer colds, sinus infections, bouts of laryngitis, etc...
One a Day Women is what I've switched to. Dr. has suggested 1000mg daily fish oil (due to inflammation) & 10,000 mg Vitamin D.
Sounds like a lot, but I am with a new doctor and working with a nutritionist.
Vitamins are non-negotiable for me. I spend about $50 a month or so (I could do it cheaper, but I'm picky about what I take). I flex it, so I get the money I spend back. My vitamin regiment is for life, but I'd rather take them than the 5 prescriptions I was taking a year ago...I end up spending about the same amount of money.
prenatal multivitamin (Target brand)
Target brand omega-3 gummies (2 daily) -- they're so much better than fish oil pills for getting omega-3's; no fishy taste.