I watch what we eat, choose healthy food, try to buy organic fruits and veggies and then take a vitamin full of stuff we can't pronounce.
It took me a while to figure it out: There are ZERO options at local stores. I honestly didn't even know I could get a non-GMO plant based vitamin until I started looking for it.
If you wonder what the difference, then here's a great chart by SunWarrior that shows you how synthetic vitamins are made vs sources for natural vitamins. Even if you don't opt to go with sunwarrior, please look at this list! It's really amazing.
Personally, I wanted options because that's how I roll so I opted to try to vitamins to see how they compare.
According to my strict standards, I had three choices: SunWarrior, NewChapter and Pure Synergy, but I'm a baby-- I don't do big pills, so I scratched Pure Synergy off the list. They are rather large, but if you don't mind-- definitely check them out.
It is kind of important to note that if your VEGAN then SunWarrior is the only one that will actually fit your diet. However, I love meat so I didn't care.
So. let's look at the pills...
(or if you're lazy just read the summary) ::wink::
SunWarrior vs NewChapter
SunWarrior multivitamins are made from kosher vegetable gelatin, which is great in terms of capsules. They can be broken apart and the contents can be placed into something like applesauce if you like. They are pretty easy to swallow and that's coming from a person who hates taking pills.
NewChapter's pills are solid pills-- no capsules so no mixing in applesauce. They are still a reasonable size, but just a little more difficult to swallow, but barely.
SunWarrior added a longevity proprietary blend which is supposed to help with anti-aging. Sounds pretty nice! While NewChapter also added two immunity blends and a digestive support blend using all natural ingredients. So, I guess it's just really what you're looking for!
Sunwarrior added 5 sources of probiotics from both the Lactobacillus and the Bifidobacterium types, which makes your gut happy on so many different levels. It's important to have both types because they act on different parts of the GI system. NewChapter only has two strands of probotics and they are both from the Lactobacillus family.
However, at such low numbers, I don't believe that either brand should be your sole provider for probiotics so make sure that you're taking an additional source for optimal health.
They both recommend taking 3 capsules a day. SunWarrior gives you 90 pills and NewChapter gives you either 72 or 96 tablets depending on which bottle you buy.
However, remember that these are supplements to supplement your diet. Take what you feel you need for optimal health.
- NewChapter is slightly cheaper.
- SunWarrior is a capsule
- NewChapter is a solid pill
- Size is comparable, but NewChapter is SLIGHTLY larger
- Both are gluten free
- Both are non-GMO
- SunWarrior is Vegan.
- Sunwarrior comes in a plastic bottle
- NewChapter comes in a glass, dark bottle.
- Sunwarrior added 5 sources and they are from both the Lactobacillus and the Bifidobacterium types
- NewChapter only has two strands of probotics and they are both from the Lactobacillus family.
- SunWarrior added a longevity proprietary blend which is supposed to help with anti-aging.
- NewChapter also added immunity blends and a digestive support blend
You can find both on Amazon.com or at their brand stores:
Plus, they really are the best prices. You can also buy the SunWarrior vitamins from the SunWarrior store, but they end up being more with shipping. :)