A great step forward...
March 27, 2013
Klean Multivitamin is a very well formulated multivitamin with a clear label and NSF Certified for Sport certification which ensures batch testing for contaminants as well as label claim verification, heavy metals testing, and microbial contamination. The price could certainly be lower still, but the forms used (real Folate, B6, B2, B12, A, E, Lycopene, etc) are difficult to find in any one product. These are bio-identical and/or natural forms, unlike most multis which contain ineffective synthetic versions.
However, this vitamin could still be improved. Cost could come down, and it is missing Vitamin K, in any form, as well as Manganese. Adding some Boron and/or Silicon would be nice too, for an athletic formulation. Furthermore, I strongly dislike "Proprietary Blends" being on a label. Buck up and list the concentrations of each ingredient; in this case, we're only talking about a blueberry-strawberry-spinach blend, hardly a secretive concoction.
Finally, the coating is a bit much. While it does perhaps making swallowing easier, surely they could derive a formula excluding titanium dioxide, caramel color, etc. Douglas Labs creates other tablet/capsule formulations that are far simpler and contain fewer binders & additives.
All in all, amazing product formulation from a professional company. Please support supplements like this one that achieve NSF finished product certification. It's a shame that these products are the extreme minority. Everyone should care about third party verification!
Pros:Vitamin forms, label clarity, NSF certification.
Cons:Price, missing a few nutrients, tablet additives.