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What makes Centrum® MultiGummies® Women different from Centrum® MultiGummies® Adults multivitamins?
Centrum® MultiGummies® Women builds off of the same great formula as Centrum® MultiGummies® Adults and is personalized to better meet the nutritional needs of women. Centrum® MultiGummies® Women contains calcium, a key nutrient for women’s health and also have higher levels of Vitamin B6. The formula helps to support energy, immunity, metabolism and healthy appearance. *
What makes Centrum® MultiGummies® Men different from Centrum® MultiGummies® Adults multivitamins?
Centrum® MultiGummies® Men builds off of the same great formula as Centrum® MultiGummies® Adults and is personalized to better meet the nutritional needs of men. Centrum® MultiGummies® Men contains higher levels of vitamins C, B6, B12 and Selenium, key nutrients needed to help support energy, immunity, muscle function, metabolism and overall Men’s health. *
How many calories do Centrum® MultiGummies® Men & Women contain?
For Centrum® MultiGummies® Men & Women, based on the recommended serving size of 2 gummies, the calories are 10 per serving (5 calories per Gummy).
Are Centrum® products non-GMO?
Centrum® and Centrum® Silver® Tablets are now-verified non-GMO. Please visit our non-GMO standard page to learn more about what we mean by non-GMO.
What are the benefits of taking a multivitamin such as Centrum®?
Multivitamins are intended to be used as part of an overall healthy lifestyle and can help fill the gaps in one’s diet to help ensure people get the recommended amount of key vitamins and minerals needed each day. Take multivitamins as part of a healthy diet and exercise routine.
What does folic acid do?
Folic acid, one of the B vitamins, is required for normal cell division, protein metabolism, and formation of DNA and neurotransmitters.* In addition, folic acid plays a role in healthy birth outcomes.
What do lutein and zeaxanthin do?
Lutein and zeaxanthin, are carotenoids that concentrate in the macular area of the eye and can protect against oxidative stress.*
How do vitamins A, C, E and zinc support my vision health?
These nutrients are known to play a role in maintaining eye health and structure along with having antioxidant properties and support healthy eyes as you age.*
What are the benefits of Ginseng and B vitamins?
B-vitamins (such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12, biotin and pantothenic acid) play an important role in converting proteins, fats and carbohydrates to energy. For thousands of years, ginseng root has been used in China, Korea, and Japan because of its reported benefit of feelings of vitality and wellbeing.*
Do Centrum® multivitamins contain fiber?
Centrum multivitamins contain a negligible amount of fiber to serve as a binder for the tablets, rather than acting as a dietary fiber supplement. Centrum multivitamins are currently not formulated to be a source of dietary fiber.
If I am lactose-intolerant, can I take Centrum® multivitamins?
Centrum® offers a variety of multivitamins that are safe to take if you are lactose-intolerant. If you have any questions, please consult a physician.
Can children take Centrum® multivitamin tablets?
Centrum® tablets are formulated for adults over 18. Children ages 2 and up can take Centrum® Kids® Chewable multivitamin tablet and Centrum® Flavorburst® Kids.
Is it harmful to take outdated/expired Centrum®?
All our products are assigned an expiration date, which is based upon extensive stability studies. We guarantee the potency of the product until the last day of the month noted on the package. There is no evidence to indicate that the ingredients in the product would be harmful if consumed beyond the expiration date. You may not, however, be receiving the amount of each vitamin or mineral listed on the label. The potency of the ingredients slowly diminishes over an extended period of time, and the expiration date is determined by the least stable ingredient in the product. We recommend that the product not be used after the expiration date.
How long can I take Centrum® multivitamins?
Centrum multivitamins can be taken continuously on a daily basis. Please consult with your healthcare provider before you make any changes in your diet and exercise routine.
What is an omega-3?
Omega-3s are important fatty acids necessary for human health, and include EPA and DHA. The body can synthesize EPA and DHA, however, in very small amounts and therefore supplementation is helpful to get the proper amounts.
What is Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3?
It is an omega 3 dietary supplement from the makers of Centrum, the #1 doctor recommended multivitamin brand. Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3 contains two of the most scientifically studied Omega-3s (EPA and DHA) found in fish oil. In fact, 90%† of the Omega-3s in Centrum ProNutrients are EPA & DHA (600 mg per serving), the types of Omega-3’s linked to health benefits.*
What are EPA and DHA?
EPA and DHA are long-chain fatty acids that have been shown to confer health benefits. EPAs and DHAs help support heart health, brain structure, and eye structure.*
Do Centrum® multivitamins contain Gluten?
Centrum® Tablets, Centrum® Silver®, Centrum® MultiGummies®, Centrum® VitaMints®, Centrum® Flavorburst® products are gluten free*.
How do I know which Centrum® multivitamin formula is right for me?
Centrum offers a range of multivitamins. Depending on your age, gender, and specific health goals, some multivitamins may be more beneficial to your health than others. To find out which Centrum product is right for you, take our quick and easy self-assessment: http://www.centrum.com/find-your-centrum.
What is the difference between Centrum® Adults and Centrum® Silver® Adults multivitamins?
Centrum® Silver® Adults have been specifically formulated to help meet the nutritional needs of Adults 50 years of age and over. As you age, your body’s physiological needs, as well as your dietary intake changes. Centrum® Silver® Adults takes into consideration these physiological changes, the Recommended Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and the average American diet, to bring you a formula designed to help meet the changing needs of Adults.
What makes Centrum® Men different from Centrum® Adults multivitamins?
Centrum® Men builds off of the same great formula as Centrum® Adults, but is personalized with nutrients specific to help support Men’s health. Centrum Men contains higher levels of vitamins C, E, and K as well as calcium, magnesium, selenium, lycopene, copper, and molybdenum, all key nutrients needed to help support Men’s health.*
What makes Centrum® Women different from Centrum® Adults multivitamins?
Centrum® Women builds off of the same great formula as Centrum® Adults, but is personalized with nutrients specific to help support Women’s health. Centrum Women contains higher levels of vitamins C, E, and K, as well as biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, copper, and molybdenum all key nutrients needed to help support Women’s health.*
What makes Centrum® Silver® Men different from Centrum® Silver® Adults multivitamins?
Centrum® Silver® Men builds off of the same great formula as Centrum® Silver® Adults, but is personalized with nutrients specific to help support Men’s health after the age of 50. Centrum® Silver® Men contains higher levels of vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, and B12, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, lutein, and lycopene, all key nutrients needed to help support Men’s health after the age of 50.*
What makes Centrum® Silver® Women different from Centrum® Silver® Adults multivitamins?
Centrum® Silver® Women builds off of the same great formula as Centrum® Silver® Adults, but is personalized with nutrients specific to help support Women’s health after the age of 50. Centrum® Silver® Women contains higher levels of vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, and B12, as well as calcium, zinc, chromium, molybdenum, and lutein, all key nutrients needed to help support Women’s health after the age of 50.*
What makes Centrum® Silver® multivitamins easy to swallow?
Each Centrum® Silver® tablet has a smooth, clear outer coating that makes it easy to swallow.
Why are Centrum Silver Women and Centrum Women multivitamins now smaller in size?
In order to provide the optimal multivitamin, the formulation for Centrum Silver Women and Centrum Women multivitamin is consistently being evaluated. Several mineral levels were adjusted in order to reflect the latest nutritional science and the average American diet. As part of these formulation changes, the tablet size was decreased.
Do Centrum® MultiGummies or Centrum® VitaMints® contain gluten?
No. Both Centrum® MultiGummies and Centrum® VitaMints® meet the FDA definition of gluten-free.
Do Centrum® MultiGummies® or Centrum® VitaMints® contain any allergens?
Centrum® MultiGummies® do not contain any allergenic protein from the 8 major allergens (wheat, soy, milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish).
Centrum® VitaMints® Wintergreen and Cool Mint flavors do not contain wheat or other allergens. Centrum® VitaMints® Raspberry flavor contains wheat. The wheat ingredient in Centrum VitaMints Raspberry is processed to meet the FDA requirements for gluten-free.
Is it safe to take Centrum® MultiGummies® with other Centrum® multivitamin products?
Centrum® MultiGummies® is a multivitamin. Therefore, this product should not be taken with other products containing vitamin A or folic acid. We always recommend that you check with your healthcare professional about the best dietary supplement regimen for you to follow.
What is the best time of day to take Centrum® MultiGummies®?
The fat soluble vitamins A, D, and E are best absorbed with some fat. Therefore, it may be beneficial to take your Centrum® MultiGummies® with a meal. You may also want to take your Centrum® MultiGummies at the same time each day to make it part of your daily routine.
My Centrum MultiGummies® have changed color. Are they still safe to take?
Due to use of plant-based colors, gummy appearance may darken over time. The product will maintain its potency through the expiration date.
Can I take Centrum® MultiGummies® or Centrum® VitaMints® while pregnant or nursing?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please check with your healthcare professional before taking any supplement.
Can I take Centrum® MultiGummies® or Centrum® VitaMints® with my medications?
Please consult with your health professional before taking Centrum® MultiGummies® or Centrum® VitaMints® with any medications.
Are Centrum® MultiGummies® sweetened with artificial sweeteners?
No, Centrum® MultiGummies® contain natural sweeteners and do not contain any artificial sweeteners.
Do Centrum® MultiGummies® contain artificial colors?
Centrum® MultiGummies® use natural sources to provide color.
Why was the level of vitamin D3 in Centrum® and Centrum® Silver® tablets changed to 1,000 IU?
Centrum® multivitamins contain vitamin D3, a preferred form of vitamin D. Vitamin D is an important nutrient for supporting healthy bones, muscles and immune system*. Vitamin D insufficiency is a growing concern in the United States and intake of this nutrient is inadequate. Thus, vitamin D is considered a nutrient of “public health concern” by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Emerging evidence and expert recommendations suggest that higher levels of vitamin D may be more beneficial for bone health and for achieving optimal blood levels of vitamin D.
What is the difference between vitamin D and vitamin D3?
There are two forms of vitamin D—vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. While vitamin D2 is a plant-derived form of vitamin D, vitamin D3 is a naturally occurring form of vitamin D as it can be made in human skin upon exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D3 can also be consumed through supplements. We choose vitamin D3 for our Centrum® and Centrum® Silver® multivitamin products because it is the preferred form of vitamin D.
Do I need to take vitamin D?
Everyone needs vitamin D because it is an essential nutrient for the body and plays an important role in calcium absorption and bone health as well as in muscle and immune health. Vitamin D can be obtained via diet, supplements, and skin exposure to sunlight. However, vitamin D is found in very few foods and thus is a nutrient difficult to get enough of through diet alone. To find out how much vitamin D is right for you, please check with your healthcare provider.
How much vitamin D is too much?
The upper safety limit from foods and supplements, as set by the Institute of Medicine, is 4000 IU/day. To find out how much vitamin D is right for you, please check with your physician.
What are sources of vitamin D?
Vitamin D is found in a limited number of foods, such as fatty fish (salmon, herring, mackerel), liver, eggs, margarine, and fortified milk. Your body also produces vitamin D in response to sun exposure, which can vary throughout the year. Vitamin D can also be obtained through supplements like Centrum® multivitamins, which contain vitamin D3 – a preferred form of vitamin D.
Is it safe to take Centrum® VitaMints® with other Centrum® multivitamin products?
Centrum® VitaMints® is a multivitamin containing most of the essential vitamins and minerals your body needs. Therefore, this product should not be taken with any other multivitamin products. We recommend always checking with your healthcare professional about the best regimen to follow for your dietary supplement needs.
Can Centrum® VitaMints® multivitamins be taken by children?
Centrum® VitaMints® is formulated for use in adults 19 years of age and up. This product is not intended for use in children.
What is the difference between Centrum® VitaMints® and other Centrum® chewable products?
Centrum® VitaMints® is a minty chewable tablet that was designed to support nutrition, convenience, flavor and experience needs. There are differences in the formulations and serving sizes of our various chewable forms of multivitamin offerings (Centrum® MultiGummies®, Centrum® Silver® Chewables, Centrum® Chewables, Centrum Flavorburst® and Centrum® VitaMints®). While all Centrum® formulations are intended for adults, you can use the “Find Your Centrum® Tool” on our website to help you find the right Centrum® for you.
Is Centrum® VitaMints® vegetarian? Are there any animal derivatives in the product? If so, which animal?
No. Centrum® VitaMints® are not vegetarian because they contain gelatin (porcine) that is sourced from pork, and vitamin D is sourced from lanolin (sheep’s wool).
Is the mint flavoring from an actual mint derivative? Which one?
The mint flavoring comes from natural and artificial mint and peppermint flavors.
Are Centrum® VitaMints® sweetened with artificial sweeteners?
Yes, Centrum® VitaMints® contain the artificial sweeteners acesulfame potassium and sucralose.
Do Centrum® VitaMints® contain artificial colors?
Yes, Centrum® Vitamints® Cool Mint contains the artificial color Blue 2 Lake. Centrum Vitamints Wintergreen contains Blue 1 Lake. Centrum Vitamints® Raspberry contains riboflavin and carmine for color.
Can I take Centrum® VitaMints® while pregnant or nursing?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please check with your healthcare professional before taking any supplement.
Can I take Centrum® VitaMints® with my medications?
Please consult with your health professional before taking Centrum® VitaMints® with any medications.
Do Centrum® VitaMints® contain gluten?
No. Centrum® VitaMints® meet the FDA definition of gluten-free. Centrum® VitaMints® Wintergreen and Cool Mint flavors do not contain wheat or other allergens. Centrum® VitaMints® Raspberry flavor contains wheat. The wheat ingredient in Centrum® VitaMints® Raspberry is processed to meet the FDA requirements for gluten-free.
Do Centrum® VitaMints® contain any allergens?
Centrum® VitaMints® Cool Mint and Wintergreen flavors do not contain any allergenic protein from the 8 major allergens (wheat, soy, milk, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and crustacean shellfish). Centrum VitaMints® Raspberry contains wheat.
How do Centrum Specialist® Prenatal multivitamins support my health during pregnancy?
Your daily nutrition requirements of certain nutrients increase (particularly for folic acid, calcium and iron) during pregnancy to support development of the baby as well as the increased demands on your body. Centrum Specialist® Prenatal is a complete multivitamin paired with a DHA softgel designed to meet your nutritional needs before, during, and after pregnancy while breastfeeding.
How does Centrum Specialist® Prenatal support the healthy growth and development of my baby?
Centrum Specialist® Prenatal provides essential micronutrients for the growth and development of your baby. Adequate levels of folic acid along with other nutrients may help to reduce the risk of neural tube defects and ultimately improve birth outcomes. What’s more, the Centrum Specialist® Prenatal DHA softgel supports the baby’s healthy eye and brain development.*
Why should I take Centrum Specialist® Prenatal if I’m thinking of becoming pregnant?
The nutrients in Centrum Specialist® Prenatal may help increase the chances of creating a healthy and nutritious environment for a baby to develop. Birth defects and anomalies can form early in pregnancy, before a woman realizes she is pregnant. By taking a prenatal multivitamin with folic acid, you are helping to ensure that your developing baby gets a good start with the necessary nutrients.
Why should I take Centrum Specialist® Prenatal after pregnancy?
Centrum Specialist® Prenatal may be taken after pregnancy, while you are breastfeeding. A mother’s nutritional needs remain increased during breastfeeding. Centrum Specialist® Prenatal has a customized ratio of DHA and EPA to help optimize DHA levels of the mother’s breastmilk for the infant’s growth and development.*
What are DHA and EPA?
DHA and EPa are omega 3 essential fatty acids that play important roles in the development of our bodies. DHA is an essential component of the brain and eyes and is important for healthy visual and mental development in utero and through infancy. Studies show that EPA may help with the transport of DHA across the placenta.
What do we mean by the DHA to EPA ratio? And why is that important?
Centrum Specialist® Prenatal provides approximately 40mg of EPA and 200mg of DHA. This is a ratio of approximately 1:5mg EPA. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) suggests women take 200 to 300mg of DHA per day during pregnancy and breastfeeding. While there is currently no recommended daily allowance of EPA, the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) advises that supplemental levels of EPA do not exceed DHA.
How are Centrum Specialist® Energy multivitamins different from Centrum Performance® multivitamins?
Centrum Specialist® Energy multivitamins are the same formula as Centrum Performance® -- in a new package design.
How is Centrum Specialist® Energy specially formulated to support my energy needs?
Centrum Specialist® Energy is an enhanced complete multivitamin. It is specially formulated with Ginseng and higher levels*1 of B vitamins such as niacin, thiamin, riboflavin as well as vitamins B6 and B12.
How are Centrum Specialist® Heart multivitamins different from Centrum Cardio® multivitamins?
Centrum Specialist® Heart multivitamins are the same formula as Centrum Cardio® -- in a new package design.
How is Centrum Specialist® Heart specially formulated to support my heart health‡‡?
Centrum Specialist® Heart is an enhanced complete multivitamin. It is specially formulated with heart-healthy nutrients, such as vitamins B6, B12, and E as well as folic acid.
Can I take Centrum Specialist® Heart and Omega-3 together?
Yes. You can take Centrum Specialist® Heart together with our ProNutrients® Omega-3 supplement (from the makers of Centrum®) for more heart-health benefits.
Why should I take Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3?
It is very difficult to attain recommended levels of EPA and DHA via diet alone and therefore supplementation is very important. Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3 contains a unique formula with nutrients (EPA/DHA), the two most studied omega-3s linked to health benefits, that provide triple action support for your heart ‡‡, brain, and eyes.* Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3 is sourced exclusively from sustainable fish sources, designated in ultra concentrated MiniGels, and are enteric coated to control fishy burps. Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3s are highly purified and quality controlled so that you can be confident you’re getting the nutrition you need for your heart, brain, and eyes.*
How many Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3 MiniGels should I take per day?
Adults should take two Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3 MiniGels daily with food.
Are there fewer omegas in Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3 since it is a MiniGel?
The recommended serving of Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3 (2 MiniGels) contains 665 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. Centrum ProNutrients Omega-3 ultra concentrated MiniGels deliver 600 mg of the most scientifically studied omega-3s.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Centrum® VitaMints® multivitamins are proudly manufactured and distributed by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare and are not associated with any other brand or product.
∞ Based on women 50 years of age and older and/or based on men 50 years of age and older.
◊ Statistical information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
+ Not a replacement for cholesterol-lowering drugs.
† Applies to all Centrum products except Flavor Burst and Centrum Liquid.
** Refers to Vitamins C, E, and Beta-Carotene.
1 As compared to Centrum Silver Adult.
¤ Centrum Silver Women contains 800 IU vitamin D compared to 500 IU in Centrum Silver Adults Multivitamins.
2 Based upon doctor recommendations and sales.
§ B-Vitamins help promote heart health.*
° Zinc and B-Vitamins help support normal brain function.*
‡ Vitamins A, C, and E, and Lutein help support healthy eyes. This product is not intended to provide daily intake of Lutein. Take with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. Vitamin A and Zinc help support normal retinal function.*
¥ B-Vitamins support daily energy needs.*
^ Vitamins C and E support normal immune function.*
± B-vitamins aid in the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates, and proteins.*
« Lutein and Zeaxanthin to help improve the eyes natural response to glare. Emerging science suggests nutrients such as Lutein and Zeaxanthin help support healthy/normal macular pigment which plays a role in the eye’s ability to respond after exposure to glare/adjustment to changes in light.*
∇ Among leading eye multivitamin supplement brands.
^^ Refers to Lutein, Zeaxanthin, and Vitamins A, C, and E.
µ Based on number of nutrients; Among leading Women / Men 50+ multivitamin brands.
» Among leading men’s and women’s gummy multivitamins.
> Biotin, Vitamins A, C, and E help maintain healthy appearance.*
< Vitamins D and B6 help support muscle function.*
♦ A combination of Vitamin D and calcium helps maintain strong bones*
• B-Vitamins help support heart health, brain health, energy and metabolism. Vitamins A, C, E and zinc help support normal immune function and healthy eyes. Calcium and vitamin D help support bone health.* Adequate calcium and vitamin D are necessary for bone health. Centrum® MultiGummies® [Men/Adult] and Centrum® VitaMints® do not contain calcium. Take with a calcium-rich diet.
~ Applies to Centrum® and Centrum® Silver® tablets only. To learn more about our non-GMO standard, click here.
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