Lindberg Pink Pack vs. one-per-day formulas -- which is best?
Q. Dear Judy, I have been taking a one-per-day multi-vitamin/mineral supplement. My friend suggested your Lindberg Pink Pack, but it has so many pills. Do I really need all of them? –Denise
A. Ideally, you do. Lindberg Pink Pack has 4 vitamin and antioxidant capsules and 4 mineral capsules. One-per-day formulas have very little quantities of calcium or magnesium because they take up too much tablet space. It takes almost four capsules just to get 100% of the RDI of calcium and magnesium (1,000 mg/400 mg). And women desperately need these minerals from supplements and their diet.
Pink Pack provides the following:
Vitamin A 5,000 IU
Vitamin D3 1,000 IU
Vitamin E 400 IU
Gamma-Tocopherol Complex 50 mg
Vitamin C 1,000 mg
Vitamin B complex including 800 mcg of folate
The beauty of the Pink Pack is its flexibility. You can divide your doses among meals if you prefer. Some like to take 2 vitamin and 2 mineral capsules with breakfast and 2 vitamin and 2 mineral capsules at lunch.
If you’re using a one-per-day multi because you don’t like taking pills, try Lindberg Varsity 2 Powder and mix it into water or juice. Its formula is very similar to the Pink Pack and is superior to a one-per-day. –Judy