Best Multi-Vitamins For Men By Rank

As men (also as wives and girlfriends to their men), what are the best multi-vitamins and multi-nutrients for men available today?

What's the best in the world?

What's the top 10 multi-vitamins and multi-nutrients for men?

In fact, as a man, do I even need a high-quality multi-vitamin to boost and supplement my health?

More below.

It may seem weird, odd or even counter-intuitive that the modern-man today need to supplement their lifestyle and nutrition with a good multi-vitamin and multi-nutrient supplement.

Some of the factors to consider includes:

  • modern foods lack nutrients and nourishment - the nutritional value of our core foods such as meats, vegetables, fruits and grains has devalued due to over-farming and bad farming practices

  • water is becoming increasingly polluted, with pollution, contaminants and toxins seeping into our waters due to industrialization (this led to the increase of the bottled water markets)

  • modern-man lifestyle - stressful lifestyle, lack of sleep, sedentary lifestyle, modern diets (think fast foods, sweetened drinks, caffeine etc) - these exarcebates the above two conditions already

These all more and more points to the need for more high quality multi-vitamins and multi-nutrients.

Why is having The Best Multivitamin for Men important

The article, “Malnourished…With Fruit & Veges” (2002) highlights the point that the nutrient and nourishment content in our core foods has devalued and decreased significantly over time, generally due to over-farming, bad farming practices, bad manufacturing practices as well as industrialization as a whole.

An example, the humble potato:

Over the last 50 years the potato has lost (since 1952):

  • lost/devalued 100% of its Vitamin A
  • lost/devalued 57% of its Vitamin C and iron
  • lost/devalued 28% of its Calcium
  • lost/devalued 50% of its riboflavin
  • lost/devalued 18% of its thiamine

So...what on earth are we eating?

Does that mean "larger" people are eating right and well nourished?

Actually, no. Foods today are calorie-rich but nutrient-poor, so both larger and leaner people can be equally nutrient-deficit.

Even both western-trained medical doctors are agreeing to it:

“… mainstream physicians are beginning to recognize this problem as evidenced by a recent article in JAMA which advocated people take quality supplements for preventative measures” (paragraph 16).

Note that they that "preventative measures" are bolded to be emphasized, which points in the direction that we can truly supplement, boost and improve our nutrition and nutrients

from nutritional deficit >>> nutritional sufficiency

Studies are showing that it is the lack of sufficient vitamins, minerals, amino acids (nutrients per se) that leads to diseases, illnesses and health breakdown, hence the focus on nutritional sufficiency via health supplementation.

Reading The Chart below

There is a grid table below which will show you at a glance the top 10 multi-vitamins and multi-nutrients specificly designed for men/males, and they're entirely my opinion.

They are scored from 1st to 10th position based on the scoring system (the % effectiveness) as well as other additional factors that are not mentioned in the table to keep the table simple and clean (the additional factors are listed below, and covered more in depth in a separate article - link also found below).

All 10 of these multi-vitamins are manufactured in cGMP-compliant facilities (current Good Manufacturing Practice), and these multi-vitamins were scored using a vitamin methodology and process here.





Total Balance Series (Men's, Women's, Unisex)


Douglas Laboratories

Ultra Preventive X


USANA Health Sciences




Vitalizer Gold


Optimum Nutrition

Opti Performance Pack


Mountain Naturals

Daily Best MultiVitamin


Nature Made

Multi Complete Tablets


Universal Nutrition

Animal Pak

84 %

Nutrilite (Amway/Quixtar)

Double X


Source Naturals

Life Force Multiple


You can see above, there is only a handful of men's/male multi-vitamins that can is allowed to the list. Well known and popular brands like Centrum, GNC, Avon - all the usual ones didn't score very well and are rightfully excluded from this list.

“cGMP”? what's that? and what does that got to do with the best multi-vitamins for men?

cGMP-registered and compliant means that the supplement is manufactured under the compliance of stringent rules and regulations set by the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and companies that are compliant with them are verified and confirm to produce products that are of rigorous standards from the manufacturing processes, ingredient sourcing etc, leading to extremely high quality and absorption rates.

In June 2010, United States law states that any companies that wants to sell any products in United States MUST be GMP compliant. This led to many companies seeking and obtaining the NSF for Sports GMP compliance (not as rigorous as the full GMP, but better than nothing).

But, at the end of 2011, it seems that a high number of more than 70% of companies selling products in United States are still not GMP-compliant nor compliant to the legal ruling (Matthews, An Insider’s View of The Supplement Manufacturing Process, paragraph 13).

Over time, the number of non-compliant companies has slowly inched upwards to the high 80+%.

Irony being, the law and regulation is there to have and be compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), but unfortunately, it is not enforced (leading to the high quantity of non-GMP/poor manufacturing practice supplements available in the market)

There are six (6) agencies that assist with GMP applications, registration, certifications and audits, and they are:

  • NNFA (Nаtіоnаl Nutritional Food Aѕѕосіаtіоn)
  • NPA (Natural Products Association)
  • USP (United States Pharmacopoeia)
  • NSF International (National Sanitation Foundation)
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • TGA (Therapeutic Goods Association)

USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) states in their website that:

“The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide.”

United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the FDA, and these standards are developed and relied upon in more than 130 countries worldwide (Taken from About USP, paragraph 1)

Till today, very few health supplement companies have USP-verified GMP products, but the few that are listed that are non-USP GMP are: SunMark, Nature Made, Safeway, Kirkland, Equaline, and TruNature.

Does this mean that these brands are better quality? Not confirmed and not necessarily.

There are a few nutritional health companies that are GMP-certified but are not on this list which includes:

  • Xtend-Life
  • USANA Health Sciences
  • Mountain Naturals
  • Optimum Nutrition
  • and Douglas Laboratories

All these 5 companies are GMP compliant. It's interesting, because even the USP GMP certification can be somewhat confusing/deceiving, although not intentionally so.

Xtend-Life is founded, based and headquarted in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the New Zealand Ministry of Health (MOH) enforces strict cGMP certification for health companies in New Zealand. This is applied to ALL health supplement companies in New Zealand, which must adhere to stringent pharmaceutical-grade quality standards by the US FDA, their Ministry of Health, cGMP as well as the British Pharmacopeia.

Any New Zealand health supplement companies are directly regulated and overseen by the New Zealand Ministry of Health (MOH) as well as have regular compliance audits by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority, which is an arm of the New Zealand Ministry Of Health.

Douglas Labs is based in Pennsylvania, US, and like Xtend-Life, it is also a GMP-compliant supplement manufacturer that is not on the USP list but it is highly recognized and regarded by doctors as well as other healthcare professionals.

Best Multivitamin for Men by Rank: Conclusion

Xtend-Life takes it a few notches higher, and they initiate a Hazard Analysis Critical Point Program (HACCP) as part of their product certification program. This HACCP program is audited and regulated by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority.

Supplements and supplement makers in New Zealand have to comply and meet the same (if not higher) rigorous standards as set by the USP and FDA and GMP requirements.

Read more on Xtend-Life Total Balance Men's Premium here

Read a review on Xtend-Life Total Balance Men's Premium here

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products that i've been using since 2014

Here are the Xtend Life health supplements that I personally use since 2014 and reviewed that I know will improve your health results.

Total Balance Men's Premium (review here)

Omega 3 Fish Oil QH Ultra
(review here)

Kiwi Klenz
(review here)

Garcinia Cambogia + Green Coffee Bean

Lipi Rite (review here)

Natural Energy Bee Pollen (review here)

See all the Xtend Life Supplements Nigel Take


Green Lipped Mussel Powder (read review)
Joints & anti inflammation

Neuro Natural Recall (read review)
Brain & memory booster

Neuro Natural Serenity (read review)
Brain & mood booster

Neuro Natural Sleep (read review)
Improves sleep quality

Neuro Natural General (read review)
Brain & memory booster

Male Rejuvenator (read review)
Aids sex & prostate health

Female Rejuvenator (read review)
Boosts female sexual health

Natural Energy with NZ Bee Pollen (read review)
Ups energy & alertness

Kiwi-Klenz (read review)
Aids nutrient absorption & digestive health

Immu-Stay (read review)
Boosts immunity defence

Lipi-Rite (read review)
Manage high cholesterol

Not Just Joints (read review)
Joints & arthritis support

Systemic Care (read review)
Diabetes health support

Bone-Support (read review)
Aids bone strength & health

Cardio-Support (read review)
Boosts heart health

Garcinia Cambogia &  Green Coffee Bean (read review)
Weight loss supplement

Zupafood Elite
(read review)
Libido, immunity & energy

Zupafood Greenz (read review)
Detox, immunity & liver

Zupafood for Skin (read review)
Glutathione, marine collagen & elastin

Prostate-Support (read review)
Prostate & sexual health, better sleep

Men's Foaming Facial Cleanser (read review)
With natural Kiwifruit & Manuka Honey

Men's Exfoliating Scrub (read review)
Removes dead skin cells & refine pores

Men's Facial Fluid (read more)
Repairs, restores & soothes

Men's Eye Serum (read review)
Energizes, hydrates & firms tired eyes

Men's Body Lotion (read review)
Moisturizes & improves skin elasticity

Men's Hydrating Mask (read review)
Invigorates & deep hydration

Men's Cleansing Mask (read review)
Purge impurities & refines skin

Women's Nourishing Hand Cream (read review)
Protects, moisturizes & soothes skin

Women's Exfoliating Scrub (read review)
Refines & renews skin

Women's Day Cream (review here)
Moisturizing & anti aging

Women's Day Cream + Natural Whitening (read review)
Whitens, reduces fine lines & reduces wrinkles

Women's Night Cream (read review)
Omega 3 & 6 anti oxidant skin renewing moisturizer

Women's Sheer Day And Night Cream (read review)
Softens, anti wrinkle & hydrates

Women's Eye Serum (read review)
Energizes, firms and hydrates tired eyes

Women's Body Lotion (read review)
Soothes, anti oxidant & hydration

Women's Hydrating Mask (read review)
Invigorates & hydrates

Women's Cleansing Mask (read review)
Renews, supports & invigorates skin

Women's Foaming Facial Cleanser (read review)
With natural Kiwifruit & Manuka Honey

Total Balance Men's Premium (read review)
Comprehensive cellular multi vitamins

Total Balance Women's Premium (read review)
Comprehensive cellular multi vitamins

Total Balance Unisex Premium (read review)
Comprehensive cellular multi vitamins

Total Balance Children's (read review)
For healthy development, immunity & learning

Multi-Xtra (read review)
48 bio available  nutrients for cellular health

Omega 3 DHA Fish Oil Premium (read review)
Helps mood, heart, cholesterol & sleep

Omega 3 DHA Fish Oil (read review)
Aids joints, heart, cholesterol & sleep

Omega 3 / QH Ultra CoQ10-Ubiquinol (read review)
Cardiovascular health, anti cholesterol & energy

Omega 3 / DHA Mini (read review)
Easier for children to swallow; aids brain, memory & learning