I don’t think you can judge multivitamins based on price. If you’re worried you’re not eating very well I’d always advise to adjust your diet first, it sounds like you know where these changes need to be made.
If you do still want to take a multivitamin then try and get a rough understanding of where you may be lacking and check the nutritional label so you aren’t taking something that’s widely above what you need e.g. 5000% of the iron RDA.
Thanks Dan, I get that everyone’s different and no two formulations are the same, so it’s impossible to compare like with like. But the price differences are huge, 5p each for a supermarket own-brand and 70p each for a health store premium one. Hard to imagine one’s that much better than the other, but perhaps it is.
Maybe I should try each for awhile and see if I can feel any difference.
You’ll want to check the back of the packs to make sure you’re getting the amounts that you need, and whilst sometimes there might be something coming from a “better” or more bio-available source, generally speaking you’re just paying extra for brand recognition.
Same thing happens in medicine, and it’s not changed a great deal since 2016 when this was written: