Name of the Supplement:– Supradyn Mineral & Multivitamin Tablets
Name of the Marketer:- PIRALMAL Enterprises Limited, India
Multivitamin market is cluttered with many big & small, similar looking options, spanning across wide spectrum of price. We use them to safeguard our health, and I am sure that none of us is willing to take any chance in this.
One of the 1st steps before choosing any Multivitamin Tablet or brand is to ascertain, what you are trying to achieve from this tablet???
Are you trying to overcome any Vitamin or Mineral deficiencies of your body?
Your daily diet is not providing you full supplies of essential Vitamins and Minerals & you need to cover them thru supplements.
Every company claims that their products are best in class but we all know that there is a huge difference in quality and price (varies between <Rs 1/- to RS 50/-) of these tablets.
I am sure that by now, you would have already gone thru the details of The Ugly Truths of Multivitamin Industry, which nobody will tell you & are aware about the tricks, these companies play.
After going thru this blog, many of my friends and readers confirmed that this information was an eye-opener.
Most of them were already using at least 1 supplement and many of them wanted to know more about thier own brands.
Few weeks ago, I reviewed one the top selling Multivitamin brand for Women namely “Truebasic Multivit” by Truebasics. This was very well appreciated for KVit’s unbiased, factual review. People also appreciated the health benefits of Each & Every content of the tablet. However, the icing of the cake was the Unique information of Natural Food alternatives against each of these contents. In last 4 weeks, any more requests came for other brands.
However, requests for KVit’s review for Supradyn multivitamin topped the chart.
During my initial research itself, I found that the Manufacturer of Supradyn (Piramal Healthcare) claim that Supradyn is India’s No. 1 Multivitamin and Mineral Brand (As per IMD data for Aug’18). I was keen to know that which all quality made this as No. 1 Multivitamin Brand.
Hence, we decided to share our analysis for the benefit of all.
Below are the Strength & Weakness on the basis of actual facts – All specifics. No Perception, No Personal opinion here. (All information related to ingredients, their potency etc are taken from company’s website/online portals/medical stores etc)
- The Tablet has 20 different ingredients, which is almost Equal to the average ingredient count across Top 50 tablets in India.
- These 20 ingredients are spread across 3 categories namely Vitamins (11) & Minerals (4), Inorganic Chemicals (5) which shows that this tablet covers a limited gamut of essential items for overall immunity development.
- All essential Vitamins namely Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B12, C, D3, E & K are available in adequate potency in this tablet.
- Out of 20 ingredients, potency of 4 ingredients is within 50%-150% of the ICMR’s RDA. This means these ingredients are well with-in the prescribed limits. Others are either very high or very low.
- As per IMS Data (Aug 18), Supradyn is ranked as No 1 Multivitamin Brand in India.
- As of now, this is Ranked 5th in Amazon India’s list of bestsellers in Combination Multivitamins & Minerals.
- Market Operating Price (MOP) is just ~ Rs 2/- per tablet (~Rs 60 per month), which is very economical in comparison to other, similar options in the market.
- The tablet has negligible quantity of few key minerals e.g. Magnesium (15%), & Phosphorus (4%), which means they will have trifling impact on our body.
- The tablet covers just the basic needs of the body and lacks the presence of Essential Amino acids, Anti Oxidants, Fatty acids & Natural Plant extracts
- Many essential minerals like Calcium, Copper, Iodine and Iron are missing from the list of ingredients of Supradyn.
The main purpose of consuming a Multivitamin supplement is to provide a Wholesome Nutrition to human body. Every ingredient of the tablet plays a key role in this. Brief information about its key ingredients and their individual HEALTH BENEFITS is given below:-
As per KnowUrVitamin.com research of over 50 Multivitamin supplements in India, “Supradyn” is ranked at 6th position.
The tablet scored very high on Price of the tablet.
This scored average on Count of Ingredients & Categories covered.
However, it lost points in availability of major essential items e.g. Amino acids, Fatty acids and few key Minerals.
The pill has “Sodium Molybdate Dihydrate”, which activates enzymes that help break down harmful sulfites and prevent toxins from building up in the body. This is not available in any natural food item and is beneficial for the immunity building in the body.
However, abysmally low quantity of Phosphorus & Magnesium & unavailability of Calcium means bones and teeth etc may not get adequate nutrition from this supplement.
On cost parameter, this is tilted towards a much lower side of the spectrum.
Overall, if you are looking for a multivitamin supplement for general use, then this is a very good option.
You can avoid using this tablet, if one of your primary objectives is to improve your bones and teeth in particular. You may get a better & cheaper option in the market.
If you are pregnant or feeding your child, then you should consult your doctor before using this supplement.
Bonus KVit Pro Tip:-
Brilliant minds work extremely hard & after years of conscientious R&D and several rounds of meticulous testing, they launch a multivitamin supplement. Usually, these have an amalgamation of a variety of ingredients & each intends to fulfil a specific need/purpose.
Hence, their health benefits can’t be understated & discarded so easily. All Factory produced Multivitamins usually have few specific objectives to be fulfilled, profit maximization being one of the biggest.
Also, I must confess that, in today’s times of hectic lifestyle, it’s virtually impossible to completely negate external medicinal help.
Nonetheless, at KnowUrVitamin.com, we always have a preference for Natural Wholesome, Nutritious Food to overcome any vitamin or mineral deficiencies of our body.
That’s why; at KnowUrVitamin.com, we researched extremely hard to come out with at least 1 Natural Food alternative against EACH of the 20 INGREDIENTS of Supradyn Multivitamin supplement.
If you are already a consumer of Supradyn Multivitamin supplement, then try to add below food items in your diet plan.
The list has been bifurcated for both Vegetarians as well as Non Vegetarians separately for easy adoption.
We are sure that these food items (mapped against each individual ingredient) will more than compensate the total benefits of all ingredients of Supradyn Tablet.
Numerous researches in past have proved that Naturally Grown Food / Fruits have the best, long lasting impact on immunity system & provide wholesome nutrition to human body.
Thru this article, we have tried to provide at least 1 Food/Fruit Item against each ingredients of this chemically produced tablet, so that your body doesn’t miss any crucial element.
We believe that if you are able to incorporate above listed Food Alternatives in your diet, you will get all the intended benefits of “Supradyn” in a much safer, nontoxic, harmless and natural way.
Hope, you liked this Detailed, Factual, Honest & detached analysis of “Supradyn Multivitamin tablets”.
As discussed earlier, most of the multivitamins in India are sold as OTC and decision to buy a particular brand is often swayed away by Advertisements, Family & Friends, Social media and/or Local chemists.
However, ideal world doesn’t exist and 2 human bodies can’t behave exactly in the same fashion. What worked with one person may or may not work with another.
Disclaimer:- All information shared above is purely personal. Individual discretion is required before taking any action. For best results, pl get yourself tested and consult your doctor, nutritionist and/or dietician.
A lot of readers also wanted to know about the difference between Supradyn & Becadexamin & Revital Multivitamin Tablets. More on this in next few days….
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Till then, have a Safe, healthy & Wealthy life ahead…. & above all, Njoy….