Best multivitamin for teenagers
Taking a multivitamin is a helpful and easy way to ensure you hit your nutritional needs every day at any age, but this is even more important for kids and teens. Combat fussy eaters, busy schedules, physical changes and hormonal activity by introducing a multivitamin.
Best multivitamin for young teens (4-14)
These formative years lay a foundation for good health in the years to come, making a balanced diet, exercise and social interaction essential components of childhood. But fussy eating, coupled with busy schedules often mean children aren’t hitting every nutritional note each day.
For parents’ peace of mind, we’ve formulated one of the most comprehensive children’s multivitamins available, Multi-Max® Kids. It contains 21 nutrients – including vitamins A, C, and D at levels recommended by the Department of Health – in a delicious-tasting chewable tablet to safeguard children’s nutritional intake as they find their feet in the world.
Multi-Max® Kids provides relevant amounts of zinc, iron, and vitamin C to support immune function and keep little ones healthy. The addition of vitamin A gives the immune system an extra kick into action whilst also maintaining skin, making it a great addition for younger teens who might be experiencing changes to their complexion.
Growth and development
Optimised for the needs of growing children, Multi-Max® Kids contains relevant amounts of vitamin D in the preferred, highly-absorbable form of D3, cholecalciferol, along with calcium and magnesium to support bones and teeth, both of which develop rapidly during the first 14 years of life. Our kids multivitamin also contains plenty of iodine for growth, as well as iron for cognitive development.
To fuel classroom learning, playground antics, and creative pursuits, Multi-Max® Kids delivers a good spread of vitamins B5, B6 and B12 to support energy levels and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Multi-Max® Kids is aspartame-free, tooth-friendly, and flavoured with natural forest fruits, gaining the approval of picky eaters. Our tablets are chewable, too, making them great for little ones who can’t yet swallow larger tablets or capsules.
For children who struggle with chewable tablets, Multi-Max A-Z Fizzy is an excellent alternative, offering good nutritional coverage in a natural berry-flavoured, effervescent tablet.
Best multivitamin for teenage boys (14-20 years)
The teen years are characterised by growth spurts, hormonal activity and physical and behavioural changes, all of which put high nutritional demands on the body. A healthy, balanced diet is vital as boys transition from childhood to adulthood. But it doesn’t always come top of the priority list.
Multi-Max® Teen Him
We’ve carefully formulated Multi-Max® Teen Him with essential vitamins, minerals, and plant extracts to support young men amidst all the homework and late nights, helping cover any nutritional shortfalls.
Juggling hectic social calendars, sporting commitments, and exams can quickly empty the energy tank. Multi-Max® Teen Him contains generous levels of vitamins B5, B6, and B12, along with plenty of magnesium and iron, to support the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Multi-Max® Teen Him also provides 100mg of vitamin C, over 100% of the NRV, as well as good amounts of selenium and vitamin D (in the preferred, highly absorbable form of D3, cholecalciferol) to support immune function, ensuring nothing gets in the way of studying and socialising. Vitamin D3 is a particularly important consideration since teenagers may not get as much sunlight as they should.
Hormones, late nights, and poor dietary choices make the teen years ripe for skin problems especially when young men are often becoming more self-aware. To support their complexion, Multi-Max® Teen Him delivers useful levels of biotin, zinc, and vitamins A, B2, and B3, all of which play a role in normal skin maintenance.
Growth and development
Up to 90% of bone mass is built before 17, meaning the teens are a critical period for normal bone development. Multi-Max® Teen Him contains zinc, magnesium, and vitamin D3, supporting bones and setting the stage for long-term skeletal health.
Besides bones, vitamin D3 and magnesium play a role in muscle function, complementing a regime that may include more exercise. Multi-Max® Teen Him also delivers plenty of iodine to support the rapid development that happens during adolescence.
Best multivitamin for teenage girls (14-20 years)
Although the carefree days of adolescence are said to be some of the best moments of our lives, they can still be full of ups and downs. Menstruation, peer pressure, social media – teenage girls go through it all, fast. And living in a way that caters for a growing body (and life!) can be challenging.
Multi-Max® Teen Her
Formulated by leading nutrition experts, Multi-Max® Teen Her provides essential vitamins and minerals to complement the lives of busy young women as they find their voice and make their mark on the world.
To support the hormonal, emotional, and physical changes associated with the menstrual cycle, Multi-Max® Teen Her contains 14mg of iron (100% NRV) to replace monthly loss via menstruation, contributing to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue and support for cognitive function. We’ve also included generous amounts of vitamin B6 for the regulation of hormonal activity, as well as 100mg of magnesium, which supports psychological and nervous system function, making it a firm favourite for young women.
With hormonal changes often come skin challenges. To support complexion, Multi-Max® Teen Her delivers 800µg of vitamin A, 100% of the NRV, and excellent levels of biotin, zinc, and iodine for the maintenance of normal skin.
Managing busy calendars, deadlines, and creative pursuits can quickly deplete the tank. With high-strength B vitamins and magnesium to support the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, our advanced formula complements a healthy, balanced diet, plugging any nutritional shortfalls and providing enough energy to meet new demands.
To support the body’s natural defences, Multi-Max® Teen Her delivers generous amounts of vitamin C, selenium, and vitamin D in the preferred, highly-absorbable form of D3, cholecalciferol. Vitamin D3 is particularly important since teenagers may not get as much sunlight as they should. We’ve included 10µg, twice the NRV, to safeguard levels.
Since up to 90% of bone mass is established before 17, the teen years are also significant for normal bone development. Multi-Max® Teen Her contains good amounts of calcium, vitamin D3, and magnesium which contribute to the maintenance of normal bones.
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Keri Filtness has worked in the Nutrition Industry for 19 years. She is regularly called upon for her professional comments on health and nutrition related news. Her opinions have been featured by BBC3, Prima, Vitality, The Mirror, Woman’s Own and Cycling Weekly, amongst others. She has also worked one to one with journalists, analysing their diets and health concerns and recommending changes and additions, where appropriate.