By: RSP Nutrition
BioVite is a Multi-Vitamin manufactured by RSP Nutrition. It is designed to help provide the body with a wide array of micro nutrients that are vital for optimal health. It could be described as an 'insurance policy' to ensure that you're getting all of your vitamins and minerals but it is still crucial to eat a balanced diet.
IntroductionHi guys, here with a review on RSP Bio Vite! I was fortunate enough to get this on a bogo at bodybuilding.com, thanks to my connection. If there is one supplement I cannot do without it has to be a good multi, I cannot highlight the importance of it with regards to overall health, wellbeing and immunity.
Ingredient ProfileVitamin A (as retinyl palmitate & natural beta-carotene with mixed carotenoids) 5,000 IU 100%
Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate, ascorbic acid, and ascorbyl palmitate) 250 mg 417%
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 1,000 IU 250%
Vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopheryl succinate) 30 IU 100%
Vitamin K1 (as phytonadione) 45 mcg 56%
Thiamin (as thiamin mononitrate) 7.5 mg 500%
Riboflavin (Riboflavin & riboflavin 5-phosphate) 8.5 mg 500%
Niacin (as niacinamide & niacin) 100 mg 500%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl & pyridoxal 5-phosphate) 10 mg 500%
Folate (as 6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, glucosamine salt & folic acid) 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 250 mcg 4,167%
Biotin 300 mcg 100%
Pantothenic Acid (as D-calcium pantothenate) 50 mg 500%
Calcium (as calcium bisglycinate chelate buffered, calcium ascorbate, calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, & dicalcium phosphate) 125 mg 13%
Iron (as ferrous bisglycinate chelate) 8 mg 44%
Iodine (from kelp) 150 mcg 100%
Magnesium (as magnesium citrate) 125 mg 31%
Zinc (as zinc citrate) 20 mg 133%
Selenium (as selenomethionine) 75 mcg 107%
Copper (as copper lysinate) 2 mg 100%
Manganese (as manganese bisglycinate chelate) 2 mg 100%
Chromium (as chromium dinicotinate glycinate) 200 mcg 167%
Molybdenum (as molybdenum glycinate chelate) 100 mcg 133%
Potassium (as potassium citrate) 750 mg 21%
Boron (as boron chelate) 1 mg *
Natural Foods Blend:
Reds Blend: 250mg *
(Blueberry Fruit Concentrate, Cranberry Fruit Extract, Acai Berry Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Pomegranate Fruit, Raspberry Leaf, Apple Fruit, Beet Juice, Red Raspberry Leaf, Cherry Fruit, Strawberry Fruit, Blackberry Powder, Blueberry Powder, Cranberry Fruit, & Tomato, Bilberry Extract).
Greens Blend: 250mg *
(Barley Grass, Rice Flour, Alfalfa, Barley Malt, Royal Jelly, Acerola, Chlorella, Milk Thistle Seed, Astragalus Root Ext., Black Walnut Hull, Corn Silk, Dandelion Leaf, Goldenseal Herb, Kale, Lemon Grass, Marshmallow Root, Meadowsweet Herb, Oat Straw, Papaya Leaf, Parsley, Pau D'Arco, Plantain Leaf, Rose Hips, Rosemary Herb, Slippery Elm, Spinach, Turmeric, Watercress, White Willow, Green Tea, Dulse).
* Daily value not established.
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Film Coat [Hypromellose, Polyethylene Glycol, Cinnamon, Titanium Dioxide (color), Propylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Caramel (color), and Riboflavin (color)], Croscarmellose Sodium, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, and Silica.
ALLERGEN WARNING: Contains Treenuts (Black Walnut).
This is a heading I like least, everyone has their own opinion and say. For me the inclusion of a reds and green blend came in as a welcomed surprise as I like most, do not get in the daily required veggie intake - with that being said there is no way this is at a dose effective enough to cover those darn fruits and veggies. Again prop blends, get me worked up. This is not a complete and clinical dosed multi, it is more of a multi than your average store bought cheapy multi and I am totally cool with that. I compare most multis to animal pak which to me is one of the better multis that can be used as a complete stand alone. I used Bio Vite in conjunction with vit c ester, colloidal silver silver, fish fats and echinacea. I wouldnt mind using more tablets to get in even more goodness from the red and green blend, but hey other than that its a solid profile, to me there is no perfect multi (well for me I require the mentioned extras no matter what multi).
Dosing3 tablets in the AM with food - simple and easy.
Well yes it may have come off as if I was knocking Bio Vite, but that is not the case. Sometimes less is more, I remember taking 2 packs of animal pak back in the day and still falling victim to getting sick af. And incredibly enough during the extensive run I did not get sick once, sure there were times I was nearly ill but damn I was impressed to say the least. I had a weak ass immune system back in the day, and getting a common cold atleast 2-4 times a year was a norm, but 4 months and nothing? Yeah I was super impressed. I noticed an overall improvement in my well being and even added vitality throughout the day. I felt that even though it may look like it was underdosed it still did the job and perfectly well. One draw back I did notice very rarely was stomach discomfort which I can safely say was bio vite, but nothing too serious. Simply there is no perfect multi, different lives lead to different depletion's and needs. I do feel it needs to be stacked with the add ons i mentioned to stay safe especially through winter and excessive workloads. The importance of micro nutrients cannot be undermined, it does your body good! As bio vite has done.
Now since Bio Vite was on promotion I had to give it an 8, I think it was selling for $25 on a bogo which is great value as a bottle is a 2 month supply which is really solid. I am not one to stay on a supplement long term unless its really good and this was that, animal pak is around $28 for 44 paks but again needs to be stacked. So value wise it isn't as full to the brim as animal pak with dosage and ingredients but does the same job, lasts longer and consists of less pills which is a win.
the odd stomach discomfort here and there.