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Frequently Asked Questions

General Product Questions

  • Q: How do I know which Centrum multivitamin formula is right for me?

    A: Centrum offers a wide range of multivitamins. Depending on your age, gender, and specific health goals, some multivitamins may be more beneficial to your health than others. To find out which Centrum product is right for you, take our Choose Your Centrum quiz.

  • Q: Which Centrum products are gluten-free?

    A: The following Centrum products are gluten-free:*

    • Centrum Tablets
    • Centrum Silver
    • Centrum MultiGummies
    • Centrum MultiGummies Multi+Beauty
    • Centrum MultiGummies Multi+Omega-3
    • Centrum Whole Food Blends

  • Q: Are Centrum products non-GMO?

    A: The following products are verified non-GMO products:

    • Centrum Silver Adults
    • Centrum Silver Men
    • Centrum Silver Women
    • Centrum Adults
    • Centrum Men
    • Centrum Women
    • Centrum Minis Men 50+
    • Centrum Minis Women 50+

    Please visit our non-GMO standard page to learn more about what we mean by non-GMO.

  • Q: What are the benefits of taking a multivitamin such as Centrum?

    A: Multivitamins are intended to be used as part of an overall healthy lifestyle and can help fill the needs in one’s diet to support people in getting the recommended daily amounts of key vitamins and minerals needed each day. Take multivitamins as part of a healthy diet and exercise routine.

  • Q: Is it harmful to take outdated/expired Centrum?

    A: All our products are assigned an expiration date, which is based upon extensive stability studies. We guarantee the potency of the product until the last day of the month noted on the package. There is no evidence to indicate that the ingredients in the product would be harmful if consumed beyond the expiration date. You may not, however, be receiving the amount of each vitamin or mineral listed on the label. The potency of the ingredients slowly diminishes over an extended period of time, and the expiration date is determined by the least stable ingredient in the product. We recommend that the product not be used after the expiration date.

  • Q: How long can I take Centrum multivitamins?

    A: Centrum multivitamins can be taken continuously on a daily basis. Please consult with your healthcare provider before you make any changes in your diet and exercise routine.

  • Q: What makes Centrum Men different from Centrum Adults multivitamins?

    A: Centrum Men builds off of the same great formula as Centrum Adults, but is tailored with nutrients specific to help support men’s health. Centrum Men contains higher levels of vitamins C, E, and K as well as calcium, magnesium, selenium, lycopene, copper, and molybdenum, all key nutrients needed to help support men’s health.*

  • Q: What makes Centrum Women different from Centrum Adults multivitamins?

    A: Centrum Women builds off of the same great formula as Centrum Adults, but is custom formulated with nutrients specific to help support women’s health. Centrum Women contains higher levels of vitamins C, E, and K, as well as biotin, pantothenic acid, calcium, magnesium, copper, and molybdenum all key nutrients needed to help support women’s health.*

  • Q: If I am lactose-intolerant, can I take Centrum multivitamins?

    A: Centrum offers a variety of multivitamins that are safe to take if you are lactose intolerant. If you have any questions, please consult a physician.

Ingredients

  • Q: What does folic acid do?

    A: Folic acid, one of the B vitamins, is required for normal cell division, protein metabolism, and formation of DNA and neurotransmitters.* In addition, folic acid plays a role in healthy birth outcomes.

  • Q: What do lutein and zeaxanthin do?

    A: Lutein and zeaxanthin are types of plant pigments called carotenoids which give certain vegetables a yellow to reddish hue. These nutrients are found in the retinas of the eyes, where they are responsible for absorbing high-energy blue wavelengths of light that could damage vision. Low levels of lutein and zeaxanthin are associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataract, two eye diseases that lead to vision loss.

  • Q: How do vitamins A, C, E and zinc support my vision health?

    A: These nutrients are known to play a role in maintaining eye health and structure along with having antioxidant properties that support healthy eyes as you age.*

  • Q: What are the benefits of ginseng and B vitamins?

    A: B vitamins (such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, B6, B12, biotin, and pantothenic acid) play an important role in converting proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to energy. For thousands of years, ginseng root has been used in China, Korea, and Japan because of its reported benefit of feelings of vitality and wellbeing.*

  • Q: Do Centrum multivitamins contain fiber?

    A: Centrum multivitamins contain a negligible amount of fiber to serve as a binder for the tablets, rather than acting as a dietary fiber supplement. Centrum multivitamins are currently not formulated to be a source of dietary fiber.

  • Q: What is omega-3?

    A: Omega-3s are important fatty acids necessary for human health and include eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The body can synthesize EPA and DHA, however, in very small amounts and therefore supplementation is helpful to get the proper amounts.

  • Q: What is EPA/DHA?

    A: Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are two types of omega-3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA have been shown to confer health benefits in humans by supporting heart, brain, and eye health.* EPA and DHA omega-3s are naturally found in oily fish like salmon, halibut, sardines, and anchovies. Aside from fish, there are extremely few food sources that naturally provide EPA and DHA. And while the body can synthesize EPA and DHA in very small amounts, supplementation is helpful to get the proper amounts.

  • Q: What is the difference between vitamin D and vitamin D3?

    A: There are two forms of vitamin D—vitamin D2 and vitamin D3. While vitamin D2 is a plant-derived form of vitamin D, vitamin D3 is found in animal-sourced foods and can be made in human skin upon exposure to sunlight and is also found in animal-sourced foods. Vitamin D3 can also be consumed through supplements. We choose vitamin D3 for our Centrum and Centrum Silver multivitamin products because it is the more potent form of vitamin D.

  • Q: Do I need to take Vitamin D?

    A: Everyone needs vitamin D because it plays an important role in calcium absorption and bone health as well as in muscle and immune health. Vitamin D can be obtained via diet, supplements, and skin exposure to sunlight. However, vitamin D is found in very few foods and thus is a nutrient difficult to get enough of through diet alone. To find out how much vitamin D is right for you, please check with your healthcare provider.

  • Q: How much Vitamin D is too much?

    A: The upper safety limit from foods and supplements, as set by the National Academy of Medicine, is 100 mcg (4000 IU) per day. To find out how much Vitamin D is right for you, please check with your physician.

  • Q: What are sources of Vitamin D?

    A: Vitamin D is found in a limited number of foods, such as fatty fish (salmon, herring, mackerel), liver, eggs, margarine, and fortified milk. Your body also produces vitamin D in response to sun exposure, which can vary throughout the year. vitamin D can also be obtained through supplements like Centrum multivitamins, which contain vitamin D3—a preferred form of vitamin D.

  • Q: What is ashwagandha?

    A: Ashwagandha is a natural adaptogen that helps with occasional feelings of anxiety and gently helps you de-stress.*

  • Q: What is melatonin?

    A: Melatonin is a hormone that promotes relaxation and a healthy sleep cycle.«*

  • Q: What is CoQ10?

    A: Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an enzyme with antioxidant properties, found in the body, which helps cells convert food into energy.*

  • Q: What is turmeric? Where is it sourced from?

    A: Turmeric is a spice that’s known for being involved in antioxidant processes. The turmeric supplements found in Centrum Daily Vitamin Packs are sourced from India.

  • Q: What is rosehip?

    A: Rosehip is the accessory fruit from rose plants that provides antioxidant support to limit damaging effects of free radicals.* Our rosehips use minimal processing from harvest to product – cut steam-sterilized, ground & purified to bring the most valuable part of the rose hips to you.

Centrum Silver

  • Q: What is the difference between Centrum Adults and Centrum Silver Adults multivitamins?

    A: Centrum Silver Adults has been specifically formulated to help meet the nutritional needs of Adults 50 years of age and over. As you age, your body’s physiological needs, as well as your dietary requirements change. Centrum Silver Adults takes into consideration these physiological changes, the Recommended Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI) and the average American diet, to bring you a formula designed to help meet the changing needs of Adults.

  • Q: What makes Centrum Silver Men different from Centrum Silver Adults multivitamins?

    A: Centrum Silver Men builds off of the same great formula as Centrum Silver Adults, but is formulated with nutrients specific to help support men’s health after the age of 50. Centrum Silver Men contains higher levels of vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, and B12, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium copper, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, lutein, and lycopene, all key nutrients needed to help support men’s health after the age of 50.*

  • Q: What makes Centrum Silver Women different from Centrum Silver Adults multivitamins?

    A: Centrum Silver Women builds off of the same great formula as Centrum Silver Adults, but is personalized with nutrients specific to help support women’s health after the age of 50. Centrum Silver Women contains higher levels of vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, and B12, as well as calcium, zinc, chromium, molybdenum, and lutein, all key nutrients needed to help support women’s health after the age of 50.*

  • Q: What makes Centrum Silver multivitamins easy to swallow?

    A: Each Centrum Silver tablet has a smooth, clear outer coating that makes it easy to swallow.

Centrum Specialist

Kids

MultiGummies Adult/Men/Women

MultiGummies Multi + Beauty

MultiGummies Multi + Omega-3

Multi + Omega-3 Men/Women 50+

  • Q: What is Centrum Multi + Omega-3 Men 50+?

    A: Centrum Multi + Omega-3 Men 50+ is a superior formula that combines a Men’s Multivitamin with concentrated omega-3s, in one easy to swallow softgel for men 50+. This formulation contains 22 essential vitamins and minerals and 200 mg of omega-3 for Whole Body Benefits plus heart, brain, and eye health.*

  • Q: What is Centrum Multi + Omega-3 Women 50+?

    A: Centrum Multi + Omega-3 Women 50+ is a superior formula that combines a Women’s Multivitamin with concentrated omega-3s, in one easy to swallow soft-gel for women 50+. This formulation contains 22 essential vitamins and minerals and 200 mg of omega-3 for Whole Body Benefits plus heart, brain & eye health.*

  • Q: What are the ingredients in Centrum Multi + Omega-3 50+ that support Heart, Brain and Eyes?

    A: Centrum Multi + Omega-3 50+ contains omega-3 fish oil (90% EPA/DHA), which supportive, but not conclusive, research has shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. And we add vitamins B6, B12, and folic acid to help support heart health.*

    Centrum Multi + Omega-3 50+ also contains key nutrients such as DHA, zinc, and B vitamins to support your brain health. Finally, Centrum Multi + Omega-3 50+ contains vitamins A, C, E, and omega-3s to support your vision.*

  • Q: What is the recommended daily serving of Centrum Multi + Omega-3 50+?

    A: The recommended daily serving of Centrum Multi + Omega-3 50+ is one softgel a day.

  • Q: How much omega-3 do I need?

    A: According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, it is recommended that Americans should aim to consume about eight ounces per week of a variety of seafood, which provides an average consumption of 250 mg per day of EPA and DHA.
    While fish for dinner is one way to get the recommended amount of EPA and DHA, most people don’t eat the suggested amounts. Omega-3s supplements can be utilized in conjunction with a healthy diet to meet recommendations.

  • Q: Should I take Centrum Multi+ Omega-3 50+ with a separate daily multivitamin?

    A: Centrum Multi + Omega-3 50+ is a daily multivitamin. It should not be taken with another multivitamin. We always recommend consulting your physician for individual needs.

  • Q: What is the difference between the Men 50+ and Women 50+ Centrum Multi + Omega-3 products?

    A: Centrum Multi + Omega-3 50+ includes two distinct formulas that combine a 50+ men's or 50+ women's multivitamin with concentrated omega-3 in an easy-to-swallow soft-gel. Both formulations contain essential vitamins and minerals and 200 mg of omega-3 for whole-body benefits plus heart, brain, and eye health.*

    In addition, Centrum Multi + Omega-3 Men 50+ contains magnesium, vitamins B6 and D—used by your body to support healthy muscles. While, Centrum Multi+Omega-3 Women 50+ contains vitamin D, calcium, and collagen-supporting minerals (copper, manganese, and zinc) to help support healthy bones.*

MultiGummies Multi + Antioxidants

Men/Women 50+ MultiGummies

Benefit Blends

Centrum Organic Multigummies

Centrum Daily Wellness Packs

* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

** Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.*

Antioxidants including beta-carotene, vitamins C & E, selenium, zinc and Manganese help fight free radicals.*

†† B vitamins help support heart health.*

zinc and B vitamins help support normal brain function.*

‡‡ Vitamins A, C, and E, and lutein help support healthy eyes. This product is not intended to provide daily intake of lutein. Take with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables.*

§ B vitamins support daily energy needs.*

§§ Vitamins D and B6 help support muscle function.*

« Melatonin helps support a healthy sleep cycle by naturally promoting sleep and relaxation for occasional sleeplessness.*

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