This is a review for Proccor’s new powdered multi-vitamin “Vitapro.” I bought this with my own money, so I have no agenda here.
On the surface it looks like another powdered form multivitamin. The label reads, “Complete Multi Vitamin & Mineral Complex, Fully Bioactive Co-Enzymed Vitamin & Mineral Forms with Vitacholine & CoQ10.” Blah blah - what’s in it and is it worth my money. In a short answer, yes, but judge for yourself.
I generally like to try new multi-vitamins with good ingredient profiles, because sadly there are so many poor supplements in the multivitamin category.
What struck my interest with VitaPro was the one-billion added enzymes and probiotics, added minerals, added CoQ10 and the zero artificial flavors, colors, and dyes.
I like to supplement with a digestive enzymes “greens” powder (SAN Green Supreme Fusion) in the morning, coupled with a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar blended with some water and squeezed lemon (to negate the vinegar taste). I stir it up and drink it, to get my punch of vitamins and enzymes for the first half of the day. The idea of getting a supplement that could combine 2-3 products is VERY appealing to me, especially since a tub of 60 servings of Vitapro is only $32.00 right now on Proccor’s website.
Vitamin/Mineral Content: 10/10
Glancing at the profile, you can see it packs a competitive amount of necessary vitamins. All your bases are covered here. Hopefully if you’re reading this, you don’t need to be reminded of the importance of getting a sufficient amount of vitamins if you aren’t getting them from your foods. Notice in this product, it does contain Vitamin B3 as Niacin.
The label warns that it may cause a slight “flush” effect. For those not familiar with the “Niacin Flush” it is a very mild redness and flushness people often get. I noticed the effect slightly, but I like it. Overall, the Vitamin and Mineral content is top notch and covers every base you could hope for in a multivitamin product. The added Calcium, Iodine, Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium, Chromium, etc… make this a fantastic blend of minerals to go along with the robust vitamin profile.
Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes and : 9/10
I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but I notice a great reaction when I supplement with gut health supplements. I need to cycle these types of products in order to maximize their benefits and not risk getting over-saturated. Many probiotic products contain only a couple/few different types of biotics. Vitapro has 11, evenly split without any one hogging the share of the one-billion. I won’t bore you by naming each of the 11, but they are listed on the label.
The Enzyme blends are pretty robust as well. This contains Protease 4.5 and Protease 6.0. What the heck are those? “Proteases include both endo-peptidases and exo-peptidases. Endo-peptidases break the internal bonds of a protein and produce shorter peptide fragments. Exo-peptidases break the terminal bonds and release free amino acids . . .” (Enzyme Education Institute). Basically, these work together to aid in the digestion of the various types of protein we eat. Proteolytic breakdown can be difficult for those of us who eat large quantities of meat and this can definitely aid to ensure the meats you eat get broken down and used properly. Not to be left out, Vitapro contain Lipase which aids in the breakdown of fats, Amylase which aids in the breakdown of starches, and Invertase which splits Sucrose into Glucose and Fructose. Further, Vitapro adds a fair amount of CoQ10 with 10mg. CoQ10 is an important coenzyme which aids in allowing our bodies to produce energy for cell growth and cell maintenance. As we age, this becomes increasingly more important to monitor.
This tastes good for being free of artificial flavors, dyes or colors. The mix-ability is easy. There is no clumping at all and it mixed within seconds of stirring. The tint is orange (imagine that?). The trend for drinking multivitamins versus swallowing pills is over-hyped in my opinion, but I prefer powder over pills. The tub recommends mixing 1 scoop with 4-5oz of cold water. 1 scoop = 1 serving.
For the money, this is a great option. I can cut down on other supplement costs and get 60 servings of Vitapro for $32.00. I end up saving money by switching to this. I am certainly not a huge supplement advocate and believe you can obtain every necessary nutrient via food. However, it is comforting to know your bases are covered by taking a quality product like this. If you currently use a multivitamin, I would highly recommend giving this one a try.