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Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin

MyProtein Alpha Men Multivitamin

2.8 out of 5
MyProtein Alpha Men Multivitamin

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin is a general purpose health supplement aimed at men, containing a blend of vitamins and minerals. It is specifically aimed at improving men’s health and vitality, while including antioxidants to remove toxins and free radicals. However, is this just yet another multivitamin supplement? We investigate what makes Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin so popular.

  • Effectiveness
  • Safety
  • Price / Guarantee

Pros

  • Full ingredients profile
  • Good customer feedback
  • Side effects unlikely

Cons

  • Although targeted at men, there is no real reason why this couldn’t be taken by women.
  • No money-back guarantee
  • For a Men’s health supplement, there are some omissions
No comments Page updated May 24, 2019.
First published May 24, 2019.
Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin is a vitamin supplement especially for men and, according to the advertising, will help you stay active every day. As well as vitamins, it contains minerals and natural extracts, so it seems to offer more than many other vitamin pills on the market.

Myprotein is a supplement brand aimed at improving sports performance and health. The range is aimed at men and women, but this particular product is targeted only at men. Myprotein comes from British company THG (The Hut Group) based in Manchester.

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin Overview

What you need to know about Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin is a general purpose health supplement aimed at men. It contains a blend of vitamins and minerals in fairly high, although safe serving sizes, with some herbal extracts such as ginseng and ginkgo Biloba, so it may help improve mood as well. There is nothing here that makes it only suitable for use for men, but the name may encourage men to think about general health.

Serving size is 4 capsules a day and bottles are available in 120ct or 240ct (although it isn’t clear whether the larger size is simply 2 bottles).

Myprotein is a British brand from UK company THG (The Hut Group) based in Manchester. International shipping is available.

What are the side effects of Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin?

According to the product information, Alpha Men Multivitamin may cause skin flushes and redness in sensitive individuals as a common side effect to Niacin (vitamin B3).

Long-term use may cause tingling and numbness because of the vitamin B6 content.

Korean Ginseng may cause side effects including diarrhoea, insomnia, tachycardia, and changes to blood pressure. Nettle can increase urination.

Only one customer mentioned side effects. He experienced sores in the mouth and tongue and body pains. This could have been a personal allergic reaction to one of the ingredients or alternatively, may have been unrelated to the supplement.

How much does Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin cost?

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin is reasonably priced for a good quality multivitamin supplement.

Buy from the official Myprotein website and it costs £12.99 for 120 tablets (1 month’s supply), and £17.99 for 240 tablets (2 month’s supply).

You can make savings by applying a discount code at the point of sale (35% off).

Standard UK delivery is £3.99 (free on orders over £60.00). International shipping costs are provided by the website. European delivery costs around the same price as for UK delivery. However, shipping to Canada, for example, is expensive at £20.00.

Myprotein does not ship directly to the USA.

You can also buy via Amazon UK, although it is more expensive. A pack of 240 tablets costs £22.00. Shipping is free with Prime.

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin is not available on Amazon USA.

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Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin Key Features

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin is a supplement aimed at improving men’s health and vitality. Many users claim that it has boosted their immune systems too so although we can’t guarantee that it will protect against the dreaded man flu, helping your immune system function more strongly has got to be good news for you and the people around you!

We have to say now that there a lot of ingredients in this supplement. As well as a comprehensive list of what looks like all the vitamins required by the body, plus minerals, there are also herbal extracts and plant-based antioxidants such as citrus bioflavanoids, lutein, bromelain, and inositol. There is Korean Ginseng, kelp, nettle extract, and Gingko Biloba. There is royal jelly, digestive enzymes, antioxidants, and more. Check out the ingredients list to find out more.

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin Key Points

  • Available in 120 tablets or 240 tablets packages
  • Serving size is 2 tablets
  • THG is a British company based in Manchester; Tel no: 44 161 8131487

Surprisingly, Alpha Men Multivitamin does not contain Lycopene – an antioxidant present in tomatoes which is generally considered to be good for prostate health. It does not contain any iron either. However, the mineral content does contain zinc which is important for healthy testosterone production.

All ingredients have their quantities disclosed, so you know exactly what you are taking. The recommended daily serving size is 4 tablets a day and side effects should not be an issue for most users, although as with everything effects vary from person to person. Check out the side effects tab to find out more.

How to Take Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin

  • Consume 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening
  • Best taken with food

Myprotein is a fitness brand operated by a company called THG, or the Hut Group, based in Manchester. The company was founded in 2004 and, according to the “about us” information, is Europe’s #no1 sports nutrition brand.

Supplements are aimed at athletes and fitness fans, rather than people just looking to lose weight.

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin Concerns

  • This supplement contains potassium, but this is not on the ingredients list
  • Multivitamins are no replacement for a healthy diet but will customers realise?
  • You have to take 4 tablets a day. Not everyone will find this easy

We covered Myprotein Impact Whey Protein in a previous review and thought it looked reasonable.

THG also markets a line of vitamin-based supplements called MyVitamins. We covered one of these in a previous review with Myvitamins You Go Girl – a vitamin supplement aimed at women.

What does Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin claim to do?

According to the product advertising, Alpha Men Multivitamin is a “Super multivitamin for staying active every day”.

There are three key features,

  • Excellent blend of the best quality vitamins and minerals
  • Includes powerful antioxidants to remove toxins and free radicals
  • Vital for a healthy immune system

The supplement is an,

“ultra formula of essential vitamins and minerals including calcium, vitamin D, selenium, vitamin B5, biotin, as well as energising natural extracts — boosting your everyday wellbeing while training hard, and dealing with the stresses and strains of a busy lifestyle.”

“Alpha Men is ideal for anyone who takes part in physical, intense exercise and for those looking to increase daily vitamin and mineral intake.”

Does Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin work?

We think that this supplement will probably work inasmuch as anyone can tell with vitamin supplements. Taking a supplement does not replace a healthy balanced diet, but as an addition, it can help maintain health and wellbeing.

We don’t get all of these vitamins and minerals every day even from a perfect diet, so you may find that taking this supplement fills in the gaps. If you generally take multivitamins this could be a good choice.

However, there is nothing here that makes it only suitable for men. But as men are often resistant to taking general health supplements, a supplement called Alpha Men Multivitamin will probably encourage men to buy.

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin Ingredients

Serving size is equal to 2 capsules.

The Recommended Intake percentage for the vitamins and minerals is based on a healthy diet of 2000 calories a day.

  • Vitamin A (501 µg RE): 62%
  • Vitamin D (5 µg): 100%
  • Vitamin E (12 mg a-TE): 55%
  • Vitamin K (25 µg): 33%
  • Vitamin C (80 mg): 100%
  • Thiamin (12.6 mg): 1145%
  • Riboflavin (12.6 mg):900%
  • Niacin (25 mg NE): 156%
  • Vitamin B6 (12.6 mg): 900%
  • Folic Acid (400 µg): 200%
  • Vitamin B12 (126 µg): 5000%
  • Biotin (150 µg): 300%
  • Pantothenic Acid (50 mg): 833%
  • Calcium (354 mg): 44%
  • Phosphorus (157.8 mg): 20%
  • Zinc (15 mg):150%.
  • Copper (0.2 mg): 20%
  • Manganese(1.5 mg):80%
  • Selenium (80 µg): 145%
  • Chromium (100 µg): 250%
  • Molybdenum (25 µg): 50%

Other ingredients:

  • Korean Ginseng Extract (50 mg): Korean or Panax Ginseng is a well known herbal extract used by millions of people every day. It works as an Adaptogen, meaning it generally improves feelings of wellness and helps the body manage stress. It may have numerous other benefits, although scientists have not fully established how it works.
  • Ginkgo Biloba Extract (20 mg): Gingko is a tree which grows in China, and its bark originally used in Chinese medicine for a range of purposes. The leaf is also used for memory disorders such as dementia, and it may help reduce anxiety.
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid (25.5 mg): This is a vitamin type substance that is made in the body and also obtainable by diet in foods including yeast, red meat, green vegetables, and more, although it is in low quantities. ALA has strong antioxidant effects, so can help protect the body from cell damage. It seems to help blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
  • Royal Jelly Extract (25.5 mg): Natural substance produced by bees in order to nurture the Queen, and it may have numerous health benefits including wound healing, anti-aging, blood sugar control, and more. Requires further testing and serving size here is low – research suggests 300mg to 6000mg, but more evidence is necessary.
  • Citrus Bioflavanoids (25 mg): Plant compounds called bioflavanoids which, in turn, are high in antioxidants. Bioflavanoids can help circulation and the immune system, but here in very low quantities.
  • Kelp Powder (20 mg): Species of seaweed called Laminariales, of which there are about 30 different types including the well known Bladderwrack. Kelp contains iodine, a trace mineral meaning we need very little of it, however, it is essential for thyroid health. All kelp contains differing quantities of iodine, so it is not a reliable way to take this mineral. There are added dangers with kelp. If the growing waters are polluted, sea kelp can absorb toxic heavy metals causing health problems.
  • Nettle Leaf Extract (12.5 mg): Well known weed and a diuretic, so it increases urine output. It is often taken for urinary infections.
  • Grape Seed Extract (6.25 mg): Grape seed extract which is crammed full of antioxidants, and may have many general health benefits. Serving size is low because studies have looked at between 100mg and 300mg a day, although scientists haven’t yet established what it actually does.
  • Inositol (12.5 mg): Vitamin type substance found in the body, but also manufactured in the lab and taken for health reasons. Inositol may help treat panic attacks or phobias.
  • Bromelain (12.5 mg): Enzyme derived from pineapple. It is not a digestive enzyme but is meant to prevent inflammation throughout the body although it lacks real evidence.
  • Lipase (12.5 mg): Digestive enzyme that helps the body to break down dietary fats.
  • Papain (12.5 mg): Enzyme derived from papaya. It is a proteolytic enzyme which means it helps break proteins down into smaller protein fragments (peptides and amino acids).
  • Amylase (2.5 mg): Amalyse is a digestive enzyme which means that it helps the body breakdown nutrients. Amalyse is in the saliva and acts on starch which it breaks it down into carbohydrate molecules.
  • Co-Enzyme Q10 (2.5 mg): Substance similar to a vitamin found in every cell of your body, and is used to produce energy for cell growth and maintenance. It is a natural antioxidant that is known to help recycle both vitamin C and vitamin E. Serving size usually starts at 150mg, so serving size is low.
  • Lutein (250 μg): Substance like a vitamin which is present in fruit and vegetables, and related to beta carotene and vitamin A. Lutein is a colour pigment in the human eye and protects it from sunlight damage. Good for eye health. Serving size here is in line with most multivitamin supplements.

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin Side Effects

According to the product information, Alpha Men Multivitamin may cause skin flushes and redness in sensitive individuals as a common side effect to Niacin (vitamin B3)

Long term use may cause tingling and numbness because of the vitamin B6 content.

Korean Ginseng may cause side effects including:

  • Diarrhoea
  • Insomnia
  • Tachycardia
  • Changes to blood pressure

Nettle can increase urination.

One customer has mentioned side effects,

Product was working but it started to get complicated. I started having sores in mouth tongue, body pains etc I stopped using it and they stopped. This reviewer points out that this could have been caused by an “allergy unconnected with product.

Caution: Not suitable for individuals under 18. Not suitable for women if pregnant or breastfeeding. Ask your doctor for advice before use if you are undergoing medical treatment or taking prescription medication.

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin Customer Feedback

There are customer reviews for Alpha Men Multivitamin on the official website, as well as on Amazon.

This customer questioned the formula,

No magnesium and no iron? The two vital vitamins to get rid of tiredness and fatigue and getting sleepy all the time. Otherwise it would be the perfect multivitamin. Also the lutein content could be higher.

Other comments include,

Great stuff, I take 2 a day with food and at 74 it keeps fuel in the tank, if you know what I mean!!!Goes Well With: Living life to the full

Good quality vitamins from trustworthy company. Find the bulking agents in other vitamin products was causing issues with IBS, these have none and have been very good on the stomach which is vital. I like.

This is a great vitamin product I use daily. I take one on a morning and one on an evening rather than the recommended (double) dose. Never seem to get colds/flu taking them and generally feel good in myself. 🙂

Some Amazon customers have complained that the seal on the bottle has been broken or the jar half full,

CAME ALREADY OPENED, SEAL BROKEN!

Only one Amazon customer mentioned side effects,

I started having sores in mouth tongue, body pains etc I stopped using it and they stopped.

This reviewer points out that this could have been caused by an “allergy unconnected with product”.

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin Money-Back Guarantee

There is no money-back guarantee on offer.

Where To Buy Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin

You can buy Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin directly from the Myprotein website. International delivery is available to customers outside the UK.

It is also on sale via Amazon UK and Amazon USA.

Watchdog Verdict

Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin looks like a good quality vitamin supplement that offers the customer more than usual, and at a good price. Customers are generally pleased with this supplement, and it compares very well to similar products on the market. If you are looking for a general purpose multivitamin supplement, Myprotein Alpha Men Multivitamin may be a good choice.

However, if you are looking for a Mens supplement that looks at specific male issues such as prostate health and testosterone, you may find that a specialised product is more suitable for your needs.


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