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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 type of support you would like, 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 Tablets products are gluten free:

    • Centrum Advance

    • Centrum Men 50+

    • Centrum Women 50+

    • Centrum Advance 50+

    • Centrum Men

    • Centrum Women

    • Centrum Chewables

    • Centrum Performance

    • Centrum Kids

     

    For Centrum MultiGummies gluten may be present in some of the raw materials and during the manufacturing process. Whilst it is unlikely that gluten is present in the final product, we cannot guarantee this.

  • Q: Are Centrum products non-GMO?

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

    • Centrum Advance

    • Centrum Men 50+

    • Centrum Women 50+

    • Centrum Advance 50+

    • Centrum Men

    • Centrum Women

    • Centrum Kids

    • Centrum Performance

    • Centrum Chewables

    • Centrum MultiGummies 

    • Centrum MultiGummies Energy Release

    • Centrum MultiGummies Immunity Support

  • 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. They can help fulfil the nutritional needs in the 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  • Q: Is it harmful to take outdated/expired Centrum?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: We recommend that the product not be used after the expiration date. All our products are assigned an expiration date, which is based upon extensive stability studies. The product is usable until the last day of the month noted on the package.

  • Q: How long can I take Centrum multivitamins?

    A: Centrum multivitamins can be taken on a continuous basis. This product should not be used as a substitute for a healthy diet and varied lifestyle. Please do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

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

    A: Centrum Men contains 24 mg of vitamin E, 200 mg of calcium and 120 mg of magnesium, all key nutrients needed to help support men’s health. 

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

    A: Centrum Women contains 10 mg of iron and 320 mg of calcium which are key nutrients 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 doctor.
    The below products are lactose free:
    Centrum Advance
    Centrum Advance 50+
    Centrum Women
    Centrum Women 50+
    Centrum Men
    Centrum Men 50+
    Centrum Kids
    Centrum Fruity Chewables
    Centrum Performance

Ingredients

  • Q: What does folic acid do?

    A: Folic acid, is a vitamin that contributes to normal blood formation and plays a role in normal cell division.

  • Q: What are the benefits of ginseng?

    A: Ginseng supports physical performance for active lifestyles.

  • Q: What are the benefits of B vitamins?

    A: B vitamins such as vitamin B6 and B12 can support the release of energy from food.

  • Q: Do Centrum multivitamins contain fibre?

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

  • Q: Do I need to take Vitamin D?

    A: Everyone needs vitamin D because it plays an important role in calcium absorption and maintaining normal bones as well as helping muscle function and contribute to the function of the immune system. Vitamin D can be obtained via diet, supplements, and skin exposure to sunlight.The NHS recommends that everyone should consider taking a supplement containing 10mcg of vitamin D daily, during the autumn and winter months. And all year round if your skin is not exposed to adequate sunlight.

  • Q: How much Vitamin D is too much?

    A: Do not take more than 100 micrograms (4,000 IU) of vitamin D a day as it could be harmful. (Ref https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/vitamin-d/).

  • Q: What are sources of Vitamin D?

    A: Vitamin D is found in a limited number of foods, such as fish, liver, eggs, and fortified foods such as some fat spreads and breakfast cereals. 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.

Centrum 50+

Centrum Performance

  • Q: What is the difference between Centrum Advance/ Men/Women Multivitamins and Centrum Performance multivitamins?

    A: Similar to other Centrum Adults Multivitamins such as Advance, Men and Women, Centrum Performance provides key vitamins and minerals to help support overall health. However, Centrum Performance is specifically formulated with nutrients which help support mental and physical performance.. Centrum Performance contains B vitamins such as vitamin B6 and B12 to support energy release. It also contains ginseng to support physical performance for active lifestyles and gingko biloba that helps to maintain an active mind.

Kids

MultiGummies

Centrum MultiGummies Immunity Support1

Centrum MultiGummies Energy Release8

Multivitamins are intended to supplement your diet and should not be regarded as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.

  1. Contains vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system
  2. Contains Iron and Folic Acid which supports normal blood formation
  3. Contains Calcium, Magnesium and Vitamin D which contributes to normal muscle function
  4. Contains Vitamin B6 to help regulate hormonal activity
  5. Contains Calcium, Vitamin D and Vitamin K to help maintain normal strong bones
  6. Contains Vitamin D essential for normal growth and development of bones in children
  7. Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium and Zinc all contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative stress
  8. Contains vitamin B6 and B12 to help release energy from food and contribute to overall health
  9. Contains vitamin D, C and zinc which contributes to the normal function of the immune system
  10.  Biotin and zinc contribute to the normal metabolism of fats, protein and carbohydrates
  11.  Biotin and zinc help to maintain normal hair and skin. Selenium helps to support normal nails.
  12.  Pantothenic Acid contributes to normal mental performance. Iron contributes to normal cognitive function.
  13.  Vitamin A and riboflavin support your eyesight
  14.  Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) to support normal heart function
  15.   Vitamin B12 which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue

The profiling is only for the recommendation of suitable products. No data is stored.

†Based on worldwide value sales of the Centrum range. For verification please contact customer.relations@gsk.com

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