We bench-marked all the listed ingredients on the Aldi Essential Health Men’s High Potency against the rest of the men’s vitamin brands and asked the question Are Aldi Vitamins Any Good? The short answer is yes. The little Aldi bottle of pills stacks up really well against the big brands. Really well, in fact!
Most vitamin brands meet or exceed the Australian recommended daily allowances (RDI) for vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7 , B8 , B9 and B12 as well as C. And Aldi’s Men’s High Potency is no exception here.
Aldi Essential Health Men’s High Potency has the full RDI for D3, which only Microgenics and Centrum also do. Vitamin D deficiencies are quite common so this is great to see. It also has the highest amount of K1 of any of the brands we have covered, which is great for bone, blood and brain health and works nicely with the D3 to help turn calcium into bone.
Oddly it has no vitamin E but you can get that from all those nuts, seeds and green leafy vegetables that you regularly eat. Right? In all seriousness, vitamin E deficiency is pretty rare so you’ll probably be okay.
On the minerals, Aldi really hits its stride with solid numbers in chromium, copper, iodine and manganese. It has a reasonable amount of magnesium but not as much as Centrum, Nature’s Own or Swisse. If you’re eating plenty of those leafy greens, nuts and beans you’ll likely have the magnesium side of things covered.Aldi also throw in some molybdenum and lutein which you don’t really see in any of the major brands. Molybdenum helps break down alcohol and drugs. Which may be useful if you’ve been hitting the cheap Aldi booze a little too hard. Lutein is reportedly good for eye health, especially age-related macular disease. Unfortunately the amount of lutein in the Aldi range is just 250 micrograms – well short of the 6mg that experts recommend to have any significant effect.
Add in some lycopene and panax ginseng and you have a nicely well-rounded vitamin offering, all for the very handy price of $12.99
This article does not constitute medical advice. Please talk with your licensed physician to work out what is best for your individual needs.