Nutrilite Double X Review

 

dxNutrilite Double X is a serious Multivitamin , one of the top rated in any Vitamin Report – in a Consumer Labs survey
Nutrilite Brand Comes out on top

Direct sales brand Nutrilite gained a 96 per cent satisfaction rating, coming out on top, while the specialist store GNC came bottom with a rating of 58 per cent, found the survey.”

From the packaging, the box and the presentation, you know this geared to being a premium brand.

Does it live up to the promise?

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History
The creator of what became Nutrilite – Dr. Carl Rehnborg created the first multi-vitamin in the 1930s.
Prior to 1934, there were no known multivitamin/multimineral supplements. People found it difficult to know if they were getting enough nutrients in their daily diets.(and still find it difficult- don’t we?)
While living in China in the early 1920s, Carl Rehnborg noticed, amid the poverty, malnutrition and disease, that in farming communities, where fresh fruits and vegetables were plentiful, people were much healthier overall.

During political unrest in Shanghai, Carl was isolated andl supplemented his meager diet with soups from what was available: local herbs, grasses, and vegetables, along with rusty nails (for iron), and lime stone and ground-up animal bones (for calcium).

Months later, Carl and his friends who ate the nutrient-rich broth emerged from their enclave much healthier than those who had eaten only army rations.

Returning to the United States, Carl set up a small laboratory on California’s Balboa Island, where, over the next six years, he conducted experiments using different plant varieties – specifically – alfalfa, watercress, and parsley (no iron or ground up animal bones please notice).Then he developed a way to dry these plants while still preserving their important nutrients.

This became the first multivitamin/multimineral supplement sold in North America.
In 2001, five Nutrilite products were the first dietary supplements to be certified by NSF International.[3]
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NSF_International

Nutrilite Double X was tested by ConsumerLab.com in their Multivitamin and Multimineral Supplements Review of 38 of the leading multivitamin/multimineral products sold in the U.S. and Canada. Double X passed ConsumerLab’s test  which included testing of selected index elements, their ability to disintegrate in solution per United States Pharmacopeia guidelines, lead contamination threshold set in California Proposition 65, and meeting FDA labeling requirements.

(BTW ole Carl  also invented the first multi-level marketing, door-to-door, selling system to distribute his vitamins when 2 men, Lee S. Mytinger and William S. Casselberry became exclusive national distributor in 1945 and operated a company to distribute the vitamins.)
(BTW2 – later two friends Jay Van Andel and Rich Devoss became distributors of Nutrilite – and when that MLM collapsed as most seemed to, they leant from their experiences and 1) went on to create a business that became Amway and 2) when they could bought the Nutrilite plants farms and processing operations)

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case

31 day supply 3 different tablets, Mineral, herbal and vitamin for a total of 186 tablets

Recommended use: 2 × 3 (1 of each type of tablet) Use(s) per day
Retail Cost per use: $1.27

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Ingredients competitive comparison INFO-Link

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They come in a light tight green case- you can also get the refill after you buy the case, which saves you a couple of bucks, and you also don’t have all these green plastic cases piling up around the house. I personally know a lot of dedicated Double X takers, and those green boxes mount up.
Nutrilite (now owned by Alticor, which owns Amway – though Nutrilite is a complete and separate extremely profitable division,and as far as I can tell there has been no compromise with quality, in fact I believe Amway/ Alticor has invested in Nutrilite over the years to keep this Premium Brand always at the highest quality.
Nutrilite’s U.S. manufacturing plant and farm is open to public tours if you ever care to drop by

PROS

The ingredients are from whole plant foods, acerola, alfalfa, watercress, and parsley, etc. These plants are harvested at their peak and dried and compressed into tablets immediately, so all the nutrients and all ‘extras’ that are in whole plant food are maintained;- the phytonutrients, the antioxidants etc, that are never present in synthetic vitamins.
You are definitely getting all the nutrients you are paying for, as you are basically swallowing compressed whole plant products.

CONS

Price
It is expensive – but a for a premium multivitamin, it’s in much the same ballpark as the competition – and (as every manufacturer does) if you break it down to a daily cost it’s 1.27 per day. Starbucks is more for their caffeine So is 7-11 come to that.

They do have deals, and distributors may cut their prices if you ask. There is also a ‘loyalty card program where the sixth box is free.

Unisex only
Double x itself is not formulated in specific formats for men or women as most of the other premium Companies do. However I see Nutrilite does offer Men or Women Health packs, where they combine some of their other vitamins with a Double X supply

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CONCLUSION

Looking for an excellent multivitamin where you don’t have to second guess the ingredients? I would definitely recommend Double X.

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Manufacturers Info:

 

NUTRILITE® DOUBLE X® Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient offers superior health protection. It was shown to improve blood nutrient levels to provide your cells with the energy they need to support a healthy heart, brain, eyes, skin, bones, and immune system.† It delivers:
• A powerful blend of 12 vitamins and 10 minerals, most far exceeding the Daily Value.
• Plus, 20 plant concentrates harvested from certified organic farms provide broad antioxidant protection and unbeatable health benefits.

Benefits

Heart and cardiovascular health.
• A mix of vitamin E, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, copper, and selenium help to support your heart.
• DOUBLE X supplement also adds natural plant nutrients, or phytonutrients, from apples, grapes, cranberries, and pomegranates for added heart protection.

Healthy bones and teeth, and calcium absorption.
• Vitamins A and D, calcium, and magnesium support a strong skeletal system.
• Vitamin D helps your body more easily absorb calcium to keep bones strong.

Eye and skin health.
• Vitamin A and lutein, a phytonutrient found in high doses in spinach, support vision health.
• Vitamin A, niacin, and grape extract help bolster the condition of your body’s largest organ – your skin.

A healthy immune system.
• Make sure your body is ready for anything. Vitamins A and C, zinc, selenium, and phytonutrients from citrus fruits help support your immune system.

Active Ingredients

• Healthy eyes. Vitamin A and lutein esters.

• Healthy skin. Vitamin A, niacin, and grape extract.

• Healthy bone development and healthy teeth. Vitamin A, vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium.

• Healthy immune system. Vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc, selenium, and citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate

• Cellular health. Vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, selenium, molybdenum, alpha lipoic acid, inositol, lycopene, lutein esters, citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate, dried kale, alfalfa concentrate, mixed tocopherols, apple extract powder, asparagus powder, blueberry powder, grape extract, oregano powder extract, rosemary extract, broccoli dehydrate, cranberry extract, and horseradish dehydrate.

• Healthy connective tissue. Vitamin C, calcium, zinc, and citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate.

• Supports capillary strength. Vitamin C and citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate.
• Supports calcium absorption. Vitamin D.

• Healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Vitamin E, folic acid, potassium, magnesium, copper, selenium, lycopene, citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate, mixed tocopherols, apple extract powder, grape extract, cranberry extract, and pomegranate extract.

• Supports prenatal health. Folic acid.

• Supports energy production and nerve function. Thiamin (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin, vitamin B6, biotin, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and alpha lipoic acid.

• Supports hormone production. Vitamin B6 and pantothenic acid.

• Supports healthy red blood cells. Vitamin B6.

• Healthy nervous system. Vitamin B12, calcium, copper, and manganese.

• Healthy hair and nails. Biotin.

• Healthy muscles. Calcium, magnesium, and manganese.

• Healthy thyroid function. Iodine.

• Healthy joints. Zinc.

• Support for the body’s antioxidant defense system. Selenium and alpha lipoic acid.

• Helps your body metabolize food. Chromium and molybdenum.

• Provides protection from free radicals. Lycopene, lutein esters, citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate, dried kale, alfalfa concentrate, apple extract powder, asparagus powder, holy basil extract blend, blueberry powder, grape extract, oregano powder extract, prune extract, rosemary extract, cranberry extract, parsley dehydrate, pomegranate extract, and sage powder extract.

• Supports glucose levels already within the normal range. Chromium.

• Helps regulate the body’s iron stores. Molybdenum.

• Supports prostate health. Lycopene.

• Helps support protective enzymes. Dried kale, asparagus powder, holy basil extract blend, and broccoli dehydrate.

• Healthy brain. Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, zinc, selenium, molybdenum, alpha lipoic acid, lycopene, lutein esters, citrus bioflavonoid dehydrate, dried kale, alfalfa concentrate, mixed tocopherols, apple extract powder, asparagus powder, holy basil extract blend, blueberry powder, grape extract, oregano powder extract, prune extract, rosemary extract, broccoli dehydrate, cranberry extract, parsley dehydrate, pomegranate extract, sage powder extract, and horseradish dehydrate.

• Helps support protective liver enzymes. Rosemary extract, watercress concentrate, pomegranate extract, sage powder extract, and horseradish dehydrate.

15 comments for “Nutrilite Double X Review

  1. snippy
    February 3, 2012 at 7:39 am

    ok I will give it a shot – send me the trail – I usually have Jamiesons – are you doig a rveiw of Jamiesonss?

  2. hawkeye
    February 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I am looking for premium vitamins – I heard good things about Xtendlife – interested in your review – I will take the trial – good deal – thanks

  3. fiona M
    February 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Great to see this review – highly recommend the double x – used them for years

  4. james
    February 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Yes good review – but amway? – really?

    • Remo
      June 15, 2012 at 2:31 am

      Flintsones’ Vitamins? – really?

  5. David smith
    February 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I havn’t tried double X yet but I have had other NUTRILITE Products, they are awesome

    • February 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Double X is the flagship Nutrilite product. If you like other Nutrilite products, then you should definitely try Double X. The first 3-4 days take a half dose i.e once a day. This will make sure that your body gets used to such an optimal dose of vitamins.

  6. February 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Double X is the best .I am using and found great difference. Plenty of energy and nutrients for the body. One vitamin gives you all.

  7. February 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Great review. Awesome job!! Nutrilite is a great product and people should do some of their own research on the nutrilite.com site or amway.com

  8. Zach Hafen
    February 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    yes, amway. really. love everything they sell!

  9. chuck
    February 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    @james – Yes. Really.
    Doesn’t seem that bad when the company has done $10.9B in 2011, $9.2B in 2010, $8.4B in 2009 during a down global economy, A+ BBB rating, AAA Moody’s and helped GM with their bailout by buying off 4 of their G5’s.

  10. Dereck Nauman
    April 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Double x is a great multivitamin but if you want your body to perfom at it absolute peak try the perfect pack. The perfect pack delivers double x combined with all of your fruit and vegetable needs and fish oil in an on the go pill form. So if you aren’t getting enough of your daily values it is a great way to do so for only $2.51 per day.

  11. gerry
    July 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Hi Dorothy

    I believe you now need ten labels and then they will send you a free 30 day supply. We unfortunately cannot redeem the labels.

    Below is a link to the redemption card you use, and the address you need for the labels:

    http://www.amway.com/en/ResourceCenterDocuments/Visitor/nutr-nut-promo-v-en–DOUBLEXLoyaltyCard.pdf

    WE have a 20% discount club – see this page:

    http://www.multivitaminreviewonline.com/promos-and-free-trials-of-supplements/vitamins-discounts-for-life/

    Hope that helps

    germaine

  12. Donna
    September 6, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Are Nutrilite vitamins “chelated”? GNLD claims is better absorbed? Friends at church are promoting. Also reading up on Bio-energy testing, Bio-identical hormones, Bio-Oxidative medicine and Homeopathic directions.

    • gerry
      September 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      I do not believe so – and from all the research its up in the air whether this makes a difference – and everyone has their ‘science’ it seems to prove they are right!

      However absorption rate of double X is 100% – no waste.

      You could also look at Vital Formulas – which we reviewed on this site
      http://www.multivitaminreviewonline.com/reviews-and-comparisons-2/vital-formulas-balanced-trio-review/
      – we will be having a trial special on their Balance Trio in a week of so (just pay shipping and get the full set free)

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