One-A-Day Women’s Petites Complete Multivitamin

Pros: small size for easier swallowing, calcium and Vitamin D fortified

Cons: serving size is two tablets a day (if this matters to you)

For a long time I was using a multivitamin that I really liked.  However, the vitamin became difficult to find in local stores and even hard to locate online.  Since I needed a new vitamin, I decided to select a smaller, easier to swallow multivitamin.  I chose One-A-Day Women’s Petites Complete Multivitamin.


Each plastic bottle contains 160 tablets.  The package states these vitamins are formulated to support bone and heart health and immunity.  The manufacturer (Bayer) designed One-A-Day Women’s Petites Complete Multivitamin purposely as a smaller size pill for easier swallowing.  They do not add any gluten to their vitamin products; however, they cannot guarantee the raw materials are gluten-free.  It is recommended to take One-A-Day vitamins with food.

My Experiences

I started taking One-A-Day Petites Multivitamins last year, and they are working well enough that I keep purchasing them.

A great selling feature of the vitamin (for me) is its small size, which makes them easier to swallow than other multivitamins I’ve taken.  Each vitamin is an oval shape; a smidgeon larger than my pinkie fingernail.  The pale orange color is distinctive, so I don’t easily confuse it with another vitamin or pill.

My doctor emphasizes the value of calcium and Vitamin D to his patients. So I appreciate that these multivitamins are strong with calcium and Vitamin D.  The combination is important since Vitamin D helps the body better absorb calcium.

One thing people may not care for is that the package says to take two of these One-A-Day vitamins for a complete serving.  Rather ironic for a brand name “one a day” to require “two a day” of this vitamin.  Still, the smaller tablet size is easier to swallow, so I don’t mind taking two of these vitamins.  Also, I don’t notice any taste or aftertaste when I take these pills.

The vitamins do not have a hard-shell coating.  So once moistened, the tablets become a bit sticky.  I swallow the tablets just like I would aspirin, with a drink to wash each tablet down.  Once a tablet fell out of my mouth before I could swallow it (clumsy me!), and the tablet landed on my clothing.  Since the tablet was moist, it left a bit of residue on my clothes … but the residue washed out fine.

I’m assuming these vitamins are working well.  The doctor is pleased with my health, and I feel terrific.


These ingredients are from the manufacturer’s website:
Calcium Carbonate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ascorbic Acid, Ferrous Fumarate; Less than 2% of: Beta-Carotene, Biotin, Cholecalciferol, Chromium Chloride, Croscarmellose Sodium, Cupric Oxide, Cyanocobalamin, DCalcium Pantothenate, dl-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate, FD&C Blue #2 Lake, FD&C Yellow #5 (tartrazine) Lake, FD&C Yellow #6 Lake, Folic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Manganese Sulfate, Niacinamide, Phytonadione, Polyethylene Glycol, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Selenite, Stearic Acid, Thiamine Mononitrate, Titanium Dioxide (color), Vitamin A Acetate, Zinc Oxide.

One-A-Day Women’s Petites Complete Multivitamins contain: Vitamins A, C, D, E, K, B6, B12, Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin, Folic Acid, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium (elemental), Iron, Iodine, Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, Chromium.


I will definitely buy more One-A-Day Women’s Petites Complete Multivitamin.  The size is easy to swallow, and the vitamins are working great for me.  If you have any questions about this product, please visit the manufacturer’s website for complete information.  They also have an application that helps pinpoint which One-A-Day vitamin best matches your needs.

Note that this review is to share my experiences; it is not meant as medical advice.  Please consult your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your health.

I hope you found this review useful.

Enjoy your day,

Copyright 2015 Dawn L. Stewart

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