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What is a OneSource multivitamin?

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OneSource multivitamins are vitamin supplements manufactured by the Perrigo Company and marketed at WalMart. According to Perrigo, the company's generic vitamins are comparable to namebrand vitamins, such as Centrum, One-A-Day, Flintstones, GNC and Osteo-Bi-Flex.

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WalMart promotes OneSource vitamins as gluten-free. The vitamins are also free of all artificial flavors and stimulants.

According to NutriMirror, a single OneSource vitamin contains 300 percent of the recommended daily allowances for thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, based on a typical 2000-calorie diet. The vitamins contain 293 percent of the recommendations for vitamin E, 286 percent of the recommendation for selenium, 250 percent of the vitamin D recommendation and 200 percent for vitamin C. OneSource also provides adequate amounts of copper, with 175 percent of the recommended daily allowance. It also provides 150 percent of the recommended amounts of niacin and manganese, and it contains 100 percent of the daily allowance of vitamin C.

NutriMirror also points out that OneSource multivitamins provide partial amounts of the recommended allowances for several nutrients, including 70 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin A, 31 percent of vitamin K, 25 percent of magnesium, 18 percent of calcium, 13 percent of phosphorus and 2 percent of potassium. In addition, OneSource multivitamins include 400 micrograms of folic acid.

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