In 2011 two separate studies were released that led to a lot of sensational media headlines, claiming that multivitamins increased the risk of death.
The studies were robust, however, it’s important to point out that the multivitamins referenced in the studies included most, if not all, of the vitamins that we don’t include.
The only reason to take a multivitamin is, as Examine.com (generally considered to be the leading online supplement authority) puts it, if:
1. You are at risk for several nutrient deficiencies and your diet cannot otherwise be modified
2. The multivitamin provides adequate dosages to cover the deficiency risk
3. The multivitamin is a better purchasing option than the nutrients by themselves
As we’ve explained above, there is strong evidence to show that vegans are at risk of several nutrient deficiencies and so we’ve designed our supplements to be at the adequate dosages to cover the deficiency risk, with nothing else added that we don't need.