The 22 Best Gluten-Free Vitamin Brands

Learn which gluten-free supplements to buy

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Although it's usually best to obtain your vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from the food you eat, sometimes you need some extra help from supplements. There are many good gluten-free vitamins and other supplements available in stores and online. However, you can't count on all products to be gluten-free.

Vitamin and supplement manufacturers that guarantee all their products are gluten-free include:

  • Carlson Nutritional Supplements
  • Country Life
  • Designs for Health
  • Garden of Life
  • Jarrow Formulas
  • Life Extension
  • Nordic Naturals
  • Pure Encapsulations

Multiple other brands, including several that are found easily in chain drugstores and other local and online retailers, include many or most of their products on their gluten-free lists.

Here's a guide to the best vitamin brands that are certified gluten-free, vitamin brands that are reliably gluten-free (but not certified), and particular types of gluten-free vitamins, such as gluten-free prenatal vitamins and gluten-free gummy vitamins.

Certified Gluten-Free Vitamins

Vitamin and supplement manufacturers that have taken the extra step of becoming certified gluten-free are focused on serving people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Companies that obtain gluten-free certification routinely test for gluten and must meet stringent manufacturing standards to ensure they're safe for people who can't have gluten.

Country Life

This well-known vitamin brand was the first to be certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization (GFCO). Everything the company makes is certified gluten-free, although Country Life specifically recommends five products for people with celiac disease: Co-Enzyme B Complex Caps, Triple-Action Bone Solid (with vitamins C, D, and K, plus calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, manganese, chromium, and potassium), Vitamin D-3 softgels, Easy Iron, and Chelated Magnesium.

Garden of Life

Certified gluten-free by NSF International and by GFCO, Garden of Life makes vitamins (and many other products) from whole foods. It offers two lines of vitamins: myKind Organics and Vitamin Code. In addition to being certified gluten-free (look for the "gluten-free" designation on the packaging), Garden of Life products are also organic, vegan and non-GMO project verified. The company makes an herbal line of supplements with the same certifications.

Pure Encapsulations

In addition to being gluten-free certified by GFCO, all Pure Encapsulations vitamins and supplement products are free from egg, coatings, shellacs, peanuts, GMOs, magnesium stearate, trans fats and hydrogenated oils, artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners, and what the company terms as "unnecessary binders, fillers, and preservatives." This brand's line of vitamins and supplements is extensive, with more than 400 products ranging from açai berry extract to liquid zinc.

Wellesse Nature's Way

This company, a subsidiary of Nature's Way, makes four liquid vitamin products that are certified gluten-free by the GFCO: Vitamin D liquid (berry flavored), Multi-Vitamin+ liquid (citrus flavored), Calcium & Vitamin D liquid (citrus flavored), and Liquid Iron (berry flavored). None have any added sugar. Wellesse Nature's Way says that liquid vitamins may be better absorbed than capsules, tablets, or gelcaps.

Unfortunately, two vitamin brands that had been popular with people who have celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are no longer available: Celiact vitamins and Freeda vitamins.

Vitamin Brands That Are (Mostly) Gluten-Free

While only the brands listed above have earned gluten-free certification, multiple companies offer lines of vitamins and supplements that are entirely or mostly gluten-free.

Bluebonnet

This vitamin and supplement brand offers more than 300 products, including single vitamins, multi-vitamins, and other supplements, including gluten-free vitamin D sourced from lanolin (not fish). Most of Bluebonnet's products are gluten-free—look for the gluten-free symbol on the bottle or package to be certain.

Carlson Nutritional Supplements

Known for its fish oil and omega-3 fatty acid products, Carlson Nutritional Supplements also makes individual vitamin and multivitamin supplement products. All Carson products are gluten-free. They're also free from artificial dyes, artificial sweeteners, preservatives, MSG, milk, casein, and yeast. However, many contain fish (in the form of fish oil).

Centrum

Centrum vitamins and supplements, with their rainbow-colored label, are stocked at many grocery stores, chain pharmacy stores, and big box stores. Centrum makes several different lines of multi-vitamins for different potential customer groups, including products aimed at women, men, adults, and adults older than 50 years old.

Their vitamin products come in pills, liquid, and gummy vitamin form. According to Centrum, most products (including the gummy vitamins) are gluten-free. This includes Centrum Tablets, Centrum MultiGummies, Centrum VitaMints, Centrum Silver, and Centrum Flavorburst.

Doctor's Best

Supplements from Doctor's Best range from single and multiple vitamin products (like vitamins A and C, and a vegan vitamin D3 option) to amino acid products and combination products aimed at specific health conditions. Most Doctor's Best products are gluten-free, soy-free, GMO-free, and vegan.

Douglas Laboratories

Douglas Laboratories makes vitamins and supplements that it classifies by health conditions such as Beauty (such as Collagen Forte caps), Digestive (Ginger Root Max-V), Heart and Metabolic (Cardio MetX), and Vision (lutein). The company also makes single and complex vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

The vast majority are free from gluten, wheat, yeast, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, artificial preservatives, artificial flavor, and genetically modified ingredients.

Designs for Health

Products from Designs for Health frequently are sold through health care practitioners' offices, although many are available online as well. The company's vitamin and supplement line include hard-to-find single vitamin products such as Annatto-E, which is vitamin E derived from annatto that's rich in tocotrienols—a form of vitamin E that's said to have beneficial properties. Designs for Health does not use gluten-containing ingredients and produces its products in a gluten-free facility.

Jarrow Formulas

Jarrow is a brand that is known for its probiotics. The popular probiotic products include Baby's Jarro-Dophilus, Jarro-Dophilus + FOS (a probiotic-prebiotic combination), and Jarro-Dophilus Allergen-Free, which the company says "is especially appropriate for individuals with hypersensitivities to common food allergens." (All contain the probiotic strain acidophilus.)

Jarrow Formulas also manufactures many different single- and multi-vitamins, minerals, combinations, and amino acid products. All are free from gluten and wheat. Most also are free from other major allergens including soybeans, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish, and peanuts/tree nuts.

Life Extension

This brand offers popular multi-vitamin and mineral packages for once-a-day consumption, plus many different vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and combination products categorized by condition. All Life Extension products are gluten-free and most are soy-free (some contain soybean oil or soy lecithin). The company emphasizes the purity of its ingredients in its manufacturing process.

Nature's Bounty

A popular brand at chain pharmacies such as Walgreens and CVS, Nature's Bounty makes so-called "letter vitamins" (e.g., A, B, C, D, and E), plus fish oil and omegas, minerals, CoQ10 supplements, and melatonin. Many Nature's Bounty products are considered gluten-free, in addition to being free of other allergens, GMOs, and artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Look for the term "No Gluten" on the label near the "Supplement Facts" chart.

Nature Made

This is another brand that is commonly found in chain pharmacies and big box stores. Nature Made offers single vitamin products, multi-vitamins, probiotics, minerals, and a few selected herbs such as echinacea. According to Nature Made, "Most all of our products are gluten-free, and is stated as such on the label." Look for the term "gluten-free" on product labels to be certain that the particular product is safe before you purchase it.

Nordic Naturals

A well-known purveyor of fish oil and omega fatty acid products, Nordic Naturals also manufactures probiotics, digestive enzymes, and a few single vitamin supplements. The company's main product line, however, is fish oil-base—it makes an extensive range of omega fatty acid-rich gelcaps and liquids, including such products as Omega Curcumin (omega fatty acids with curcumin) and Omega Woman with evening primrose oil. All Nordic Naturals products are gluten-free, milk-free, and free of artificial colors and flavors. Most contain fish.

NOW Supplements

NOW Foods, which makes some gluten-free products, has a supplement division that's largely gluten-free. NOW Supplements makes some 900 different products ranging from Acidophilus to Yucca and Zinc Picolinate. Options include single and multi-vitamins, minerals, amino acids, probiotics, and other nutrients.

Most NOW supplement products are "made without gluten," and are sugar-free, nut-free, dairy-free, corn-free, and low sodium. Be sure to double-check your chosen supplement's packaging to be sure yours is safe for you to take.

One A Day

People looking to fulfill their vitamin needs by taking one multi-vitamin product per day often look to One A Day, a well-known brand that is available in most stores that sell nutritional supplement products. One A Day offers a series of targeted products, aimed at women, men, kids and teens, and adults 50 years and older. The company also makes once-daily products aimed at several health concerns and conditions such as pregnancy, heart health support, and energy support.

Some One A Day products are gluten-free, but not all. According to the company, "One A Day VitaCraves products contain wheat. There are some One A Day products that meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for gluten-free (less than 20 ppm gluten). If a product is gluten-free, it will be stated on product packaging."

Solaray

Solaray started as an herbal line (single herb products such as celery seed and herbal extracts such as turmeric), but it has branched out into regular vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. It offers such health condition-based supplements as D-Mannose with CranActin Cranberry Extract (intended for urinary tract health) and Once Daily High Energy Multi-Vitamin.

Solaray only labels some of its products gluten-free. According to the company, "The products meet current FDA label regulations requiring listings of allergens such as wheat, fish, shellfish, tree nuts and peanuts, dairy, soy and eggs. Solaray products do not contain artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Solaray declares a product to be gluten-free if it has undergone finished product testing for gluten—only then can we claim gluten-free on the label."

Solgar Vitamins

Solgar makes vitamins, minerals, and supplement products that cover most needs, including multi-vitamins, herbal formulas, and single amino acid products. You can also purchase such supplements as Kelp tablets, Olive Leaf Extract, Quercetin, Rhodiola Root, Saw Palmetto Berries, and Lecithin. According to the company, "Most Solgar products are gluten-free."

Most also are free from dairy, soy, yeast, sugar, artificial flavor, sweetener, preservatives, and color. It's possible to search on the Solgar site for vegetarian products and for Kosher products. Double-check the product you're interested in prior to purchasing—if it's gluten-free, it will say so on the label.

Source Naturals

Source Naturals, which has an extensive array of products, allows you to choose vitamins and other supplements by health condition or by name. You can purchase supplements aimed at helping with blood sugar support, bone support, eye health, liver support, and weight management. The company emphasizes ingredient purity, and gluten-free supplements are marked with "Contains no gluten" on their labels.

VitaFusion

If you're looking for gummy vitamins, VitaFusion makes them. The supplement maker manufactures gummy vitamins in multiple flavors specifically tailored for women, men, and children. It also makes gummy vitamins and chewable single-letter vitamins for vitamins A, B, C, and D, plus for nutritional needs that include calcium, melatonin, CoQ10, and probiotics. Virtually all VitaFusion products are listed as gluten-free on the company's website. Look for the words "No Gluten" on product labels prior to purchasing.

Gluten-Free Prenatal Vitamins

Several manufacturers make gluten-free prenatal vitamins for women who are pregnant or who are planning to get pregnant. Options include:

  • Country Life Realfood Organics Prenatal Daily Nutrition Multivitamin
  • Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Prenatal Vegetarian Multivitamin
  • Nature Made Prenatal + DHA
  • New Chapter Perfect Prenatal Vitamins
  • Nordic Naturals Prenatal DHA
  • Pure Encapsulations Prenatal Nutrients
  • VitaFusion Prenatal Gummy Vitamins

Gluten-Free Chewable Vitamins

Lots of people have trouble taking large pills, even if they know they need the extra nutritional boost. For them, gluten-free gummy vitamins and other chewable supplements are a good option. Possible brands and products include:

  • Bluebonnet vitamin D3 chewable tablets
  • Centrum MultiGummies (for adults, men, and women)
  • Garden of Life MyKind vegan vitamin D3 chewable tablets
  • Nature's Way Alive! gummy vitamins (for men, women, and 50+ adults)
  • VitaFusion (any gummy product)

A Word From Verywell

Some people get their vitamins naturally through eating a varied, healthy diet that hits all the major food groups and fills any potential nutritional gaps. However, not everyone can manage the perfect diet all the time, and vitamins and other supplements certainly can help fill in missing pieces and help get your body what it needs.

If you're wondering what supplements to take, or whether you even need supplements at all, talk with your doctor about your diet, your health conditions, and your nutritional needs.

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