Professional bodybuilder Rich Gaspari, a six-time Mr Olympia top-five finisher and 1989 Arnold Classic champion, started Gaspari Nutrition in 1998 in the basement of his parents’ house. Yes it is cliche, no we didn't make it up. Gaspari began the company packing containers of supplements by himself and selling them at tradeshows 17 years ago and eventually turned the company into a brand that sold as much as $78 million worth of product in 2011. Unfortunately, due to a downward turn in sales and some other financial challenges, Gaspari Nutrition filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the company was sold to an affiliate of the UK-based Body Temple Ltd. With new ownership, the brand continues to produce its very popular line of supplements, which includes the sports performance multivitamin, Anavite.
One serving of Anavite is made up of three tablets that not only cover all of the standard bases for multivitamins—with a host of vitamins from A-Z—but it includes a few key ingredients usually reserved for pre workout formulas. 1,000mg of carnitine tartrate and 1,600mg of beta-alanine help give Anavite the added boost to support the claims of being a “sport” multivitamin meant to be used by fitness enthusiasts. We will warn you, if you have never taken beta-alanine before, it will give you an itchy sensation in the skin on your neck and face, so don’t freak out, it is totally normal. Additionally it is a good idea to take these with food to minimize any gastrointestinal distress. The tablets are enterically coated and have a smooth surface, making them easy to swallow, due to the number of tablets per serving. The combination of high-quality ingredients and low cost makes Anavite one of the top-rated multivitamins we have reviewed. If you are in the market for a new multivitamin, check out what Gaspari Nutrition has to offer.