My favorite multi-vitamin is getting so hard to find! I reached out to GSK (owners of the Centrum brand) to let them know how much this product has helped me and to ask if it has been discontinued or if they are having a temporary problem keeping it in stock. Their response is summarized below:
“We are still manufacturing the product and it’s not clear why your local stores aren’t carrying it. … any retailer who stocks other GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare products (e.g., Excedrin and Aquafresh) can order the product from their wholesaler.”
Great! I am glad to hear that you are still making Centrum Specialist Energy! So …
Why has it suddenly got so hard to find?
I still don’t have an answer to why it is so hard to find this vitamin. Even the manufacturers claim to be unclear why.
7/10/2021 Update: GSK recently sent me the following message:
At this time, GSK Consumer Healthcare is experiencing a temporary supply disruption on certain formulations and sizes of Centrum vitamins due to an increase in demand and a production disruption at one of our manufacturing sites. We are working hard to ensure our products are restocked as soon as possible. However, consumers may continue to experience out of stock situations for certain Centrum products as we work to restore stock to normal levels.
Please be assured that this disruption is unrelated to product quality and does not affect any product currently in the marketplace. At this point in time we cannot confirm a definite date as to when supply will resume.
Where you can still get Centrum Specialist Energy Online
I first noticed this vitamin in the clearance section of my local Walmart. Since then, it has been hard to find at my local store. So I have been ordering it from Amazon.com and WalMart.com for years.
If anybody else is having a hard time finding this, WalMart currently has a 120 ct bottle for $26.39 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Centrum-Specialist-Energy-Vitamin-Multivitamin-Multimineral-Supplement-with-Super-B-Complex-Vitamins-and-Ginseng-120-Count/ (Nov 17, 2020)
This is significantly higher than the $9-$10 I am used to paying for a 2-month supply. But when I do the math, it’s only about 22 cents per day. With how much better I feel when taking this supplement is worth the price.
3/21/2021 Update: 60 ct bottle for $9.97 Back In Stock at Walmart!
Back at Amazon!
1/19/2021, I finally see Centrum Specialist Energy back in stock at Amazon! The price has gone up to $13, as low as
$11.05 $8.47 on auto-ship. The below affiliate link will take you to the correct listing and give me a small commission if you continue with the purchase on Amazon.