8/17/2023 Update: Centrum Specialist Line Officially Discontinued
| Centrum Specialist Energy Discontinued
Today Centrum finally confirmed that they have discontinued the Centrum Specialist line. I am disappointed because Centrum Specialist Energy worked so well for me.
After comparing the current Centrum formulas, I decided to try Centrum Adult next time. I will link to it and any other alternatives that I decide to try below:
Centrum has provided a Find Your Centrum quiz if you want to ask them for suggestions and a Product Comparison Page if you know which supplement values ou are looking for. They do require you to submit your name and email to get the quiz results and coupon.
I personally took it for the extra boost of Niacin, which my doctor suggested I take for vertigo. I tried low-dosage niacin supplements in the past, but they caused a severe reaction. Centrum Energy specialist had enough niacin to relieve my vertigo without causing a severe reaction.
I will update this post if I have any useful information about any alternatives that I try!
Original Post on Centrum Specialist Energy Below
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.
Every now and then I still get lucky and find a 120 ct bottle of Centrum Specialist Energy at Walmart or 60 ct bottle at Walmart.
It has been several months, but I also occasionally find Centrum Specialist Energy at Amazon. I am linking you to the official Amazon Centrum listing pages. Use caution with other listings as I have received some suspicious looking bottles. These affiliate links will take you to the correct listing and give me a small commission if you continue with the purchase on Amazon.