I take multi-vitamin supplements, as do the kids. I have always had a touch of anaemia, which worsened with both of my pregnancies, so I'm always looking out for supplements that have iron in them to help me feel less tired.
I began taking the tablets as soon as I received them and ran out a few days ago. For the first 15 days, we were still on summer holidays so I didn't really feel any different. I didn't feel like I had any more energy than normal but we weren't doing the school run nor was I working. We were pretty chilled out and relaxed.
For the next 15 days, I was back at work and back doing the school run. I have to say, again, I didn't feel any different from taking them. The only thing I did notice from when I started taking them was I found it a bit harder to switch off at night and go to sleep.
Now that I've stopped taking them, I have felt a bit more tired towards the end of the day. Normally I can stay up until around 10.30pm but I've been finding myself needing to go to bed before 10pm. This could be down to the type of job I do; I'm constantly on the move and doing stuff, and it can be quite tiring. However, the tablets may also have made an impact on my energy levels.
In terms of side effects, I didn't have any but I am used to taking multi-vitamins on a regular basis. I would always seek advice from your Doctor before starting a new regime whether that is physical or with any form of supplement.
I would definitely use Pharmaton Active Life again if I saw them on special offer as they are a fairly good supplement in terms of what is in them.