I do both Dustin. I just take a multi vitamin and try to eat right. The labels I read seemed to show the same stuff inside. I take the brand most popular at the local Wally World....can't brag or complain I guess.
don't think it can hurt anything, but my understanding is that many health care professionals agree that vitamins are a waste unless you have a legitimate vitamin deficiency of some sort that you cannot make up any other way. eat right and get exercise. we are what we eat. stop drinking soda and energy drinks. these things are good tasting poison. avoiding processed and fast food will take you al long way toward good overall health.
One thing you may wanna get checked is your vitamin D levels. This will more than likely be low due to our location. Low vitamin D will put you in a funk more than anything else. Especially this time of year.
I would venture to say that I absorb as much nutritional advice via podcasts, articles, lectures, and books in a year's time as a lot of general physicians. (Nutrition is not a required part of the MD curriculum in nearly ALL medical schools. Most of your doctors only have a cursory knowledge of nutrition.) I've been clear down the supplement rabbit hole and back. My current regimen includes 6 supplements and a multi-vitamin made the cut. A lot of the reason why is a recommendation by Dr. Rhonda Patrick. She may very well be one of the smartest nutritional minds in the world and she takes a multivitamin. (Her supplement list: https://fastlifehacks.com/dr-rhonda-patricks-supplements-list/) This woman is smarter than the combined brain trust of TOO, so I'll take her recommendation of the common broscience of "you just piss it out".
You all should watch this video:
This is what I take: OPTIMUM NUTRITION Opti-Men, but will be switching to her recommended vitamin when I am out of my current supply.