Why We Love Our Multivitamin Gummies
Are you taking a multivitamin every day? We hope so! If you’re not, what are you waiting for? Perhaps conflicting information on the internet has got you questioning whether multivitamins are actually useful. We’re here to tell you: they are. Here’s why we swear by and love our multivitamin gummies.
The Benefits of a Multivitamin:
A study done by the National Institutes of Health found that most people take a multivitamin to increase their nutrient intake, help prevent chronic disease, or both. Multivitamins come in many different varieties, some specialized. For example, some come with extra calcium for women or extra zinc for men. Others may help you improve your B-vitamin intake, known to help you improve focus or elevate your mood.
You should always consult your doctor before beginning any new supplement or vitamin. Once you’re confirmed safe, here are some key benefits of a daily multivitamin.
Close Nutritional Gaps:
When you choose a balanced multivitamin, you help close gaps in your nutrition. Unless you’re eating a perfectly balanced diet, you likely have some gaps, especially vitamin D and vitamin E. Taking a daily multivitamin can help boost your levels of these essential nutrients.
Vegetarians and vegans especially may need to take a multivitamin. There are essential nutrients found only in meat and dairy products that these groups may lack. Vitamin B-12 for example is found mainly in animal sources like meat, dairy, fish, and eggs. It helps develop red blood cells and aids in brain function.
Vegans are at a higher risk for B-12 deficiency, as vegetarians can get enough of this nutrient through dairy and eggs (though it can be challenging). Both of these groups benefit from closing their nutritional gaps with a multivitamin.
Help Specific Groups:
There are also other specific groups of people that definitely benefit from taking a multivitamin. Older folks, women who are pregnant, or those with conditions that inhibit proper absorption of food can all benefit from adding a tasty gummy to their day. Also those with a highly athletic lifestyle can benefit from a boost in calcium for strong bones or vitamin B12 for energy, both of which are usually found in multivitamins.
Then there are some folks who either can’t or won’t eat a well-balanced diet (possibly due to lack of access to healthful or organic foods, an allergy, or specific dietary concerns). A multivitamin can help them, too.
Help with Chronic Illnesses:
While some chronic illnesses or diseases aren’t affected by multivitamins, one study found that post-menopausal women who took a daily multivitamin had a lower rate of mortality than those who took a placebo. There are definitely more studies that need to be done to zero in on the illnesses and diseases that a multivitamin can help, but studies like that one are encouraging.
If you have a chronic illness or disease, talk to your doctor to see if adding a multivitamin to your day can help. If they say yes, may we suggest a gummy version? Read on to learn why!
The Benefits of a Multivitamin Gummy
Okay, so now you have a better idea of the benefits that taking a daily multivitamin can bring you. Now let us tell you why we love those vitamins in gummy form.
No one wants to choke down a horse-sized pill, no matter its health benefits. Why not try something more delicious? Taking a multivitamin in gummy form means you get a tasty, fruit-flavored chew instead of a chalky pill. You can usually choose your preferred flavor, so you actually look forward to taking your vitamin every day. Plus, you don’t need any liquids to wash them down.
This is especially beneficial for those who have difficulty swallowing pills, either from dry mouth, anxiety about choking, or a host of other reasons. If you struggle with pills, a gummy is an easy, fun way to get the nutrients you need.
They Contain All the Same Nutrients
Multivitamin gummies contain all the same nutrients as their capsule counterparts. All the alphabet vitamins (A, B-12, C, D, E, etc.) are in there, plus other essential nutrients like biotin, zinc, folic acid, and more. You don’t have to worry about sacrificing your nutritional needs when you switch to a tasty (and more fun!) gummy version. Make sure to read the label and double-check that your gummy of choice has the nutrients you need before diving in.
You Absorb the Nutrients Faster
The very act of chewing your vitamin gets the nutrients into your body more quickly. They instantly start to absorb through your saliva and then continue this process like food in your stomach. Ever had someone suggested dissolving a pill under your tongue so it works faster? The same principle applies. Get more bang for your buck with a gummy multivitamin.
Multivitamin Gummies for the Win
We love our multivitamin gummies, and we hope after reading this article, you do too. Consult your doctor to make sure it’s right for you, then find your ideal gummy! Your body will thank you.
About the Author:
Tess DiNapoli is an artist, freelance writer, and content strategist. She has a passion for yoga and often writes about health and wellness, but also enjoys covering the fashion industry and the world of fitness.