If you are someone who doesn’t eat a balanced diet of foods, then vitamins are great option for you. Vitamin supplements are great for providing all the vitamins you need daily. Chewable (gummy) vitamins are the most popular type of vitamin to take simply because they taste similar to candy and come in a variety of flavors, colors, and shapes. These vitamins appeal to children as well as adults who may not like swallowing pills. However, one may question are gummy vitamins actually good for you?
Gummy vitamins are easy to chew and are usually taken by people who have difficulty swallowing pills. For those people, chewing maybe their only option. Many people also prefer gummy vitamins to pills due to their fruity flavors and candy-like taste. The appealing taste of gummy vitamins usually comes from added sugars. It is good to be aware of the amount of sugar in the gummy vitamins. For those who are diabetic, chewable vitamins may not be a good choice.
Chewable vitamins are commonly made from gelatin, corn starch, water, sugar, and added colorings. They may include several vitamins and minerals or just a few select nutrients, such as vitamin D and calcium. Since they are jam packed with nutrients, gummy vitamins may benefit some people, although that does not mean that the vitamins should be consumed beyond the recommended amount. Overconsumption of gummy vitamins may put you at risk of receiving too much of certain nutrients, especially if you also eat foods already fortified with vitamins and minerals. Too much of a good thing could actually bring consequences.
Taking into consideration all the information provided, taking chewable vitamins is ultimately your decision. They may help improve your health and fill in gaps of your balanced diet. Just make sure you do not mistake them for candies and are aware of the sugar mixed into these vitamins. Before deciding to try gummy vitamins, please consult with your doctor.
Article written by William Graves.