Are gummy supplements for you?
Life is filled with things you should do to be healthy: Get a good night’s sleep, exercise regularly, support your mental health and make sure you’re getting the right vitamins and minerals – the list goes on and on.
While there are few shortcuts to making good choices, gummy vitamins and supplements have come to the rescue as a way to help you get the nutrients you need in a chewy and flavorful way that’s also easy and convenient.
Dietary supplements in this form have grown dramatically over the last several years. So much so you can find gummies for almost any nutrient need you might have, whether you need help focusing, want to support your immune system or need a little help relaxing so you can fall asleep.
Gummy supplements are for everyone
Feel a little funny popping a gummy because it seems like something for kids? Forget that. Gummies have become popular for every age group because they are a tasty way to help you get your vitamins and minerals.
Also, many gummies are easy to digest and meet other dietary needs, such as being gluten-free, dairy-free or vegetarian. Let’s take a look!
Immunity gummies to support your immune system
Healthy habits like washing your hands, wearing masks and eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables are great ways to support your immune system, but it’s not always enough. That’s why it’s a good idea to add other nutrients. Consider vitamin C, zinc and the antioxidants and phytonutrients found in elderberries.
People have turned to elderberries for centuries for their benefits, which include support for your immune system, your brain health and your heart health. Vitamin C plays an important role in supporting immune system function, and zinc is a trace element needed for a healthy immune defense system.†
You can get all three in n* by Nutrilite™ Go Shield – Immunity Gummies, which come in an elderberry-lemon flavor. It’s a tasty way to support your immune system.
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Sleep gummies: Help yourself get some Zzzzzzs
Poor sleep can put you a step behind all day long, not to mention putting you at risk for a variety of health concerns. Lack of sleep can also weaken your immune system, mess with your memory skills and make you cranky.
Basically, your body needs a certain amount of sleep to function at its best. People often turn to a melatonin supplement to help, because melatonin is a substance found naturally in the body that promotes good sleep.†
You can get 3mg of melatonin in n* by Nutrilite Sweet Dreams – Sleep Gummies as well as 5mg of passionflower extract, a botanical that also has been traditionally used to promote good sleep. The gummies also have magnesium, which helps support relaxation and calming.†
Another option is n* by Nutrilite™ #nofilter Sleep Gummies, which help promote beauty sleep. In addition to melatonin, the #nofilter Sleep Gummies have biotin to help support healthy-looking hair and nail growth, antioxidants from rosemary to fight free radicals and L-theanine to help reduce occasional stress.†
Focus gummies: Help keep your eyes on the prize
It’s not good when your thoughts wander as you’re trying to get things done at work or home. Especially when many are still working from home. Finish that spreadsheet or change the sheets? Work on that slide deck or go sit on the deck?
Not only does a lack of focus hamper productivity, it can lead to anxious feelings as your to-do list continues to grow. Focus gummies can help, including n* by Nutrilite Slay the Day Focus Gummies.
These tangerine-lemon flavored gummies have vitamins B6 and B12 along with ginseng. B vitamins help your body unlock energy from the foods you eat to proactively block fatigue before it sets in and ginseng is an herb that helps support brain health.†
These gummies can help support your concentration when you need it most so you can get in the zone and get things done.†
Vitamin D gummies: Fight the winter blues
We all need sunshine and the vitamin D that comes with it. Vitamin D enablesnormal mineralization of your bones, supports normal function of the cardiovascular system andcontributes to the normal function of the immune system.†
But exercising outside or soaking up rays from a lounge chair isn’t always possible for those of us experiencing the dark, cold days of winter. Unfortunately, that can take a toll on our moods.
A vitamin D gummy might be just what you need. Watermelon-orange flavored n* by Nutrilite Rays for Days Sunny Vitamin D Gummies provide vitamin D plus saffron, an ancient mood-boosting spice, to help fight off the bad vibes a lack of sun can bring.†
Blue light gummies: A real eye opener
Hours in front of your computer screen or other digital devices for work and play is a strain on the eyes. The blue light from the screen can make eyes sore or irritated and lead to difficulty focusing. And as our world has become more and more virtual, that won’t be changing any time soon.
You can support your vision health with supplements, like n* by Nutrilite™ Eye Mojo – Blue Light Vision Gummies that have a powerful combo of lutein, zeaxanthin and bilberry.
Lutein is a blue light-filtering antioxidant to help with all that screen time. Zeaxanthin is an antioxidant associated with maintaining normal eyesight. And bilberries, a fruit similar to blueberries, have been traditionally used for their vision-supporting benefits.†
Collagen gummies: Not all skin care starts on the outside
Sure, it’s important to apply moisturizers and serums as part of a regular skin care routine each morning and night. But you can also support your skin from the inside with supplements that nourish from within with key nutrients and ingredients.
n* by Nutrilite™ #nofilter Collagen Gummies are a great thing to add to your skin care routine. In addition to collagen, an essential structural component in healthy looking skin, these gluten-free gummies feature vitamins C and E, wheat ceramides and the superfruit alma – all of which promote healthy looking skin.†
Collagen is an essential structural component in healthy looking skin and vitamin C promotes collagen production. Vitamin E is known to protect the skin from free radicals while plant-derived wheat ceramides help support the skin’s natural barrier to lock in moisture.
Relaxation gummies: Help manage that occasional stress
Does occasional stress pop up in your life on more occasions than you wish? There are several strategies to manage it, including meditation, exercise, making time to jam out to your favorite tunes and, of course, ensuring you’re eating right and getting enough sleep.
But you could also try a supplement like n* by Nutrilite™ Less Stress, More Yes – Relax Gummies. They feature L-Theanine, a natural amino acid known to help reduce occasional stress† and lemon balm, a calming botanical†. Plus, they’re mango-lemon flavored, so they also serve as a sweet treat!
[RELATED: 8 ways to relax when facing occasional stress.]
Turmeric gummies: Tap the benefits of this ancient herb
Turmeric has a long history in the holistic Ayurvedic tradition because it contains curcumin, a chemical compound with antioxidant effects. This vibrant orange-yellow root has been enjoying the spotlight recently as people learn about its beneficial effects, including supporting your joints and general health.
It’s great to add to your savory recipes or hot beverages, but you can also get it in gummy form. n* by Nutrilite™ Turmeric Gummies come in a natural pineapple-coconut flavor that will take you to the tropics while you’re upping your turmeric intake to support your health.
[RELATED: Turmeric adds more than flavor to your food]
Multivitamin gummies: An easy way for kids to take vitamins
Children are picky eaters and sometimes don’t get the nutrition they need no matter how hard a parent tries. Gummy vitamins can help fill those nutrient gaps without the struggle of trying to get a kid to swallow a regular pill.
Nutrilite™ Kids Multivitamin Gummy supports growing kids with its 12 vitamins and minerals. A day’s serving gives them more vitamin A than 3 cups of broccoli, more vitamin D than 2 cups of milk, more vitamin E than 2 avocados and more vitamin C than 2 cups of spinach. And its fruit punch or berry flavor goes down a lot better than that spinach.
Go with the gummy
Gummies can help make getting your needed nutrients just a little bit easier, especially for those of us who don’t like to swallow pills. Just pop them in your mouth and chew, no water necessary!
This portable aspect makes them a perfect fit in today’s society that swirls around convenience. Anything that can make people, especially children, take vitamins and supplements more consistently, is beneficial. And that’s one of the big things gummies can do.
If the taste of a pill makes you back away from opening your vitamin bottle, you might want to consider the fruity flavors vitamin gummies typically come in. After all, gummy does rhyme with yummy. Learn more about these products by talking to an Amway Independent Business Owner or clicking on the links below. And for more tips on nutrition, vitamins or supplements, check out additional blogs at Amway Connections.
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Are gummy vitamins as effective as vitamin pills? ›
Gummy vitamins are designed to be a more palatable (read: sweeter) alternative to regular vitamins in the hopes that people will be more inclined to take them. But when it comes to health benefits, they're nowhere near a 1:1 swap. “Gummy vitamins actually have fewer vitamins and minerals than regular vitamins,” Dr.Do gummy vitamins absorb better than regular vitamins? ›
Because of the way they are made, vitamins are better absorbed in gummy format. This is because the body will be able to break down the gummies more easily than tablets if they are chewed thoroughly.What should I look for in a gummy multivitamin? ›
- Thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.
- B6, B12, and folate.
- Calcium, magnesium, selenium, and zinc.
- Vitamins A (including beta carotene), E, and K.
- Vitamin D2 or D3.
PROS of taking gummy vitamins:
They're tasty and come in a variety of flavors. They're convenient—no water needed. They're enjoyable to take, making them a good choice who struggle to swallow tablet. They help fill in nutritional gaps if you don't eat a balanced diet.
- Vitafusion Adult Gummy Vitamins Men's Multi. ...
- Immune+ Gummies by Emergen-C. ...
- Flawless Complexion Gummy Vitamins by Olly. ...
- MAV Nutrition Hydrolyzed Collagen Gummies. ...
- Zinc Gummy by Nature's Bounty. ...
- Sunny Gummies Vitamin D3 1,000 IU by Rainbow Light.
- They're convenient. ...
- They taste good. ...
- They're easier to take. ...
- They're easier to digest. ...
- They help establish the “vitamin habit.” Because gummy vitamins taste good and are easier (and more enjoyable) to take, people are more likely to remember to take them every day.
In short, no! There's little to support the marketing claims that taking a hair growth gummy or hair growth supplement will actually grow your hair any faster than a normal balanced diet. Rather it can lead to over consumption of micronutrients.What is the best vitamin to take daily? ›
- Vitamin D. Vitamin D isn't present in most of the foods we consume on a daily basis. ...
- Magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to your body's function. ...
- Vitamin C. ...
- Zinc. ...
- Magnesium and calcium. ...
- Iron and green tea. ...
- Vitamin C and B12. ...
- Fat-soluble and water-soluble vitamins. ...
- Vitamin D, vitamin K2, and other fat-soluble vitamins. ...
- Magnesium and vitamin D3. ...
- Copper and zinc. ...
- Omega-3s and vitamin E.
Choose brands labeled with the NSF International, US Pharmacopeia, Underwriters Laboratory, or Consumer Lab seal. These verify that the product actually contains the ingredients that the label says it does, and that the product doesn't have any potentially harmful ingredients.
Are gummy vitamins easier to absorb? ›
Gummy vitamins may have a higher bioavailability than non-chewable vitamins. Meaning, they are absorbed more easily by your body.Do gummy vitamins absorb less? ›
Studies show that if a gummy vitamin and a vitamin pill have the same amount of a vitamin, they are equally absorbed into the bloodstream. A study published in the journal Nutrients compared vitamin D gummies to vitamin D pills in healthy adults.Are gummy vitamins less effective then tablet? ›
The study found that there was a significant increase in the bio-availability of Vitamin D prepared in gummy than those manufactured in tablets. The factors for this result were multiple but included the preparation and flavour of the gummy and the way in which they are consumed.