Are Gummy Vitamins Too Good to Be True?

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

Eat candy, be healthy? With their sweet flavor and fun shapes and textures, it’s not much of a surprise that gummy vitamins are skyrocketing in popularity—and not just among children. But it’s hard not to wonder whether gummies are “too good to be true.” Should you feel confident that those sweet, squishy shapes are delivering the nutrients your body needs? The answer, surprisingly, is, “yes!”

Gummy Vitamins

Q: How do gummy vitamins compare to tablet and liquid vitamins?

A: When it comes to the amount of nutrients in gummies versus tablets, generally speaking, about 2-3 gummies is equal to one tablet. What gummies lack in strength they make up for in absorption rate. Similar to liquid multivitamins, gummies absorb quickly and bypass the slow digestion process that tablet and capsule multivitamins face. There is also a significantly lower chance of waste when taking gummy multivitamins.

There are a variety of reasons why a gummy may be an appealing alternative to tablets, capsules and liquid supplements. Many adults who have difficulty swallowing find a gummy more convenient, and for children and teens, eating a few gummies doesn’t “feel” like taking vitamins, so gummies are an easy way for children to get the nutrients their bodies need for optimal health.

Q: How do I know which gummy is right for me?

A: With the wide variety of gummy multivitamins available, finding the right one can be a daunting task. To make it easier for you, we have listed our top-selling/highest-rated gummies for both children and adults.

Adults: Nordic berries (suitable for children, too), Alive Adult Gummies, Vitacost Adult Gummy Multi

Children: Vitacost Kids Gummy Multi, Yummi Bears, Animal Parade Gummies

Children (sugar free): Yummi Bears Sugar Free

In addition to multivitamins, various specialty supplements such as calcium, fiber, probiotics and omega-3s are readily available in gummy form. Now there’s no excuse not to take your vitamins!