Chew on This: The Gummy Vitamin Culprit

Chew on This: The Gummy Vitamin Culprit

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We get it. Vitamin gummies are adorable, easy to eat, claim to be vitamin packed, and taste great. But what if they aren’t as good for you as you think?

Covert Candy

According to Lisa Drayer, MA RD, “The most concerning fact about gummy vitamins is that with any candy-like supplement, there is a risk of overconsumption, which can potentially be toxic.” To make matters worse, the easy-to-eat nature of gummies means that there's a better chance of eating too many and taking in too many vitamins. The risk stems from “fat-soluble” vitamins, such as vitamin A, D, E, etc, which the body may not be able to clear out fast enough since the gummies are in solid form. This can cause nausea, fatigue, and muscle weakness. In extreme cases, organs can be shut down from the overdose. Not ideal or the intended outcome of these super supplements. 

Cavity Culprits

To continue, these gummies are high in sugar, which explains the temptation of continuously wanting to consume the gummies. Not to mention that the sugar and gummy texture can increase the risk of cavities. To put this in perspective, one serving of gummy vitamins is approximately 10% of a child’s daily sugar intake.

A Better Option

On the other hand, liquid vitamins, like those found in KidsLuv, have an absorption rate of up to 95%, compared to the absorption rate of 10-20% in solid forms. The vitamins in liquid form are absorbed directly into your bloodstream, skipping the digestive process.

Unlike vitamin gummies, quality liquid vitamins are sugar-free, naturally sweetened, and gluten-free. Those with sensitive digestive systems, especially children with immature digestive systems, can consume the liquid vitamins in KidsLuv much easier and more effectively. 

Upgrade your kids' vitamins today - try KidsLuv with 12 essential vitamins and minerals and none of the bad stuff. 

SOURCES: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/teen-vogue/do-gummy-vitamins-actuall_b_7034380.html
http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/can-overdose-gummy-vitamins-6000.html
http://thestir.cafemom.com/big_kid/186350/the_gummy_vitamins_your_kids?ct=in_the_mix_6
http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/the_great_debate.html