Gummy Vitamins Grow Up
Nutrient Delivery Options for Kids of All Ages
Gummies are popular among adults because they are chewable and tend to have more pleasant flavors than traditional pills
The hunt continues for new ways to navigate nutrition needs in our modern lives—especially when busy schedules, food deserts, and other obstacles interfere with optimum eating habits. So, what if you’ve determined that supplementing certain nutrients may help you cover gaps in your diet but you don’t do well with capsules and pills? Enter gummies, liquids, and other alternative supplement options for adults.
Because of the taste and physical tolerance challenges, plenty of grownups (especially seniors) have issues getting—or keeping—supplements down. As Nutraceuticals World points out “Because they are chewable and tend to have more pleasant flavors than traditional pills,” gummies have found popularity beyond the young demographic they were developed to entice, and the same is true for a wide range of liquid supplements now on the market.
Of course, the same drawbacks to these products apply for adults as well as children: people relying on gummies and liquids should pay attention to the sugar content and other fillers included in the inactive ingredients. Check with your doctor to discuss the pros and cons of the extra sugar versus potential nutrient deficiencies.