When we play FAQ bingo at events, one that always comes up as a winner is whether Vegums are ‘the same’ as taking a boring old pill. We always say that it is the same in that our gummies are supplements – not sweets – but the truth is that they’re so much better! Get ready to be convinced to add Vegums to your basket…
This is one of their biggest appeals: they’re chewable, so they’re easier to consume than swallowing a pill. You don’t need to wash them down with water either, meaning that you can take them on the go without any drama. Pills are really unlikely to go down well with kids, making gummy supplements a bit of a lifesaver for parents!
Not having to swallow a pill isn’t the only benefit of getting your teeth into your daily supplements though! Chewing gummies up breaks them down into smaller pieces, meaning that the gut can absorb the nutrients more readily as there’s more surface area for proteins to bind to.
The results of this study carried out in 2019 has shown that vitamin D absorption is greater from gummies due to higher bioavailability, giving the participants a higher peak concentration in the blood. In countries that get less sun (UK we’re looking at you), it’s basically assumed that every single member of the population is deficient unless they’re supplementing. It’s already a bit tricky for our bodies to take up vitamin D with other nutrients like zinc, vitamin K and magnesium being great boosters of absorption, so it’s good to give yourself all the help you can. Both our Multivitamin for Vegans and our Sugar-Free A-Z Multivitamin contain vitamin D, so get your paws on them!
Some vitamins or minerals such as B12 are only absorbed in the digestive tract – it needs a protein in the stomach called intrinsic factor to bind before the body can use it. This makes them better than sprays that might not make it past the mouth!
They can be gentler on your stomach, because the breakdown has already started earlier on in the digestive tract once you’ve chewed them up. This is a real bonus of the Iron gummies, as gastrointestinal side effects are common when taking any iron supplements.
This one might be our favourite, but we’re probably a teensy bit biased… Vegums taste delicious, so they’re a genuine joy to take. What could be better than a guilt-free treat every day? You’re more likely to remember to take your daily dose when it’s something you look forward to, and it’s much easier to form a habit when you’ve got a positive association.
That’s not to say they don’t have their downfalls though, so here’s some bonus food for thought: the risk with Vegums is they might be too tasty, so sticking to the right dose could be a challenge – and they need to be even further out of reach of children (and snacky adults)!
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