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April 12, 2013 2:44 PM
ok so i know this isnt really about weight loss . but it is about nutrition and you cant have a healthy diet and lose weight the right way unless you have vitamins . So my question to you is ..have any of you on MFP tried adult one a day gummy multivitamins ? im concerned that they arent as effective because they are gummy . but i just want to know another opinion because i have a really hard time swallowing regular vitamins . also im wondering if they absorb slower because they are gummy? help me please
April 12, 2013 2:45 PM
I've never even seen any, but I'd think they would work as well.
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April 12, 2013 2:46 PM
check them out ! they are called . one a day vita craves. they have them for women and men , they also have uimmunity support and bone health ones too
April 12, 2013 2:50 PM
I love the VitaFusion Multivities it is a Gummy Vitamin I was having a very difficult time swallowing My Daily Vitamin , I felt the coating was terrible and made me feel sick! So, then I switch to the Gummy Kind! Like the flavor and I have lots of energy! =)
  34614093
April 12, 2013 2:53 PM
QUOTE:

I love the VitaFusion Multivities it is a Gummy Vitamin I was having a very difficult time swallowing My Daily Vitamin , I felt the coating was terrible and made me feel sick! So, then I switch to the Gummy Kind! Like the flavor and I have lots of energy! =)


yeah i have been taking the vitamin ones for about three moneths now . I just dont really know if they are as effective ? they seem to be doing the same things for me .
April 12, 2013 2:54 PM
The only downside that I can think of is that they are mostly just a vitamin supplement and don't have some of the minerals that a regular vitamin has. Not a problem if you are just after the vitamins. I buy these for my kids because they have trouble with regular vitamin pills, too.
April 12, 2013 2:56 PM
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The only downside that I can think of is that they are mostly just a vitamin supplement and don't have some of the minerals that a regular vitamin has. Not a problem if you are just after the vitamins. I buy these for my kids because they have trouble with regular vitamin pills, too.

;( what are they missing? i know they dont have as much iron
April 12, 2013 2:56 PM
They are. The only difference is they are in gummy form vs pill form. Ask yourself this, is liquid tums better or worse than the chewables? Both have the same ingredients to help you.

The only reason I DON"T like the gummies any more, is that they are 20 calories per chew vs. 0 from the pills, and I like to save the 40 calories for my coffee creamer.
April 12, 2013 2:58 PM
Gummies are fine. It's the same thing as regular vitamins, just in an easier and more tasty form. Your body will still digest and process them. I've been buying the gummies for quite awhile now. VitaFusion is the brand I recommend. They seem to hold up their softness and don't get hard / chewy (I believe it was the Vita- crave ones that did that).

Just remember to log them - a serving of two (depending on the brand you get) will have anywhere from 10 to 20 cals.
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April 12, 2013 2:59 PM
Normal vitamins make me sick. Literally. Gummie vitamins I can stomach, but try to get most of your vitamns from food.Vitamins from food will be better used by your body.
April 12, 2013 3:00 PM
It's just a different form - I love the gummies. (and I do log the calories) I'm way more likely to take them - when I was attempting to choke down the regular gigantic vitamins I would always forget, but I never forget my yummy gummies!
  5637461
April 12, 2013 3:00 PM
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They are. The only difference is they are in gummy form vs pill form. Ask yourself this, is liquid tums better or worse than the chewables? Both have the same ingredients to help you.

The only reason I DON"T like the gummies any more, is that they are 20 calories per chew vs. 0 from the pills, and I like to save the 40 calories for my coffee creamer.

do you think the sugar is bad?, or just calories?
April 12, 2013 3:01 PM
I don't know about your particular brand but in general I have found the gummies to have far less of the vitamins and/or minerals than the pills do. To make up the difference, you'd have to eat quite a few. You'd have to decide if calories from gummy vitamins are worth it.
  8557012
April 12, 2013 3:02 PM
just watch for sugar.....and liquid is the only thing that will absorb the best possible way........gummy and pill your body only absorb 20 to 50%

i suggest getting "womens ultra nutrition" by gnc.....has all vitamins minerals omegas calcium the works.....almost one of the best things on the market thats lab tested
April 12, 2013 3:02 PM
thanks everyone for all the help :)
April 12, 2013 3:04 PM
My DR told me to do gummy since I puke after the normals. Now I just have to find chewables that dont have gelatin
April 12, 2013 3:04 PM
QUOTE:

just watch for sugar.....and liquid is the only thing that will absorb the best possible way........gummy and pill your body only absorb 20 to 50%

i suggest getting "womens ultra nutrition" by gnc.....has all vitamins minerals omegas calcium the works.....almost one of the best things on the market thats lab tested

im going to google this lol !
April 12, 2013 3:05 PM
I eat the Smarty Pants gummies. I love them. They also have omega fish oil in them. Did I mention they taste like candy? I love them.
April 12, 2013 3:05 PM
Vitafusion is the brand I take: 2 gummies a day. I also take a B-100 complex (time-released), an acidophilus, an omega 3-6-9, and a D-3 1000
April 12, 2013 3:07 PM
I take smarty pants gummies...they have vitamin d and one has in them as well. I have a really hard time with pills but to be safe I take my pills every couple of days instead of the tummies.
  27230066
April 12, 2013 3:09 PM
Only pill I can stomach is GNC Women's Ultra vitamin. I'm sure gummies are fine.
  16172428
April 12, 2013 3:11 PM
Pros:

- Easy to chew if you can't do pill forms.
- Makes people less nauseous.
- Contains gelatin. Some think eating gelatin during weight loss can help with loose skin issues. It surely can't hurt.

Cons:

- Calories
  34635223
April 12, 2013 3:13 PM
QUOTE:

Pros:

- Easy to chew if you can't do pill forms.
- Makes people less nauseous.
- Contains gelatin. Some think eating gelatin during weight loss can help with loose skin issues. It surely can't hurt.

Cons:

- Calories

well i guess theres more pros than cons here lol
April 12, 2013 3:30 PM
Here's the diffference:

One serving Vita Crave Womens:

Vitamin A 2500 IU 50%
Vitamin C 30 mg 50%
Vitamin D 800 IU 200%
Vitamin E 30 IU 100%
Vitamin B6 2 mg 100%
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 9 mcg 150%
Biotin 150 mcg 50%
Calcium (elemental) 100 mg 10%
Iodine 40 mcg 27%
Zinc 2.5 mg 17%


One Serving One A Day Womens (Vita Crave is a One A Day product, so seems like a fair comparison):

Vitamin A (20% as beta-carotene) 2500 IU 50%
Vitamin C 60 mg 100%
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 1000 IU 250%
Vitamin E 22.5 IU 75%
Vitamin K 25 mcg 31%
Thiamin (B1) 1.5 mg 100%
Riboflavin (B2) 1.7 mg 100%
Niacin 10 mg 50%
Vitamin B6 2 mg 100%
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 6 mcg 100%
Biotin 30 mcg 10%
Pantothenic Acid 5 mg 50%
Calcium (elemental) 500 mg 50%
Iron 18 mg 100%
Magnesium 50 mg 13%
Zinc 15 mg 100%
Selenium 20 mcg 29%
Copper 2 mg 100%
Manganese 2 mg 100%
Chromium 120 mcg 100%


Like I said, this may not be an issue for you, but you should know that they are different in nutritional value. Many of the gummi products are low in minerals. The iron and calcium would be concerns for me..
Edited by pobalita On April 12, 2013 3:31 PM
April 12, 2013 3:37 PM
QUOTE:

Here's the diffference:

One serving Vita Crave Womens:

Vitamin A 2500 IU 50%
Vitamin C 30 mg 50%
Vitamin D 800 IU 200%
Vitamin E 30 IU 100%
Vitamin B6 2 mg 100%
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 9 mcg 150%
Biotin 150 mcg 50%
Calcium (elemental) 100 mg 10%
Iodine 40 mcg 27%
Zinc 2.5 mg 17%


One Serving One A Day Womens (Vita Crave is a One A Day product, so seems like a fair comparison):

Vitamin A (20% as beta-carotene) 2500 IU 50%
Vitamin C 60 mg 100%
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3) 1000 IU 250%
Vitamin E 22.5 IU 75%
Vitamin K 25 mcg 31%
Thiamin (B1) 1.5 mg 100%
Riboflavin (B2) 1.7 mg 100%
Niacin 10 mg 50%
Vitamin B6 2 mg 100%
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B12 6 mcg 100%
Biotin 30 mcg 10%
Pantothenic Acid 5 mg 50%
Calcium (elemental) 500 mg 50%
Iron 18 mg 100%
Magnesium 50 mg 13%
Zinc 15 mg 100%
Selenium 20 mcg 29%
Copper 2 mg 100%
Manganese 2 mg 100%
Chromium 120 mcg 100%


Like I said, this may not be an issue for you, but you should know that they are different in nutritional value. Many of the gummi products are low in minerals. The iron and calcium would be concerns for me..

HEY thanks for posting this one !

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