It may be hard to believe that we can improve our health from supplements that look and taste like candy. So, it’s even more mind-boggling to think that vitamin gummies can be even more beneficial than traditional pills and capsules.
Gummy vitamins have become all the rage, mainly for their delicious flavor and cute aesthetic. If you’re a health fanatic and enjoy the vitamin portion of your daily ritual, you’ll be happy to learn about recent findings of the formulation!
Let’s take a closer look:
To understand the effectiveness of a vitamin supplement, you must have a base knowledge of bioavailability. Bioavailability is the amount of a substance (or nutrient) that your digestive system can absorb. In one study, two samples of vitamin D supplements showed that the bioavailability was equal, comparing the gummy vitamins to the pill version. So, if our digestive tracts can absorb vitamins and minerals just the same regardless of the product formulation, why would gummies end up absorbed better within our systems?
Let’s learn about the sublingual route.
Better Absorption from the Sublingual Route
Some nutritional supplements are sold in a liquid form. The instructions state to drop the proper dosage under your tongue, wait a certain amount of time, and proceed as usual.
Consuming supplements underneath the tongue is attributed to better nutrient absorption. “When you swallow a pill, it must go through your entire gastrointestinal tract. This means the stomach (with acid and bile), the intestines (where most absorption takes place), and then off to the liver for some more filtering. And THEN it's delivered to where it's needed.” The long way through, your body can break down some of your supplements’ value. By skipping this process altogether and dropping the nutrients under the tongue. This delivery system is a speedy and effective process optimal for vitamins and even certain medications!
Other Reasons to Opt for Gummies
They taste great. Well, most of them! ;)
They’re super convenient.
They’re not difficult to consume.
The consumption of vitamin supplements may seem beneficial to your health and advantageous for your health goals. However, if you’re new to taking vitamins (of any form), or are contemplating a new product, always remember to consult with your doctor. Your health is your best asset, so you want to stay mindful of all the things (good and bad) you’re putting into your body.
The Relation to Gummies
You may be wondering, “how do liquid supplements compare to gummy vitamins?” As you chew the gummy and your mouth begins to salivate, a similar effect occurs where you start to absorb the nutrients similarly. It’s all about bypassing the route to the digestive system and reaching the bloodstream at a quicker rate.
KalaVita Gummy Vitamins
At KalaVita, we choose to put your health first when creating every single vitamin. By creating chewable supplements that taste amazing, we believe that you’ll achieve optimal results by consuming them consistently.
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