As vitamin supplements have exploded in popularity, so have the variety of available forms, allowing you to take your vitamins in pills, gummies and even energy bars.
But all this variety creates a lot of uncertainty: Which is the best way to get your daily recommended nutrients, and are your supplements as beneficial as the manufacturers claim?
To help you find the right type of supplement for your needs, we’ve narrowed the search to two forms and will be discussing the pros and cons of gummy vitamins vs pills.
These two forms of supplements are by far the most popular and the most widely available, so they are probably your best bet for all kinds of nutrients, from Vitamin A to Zinc. Since the other forms of supplements – like powdered vitamins and fortified energy bars – are relatively new and less well-known, we’re saving a discussion of them for later.
But anyway, back to the gummy vitamins vs pills discussion, as it rather sums up the balance of boring practicality versus tasty disguises for medicine. Most people choose supplements based on convenience or personal preference, opting for practicality or deliciousness, but is there an objectively better option when trying to choose what form you want your vitamins in?
What is the difference between gummies and tablets?
Pretty much all supplements are composed of active ingredients and a delivery system: Whether your vitamins are contained in a chalky pill or chewy gummy, the basic principle is the same. However, although they may have the same active ingredients in similar proportions, there are significant differences between gummy and pill or tablet-based supplements: