As much as we’d like to get all of the essential nutrients we need out of the meals we eat every day, we find that most of the time, we need a little extra help.
Vitamin supplements do so much to keep us balanced—and when they come in a yummy gummy form, taking them is so much more fun. Lucky for us, there are gummy vitamins for just about everything these days, from immunity and digestion to skin health and sleep, and the sweet flavors and fun textures of gummies mean we never forget to take them. You should consult a doctor before starting any type of supplement, but if you’re not sure where to start, the options below are some of our all-time faves.
When you’re not sure what vitamins and minerals are lacking in your everyday diet, a multivitamin is an excellent supplement, and our current favorite is Make Time Wellness’s Women’s Multivitamin. It’s packed with vitamins A, B, C, D and E, as well as zinc, biotin and folate to cover all of your bases. The strawberry flavoring is slightly sweet with just the right amount of tartness, and we also love that the thicker texture is more akin to fruit leather than your typical gummy vitamin.
Thanks so the sunny days of summer, we’ve recently been getting lots of vitamin D the natural way, but when the clouds and rain roll in and we’re stuck inside during the cooler months, vitamin D supplements become critical for maintaining immune support and healthy bones. NoDaysWasted’s Sunshine Vitamin D Gummies are almost like candy with a soft chew and strawberry, peach and mango flavors, bringing the power of sunshine right to you.
Ashwagandha is one of our go-to adaptogens thanks to its powerful mood-boosting powers that leave us feeling calm and collected, and there’s never been a better way to take it than with GrandeGUMMIES’ Ashwagandha Mood Booster Gummy. Ashwagandha lowers cortisol, the body’s main stress hormone, helping us unwind when we’re having a tough day, and the leaf-shaped, strawberry-flavored gummies are extra fun to chew.
While we used to only worry about immunity during the winter flu season, year-round immunity has become more important than ever, and we love Olly’s Active Immunity Berry Brave gummies for a bit of extra protection. Each gummy is packed with elderberry, echinacea, zinc and vitamin C to support the immune system, to potentially prevent and fend off illness, and the sweet berry flavor is quite fun, too.
When we think of gummy vitamins, digestion isn’t one of the first things that comes to mind, but HUM Nutrition’s Celery Juice Fiber Gummies are built with healthy tummies in mind. These gut health support gummies taste like green apples and blends celery juice with prebiotic fiber for digestion, with vitamins A, B6, C and K1, as well as folate for immunity and cell function. It’s also one of the unusual vitamins that has a serving of three gummies, so if you’re the type of person who has to struggle not to eat more than your daily amount, you’ll find yourself slightly more satisfied with these heart-shaped vitamins.
Having trouble staying fully hydrated this summer? Electrolytes don’t have to come in the form of sugary drinks with the help of Flyby’s Electrolyte Gummies. Whether you need to replenish electrolytes after exercise, adventuring or just a long day, these slightly salty gummies come in Lemon Lime and Watermelon flavors to get you back on track. They’re another gummy with a three-gummy serving size, and we find that they’re also great for tackling dehydration headaches.
Speaking of sun, embody’s The Sun Gummy is designed as a supplement to your favorite SPF to keep your body and skin thriving when you’re spending more time outdoors. Polypodium leucotomos helps keep skin soft and supple while protecting against environmental stressors, selenium tackles dark spots, vitamin C boosts collagen and skin plumpness and marigold extract enhances skin healing and repair. The chewy gummy also tastes like citrus and pineapple to run with the sunshiney theme.
Apple cider vinegar is beloved for all kinds of benefits, from supporting the cardiovascular and neural systems to supporting healthy skin, hair and nails and boosting metabolism, but we can’t stand the taste. That’s where Monat’s Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies come in. They may be a bit stinky, but they taste like yummy apple cider, providing all of the upsides with added biotin, folate and B vitamins, and none of the ick.
Turmeric and ginger are both yummy spices with all kinds of health benefits, but if they’re a bit spicy for your tastes, we think you’ll love WellPath’s mango-flavored Vital Turmeric Gummies. They’re lusciously fruity and chewy while also packing lots of antioxidants and helping with everything from swelling to joint pain.
If you’re regularly applying retinol to your skin to keep it looking youthful and glowy, you should also be taking it as a supplement in the form of embody’s The Retinol Gummy. Powerful vitamin A helps cells regenerate while making skin look dewy and reducing breakouts, while vitamin B keeps skin plump and hydrated, vitamin C boosts college and folate minimizes wrinkles and fine lines. We also find that the dense chew and tart berry taste make these better than candy.
Of course, not just your skin can benefit from taking the right supplements. Sugarbear’s Hair Vitamins are formulated to enhance the appearance and growth of hair with a blend of zinc, biotin and more. They’re also vegan and shaped like adorable gummy bears, with an extra soft bite and berry flavor we love.
For a less expensive, but equally yummy, approach to promoting healthier hair, skin and nails, there are also WellPath’s Restore Collagen Gummies With Biotin. Its blend of collagen and biotin is formulated to boost collagen production, boost skin’s elasticity and help build a radiant complexion—essentially an all-in-one beauty boost in gummy form. As citrus lovers, we also can’t get enough of the tart and sweet lemon flavoring.
You might think of PMS as something you only deal with around your period, but taking care of yourself with the right nutrients month-round can help you avoid the worst of your PMS symptoms. Flo’s PMS Gummy Vitamins include chasteberry, dong quai, vitamin B6 and lemon balm to fight everything from cramps and hormonal acne to mood swings and stress. These chewy gummy rings are also extra fun to eat, and taking them regularly will make your periods easier than they’ve ever been.
If you’ve already been a little unkind to your skin this summer, embody’s The S.O.S. Gummy is here to help you repair that damage from the inside out. It contains vitamin D for supporting smooth skin while protecting its barrier, MSM to promote collagen production and cell repair, evening primrose oil to lock in the skin’s moisture and zinc for healing damage. Take a little R&R (and these rich strawberry gummies) to get your skin glowy again in no time.
Many of us struggle to get to sleep at a decent hour—especially in the summertime—making our sleepytime gummies one of the most important of all. June’s Nightcap Sleep Gummies work wonders for us, not just because they include phytomelatonin to help the body produce its own melatonin, but also because magnesium supports neurotransmitter and hormone regulation while passionflower and tart cherry encourage calm as well as deep sleep. These unusual rectangular gummies also have a texture more like a jelly, with a great citrus-berry flavor.
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