WE all want to get the correct nutrition but sometimes our lifestyles play havoc with our good intentions.
So, if you’re not getting everything you want from your diet, supplements are the way forward. The gummy supplement market is booming and it is believed it will be worth £3.6BILLION within two years.
Originally invented for kids, gummies have been around for a decade – and adults love them too. Jane Atkinson looks at the ones worth chewing . . .
MYVITAMINS Multivitamin Gummies have nine essential vitamins and minerals, and the zingy lemon flavour makes them perfect for taking in the morning.
They have decent amounts of the nutritional reference value of vitamins, including 50 per cent of your vitamin C, 56 per cent of vitamin E, 36 per cent of B6, 38 per cent of A, 60 per cent of biotin and 50 per cent of both niacin and zinc. There is also an impressive 100 per cent of vitamin D3.
These gummies are an all-rounders for skin, bones, hair, nails, cognitive function and psychological function.
The downside, which you get with many brands, is that the biggest ingredients are glucose syrup and sucrose.
But it does also mean that they taste amazing.
£5.40 for a month’s supply, myvitamins.com.
Women’s health boost
BIO-BALANCE gummies from Novomins are the world’s first ones for women’s gut and intimate health and confidence.
They contain probiotics to stop bloating and issues such as thrush, plus cranberry extract, which is known to help deal with cystitis.
The main ingredient is the probiotics – 500million friendly bacteria – and there is 100mg of calcium. The strawberry gummies are shaped like cute little teddy bears and they taste great.
I also like the fact the glucose syrup is halfway down the ingredients list, which means it’s not one of the biggest ones, unlike with most others.
Shame they didn’t add a few vitamins to turn it into a multivitamin, too.
£14.99 for a month’s supply, www.novomins.com.
Apple cider vinegar
APPLE cider vinegar is one of the most popular natural health products in the UK.
It can support blood sugar, metabolism, immunity and weight loss, help reduce cholesterol and deal with acid reflux.
It also tastes pretty disgusting when you swill it from a bottle, so gummies come into their own here.
Monat has ones that are a mix of 1,000mg apple cider vinegar with vitamins B12, B6 and folate (for healthy skin, hair and nails) plus iodine (to help regulate metabolism), beetroot powder (for brain power) and pomegranate fruit powder that contins two powerful antioxidants.
They’re high in maltose syrup and natural cane sugar, but if it helps you get your ACV down I think it is worth it. £39 for a month’s supply, monatglobal.com/uk.