While taking supplements and vitamins isn’t necessarily new, the way we take them has become easier than ever. The latest rage in health and wellness: gummy vitamins, perfect for those who have a hard time swallowing pills or just prefer an easier method of ingesting beneficial nutrients and vitamins lacking in our day to day diets. Here, five of our good-gummy favourites. —Vicki Duong
fibre. Essential for maintaining a healthy digestive system, fibre promotes regularity while lowering cholesterol levels. If you’re worried that you’re not getting enough fruits and veggies in your diet to keep your gut in check, Herbaland Fruit & Veg Fiber gummies ($16) provide a rich source in easy-to-stomach black currant flavour.
apple cider vinegar. Known for lowering blood-sugar levels and reducing the symptoms of diabetes, ACV has been a wellness ingredient fave for years. While in liquid form the smell (and the taste) of ACV can be hard on the senses, in a gummy it's much more palatable. Our choice pick: Goli Nutrition Apple Cider Vinegar gummies ($25) for their sweet, never sour, taste!
magnesium. Keep your muscle function and bone health at optimal with Jamieson Magnesium Gummies ($20). With two gummies daily you can help reduce the severity of migraines while fighting inflammation and lowering blood pressure. Magnesium has also been linked to better athletic performance, so make sure to incorporate these chewy supplements into your workout routine.
energy. Ideal for the go-getter, Olly Daily Energy gummies ($24 at Well.ca) are a blend of B12, CoQ12 and goli berries for a natural boost of energy. B12—an active vitamin that fuels your body—burns as you exert energy, while CoQ12 helps produce energy; no wonder these gummies give us an extra kick when we need it most.
sleep. When it comes to catching zzzs, it doesn’t come as easily to us as we would like. Luckily, SUKU Vitamins are here to help. Restful Sleep gummies ($23) are formulated with melatonin and gaba, which promote mental relaxation and reset your sleep cycle. Take it from us, you’ll snooze better and wake up more rested than ever with these easy-to-eat gummies.