Liquid vs Gummy – Navigating Children’s Multivitamin Options
In the quest to provide our children with the best nutrition possible, parents often turn to various multivitamin supplements to fill potential gaps in their diet. There are options ranging from liquids, gummies, chewable tablets, capsules, and powders. Gummies have rapidly increased in popularity over the past few years and become the format of choice for many parents.
These various formats come with both advantages and drawbacks. Let’s explore the world of liquid supplements, with a particular focus on absorption and the pitfalls of gummy alternatives.
Absorption Advantage: Liquid Gold for Little Bodies
One significant benefit of liquid multivitamins for children lies in their superior absorption rates. Unlike traditional chewable tablets, or the more fashionable gummies, liquid vitamins and minerals are predigested, meaning they don’t need to be broken down in the stomach before absorption. This allows the nutrients to be rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, ensuring a quicker and more efficient delivery to the body’s cells.
For children who may be picky eaters, liquid multivitamins offer a convenient and palatable alternative. The liquid form also allows for easy customisation of dosage based on a child’s age, with one product often suitable for a wide range of ages.
Drawbacks of Gummies: A Sticky Situation
While gummy vitamins have become a colourful and tasty option for kids, they come with their own set of drawbacks. One major concern is the high sugar content found in many gummy formulations. Excessive sugar intake can contribute to dental issues, weight gain, and the development of unhealthy eating habits. Artificial sweeteners are also being used more often in gummies to combat the sugar content, although the long-term effect of the microbiome of these ingredients is unknown.
Moreover, the manufacturing process of gummies often involves the addition of binding agents, preservatives, glazing agents and artificial colours. These additives may pose potential risks to children with allergies or sensitivities. The appealing taste and texture of gummies may also lead to overconsumption, as children might view them as candy rather than nutritional supplements.
Avacare’s Commitment: Why Liquid is the Only Option
Avacare, a leading provider of liquid vitamins and minerals, understands the importance of optimal nutrient absorption in children. Liquid preparations offered by Avacare are meticulously formulated to enhance bioavailability, ensuring that each drop packs a nutritional punch.
Unlike some gummies that may have compromised nutrient levels due to manufacturing constraints, Avacare’s liquid formulations provide a reliable and consistent source of vitamins and minerals. The absence of common additives found in gummies aligns with Avacare’s commitment to providing clean and effective supplements for children.
In Conclusion: A Liquid Embrace for Well-being
In the dynamic world of children’s nutrition, choosing the right supplement is paramount. While gummies may have their allure, the drawbacks, including sugar content and potential allergens, cannot be ignored. Liquid multivitamins, on the other hand, offer a streamlined and efficient route to nourishing our little ones.
Avacare’s exclusive focus on liquid preparations stems from a deep understanding of the absorption advantages they bring. For parents seeking a reliable and effective solution for their children’s nutritional needs, embracing liquid multivitamins is not just a choice; it’s a step towards ensuring a healthy and thriving future for our precious ones.
AvaCare Baby Multi-Vitamin Drops
We are delighted to announce the launch of our new, improved and much-loved Baby Multi-Vitamin Drops.
After selling out of our most loved baby product we decided it was time to look to see if there was anything we could change and make even better – and guess what, that’s exactly what we have done! We are always looking for innovative ways to improve our products using the best vegan ingredients available.
We know that during their first years of life babies’ immune systems, growth and development need a little extra help from certain nutrients to support them, our new formula includes everything that your little ones need. With an optimum balance of essential vitamins and Zinc, including Vitamin A for vision, Vitamin B for energy, and Vitamin D for bone growth.
What have we improved?
- To improve the absorption of Vitamin C, we have added a blend of Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorbate.
- We have improved the flavour to tasty Tutti Frutti from Mixed Fruits.
- For even better absorption we have substituted Zinc Citrate with Zinc Gluconate.
- Only the naturally occurring methylated versions of Vitamin B9 (L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate) and Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) are used. Both forms of vitamins are better absorbed and have better bioavailability than other forms of Vitamin B9 and B12.
What makes this product amazing?
- Optimum Balance of Essential Vitamins and Zinc
- No peanut oil and No Propylene Glycol
- Vitamin A for vision, B for energy release, & D for bone growth
- No artificial sweeteners, colours or flavours
- Zinc and Vitamin C for the Immune system
- Registered with the Vegan Society
- From 4 months
- Made in the UK
- A simple once-a-day dose
- Does not require refrigeration after opening
As with all of our products, our Baby Multi-Vitamins Drops are Vegan, we are extremely proud to be registered with the Vegan Society. This formulation has been designed to provide your children with just the ingredients they need. We have built this formulation based on research and studies from the following institutions:
- The Royal College of Paediatric & Child Health
- The National Health Service
- The World Health Organization
- University of Maryland Medical Centre
- The Mayo Clinic
We would love to hear what you think of our new formula, make sure to follow AvaCare on Instagram (@VitaminsByAvaCare) we love to see your pictures and videos, don’t forget to tag us!!