Trouble swallowing pills, or do you just have “pill fatigue”?

Trouble swallowing pills, or do you just have “pill fatigue”?

Swallowing pills can be a challenge for some individuals, making it difficult to take traditional supplements. And for others, swallowing pills is just a chore, and they are sick of it! Luckily there are alternative methods available that can make supplement intake easier. In this blog post, we will explore three effective alternatives: chewable supplements, powdered supplements and liquid supplements (like Vitaminis)! Each method has its pros and cons, allowing you to choose the option that best suits your needs and preferences.

Chewable Supplements are a convenient alternative to swallowing pills and often come in a variety of appealing flavors. Sometimes these may even closely resemble candy, making it feel like a special treat that is good for you!  However, there are some serious drawbacks to chewables, and particularly gummies.  The biggest one is added sugar, as these supplements contain a lot, particularly as the serving size is often 3, 4, or even 5 or more gummies.  Because they often have a sticky texture, they can stick to teeth, causing tooth decay.  This is especially true if you are incorporating these chewable supplements into your routine in the morning after brushing your teeth or in the evening before bed. For kids, making candy part of a daily routine can lay the foundations for some very bad habits later in life.

Powdered Supplements are another alternative to pills, and they can be highly versatile and customizable, particularly as they can be easily mixed into other foods or beverages. They are also easily adjusted based on individual dosage needs. However, there are some drawbacks to powdered supplements, including possible gritty texture or unpleasant taste. Careful measuring, mixing and prepping adds extra work that may not always be convenient.

Liquid formulations are a third alternative to pill supplements that are easy to swallow and digest. The digestive system doesn't use as many stomach acids to metabolize the supplement in liquid form, meaning they are absorbed much more quickly than the several hours it takes for pills. Sometimes, the body can absorb the vitamin before it even reaches the stomach!  Some liquid supplements can have an unpleasant taste or can be messy to measure and pour, making them inconvenient for travel.  Vitaminis has many of the benefits of liquid supplements, but with the added benefits of delicious flavor without added sugar in convenient packaging that can be taken easily on the go or mixed with other beverages, like a smoothie.

Why should you have to settle for boring pills, or try to choke them down, when there are other great options available. Chewables, and powdered supplements and liquid versions are viable alternatives that can make supplement intake more manageable. Vitaminis are a delicious, convenient way to meet your nutritional needs for Immune Support and Gut Health without some of the tradeoffs, and they have no added sugar or mystery ingredients. If you are tired of pills or just don’t want to take them, give Vitaminis a try!

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