It’s a brilliant strategy - putting vitamins in candy. But there are serious issues with giving your kids gummy vitamins daily that are worth reviewing. In recent years, the candy-as-supplement market has exploded with even more commitment from brands associated with sweet-tooth-friendly supplement: the gummy vitamin. These multi-purpose gummies claim to provide you with all the vitamins and minerals needed in a day - everything from vitamin D to B12 to iron. Rejoice! Candy that’s good for you! But is it?!
By now, you’ve probably heard that most of us don’t get enough Vitamin D. According to Mercy Medical Center, 42% of the U.S. population is Vitamin D deficient. This number may be even higher as not everyone is tested for their vitamin D levels. Many people try to address this shortage through supplementation, but if you’re taking Vitamin D supplements without also taking Vitamin K2, you may not be providing everything your body needs.