Potential Health Risks
You don’t need the extra sugar.
The reason why gummies are enticingly sweet is simply because they are. Loaded with sugar, that is. Gummy vitamins and supplements deliver 2-8 grams of sugar per serving — which is a lot, considering that the daily recommended allotment is no more than 25 grams for women and no more than 36 grams for men.
Elevated sugar levels are known to lead to serious health issues such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, certain types of cancer and liver disease, and other chronic conditions. As with other sweets, the added sugar in gummy supplements can also lead to tooth decay or cause gastrointestinal problems. In some cases, depression has also been linked to high sugar intake.
Because they are not chewable and are designed to be swallowed, capsules are generally lower in sugar and other additives that enhance flavor and texture.
If you have a hectic lifestyle and are always on the go, taking capsules three times a day would seem like a chore, right? But on the upside, capsules come in clear dosages and there is less possibility of vitamin overdose.
Gummy vitamins and supplements are appealing, just like candy, loaded with artificial food dyes, flavors, fillers and other ingredients that make them yummy to the palate. And because they often look and taste like candy, it can also be tempting to take more than the recommended daily prescription.
Bear in mind that no matter how cute and harmless they seem, an overconsumption of gummy supplements can still cause serious health problems and lead to vitamin toxicity, whose symptoms include fatigue, digestive problems, trouble sleeping, and in some cases, even hair loss and nerve damage.
On the other hand, capsules are pretty straightforward, with clear-cut dosages and are more likely to be taken as intended.
If you’re a serious gamer, it’s time to leave candy to the kids. Go for high-quality supplements that work hard and fast, and are packed with a powerhouse of natural ingredients that are designed to fuel your energy and drive your performance to a whole new level.
Because winning simply tastes better.