Very popular in the United States, gummies have recently made their appearance on the food supplements French market. These candy-like gummies aim to make the consumption of dietary supplements easier and more fun. But what real advantages do they offer compared to traditional food supplements? Are they effective? We tell you everything about these new gummies vitamins.
What is a food supplement?
A food supplement is a product composed of one or more nutrients (vitamins, minerals, trace elements) or substances (plant extracts, fibers, amino acids...) that is usually presented in the form of a capsule, tablet, powder or syrup. Basically, it aims to improve or to maximize the diet in order to meet two major needs :
- Prevent nutritional deficiencies, especially among the populations most at-risk (pregnant women, old people, athletes, etc.).
- Improve the quality of life and limit the discomforts (difficulty in falling asleep, difficult digestion, chronic fatigue, stress...).
Why would you consume gummies rather than traditional food supplements?
A pleasant taste and texture
A diet that is not always healthy, associated with chronic stress and lack of sleep are reasons that lead us to use food supplements from time to time. However, because of their unattractive taste or how they look, it is generally very difficult to complete a cure and perceive results. Gummies are a pleasant way to take care of yourself, because they have a smooth texture and a delicious taste, making them very appetizing. By combining pleasure and effectiveness, gummies meet the very principle of a balanced diet: a good mix between fun and well-being !
They are easy to use
If you often forget to take your supplements, it may be time to switch to gummies. They have another advantage and not the least, they are easy to use ! No need for water or glass, they can be taken anywhere: in the car, at work or at the gym, no more risk of forgetting them!
They have the same active ingredients as traditional food supplements
Despite their fun look, gummies can be just as high in active ingredients as traditional food supplements and can therefore be a real alternative to them! But as for traditional food supplements, not all gummies' vitamins are equal. To make sure you choose the right one, the product has to contain an interesting quantity of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Also, choose gummies without synthetic sweeteners such as aspartame, sucralose or acesulfame-k because their effects on health are currently controversial. Go for those reduced in sugars. Finally, check the list of ingredients to be sure that they do not contain substances that are opposed to your beliefs, for cultural, ethical or nutritional reasons (such as animal gelatin or lactose for example).
They are under the same regulations as traditional food supplements
No matter what their form or taste are , all food supplements manufactured in France are subject to strict regulations and must be declared to the “Direction Générale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes” (DGCCRF), which examines their composition and carries out controls before they are selled. For this reason, avoid buying gummies coming from abroad because the regulation of the country of origin being different, they can contain substances prohibited in France.