You guys know that almost everything I take for vitamins are in gummy form. I take a multi-vitamin, hair skin and nails, fiber, I mean, it just goes on… I have to be careful what brands I get because some of them have some icky ingredients! Have you looked at the ingredient lists lately on some of those? Hmm.
I was recently sent some gummy vitamins from Hero Nutritionals and I am hooked! I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided. But I will mention that I am always honest in what I talk about on here!
Until I got these I had no idea that this company were the first ones to bring gummy vitamins on the market! That’s awesome. They have continued to be the first with new gummy products as you can see from their timeline.
One thing that I always look at when I get anything gummy is what the gummy is made with. Because nobody wants anything made with gelatin….ick! Do you know how gelatin is made? All of these are made with pectin. Hooray!
Let’s start with the children’s multi-vitamin shall we? We have been known to get some regular gummy bears at Sprout’s…you know the ones…sooo good.. They have plain and the sour ones. These kid vitamin’s from their Yummi Bears Organics line are just like the sour gummy bears from Sprouts. The flavors are strawberry, orange, and pineapple. It wasn’t just Jeffy and I having them… The boys liked them and hey, they were eating vitamins!
We also tried out the Slice of Life Organics Energy + B12 gummies. I had these for a few days, commented on how they were to Jeffy and he commandeered them for the rest of the time. Finished the whole bottle. Not in one sitting of course, but over the course of a few weeks, lol. It sure seemed like a great time to take them was around 2-3 pm during the afternoon little slump. Especially when we stayed up too late the night before watching too much Netflix, lol. These don’t have the yummy sour like taste like the kids vitamins do, but they are still yummy. They are just one berry flavor and are very easy to eat.
They also sent some takeaway samples of a couple other things..
First we tried the Slice of Life Organics Complete Multi+ gummy. These pretty much tasted like the energy ones above. Had the same shape and everything. One thing I noticed, I have a gene that reduces my ability to process folic acid, but I noticed that their folic acid is made from lemon extract, I wonder if that changes anything! I will have to research that!
The Yummi Bears Organics Vitamin C come in an orange flavor and you can see the yummy sour things on the outside…hehehe. These are always good to take when the kids are going to be somewhere that might have sick people. Or just in crowds…or just every day! Because germs!
Now that we have tried these four different gummy vitamins, I am definitely going to check out some of the other things they offer. I saw a Yummi Bears Organics Vitamin D3 that I want to get for sure, because I don’t think any of us spend enough time outside!
I also saw a Slice of Life® Omega 3 with Chia Seed rather than fish oil! Yes!! You don’t know how often Jeffy accidentally got a regular Omega 3 vitamin that had the fish burp problem. :gag: These would be so much better! I add chia seed to my protein shake every morning, so it would be a great thing to add to my vitamins later in the day…
One thing that I noticed while I was on their website was this picky eater section… Having family members with sensory issues, I always take a gander whenever I see something that mentions picky eating. Even though it isn’t pickiness that my kids suffer from, sometimes there is something interesting there anyway. But you can put in your email address and you can get picky eater approved recipes to download! There are some great recipes with some beautiful photos! And for me, that makes all the difference. 🙂 I love me some great food photography!
I do wish that Hero Nutritionals had a hair, skin, and nail formula as well as a formula just for women, or even men, but hey, maybe those will be next to arrive! I will definitely be keeping an eye out just in case! If you are a gummy vitamin connoisseur, you will definitely want to check out this company!