This Amazon Brand Makes My Favorite Gummy Vitamins
Yes, I love chewy vitamins. No, I am not a child.
By all accounts, I act like an adult in the kitchen. I use real plates (even though that means I have to wash them by hand), invest in high-quality olive oil, and my recipe repertoire goes far beyond macaroni and cheese.
But the one childish thing I can’t shake? Gummy vitamins.
When I was a child, my parents would give my sister and I boring capsule vitamins, not the Flintstones gummies most nineties kids know and love. So when I moved into my first grown-up apartment, I was determined to fill my medicine cabinet with them. (Sorry, Mom and Dad!)
For years, I searched high and low for delicious, adult-friendly gummies — and think I finally found them in Solimo.
As an Amazon-created brand, Solimo is dedicated to selling quality home essentials (like trash bags and coffee pods) at a fair, affordable price. And as far as I’m concerned, their adult gummy vitamins don’t disappoint. In fact, my only qualm about Solimo’s gummies is that they have yet to sell a biotin or melatonin option.
Made with a pectin base, these gummies are vegetarian, gluten-free, and contains no wheat, soy, dairy, or eggs. Sure, vitamins are supposed to be inherently good for you, but it’s nice to know they’re conducive with most people’s diets.
Best of all? They taste really good. I started taking the D3 vitamins, which use natural flavors like orange, strawberry and lemon, and was hooked. Simply put, they taste like candy. You know, something you actually look forward to consuming each day. I quickly added Solimo’s fruity vitamin C and fish oil gummies to my morning routine.
Oftentimes, gummy vitamins are met with a tinge of skepticism. How could something so delicious possibly be good for you?
So I asked Dr. Constantine George, a board certified physician of Las Vegas' Epitomedical, to weigh in. While he didn’t express concern about their gummy texture, he emphasized that you should always consult a physician about your dosage.
“Vitamin D deficiency is a very common problem,” Dr. George explains. “The Food and Nutrition Board recommends a limit of no more than 4000 IU daily, however, the average daily recommendation depending on your individual needs varies from 600 to 800 IU daily.”
In other words, you'll want to consult your doctor before adding Solimo’s 2000 IU D3 vitamins to your daily routine. These gummies are so delicious, you may think it’s no big deal if you sneak an extra gummy (or two) each day, but it can cause serious problems over time. Dr. George says too much vitamin D can result in hypocalcemia, hypocalciuria and hyperphosphatemia, while an excess of vitamin C can cause diarrhea, nausea and stomach cramps. Yikes!
Bottom Line: Err on the side of caution and talk to your doctor before adding any vitamins into your cart. Yes, even these crazy delicious ones.