It was a warm summer day. I was a tween (although it wasn’t called a tween back then) and we had family in from out of town. Everyone was outside – the adults sitting and visiting, the kids frolicking. I snuck inside to indulge a guilty pleasure until my uncle walked in and busted me. Chastised me. Told me I should be ashamed of myself. I remember the day quite vividly. It was one of those embarrassing moments that sticks with you for a lifetime. I’ve never shared it before but I’m going to now. I’m sure you’re wondering what happened. Get your mind out of the gutter… I was scooping sugar out of the bag and eating it by the spoonful.
Obviously, I had a problem with a sweet tooth. It’s funny how some things from our childhood carry so heavily into adulthood. I like my coffee sweet, I like cookies and cakes and chocolate, and I prefer Moscato to other wines. I have talked a lot about eating healthy and exercising. We weigh our food and make healthy choices most of the time. I try to be good but sometimes, I’m not as good as I should be.
For years I’ve had to take a thyroid medicine; thankfully it’s been a very small pill. Despite eating a well balanced meal, fresh produce and dairy, I know there’s still a need for a multivitamin. When it comes to those, I’m not the best role model. Since I can’t take multivitamins or iron or anything like that too close to when I take my thyroid pill, I need to take it sometime later in the day. Unfortunately I usually forget. Actually, I prefer to forget… not that I want to forget but I certainly don’t want to take it. They’re like horse pills normally and I positively hate that.
Fortunately I have some options with the new Vitafusion gummy vitamins. They come in a variety of types that cover pretty much all the vitamins I normally would take: Fiber, Omega-3 and Calcium just to name a few. I received Vitafusion MultiVites PLUS Hair, Skin & Nails Support in addition to MultiVites PLUS Digestive Support to try out. Maybe if they aren’t miserable to take, I won’t be so quick to ‘forget’ to take them. I already mentioned that I have a sweet tooth; I discovered that applies to vitamins as well. In the short time I’ve had these can you guess what has happened? I’ve been better about remembering to get my daily dose in. Honestly, it’s been kind of like my late afternoon snack. I know, it isn’t a snack but when I open the cabinet to grab something to snack on, the vitamins (which happen to share the same cabinet as the crackers) are right there calling my name. I look at them and say “Thank you for the sweet reminder to be healthy.”
While the vitamins are sweet, they aren’t like candy. What makes them appealing is the ability to chew them without leaving a chalky substance behind. The taste isn’t overwhelming, just very subtle and leaves no aftertaste (for me at least). The texture is that of a soft gummy – as opposed to a sticky gummy. If you have trouble swallowing typical multivitamins, these are absolutely worth trying out.
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