(Disclaimer: Vitacost graciously provided us with the Vitacost Gummies products in the below pictures for my review, but my opinions are my own.)
In keeping with our healthy lifestyle, we strive to be sure our bodies have all they need to operate sufficiently. This means not only a better diet, but having energy and knowing our bodies can maintain their immune systems and all functions as they should. Many of us (all of us? I’m no doctor, but I do watch TV) are deficient in these items naturally, and if our diet doesn’t deliver a hefty dose daily, we need to supplement.
That’s where Vitacost comes in.
I have a 12-year-old son with autism, so I pay even more attention to his diet than I do my own. If he’s happy and healthy, I am much more likely to get the rest I need and have the time to eat properly. It’s sort of like the oxygen masks that drop down in an airplane, you know, where the attendant says to suit up yourself before you suit up your kid? But backwards…I have to suit him up first in this scenario. Getting him to eat any type of supplement has always been a struggle, and as we believe in biomedical treatment, supplements and not just the traditional behavioral treatments, we’ve tried a lot of different things with varied success. Still, we find that if he’s receiving the nutrients without the added garbage, we see the most difference. We’ve tried so many vitamins and Omega 3 supplements and he won’t take any of them. Worse yet, finding supplements with healthy additives by way of color and/or flavor is hard. (Check labels. It’s an education.)
Enter Vitacost. My son will not only take his supplements, but he asks for them. This makes for a happy mom. No fighting, no cajoling, no bribery…just plain and simple chewing of these yummy gummies and we quickly get to move onto the next thing. They are made with natural flavors and colors and contain what your body needs.
As adults, you wouldn’t necessarily think ‘gummy’ for an option for your vitamins, but why not? I hate gritty chewables and if you’ve spent any time on my blog, you’ve seen that my cupcake baking is out of love and fun. You simply can’t eat a cupcake without smiling, and since food is necessary, food should be enjoyed. Staying healthy is serious business but it doesn’t mean we can’t have fun with it, too, so I am pleased, in not just a ‘reliving my childhood’ kind of way, that Vitacost makes gummy vitamins for us grownups, too. They also make cute Omega-3 Gummies for Kids that are fish-shaped and appealing; they are different from the vitamins, with a light coating that reminds me just a bit of a healthier version of a sour candy. (Yes, so I tried a couple…they were good!)
Two weeks of taking these daily and we’re feeling good. We pop our supplements daily, knowing we’re not ingesting anything artificial.
You can find Vitacost products at their website, and they’re also all over the social media field on Twitter and Facebook, too. Check them out! Solid, reputable company with products that will make staying healthy an enjoyable process.
Now go and be healthy!