MegaFood | July 2020
Taking supplements can be fun!
Let’s face it. It’s not always fun to take supplements. You might be consistent about taking them because you feel the difference they make in your daily life, but the actual act of taking them is not something that usually brings you a whole lot of joy in the moment. Enter gummies!
...It turns out adults really like gummies, as much as (and maybe even more!) than kids do. Consequently, adult gummy vitamins have gained a lot of popularity in recent years. They are fun to eat, and it can be a moment in your day that brings you joy. The fact is, people don’t usually forget to take their gummies, so there’s the benefit of built in consistency.
One roadblock to enjoying those gummies, however, may be a concern over how they are made - how much sugar? Are they made with gelatin? Do they contain added colors and dyes? For many of us, these are ingredients we may actively seek to avoid.
We had all of this in mind when we sought to craft a better version of the conventional gummy vitamin. Fact is, it’s not easy to make a gummy with real food from farm partners. However for MegaFood, it was the only way to do it. And it was equally important to our team of co-creators (that was you guys, our customers!) that our gummies had 3 grams of sugar or less per serving. A few of the other “must-haves” included a gummy that is Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-, dairy- and soy-free, and truly delicious flavors like ginger and cranberry. Also important to note is our “must not have” list - NO high fructose corn syrup or glucose, sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners or gelatin!
Meet our gummies - the vitamin lineup
This gummy is for true ginger lovers and is receiving accolades everywhere. (Notably, the B12 Energy Ginger Gummy was awarded the New Hope Network 2018 Expo West NEXTY Award for “Best New Supplement Delivery Format”.) The ginger from Kauai Organic Farms in Hawaii gives this gummy a delicious and unique flavor. 2 gummies per day delivers 24 mcg of methylated B12, which helps support cellular energy in the body.*
For those people who want the same amount of methylated B12 with a different flavor profile, Wisconsin cranberries from James Lake Farms gives these gummies a sweetly tart taste.
According to the CDC’s (Center for Disease Control) 2nd National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population, 90 million Americans are either deficient or insufficient in Vitamin D3! This gummy recipe combines Florida oranges, Quebec blueberries, tangy Wisconsin cranberries and ginger to make getting that additional Vitamin D a mouthwatering experience. Each serving provides 1000 IU (25 mcg) of cholecalciferol (D3) to support bone, muscle and immune health.*
You’ll immediately taste the tangy citrus imparted from the farm-fresh oranges in C Defense. Each serving provides 180 mg of vitamin C to help support immune health.* Organic berries and ginger round out the formula to provide additional antioxidant compounds.*
Meet our gummies - getting specific
Melatonin, the main ingredient in this product, naturally supports healthy sleep cycles.* Wild blueberries and tart cherry, both natural sources of phytonutrients, are included to provide a beautiful berry color and taste, with no added flavorings.*
Combining farm-fresh whole turmeric root with pure turmeric root extract, a gummy serving delivers beneficial curcuminoids.* If you’re familiar with our other turmeric products, you won’t be surprised to know that we’ve added black pepper extract to support the absorption of curcumins -which alone are very difficult for the body to assimilate.* We’ve also included organic carrot and farm-fresh ginger, both a natural source of phytonutrients, and contributors to that authentic spice flavor.*
While elderberry imparts a unique taste to these gummies, what we’re really focused on is the potent immune support it has to offer.* In addition to elderberry, zinc provides additional aid to our immune function.* Wild blueberry and ginger provide natural sources of phytonutrients* and as you can now guess, lots of delicious flavor. Whether you have difficulty swallowing tablets (and 40% of adult Americans do), or just can’t stomach the idea of yet another pill, gummies are a convenient, enjoyable and quite unforgettable way to supplement our diet. This is key, given how many people find wanting – or remembering – to take their vitamins as a huge hurdle to effective supplementation. Here’s to treating yourself to better health!
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