There is a surge in gummy vitamin consumption by teens and young adults in the last few years. Unfortunately, there is a rising concern about the safety of taking gummy vitamins for an extended period, especially for people with acne-prone skin.
Who started taking gummy vitamins?
Gummy vitamins were initially invented for young kids that cannot swallow regular tablets or capsules. Parents were happy that they do not need to force their kids to eat more vegetables or take real vitamin capsules. They can give them a gummy candy “vitamin” instead.
How are gummy vitamins made?
To manufacture vitamin gummies, producers mix raw vitamin powder with water. The gelatin base is manufactured separately using sugar, gelatin, sugar substitute, and glucose.
In the second step, artificial flavor and coloring are added into the tank-mixed with raw vitamins and gelatin, and sugar and poured into the mold.
Is it safe to consume gummy vitamins?
Unfortunately, it seems that the consumption of gummy vitamins has a few unpleasant possible side effects.
People tend to over-consume vitamin gummies. Gummies feel and taste like candy and are usually treated as such. As with every other chemical compound overdosing can be risky.
A few gummies vitamins have been found to contain different amounts of vitamins than marked on their label. This is caused by the need of manufacturers to maintain an attractive texture and taste.
Gummies contain a large amount of sugar that is known to new be harmful. Too much sugar increases the risk of obesity, increase tooth decay, and increase the risk of acne breakouts.
Why are skin and hair gummy vitamins bad for people with acne?
Taking biotin-based hair vitamins can make acne worse. Biotin increases the amount of keratin produced in the skin, hair, and nails. Unfortunately, taking high amounts of biotin results in excess keratin in the skin's upper layer. Mixed with skin oils and debris of dead skin cells, it forms a sticky blog that clogs the skin pores and causes more acne breakouts.
Are gummy vitamins vegan?
Most gummy vitamins are made from animal bone extract. If you are looking for a vegan, kosher, or halal vitamin, you will do better with vitamins in vegan capsules.
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