There have been debates over the years about whether it is really necessary to take daily vitamins. The consensus is that if you are eating a well-balanced diet then it may not be necessary. But how many people are eating a well-balanced diet daily? How many people do you think even know what a well-balanced diet entails??

I know I frequently just drink coffee for breakfast. Sometimes I’ll throw in a slice of Lemon Loaf from Starbucks. While I know those are probably not the best choices, that’s just how it is sometimes. I have to splurge occasionally. So for days like that when I even start the day off the rails with my food choices, if I’m getting my vitamins in at least I can feel a little better about some of those poor food choices. Or perhaps it makes some of my inferior food choices impact me less negatively… At the very least, I get a little peace of mind that I’m doing something right for my body, something good towards taking care of myself that day. This kind of falls into the category of self-care like some of my other blog posts.

If you are trying to lose weight or just make a lifestyle change and be a healthier person, then adding a vitamin to your daily routine could be so helpful! Vitamins are great to aid in digestion, to boost your immune system, and to give you energy or help with any skin/health issues you may be experiencing. More health problems than we realize could be improved just by taking a vitamin regularly. Many people are vitamin D or vitamin B deficient and do not realize! The great thing about a multivitamin is that it contains both of those vitamins and many more that your body could be lacking.

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My kids love SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins. I have done a lot of comparing and contrasting to find a reliable, healthy brand of gummy vitamin. I wanted one that did not have too much sugar and that had enough essential vitamins. Our favorite brand is SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins. The brand has many different varieties of vitamins. They have a probiotic gummy vitamin, a women’s gummy vitamin, a men’s version, an adult version, a children’s version, a prenatal version, etc. They have it all covered! The SmartyPants Gummy Vitamins brand just makes it easy for me.

For an additional immune booster, we like to take elderberry gummies also, at least through the winter. Here are a few kinds we have tried:

We were taking these Zarbee’s ones for a while.

We now use Nature’s Way or Sambucol.

Let me know if you try any of the vitamins I mentioned above! I would love to hear from you 🙂

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