Fifty percent of U.S. adults take dietary supplements, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But with a bevy of alternatives entering the market, that doesn’t just mean popping pills. Check out these creative options.
Quick and portable, add low- or no-sugar effervescent powders to drinks or smoothies. Opinions vary over whether powders are more digestible and better absorbed than pills, but at the least, you’ll stay hydrated and get a quick nutrition boost.
Try: Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Effervescent, New Chapter Organics EveryKid powdered multivitamin pouches
Portable liquid pouches are the latest trend in liquid vitamins, catering to consumer demand for convenience and touted by both kids and adults who don’t like swallowing pills. Great for an on-the-go energy and nutrition kick.
Try: Natural Vitality Organic Life Vitamins Nutri Pack; Myceuticals Nutrisqueeze
Tasty chewable supplements are sticking, particularly with kids 3 and older who gobble them up like candy. Moms love that they pack therapeutic doses of nutrients—but always look for low sugar content, and remember they have a shorter shelf life than capsules.
Try: Dr. Sears Immune Plus Fruit Chews