Finding the best vegan multivitamins can be tough, particularly if you struggle to swallow pills or just can’t stand the smell and taste of traditional vitamin tablets.
Gummy vitamins are a great option for many people, even vegans. These Multivitamin Gummies from The Protein Works are a popular choice. But are they good?
In this review, I’ll give you the pros and cons to help you decide if these vegan gummy vitamins are right for you…
If you decide to buy these vitamins, you can use discount code CHOOSEVEGANISM to get 15% OFF on top of sale prices on everything* at theproteinworks.com.
Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies Review
When it comes to gummy multivitamins, there are three main things that you’ll want to look out for…
- What vitamins do they contain? And how much?
- What do they taste and smell like?
- Are they good value for money?
Of course, if you’re vegan or vegetarian, you’ll also want to make sure that any vitamin supplements that you take are suitable for vegans and don’t contain any nasties like gelatine.
The Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies are labelled as suitable for vegans, so you have nothing to worry about there.
What’s inside Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies?
The Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies contain the following vitamins and minerals:
As you can see, The Protein Works Multi Vitamin Gummies contain eight vital nutrients. This is fewer than many vitamin capsules such as Feel Multivitamins, which contains 32 different nutrients, but more than other gummy vitamins such as Vegums, which contain only six.
So how many nutrients do we actually need? And which ones?
Well, probably not as many as you’d think.
The main vitamins that vegans need are:
- Vitamin B12 – Studies show that 52% of all vegans are deficient in vitamin B12 as this is almost impossible to get from a plant-based diet.
- Vitamin D – As few foods contain this nutrient, Vitamin D deficiency is now recognised as a pandemic with 1 in 5 people in the UK having a profound deficiency.
- Omega 3 – Most commonly found in fish, vegans and vegetarians typically have lower levels of omega 3 than people who consume fish.
What about omega 3?
Multivitamin pills or gummies very rarely ever contain omega 3. That’s because omega 3 is bulky, whether it comes from fish oil, algae oil or plant sources.
Getting enough omega 3 without eating fish is tricky, so if you feel the need to supplement omega 3, the best way to do this is by taking a separate omega 3 supplement.
Suggested read: The Best Vegan Omega 3 Supplements
Don’t vegans need iron supplements?
Meat is typically rich in iron. This has caused a common misconception that vegans are often deficient in iron. In fact, studies have shown that vegans and vegetarians are no more likely to develop iron deficiency than the general population.
Vegans typically consume higher than average amounts of Vitamin C. This improves the absorption of iron, which means that iron supplements aren’t necessary for most people who follow a vegan or vegetarian diet.
In fact, too much iron can be bad for you, causing constipation and nausea.
Do The Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies have enough vitamins?
For most people, including vegans and vegetarians, The Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies contain the optimum levels of all of the nutrients that you need.
Unlike some other vitamin brands, they don’t contain crazy high levels of anything, just 100% of the recommended amount of each. The exception is Vitamin A which is set at 50% – because you really don’t want to overdose on that one.
If you find yourself eating more junk food than vegetables and want to make sure that you have a larger range of nutrients covered, you should instead consider Feel Multivitamins as those have a larger nutrient range and more than 100% NRV of some nutrients, to help you catch up.
What other ingredients are in The Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies?
The other ingredients are:
- Glucose Syrup
- L-Ascorbic Acid
- Citric Acid
- Colour (Concentrates of Carrot, Apple, Pumpkin and Blackcurrant)
- DL-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acetate
- Natural Flavourings
- Vegetable Oil (Coconut and Rapeseed)
- Pyridoxine Hydrochloride
- Glazing Agent (Carnauba Wax)
- Retinyl Palmitate
The Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies are:
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
- Free from artificial colours, sweeteners and flavours
- Free from palm oil
What do Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies taste like?
Now, let’s get on to the taste. I don’t know about you, but when I have a bottle of vitamins that tastes bad, I’ll put off taking them more often than I actually take them.
I’ll tell myself that I’ll take them later, but then forget. This makes it hard to get into the habit of taking vitamins daily.
I’m pleased to report that The Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies taste absolutely incredible. I would describe them as delicious!
I actually look forward to taking these vitamins each day, as you may look forward to a dessert at the end of a meal.
The flavour is ‘Mixed Fruits’ and I would describe it as similar to Wine Gums, only better. These gummy vitamin sweets contain only natural flavours, so it’s not a fake fruity flavour, but it’s still very tasty.
Instead of gelatine, pectin (from fruits and vegetables) is used to give a nice chewy texture. The orange colours come from carrot and pumpkin and the red colours come from apple and blackcurrant.
Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies Packaging
The Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies come in a sturdy plastic bottle with a child-proof safety lid.
As I have kids, the child-proof lid is a must. These vitamins taste so good that it could be tempting for a child or pet to steal them. And vitamin overdose can be very harmful, even fatal. So I’m not taking any chances.
While I like to avoid plastic where possible, this is the only way to ensure child-proof packaging, so I’m okay with that. The bottle can easily be recycled along with your plastic waste at home.
How much do Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies cost?
With an RRP of £14.99 per bottle, The Protein Works Multivitamin Gummies are excellent value for money compared to other similar multivitamin gummies.
You’ll need to take two per day, so a bottle of 60 gummies will last you for a month. You can make a saving by buying three months’ supply at once.
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