Gummy Viatmins vs. Capsules: What’s Best?

Many people are under the impression that gummies are for children and that if you are an adult, you should take capsules. However, this is not necessarily true and gummies are making a comeback!

In this post, we look at the key differences between gummies and capsules, who they’re best for, and we even compare some of HUM’s capsules and gummies.

Are gummy vitamins really as effective as capsules?

The short answer is yes, gummy vitamins can be just as effective as capsules. Both gummy vitamins and capsules come in all shapes and sizes, but what matters most is what they contain. Gummies get a bad rap because, well, they are “gummy” and certainly can’t be effective if they are flavored and fun to chew. However, research shows that this is not necessarily true.

Two studies on vitamin C and D indicate that if a vitamin is in gummy or standard form, such as a tablet or soft gel, it is absorbed equally into the bloodstream if it contains the same amount of vitamins or minerals. This means that their bioavailability, or the amount that is actually absorbed and used by the body, is essentially the same, apart from some small differences, and may actually be higher in gummies compared to capsules.

This is where it can be a challenge, as gummies have more limited space compared to capsules. Capsules typically contain more nutrients than gummies, so you may need to take one capsule instead of two gummies to get the same amount and benefits.

Gummy Versus Capsule Vitamins: Likes and Dislikes


Gummy vitamins are best suited for those who prioritize flavor, enjoy fun supplements, have difficulty swallowing pills, or are on the go!


  • Taste: Gummy vitamins come in several flavors, making them a delicious treat and much more fun than swallowing a capsule.
  • Convenience: No water necessary! They can be easily consumed while traveling.
  • Accessibility: Ideal for those who find it difficult to swallow pills or who are already taking a lot of pills and are looking for a change.
  • Nutrient Support: They may be fun, but they can still pack a lot and effectively give you the nutrients you need.

Does not like:

  • Limited space: Due to space limitations, you may need more gummies to fit the same nutrients as one capsule.
  • Nutrient delivery: Unlike capsules, which can offer specific delivery of certain nutrients to various parts of the gastrointestinal tract depending on pH (acidity levels in different parts of the gastrointestinal tract that allow degradation of the capsule for a more specific release), capsules gummies begin their digestion. in the mouth when chewed, and their digestion continues as they pass into the stomach and so on.
  • Storage stability: Gummies may have a shorter shelf life compared to capsules.


Capsules are ideal for people who are sensitive to sugar or looking for minimal ingredients, who don’t mind swallowing pills and are just looking for the nutrient.


  • Minimum ingredients: Capsules typically contain fewer additional ingredients compared to gummies.
  • Versatility: Capsules can contain large amounts of nutrients, which can increase their effectiveness and get you more bang for your buck.
  • Storage stability: Capsules generally have a longer shelf life than gummies.

Does not like:

  • Hard to swallow: Compared to gummies, capsules may be difficult for some people to swallow, especially if you are already taking others as part of your routine.
  • Taste: Some people may find the taste of the capsules unpleasant.
  • Accessibility: Capsules require liquid to consume, making them less convenient to use on the go than gummies.

If you decide to go the capsule or gummies route, it’s important to read the label to understand what exactly you’re ingesting. HUM prides itself on having high quality supplements. Each HUM supplement is formulated without Tricky 12, a list of ingredients that may be harmful or may not meet our safety and quality standards. This means you won’t find synthetic colors, artificial sweeteners, talc, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, or other questionable ingredients in our supplements, including gummies, where these ingredients can be easily found.

For a full list of Tricky 12 ingredients and additional information, I recommend checking out this blog post.

Comparison of HUM Gummy Vitamins vs Capsules

SOS PMS Gummies vs. Capsules for Hormonal Balance

When it’s time to combat those PMS symptoms, SOS PMS Gummies and Hormone Balancing Capsules step up to the plate. Both contain chaste berry extract to support hormones and relieve PMS symptoms.

Who should take SOS PMS gummies?

Let’s say you prefer gummies or aren’t a fan of taking multiple capsules. In that case, SOS PMS Gummies offer a tasty, vegan option with added cranberry for urinary tract health and vitamin B6 for a mood boost.

Who should take Hormonal Balance?

If you are specifically fighting cramps or trying to keep your sugar intake in check, Hormone Balance is a better option. Contains dong quai root for targeted relief, making it ideal for those seeking relief from cramps.

Pro ACV Gummies vs. Gut Instinct

When it comes to nourishing your gut and overall well-being, Gut Instinct and Pro ACV are good options. Both supplements are packed with probiotics to support gut health and digestion. Both contain clinically studied probiotics, ensuring optimal gut health and digestion.

Who should take Pro ACV gummies?

Pro ACV combines the benefits of organic apple cider vinegar with clinically studied probiotics, including Bacillus Coagulans IS-2. This unique blend supports both metabolism and intestinal health, providing stability even at higher temperatures.

Who should take Gut Instinct?

Gut Instinct is your choice for balanced intestinal health, as it has 25 billion microorganisms, mainly of the Lactobacillus species. These probiotics support healthy digestion and immune function, ensuring a diverse gut microbiome. Additionally, Gut Instinct capsules ensure effective administration.


Ashwagandha Calming Gummies vs. Big Chill

Both Ashwagandha Calm and Big Chill harness the power of adaptogens to help the body adapt to stressors and improve mental clarity. Additionally, both offer support for overall well-being, providing relief in times of stress.

Who should take Ashwagandha Calm Gummies?

Ashwagandha Calm combines adaptogenic ashwagandha with calming l-theanine to promote relaxation and combat stress-related fatigue. With adaptogens like ashwagandha clinically proven to reduce stress hormone levels, these gummies offer a delicious and fun way to relax.

Who should take Big Chill Capsules?

Big Chill capsules contain the adaptogenic herb Rhodiola rosea, which is designed to improve the body’s response to stress and improve concentration during demanding situations. These capsules offer a convenient solution for busy lifestyles.

Hyaluronic Glow Gummies Versus Collagen Love

Both Hyaluronic Glow and Collagen Love support the health and vitality of the skin, promoting hydration and combating the visible signs of aging. Plus, both contain key ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin C to improve skin elasticity and protect against free radicals.

Who should take hyaluronic acid gummies?

Infused with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and vitamin E, Hyaluronic Glow Gummies deliver a burst of hydration and antioxidant protection. Plus, they taste like orange cream: beneficial for your skin and taste buds!

Who should take Collagen Love?

Collagen Love capsules work to minimize the appearance of fine lines, combat free radicals and improve visible signs of aging. Packed with collagen peptides, vitamin C, and hyaluronic acid, these capsules promote smooth, glowing skin from within. With collagen peptides clinically proven to improve skin elasticity and hydration, Collagen Love capsules offer support for youthful-looking skin.

Gummy Vitamins Versus Capsules: Which Is the Winner?

As you explore the world of supplements, remember that whether you prefer the fun appeal of gummy vitamins or the easy effectiveness of capsules, both options offer effective ways to support your health. By considering factors such as taste, convenience, and specific nutrient needs, you can find the perfect match for your lifestyle.

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