If you’re not getting enough of certain vitamins from the foods you’re eating (and really, who is?), vitamins are the answer you’ve been looking for.
And if you associate taking vitamins with swallowing icky tasting pills, we have news from the cosmos for you: your vitamins got a major glow up.
Here at Cosmos Vita, we’re passionate about creating vegan-friendly, GMO-free, dye-free supplements that are wayyyy tastier than the ones you grew up having -- you might even say our gummies are out of this world.
We’re sure you have lots of questions about all things vitamins, and we’re here to answer any and all of those questions. That includes discussing the buzzy “vitamin pack.”
If you have questions about what exactly that means, help is on the way! Consider this your ultimate guide to vitamin packs.
What is a Vitamin?
First, let’s focus on the basics and discuss what exactly a vitamin is. Trust us, vitamins work hard for your body, so it’s crucial that you support them with supplements if you’re not getting enough.
A vitamin is basically a substance that is necessary for normal cell growth and function. If your body doesn’t get enough vitamins (and minerals), a slew of problems can emerge because it won’t be able to carry out its everyday processes. There are 13 essential vitamins that are required for your body to function correctly. Each vitamin is responsible for a particular role, though there is some overlap.
Vitamins can be either fat-soluble or water-soluble.
There are four fat-soluble vitamins, and those include vitamins A, D, E, and K. These are stored inside of your body’s fatty issue, and usually stick around for a while. They are also more easily absorbed by your body when there’s dietary fat around.
On the contrary, water-soluble vitamins are not stored inside of the body. There are nine of these vitamins. If there’s any leftover after your body uses them to complete its regular functions, they will exit the body through your urine. We also want to note that the body does keep a tiny reserve of the vitamins. Nevertheless, the body still needs to have these vitamins on a regular basis so there’s no shortage. The vitamin B12 is actually the only water-soluble vitamin that can be stored inside of the body for years -- it’s kept in the kidney.
If you can’t get enough of your required vitamins through your diet, then it’s important to take supplements to help bolster your body’s processes. If you don’t do this, your body can ultimately run into problems doing what it needs to do during your day to day.
Taking a supplement doesn’t have to be a chore. In fact, it can be an exciting or even fun part of your wellness routine. That’s because you don’t have to have yucky, swallowable vitamins. You can actually have tasty gummies that do just as good of a job at getting you the nutrients you need.
Why Are Vitamins Important?
Your physical health is the cornerstone of every other type of wellness. Without taking care of your body’s physical state, you simply cannot nourish the rest of yourself. When you neglect your body, this can lead to illnesses and ailments popping up that could have been otherwise prevented.
Taking supplements isn’t a cure-all, but it is an excellent starting point when you’re wondering where to begin on your wellness journey. Furthermore, vitamins are important because without them, you’re not going to feel your best! Your life is sacred and important.
When you don’t take the supplements you need, you’re not showing up for yourself and giving your body the respect it deserves. Think of how much your body has done for you since the moment you were born!
What is a Vitamin Pack?
You’ve possibly heard of the term “vitamin pack.” It’s a buzzy, new way that some people are choosing to get their vitamins. A vitamin pack is essentially a curated set of vitamins that are tailored to what your body needs.
But before you decide that this is the path you want to try, beware that vitamin packs are not necessarily what they seem.
For one, vitamin packs can be wasteful. Since you’re opening a new single-use disposable pack everyday, they’re not the most planet-friendly. There’s a lot of waste that goes into shipping them, and also in the packaging itself. Think about the emissions that generates! If you’re a conscious consumer, you’ll think twice before signing your name on the dotted line when it comes to vitamin packs.
In addition to this, oftentimes vitamin packs are actually focused on offering multivitamins -- which might not make as much of an impact on your overall health as you had hoped. Instead, you may be better off picking specific supplements that you are lacking, like the ever-elusive vitamin D.
While customization is a perk of a vitamin pack, there’s nothing they have to offer that you can’t get by picking and choosing your vitamins carefully on your own. Ultimately, a vitamin pack offers you nothing that a purposefully curated vitamin selection wouldn’t. It’s just going to cost more money and generate more environmental waste. There are other ways to get your body the nutrients it needs.
How To Create a Vitamin Regimen Without the “Pack”
It’s easy to create a vitamin regimen without using a pack. In fact, there are plenty of ways that you can remind yourself to take your vitamins. Once you get into the habit, you’ll find that you look forward to taking your supplements -- especially because our own gummies are so tasty! What could be better than giving your body something healthful that also tastes good? (Literally nothing, in our opinion.)
The first key to creating a vitamin regimen is keeping them in sight. This is effective because when you see your vitamins, you’ll remember that you need to take them. Make sure that they’re in a place that you look everyday -- not hidden away.
This is an easy one because Cosmos Vita gummies have gorgeous, Instagram-ready packaging. (P.S. If you take a pic of your gummies, don’t forget to tag us @CosmosVita!) We personally like keeping our vitamins on our nightstand right where we can see them.
We also suggest combining your vitamin routine with a pre-existing routine, such as right after doing your hair or makeup. Make sure that you combine this with something that you never skip. This will also help cement the regimen.
Another thing you can do is jot down a physical note in your planner or tape a piece of paper onto your mirror. Make sure the reminder is somewhere you check regularly. If you’re more of a digital person, make a timer on your phone!
Finally, having a buddy you take your vitamins with is a great way to make sure you’re being held accountable! If you have a roommate or live with your partner, make it fun by taking your vitamins together. If you live alone, find a friend who also wants to get better about taking their vitamins and take turns texting each other at the same time each day to take your supplements. This is also a cute way to catch up with an old pal! See? Who said taking vitamins couldn’t be fun?
What Are Some Supplements You Can Take?
Of course, you should pick the vitamins and supplements you take based on your own individual needs. That being said, there are several supplements that are definitely worth looking into as a positive addition to your vitamin regimen, and those include elderberry, zinc, vitamin C, apple cider vinegar, and vitamin D3.
Our Supportive gummy combines elderberry, zinc, and vitamin C. This supplement boasts one of nature’s most immune-positive plants: the elderberry. The benefits of this berry dates all the way back to 400 BC -- can you say tried and true or what? A variety of experts state that it helps support and prevent cold or flu symptoms. In addition, it supports cardiovascular health, offers natural stress-relief, and is an anti-inflammatory.
Next up is our Beaming gummy. This harnesses all the goodness of vitamin D into a compact, yummy supplement. Vitamin D supports immune health while working to keep your bones and muscles strong. Since not many foods have this vitamin in them, many people have a deficiency. You can work towards eliminating a deficiency with Beaming and you’ll be beaming before you know it!
Finally, we want to introduce you to our Gutsy gummy! This supplement supports your digestive health. If you want the benefits of apple cider vinegar without having to drink it, we have a solution! These gummies support metabolism, digestion, energy, and immunity.
If vitamin packs seem too good to be true, that’s because they really are. You’re better off customizing your vitamin intake by curating which vitamins you take and purchasing a whole bottle -- or even better, a trio of bottles!