It’s time for some real talk: vitamins aren’t very exciting. I know that. And now I want you to read a whole post about them. But bear with me; these are vitamins I am excited about. The folks over at Martha Stewart Essentials emailed me recently about their line of vitamins specially-formulated for women and noted that they are all vegetarian. Oh, really? Tell me more! They wanted to introduce me to their newest vitamin, the gummy multi. What?!? Gummy multi?!? Yes! You see, a lot vitamins—particularly chewable vitamins—contain gelatin. Gelatin is not vegetarian (and not something I want to consume; here’s why). Even many of the chalky vitamins have gelatin and every gummy vitamin I’ve looked at does as well.
But not Martha Stewart Essentials. Even the gummy multivitamins are vegetarian because they contain pectin for gumminess instead of gelatin. They’re also gluten-free and contain no preservatives, artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners; they are naturally sweetened and colored with real fruit and vegetable extracts and come in three natural flavors – cherry, lemon and orange. I have never been so excited over a vitamin in my whole life. Even though I eat reasonably healthy, I like the “back-up plan” of having a multivitamin every day just to ensure I’m getting what I need. I also drink plenty of water, but I have still struggled with swallowing a big ol’ pill with breakfast, so this gummy option is great. No more excuses; I just eat them as I’m preparing my tea. And they taste like candy, so they’re actually enjoyable to eat.
Along with the gummy vitamins, the Martha Stewart Essentials product line includes a number of vitamins specific to the needs of women at various stages of life. These include vitamins for Graceful Aging, Digestive Health, Bone Support, Menopause Support, and Hair, Skin & Nails. There’s also a non-gummy Women’s Multivitamin. All are made with gelatin-free capsules, so they are all vegetarian as well. They were developed in partnership with Inergetics, a company that makes a variety of nutritional supplements.
Anyhoo, when the folks at Martha Stewart offered to send me some vitamins to review, they also offered to let me host a giveaway. Woo hoo! You guys know you need to take your vitamins and now you can try these out for free if you win. And if you don’t, you can purchase the vitamins online or at Walgreens, Harris Teeter and other retail stores.
The winner of this giveaway will receive TWO bottles of these fabulous gummy vitamins plus five bottles from the selection of other vitamins in the Martha Stewart Essentials line, which (as noted above), includes Graceful Aging, Digestive Health, Bone Support, Menopause Support, and Hair, Skin & Nails. To enter to win, just leave a comment with the vitamin you would like to make sure is in your prize pack along with your two bottles of gummy vitamins.
For one additional entry (leave a separate comment to get credit for this entry!), tweet the following: Enter to #win a #giveaway of Martha Stewart Essentials vegetarian gummy vitamins & other supplements from @lesleyeats http://ow.ly/zPUhl
Limit 2 entries/comments per person. The contest will be open from now until Friday, August 8 at 1pm CDT and is only open to residents of the United States. The winner will be chosen at random and be notified by email that afternoon and will have until Monday, August 11 at 1pm CDT to respond with a valid mailing (street)address. If there’s no response by that time, I will choose another winner.
This contest is now *closed.* Congratulations to commenter #2, Alexandra!