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6 of the best vitamin D gummies 2022

08 Apr 2022 • 4 min read

Fruity…chewy… no we’re not talking about your favourite sweets!

Vitamin D gummies can be a fun and tasty way to get your daily dose of the sunshine vitamin; here are 6 of our favourites here at H&B.

What are vitamin D gummies?

Vitamin D gummies are a chewable – and often much tastier – way to get your daily dose of vitamin D.

They’re a great alternative to classic tablets, especially if you struggle to swallow them or have some picky children under your care!

Why do we need vitamin D?

Our bodies make around 90% of the vitamin D it needs from direct UV light from sunshine – the skin needs to be exposed with no clothing or SPF blocking the warm rays.

Unfortunately, we can’t always get enough of the ‘sunshine vitamin’ from sun exposure – especially in the darker autumn and winter months.

This is why the NHS advises most of us to take a 10ug vitamin D supplement during the colder months, as it can be quite difficult to get vitamin D from food.

Some people are even advised to take it all year round, including over 65s, those with darker skin, people who cover up skin often, e.g., for cultural or religious reasons, and vegans.

What are the benefits of vitamin D?

Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for our overall health. It’s essential for many bodily functions, including:

  • Building healthy bones: our bodies need vitamin D to extract calcium from the food we eat. If somebody has a vitamin D deficiency, they cannot absorb enough calcium, which can lead to weak bones that are more likely to fracture.
  • Supporting immunity: your immune system needs vitamin D to function normally. This system protects our bodies from foreign substances like infections and diseases, and fighting them off if any ‘slip through’.
  • Supporting muscle function: Vitamin D supplements ensure that muscles keep functioning normally.
  • Calcium & Phosphorus levels: Vitamin D contributes to both of the normal utilisation and absorption of calcium and phosphorus

Are vitamin D gummies as good as other vitamin D supplements?

Yes, they can be!

It all depends on the brand, quality and dosage, but a 10ug vitamin D tablet and a 10ug vitamin D gummy should nourish your body in the same way – so take your pick!

What are the benefits of vitamin D gummies?

  1. Easy to take

Hate swallowing tablets?

Vitamin D gummies are an easy alternative for those who struggle to take traditional tablets or capsules.

  1. Better taste

Vitamin D gummies usually have a fruity flavour, and when you compare that to a chalky tablet… there really is no comparison.

If you value taste above all, you may prefer vitamin D gummies.

  1. Convenient

Unless you’re one of those pros who can swallow tablets or capsules dry, you’re going to need water or another drink to wash a tablet down – which can be inconvenient at times.

The great thing about vitamin D gummies is that you can chew them on the go without needing a drink.

They are also great for taking to work, holiday or camping for the same reason.

Which form of vitamin D is best absorbed?         

There are 2 forms of vitamin D that are important for our health: vitamin D2 and vitamin D3.

Vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol) is made by plants. Wild mushrooms and those grown under a UV light are the best source.

Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) is made by our skin when we are exposed to enough direct UV rays from sunlight.

Animal products like fish, meat, eggs and dairy as well as a vegan-friendly fungus called lichen also naturally contain this form of vitamin D.

Research suggests that vitamin D3 is more important for our health than vitamin D2.

This is why it is advised that you choose a vitamin D3 supplement or one with a combination of both forms.

Are vitamin D3 Gummies effective?

Yes, vitamin D3 is often regarded as the most ‘available’ vitamin D for our bodies, so vitamin D3 gummies should be effective at maintaining healthy vitamin D levels.

What are the best vitamin D gummies?

Now you know all there is to know about vitamin D gummies, let us show you our favourites here at H&B.

6 of the best vitamin D gummies 

  1. The best vitamin D gummies for adults

Bioglan Vitamin D3 1000IU, 60 Vitagummies

These lemon-flavoured vitamin D gummies are a joy to take and give you all the vitamin D3 a day you need to thrive.

You only have to take one a day to feel the full benefits.

Key benefits:

  • Contains 25ug (1000IU) of vitamin D3 per gummy
  • Delicious lemon-flavour gummies
  • Formulated to contribute to the maintenance of normal bones & the normal function of the immune system
  • Suitable for vegetarians

What our customers think:

Yogasarita – Maybe too yummy! – 5/5 stars - “Excellent way to get teenagers & the whole family taking Vit D regularly. So tasty I have to make sure they only have one! Highly recommended.”

  1. The best vegetarian vitamin D gummies

Holland & Barrett Vegetarian Vitamin D 25ug 30 Gummies

Vitamin D that tastes like a strawberry gummy – count us in!

These fun, easy-to-take gummies take vitamin D seriously – providing 25ug with every dose. As if that wasn’t enough, they’re totally vegetarian friendly too.

Key benefits:

  • Formulated to help support the immune system, muscle function and normal bones and teeth
  • Contains 25ug vitamin D3
  • Tasty natural strawberry flavour
  • 100% vegetarian friendly – you’ll find no gelatine here!
  • Take just 1 gummy a day

What our customers think: 

PAGU – Great product – fast and efficient service – 5/5 stars - “So good to find Vegetarian Vitamin D - have been buying for some time now and always experience fast and efficient service.

Always feels as if no sooner have I ordered online than they pop through the letterbox!”

Meve – Holland and Barrett Vitamin D VEGETARIAN THANKS – 5/5 stars - “I didn't want to take any D3 product as it's not vegetarian and after researching I found this vegetarian Vitamin D - one of these offer a good standard adult daily dose and taste lovely as well.”

Hearty and healthy – Yummy gummies – 5/5 stars - “I bought these as my husband did not like the minty flavoured Vitamin D sprays.

He is very happy to munch one of these gummies every day.

I know that it is important to take vitamin D especially in the winter months when we don't have much sunshine and I am hopeful that these will keep us healthy.”

  1. The best vegetarian vitamin D gummies for children

Bioglan SmartKids Vitamin D, 30 Citrus Flavour Gummies

Little one’s need vitamin D, too!

Unlike traditional tablets your kids may turn their noses up at, these super tasty citrus flavour gummies will turn their daily vitamin D dose into a treat rather than a chore.

Each gummy provides 10ug of vitamin D3 and children (aged 4+ years) only need to take one gummy a day.

Key benefits:

  • Each gummy serves up 200% of the nutrient reference value (NRV) of vitamin D3
  • Specially formulated to help support growing children’s immune system, muscle function and normal bones and teeth
  • Totally vegetarian friendly
  • Easy-to-take yummy citrus flavour gummies

What our customers think:

Francesca Maria – Daughter loves these – 5/5 stars - “These are perfect for my daughter, she takes one of these and her multi vitamins so she get plenty of Vit D during these winter months. Good taste also.”

F Kwarifa – Kids love em – 5/5 stars - “My kids absolutely love these gummies they are always reminding me to take them after breakfast.”

Sully – Delicious and soft – 5/5 stars - “These are absolutely delightful. Soft and not too chewy like some others. I think I loved them more than my kids did!”

  1. The best multivitamin with vitamin D gummies for women

Vitabiotics Wellwoman, 30 Gummies

Want all the other vitamins you need alongside a serving of vitamin D?

Try these super delicious berry-flavour multivitamin gummies for women by Wellwoman!

Key benefits:

  • Contains 22 nutrients in a delicious natural berry flavour chewable gummy
  • With 10ug of vitamin D3
  • Includes Evening Primrose and Starflower oils
  • 100% vegan friendly

What our customers think:

Rosiepyoga – Love these! – 5/5 stars - “I've been using these for 2 months and I'm finding it so much easier than taking a capsule.

Taste nice! They obviously aren't going to taste like sweets but for vitamins they are great. Will continue to use.”

Anonymous – No 1 gummies – 5/5 stars - “Really good gummies would recommend if your not getting all your nutrients from your food.”

  1. The best multivitamin with vitamin D gummies for men

Vitabiotics Wellman, 30 Gummies

Looking for some other nutrients to go with your vitamin D?

These delicious orange-flavour men’s multivitamin gummies contain 10ug of vitamin D3, with 21 other nutrients to boot.

Key benefits:

  • Contains 22 nutrients in a delicious natural orange flavour chewable gummy
  • With 10ug of vitamin D3
  • Includes Siberian Ginseng and Co-Q10
  • Suitable for vegans

What our customers think:

Dan77 – A good choice for a gummy style multivitamin – 5/5 stars - “Decent tasting, gummy style vitamin. Seems to work well.”

Anonymous – Traditional orange vitamin taste – 5/5 stars - “Has everything was looking for in a vitamin gummies don't irritate the stomach as they have no microcrystalline cellulose.

Also the women's version has two types of primrose oil but these ones for men have ginseng and coq10 for energy so I use the mens. 1 or two a day is sufficient and makes the packet last longer.”

  1. The best multivitamin with vitamin D gummies for immune support

Starpowa Triple Immune Support Vitamin 30 Gummies

Vitamin D is key for immunity.

That’s why these tasty Starpowa Triple Immunity Support Gummies contain a healthy dose of vitamin D3, as well as vitamin C, ginger and other natural nutrients.

Key benefits:

  • Contains three proven ingredients Vitamin C, Vitamin D3 and Zinc which contribute to the normal function of the immune system
  • Each gummy is also packed with ginger, garlic and goji berry, and vitamin B6
  • The gummies are vegan, naturally sweetened and low in sugar

What our customers think:

AKhalil – Tastes great and nutritional – 5/5 stars - “Tastes great and also packed with great nutritional benefits.”

Alifab – Delicious – 5/5 stars - “These are delicious and so much easier to take than tablets or capsules!”

The final say

  • Vitamin D gummies are a fun, tasty, and convenient way to take your daily dose of the sunshine vitamin
  • You can experience all the same benefits that vitamin D tablets, capsules, liquids and other supplements have in vitamin D gummies
  • There’s a vitamin D gummy for everyone – we hope this guide helps you find the best one for you!
The advice in this article is for information only and should not replace medical care. Please check with your GP or healthcare professional before trying any supplements, treatments or remedies. Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Last updated: 8 April 2022


Author: Bhupesh PanchalSenior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Apr 2019

Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

Bhupesh started his career as a Clinical Toxicologist for Public Health England, advising healthcare professionals all around the country on how to manage clinical cases of adverse exposure to supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and agricultural products.

After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.

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