Averse to capsules and tablets? If so, gummy and liquid dietary supplements may be on your radar, but have you heard of supplement straws? As NutraIngredients-USA reports, supplement straws contain pellets that dissolve when you drink through them, adding flavor and nutrients to plain water. Varieties include cherry-flavored straws containing magnesium and vitamin B6, and orange-flavored straws containing a multivitamin.
While supplement straws have been available since the ‘90s, their real heyday might be coming soon. Proponents believe their convenience and portability will help them gain popularity with certain untapped groups, such as with teens and young adults. Critics point to some challenges, including wasteful packaging and the difficulty involved in adding new products to a routine. Only time will tell if they take off; however, if you struggle with swallowing pills, sipping vitamins might be a good option for you.