For many people, supplementation is a hard pill to swallow—literally. While multivitamins and vitamin supplements are a great way to fill gaps in your nutrition, the form factors of tablets and capsules aren’t for everyone. In fact, 40% of the general population have difficulties swallowing tablets or capsules. (1)
Up to 94% of individuals four years and older don’t get enough of key nutrients from their diet alone. (1) Even if you eat healthily and follow dietary guidelines, your food could be lacking vital nutrients. This is why it’s so important that those who can’t take tablets or capsules are still able to get foundational nutrition. Our newest product, Essential MultiV Drink, is our solution. Here’s a breakdown of why we love this new addition to our nutrition line as well as a few recipes using this liquid vitamin drink mix.
Why Is Essential MultiV Drink the Perfect Liquid Multivitamin for Adults?
Essential MultiV Drink lets you supplement your diet and nourish your body with a refreshing drink if you struggle with swallowing tablets or capsules. The convenient and naturally delicious peach mango vitamin powder delivers 17 essential vitamins and minerals to help you feel your best each day. It is also vegetarian, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, and star-K kosher.
Why We Love It
- The ultimate foundation for complete nutrition. Essential MultiV Drink delivers core nutrients essential for overall health and well-being, including all essential vitamins and 4 major and trace minerals.*
- 100%+ of all 8 B vitamins. B vitamins provide energy support by helping your body turn the carbohydrates, fats, and protein in your diet into energy it can use. Vitamins B2, B12, and folic acid also support key brain functions.*
- Provides immune support with vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc.*
- Supports bone health with calcium and vitamin D.*
- Tastes great. The peach mango flavor makes staying on top of your daily nutrition routine a joy. Plus, it contains no artificial sweeteners and only 1 gram of sugar.
How Essential MultiV Compares to Vita-Lea Gold®
|DV||Essential MultiV Drink||Vita-Lea Gold|
|Vitamin A (mcg)||900||1,300||144%||1,500||167%|
|Vitamin C (mg)||90||120||133%||120||133%|
|Vitamin D (mcg)||20||25||125%||25||125%|
|Vitamin E (mg)||15||19||127%||40||267%|
|Vitamin K (mcg)||120||90||75%||120||100%|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||1.7||2||118%||4||235%|
|Folic Acid (mcg DFE)||400||600||150%||668||167%|
|Vitamin B12 (mcg)||2.4||2.8||117%||24||1,000%|
|Pantothenic Acid (mg)||5||7||140%||15||300%|
The Pros of Liquid Multivitamins
The best feature of Essential MultiV Drink is its form factor; it is a powdered multivitamin drink mix that comes in individual serving packets. Here are a few reasons why this is a big deal.
- Easy to take. Essential MultiV Drink is specifically designed for those who are not able to take a daily multivitamin in the form of tablets or capsules. The drink is also gentle on the stomach with an effervescent fizz.
- A mix and not liquid. Unlike other liquid vitamins on the market, Essential MultiV Drink is a mix so that you don’t have to worry about refrigeration. Simply mix it with 8 oz. of water and drink it anywhere.
- Premeasured individual servings. The individual serving packets take away the need to measure your daily dose of nutrition.
- Perfect on the go or for travel. Essential MultiV Drink packets fit in your backpack, suitcase, purse, gym bag, or lunchbox when you’re traveling or just out and about. Plus, you won’t have to worry about liquid spills.
Who Can Take the Essential MultiV Drink?
While not everyone has issues with pills, our liquid vitamin is a great addition to the nutrition routines of all adults. Children can take Essential MultiV Drink as well, although for them we recommend that you try Meology™ Kids, our all-in-one vitamin gummy packs for kids. Keep in mind if you already take multivitamin tablets, we do not recommend taking both a liquid vitamin and tablet vitamin. But Essential MultiV can be taken alongside Life Shake™, our complete meal in a glass, or targeted solutions like Triple Defense Boost, Collagen-9™, and Energizing Tea.
MultiV Mocktail Recipes
Essential MultiV Drink lets you get creative with your daily nutrition routine. Try adding fruits, juices, or spices to your liquid vitamin, or try one of these mocktail recipes below.
Mix MultiV powder and peach sparkling water in a glass with ice. Add in lime and agave. Garnish with mint. Enjoy!
Mix MultiV powder and mango sparkling water in a glass with ice. Add in mango and lime juice. Enjoy!
|Mango Basil Daqui-V
Blend together MultiV powder, mango, avocado, and water. Garnish with basil sprigs. Enjoy!
Drink Your Vitamins
Essential MultiV Drink is a deliciously refreshing new way to take your vitamins from the company that invented the first multivitamin in the US. Whether you have a hard time taking tablets and capsules or just want to change up your daily routine, our liquid vitamin is a great option for your foundational nutrition. Give it a try today! If you try any of the recipes above or come up with your own, don’t forget to share it on social and tag us @ShakleeHQ.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- DeRoche, C., Macclaren, G., & Sonies, B. (2000). Pill swallowing in America: A national survey of adults. In Poster, Dysphagia Research Society Annual Meeting, Savannah GA