The vitamin bottle contains three different flavors of gummies - orange, lemon and cherry. The gummies contain no high-fructose corn syrup or artificial flavoring or dyes. The gummies taste delicious with no fishy taste or aftertaste, and they don't seem to cause indigestion.
In addition to the omega 3 and 225% RDI of vitamin D, a serving of Smarty Pants for adults contain vitamins A, C, B-6 and B-12, plus folic acid, iodine, panthothenic acid, choline, zinc and inositol.
For the most part, Smarty Pants gummies don't contain unusually high doses of vitamins. For example, the gummies contain 100 percent of RDI for vitamin C, but no more. Many people get significant amounts of vitamin C from fortified products such as fruit juices. The vitamins also do not contain iron, which most adults get enough of through meat and fortified foods like cereal.
Smarty Pants products avoid many common allergens. They contain no yeast, wheat, milk, eggs, gluten, peanuts, shellfish, artificial preservatives or salicylates. The omega 3 comes from anchovies and sardines, so people with fish allergies need to avoid them. The vitamins are made in the U.S.A., in a GMP-certified California facility.
As with other gummy vitamins, Smarty Pants vitamins taste and look like candy, so they should be kept out of reach of the little ones.
The Smarty Pants name probably comes from omega 3's association with brain health, among other purported health benefits. Due to its believed anti-inflammatory effects, some studies suggest that it may help with myriad conditions, including depression, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, asthma and ADHD.
Smarty Pants adult vitamins cost around $0.57 a dose at Amazon's current price of $17.24 per bottle. If you add up the prices of separate pills for multivitamins, extra D3 and omega 3, the price seems quite reasonable. The vitamins are also available at drug stores like CVS, and a $5 coupon was recently available at coupons.com.
Many people who want to add omega 3 to their diets fail for reasons such as dislike for the taste of seafood or being unable to afford quality fish. Some people also find it challenging to cook seafood dishes. Many fish oil supplements can cause undesirable side effects such as an icky aftertaste or digestive upset.
Smarty Pants supplements come in bottles of 180 with a serving size of six gummies - three gummies, twice a day. A serving contains 11 carbs and 50 calories.
Someone on a low-carb diet may feel uncomfortable with the amount of carbs in these or many other gummy supplements. Such dieters would need to weigh that against the desire for the gummies' positive aspects. People who may benefit most include those who become nauseated from taking vitamins and those who have trouble swallowing pills.
However, Smarty Pants vitamins could attract many people who like the idea of getting their multivitamin, extra vitamin D and omega 3 all in one bottle and rolled into delicious gummies.