Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Any form of drug release has its pros and cons. Effervescent vitamins are no exception. This is one of the best options for taking the medicine for those people who are psychologically difficult to 'sit on pills'. A carbonated drink with a pleasant, usually citrusy flavor, can be perceived as an addition to an office lunch or a new taste experience. It is easy to drink, unlike large vitamin tablets, which often make it difficult to swallow. In this form, vitamins are absorbed faster, which, however, is far from so important, given that their effect does not require urgency. When compiling a rating of the best effervescent vitamins, the last thing we paid attention to was the rate of absorption or action. These kinds of funds have a cumulative effect.
Of the minuses, the relatively high cost of such funds comes out on top. A pack of 10 to 15 effervescent tablets costs about the same as a monthly course of a similar medicine but in a more traditional form. If we talk about the impact on health, like any carbonated drink, the solution formed by fizzy vitamins can irritate the stomach. This is a property of any drink with CO2 (that is why, when drinking mineral waters, it is recommended first of all to let them 'exhale'). But few people systematically consume 'soda' day after day in order to feel the same effect. However, vitamins by nature are designed for long courses of 1 – 2 months, and some experts believe that they need to be taken constantly.
Some dentists claim that the citric acid in the effervescent tablets destroys tooth enamel with continued use. But, on the other hand, the acid from such tablets is neutralized by soda – it is on the reaction of neutralization of acid and soda with the release of carbon dioxide that the 'pop' principle is based. Therefore, there is a possibility that the danger to teeth is somewhat exaggerated. But for those who are worried about the state of the enamel, you can drink the drink obtained by dissolving the tablets through a tube – this minimizes the possible harmful effect on the teeth.
Offering our readers a rating of the best effervescent vitamins, we decided to divide them not by composition, but by situations in which certain vitamin complexes can bring maximum benefit.
- Rating of the best effervescent vitamins
- The best vitamins for colds
- Vitamin C MultiVita 1000 mg
- Doppelherz active vitamin C plus zinc
- The best effervescent vitamins for every day
- Berocca plus
- Best effervescent vitamins for stress
- Univit energy
- Magnesium plus
Rating of the best effervescent vitamins
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|The best vitamins for colds||1||Vitamin C MultiVita 1000 mg||283 r|
|3||Doppelherz active vitamin C plus zinc||244 RUB|
|The best effervescent vitamins for every day||1||Trijax||205 RUB|
|2||Berocca plus||1014 RUB|
|Best effervescent vitamins for stress||1||Univit energy||285 r|
|2||Magnesium plus||RUB 185|
The best vitamins for colds
Speaking about the prevention of colds, immunomodulators are usually remembered – such as echinacea, lemongrass or ginseng and vitamin C. We will not go into a detailed study of the effectiveness of these drugs – at least they are harmless, if you do not violate the instructions for use) and leave to the readers, as adults and capable people, the right to decide for themselves whether to use them. We only note that the widely disseminated opinion of Linus Pauling about the need for regular intake of 3 g of ascorbic acid is not only not harmless, but also dangerous. We remind you that this undoubtedly respected scientist was the Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, not medicine.
Such high doses, with constant use, can provoke the development of urolithiasis in men, with respect to women, no such dependence has been found. Modern recommendations suggest taking 1 g of ascorbic acid during an acute viral infection. This will not prevent infection, but it will speed up recovery, according to various studies, by 8 – 48%. Moreover, vitamin C is most effective in such situations in people with high physical activity: athletes and manual workers.
Vitamin C MultiVita 1000 mg
Contains 1 g of ascorbic acid – this amount is usually recommended for colds for a speedy recovery.
As we already mentioned, high doses of ascorbic acid can accelerate the development of urolithiasis in men. Therefore, it is better for them to take this remedy with a short course with an already existing disease, but not for prevention, and at this time increase their fluid intake.
Possible analogs: Vitamin C Evalar 1000 mg, Ascovit.
- a sufficient amount of vitamin C in one tablet;
- affordable price.
Domestic effervescent tablets contain 13 vitamins, 10 minerals and echinacea extract. It is worth noting that, in addition to the traditional for effervescent tablets, water-soluble (group B; C), the product contains fat-soluble A, D, E. Of the minerals, magnesium, selenium, chromium, iron should be noted. Iodine in the composition can be both an advantage – for residents of places where there is little of this substance in water and soil – and a problem: with autoimmune thyroiditis or thyrotoxicosis, iodine should not be used.
The amount of vitamins in the tablet corresponds to the traditional recommended daily dosages, which, again, can be interpreted as an advantage for those who are afraid of hypervitaminosis, and as a minus for those who are used to focusing on recommendations for optimal consumption (in more detail about the different intake rates of vitamins a little below). Therefore, in fact, there is not much ascorbic acid in it – but its small amount is compensated by minerals that are actively involved in maintaining immunity, and echinacea.
Echinacea is known as an adaptogen and immunomodulator, and in general, this vitamin-mineral complex is recommended by the manufacturer for the prevention and in the complex therapy of colds. The course of admission recommended on the manufacturer's website is 1 month, while there are 14 tablets in a package, that is, two packages per course will not be enough, three – a lot.
- contains echinacea – an immunomodulator and an adaptogen;
- have all the fat-soluble vitamins.
- cannot be used by people with thyroid diseases;
- the duration of the recommended course is not a multiple of the number of tablets in the package, which forces the consumer to overpay.
Doppelherz active vitamin C plus zinc
As the name implies, they contain ascorbic acid, 600 mg; and 5 mg zinc. Both substances are active antioxidants and are involved in the functioning of the immune system.
Of the advantages, it should be noted the laconic composition, which minimizes possible contraindications. The disadvantage is the relatively low content of vitamin C.
- with a minimum number of components, there are fewer contraindications.
- little vitamin C, in comparison with the amount recommended for colds.
The best effervescent vitamins for every day
As already mentioned, 'fizzy' is not the most economical form of vitamins for the consumer. But if you do not pay attention to the price of the pill, among them you can find complexes that can be taken in long courses to maintain the vitamin and mineral balance in the body. We present them in this section of the rating.
Effervescent tablets made in Belarus. Contains water-soluble B vitamins (B1, B2, B6, B12, nicotinamide, folic acid), A, E, C and trace elements: iron, copper, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, selenium, calcium, magnesium. the content of vitamins corresponds to the traditional recommended daily dosages, which may be an advantage for some, but a problem for those who prefer higher levels of optimal intake. Be that as it may, with a good composition, these effervescent vitamins have a very affordable price for 20 tablets per pack.
They contain a sweetener based on phenylalanine, therefore they are contraindicated in people with hereditary intolerance to this substance.
They are applied once a day.
- a wide range of vitamins and minerals;
- affordable price.
- should not be taken for phenylketonuria.
French-made effervescent tablets contain 8 B vitamins (including folic acid and the vitamin-like substance biotin), ascorbic acid, calcium, magnesium and zinc. Such a composition manifests itself well with increased mental stress and in a situation of chronic stress.
It should be noted that the content of active substances in this product is, at first glance, excessively high – but in fact it corresponds to the norms of optimal consumption.
Recall that there are two approaches to the use of vitamins. The minimum intake or recommended daily doses in medical reference books are designed to prevent diseases resulting from vitamin deficiencies. They were relevant after the Second World War, when, in fact, they were being developed – but in countries where there is no hunger, diseases caused by hypovitaminosis, such as scurvy, are long gone. A deficiency of vitamins is determined by a blood test (or hair). The optimal consumption rates are designed to maintain health not as the absence of disease, but as a state of physical, mental and social well-being, and they are many times higher than the old ones – but this is not a reason to consider them as 'equine'.
Berocca Plus does not contain fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K).
- a wide range of B vitamins,
- there is magnesium, calcium and selenium, which help fight stress.
- no fat-soluble vitamins.
- high price.
These effervescent tablets contain 12 vitamins (if you count the vitamin-like substance biotin as such) and 8 minerals: calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, molybdenum. The manufacturer calls its pills 'strong', drawing the attention of their customers to high enough dosages. Indeed, supporters of modern recommendations consider this an advantage, but those who fear an overdose for themselves will note the vitamin content as excessive. Just in case, we remind readers that when ingested, an overdose of water-soluble vitamins is impossible, since the body reduces their absorption and accelerates excretion in case of excess. An overdose is possible only in relation to fat-soluble vitamins A and D, but their amount in this product is lower than what is suggested by current clinical guidelines, so there is nothing to fear.
In addition, vitamins have a rather high price with only 10 tablets per tube.
- a wide range of vitamins and minerals.
Best effervescent vitamins for stress
In stressful situations, the body's need for B vitamins and magnesium increases. It was on this basis that we selected the funds for this section of the rating. By the way, they are also suitable for people with cardiovascular problems to maintain the body (but in no case for the treatment that a doctor should prescribe).
In addition to the traditional B vitamins and magnesium for this kind of complexes, it contains coenzyme Q – a substance that actively participates in energy processes inside the cell and a powerful antioxidant. In addition to it, guarana extract is a source of caffeine, which stimulates mental activity and performance. True, this also implies the main disadvantage of this complex: it is not recommended for people with high blood pressure. Of course, there are studies showing that caffeine, with regular use, stops acting on the tone of the arteries, while maintaining its nootropic properties, but in such a situation, unnecessary risks are not needed. It also contains citrus bioflavonoids to help support vascular health. Of the minerals, zinc should be especially noted, which helps not only cope with stress. but also relieving cravings for overeating and sweets; and iron, which half of Russian women of childbearing age have a latent deficiency. So this remedy in the ranking of the best can be called 'vitamins for women', although it is certainly suitable for men as well.
- contains coenzyme Q, guarana extract, bioflavonoids, iron, zinc.
- may increase blood pressure
- only 10 tablets per pack.
Unlike the previous product from our rating, there are few active substances in this preparation: vitamins B1, B6, folic acid and magnesium. On the other hand, the shorter the list of ingredients, the less likely adverse events or drug interactions are. This complex is suitable for people with complete nutrition, in general, who only want to reduce the impact of stress on the body.
- contains the minimum necessary vitamins and magnesium.
- only 10 tablets per pack.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.