What You Need to Know About Multivitamins
What they are: Single pills in a form you don’t have to swallow whole.
Benefits: Not having to force down large pills, which is a boon to those who have trouble swallowing tablets or who experience stomach problems when they do. Try Centrum Chewables ($11.50 for 100 tablets, drugstore.com).
Keep in mind: These aren’t the same as the gummy or chewable vitamins that kids take. “The levels of vitamins in children’s formulas won’t give adults all they need,” says Tara Gidus, a registered dietitian in Orlando, Florida. (Too bad, considering kids’ chewables tend to taste better.)