8 Supplements to Try If You Have Trouble Swallowing Pills

by Melissa Chichester

Have trouble swallowing pills? You’re not alone. 

Difficulty swallowing is called dysphagia, and it is extremely common. Furthermore, some people don’t like to swallow pills due to a fear of choking or simply not liking the taste. This can make taking supplements or medication extremely challenging. 

Luckily, if you don’t like swallowing pills, there are many supplement form alternatives out there for the whole family. This includes gummies, powders, effervescent supplements, liquid supplements, and more. Here are 8 of our favorites. 

Organic Elderberry Liquid with Vitamin C

Elderberry has been used in traditional wellness practices for hundreds of years. This purplish-black berry grows all over the Northern Hemisphere in temperate regions – but it must be processed to consume and can’t be eaten raw. Today, elderberry is traditionally used for providing immune support.*

Puritan’s Pride Organic Elderberry Liquid with Vitamin C is a liquid supplement that supports immune and antioxidant health.* One serving is an easy-to-swallow teaspoon.

>>Three Potent Flavonoids Found in Elderberry

All Day Immune Support Ester-C Effervescent Packets

Looking for 24-hour immune support with the benefits of multivitamins and herbs?* Try out Puritan’s Pride All-Day Immune Support, an effervescent supplement that you can stir into water. 

Our unique Ester-C® is a form of Vitamin C that provides all-day support.* Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is important for the functioning of white blood cells, which are vital components of the immune system.* Clinically studied Ester-C® stays in your white blood cells for up to 24 hours, lasting longer than traditional Vitamin C.*

Vitamin C supports healthy immune function and promotes our overall well-being.* While many animals naturally produce this essential vitamin, humans cannot. That’s why it’s important to get our Vitamin C from citrus fruits, certain vegetables, and supplements.

Beyond potent antioxidant support and advanced immune support, Ester-C also supports upper respiratory and heart health.* This formulation also contains essential vitamins, minerals, and herbs. Vitamin D, zinc, and Vitamin A further help maintain a healthy immune system while Vitamins B-6 and B-12 support energy metabolism.* Furthermore, vital electrolytes aid in metabolic hydration.*

You can get all of these benefits in one easy packet daily.

apples and apple cider vinegar on a table

Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies

Who doesn’t love to take a delicious gummy vitamin? Puritan’s Pride Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies provide the benefits of liquid apple cider vinegar in delicious chewable gummy. Each serving includes 500mg unfiltered liquid apple cider vinegar, made with U.S. grown apples, with Vitamin B12 to support energy metabolism.* This formula is also gluten-free and made with non-GMO ingredients.

Liquid Vitamin D 

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin. It supports strong bones and teeth by helping them absorb calcium.* It also helps maintain a healthy immune system.* Although it is one of the most important vitamins for good health, it is also one of the most difficult to get. You receive Vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. You can also receive it through certain foods like mushrooms; however, sunshine remains the best source. Liquid Vitamin D makes it easy to get enough of this essential nutrient if you don’t like swallowing pills.

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Children’s Multi Gummies

If you’re a parent, you know how fussy children can be about swallowing vitamins. That’s where having an option that tastes good comes in handy. Puritan’s Pride Children’s Multi Gummies are a good source of important vitamins and minerals for your child’s healthy growth and development.* This supplement supports eyesight, skin, and immune function, plus helps in the development and maintenance of bones, teeth, and gums.*

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Zinc Gummies 

Zinc is a mineral and essential nutrient that supports the health and integrity of the skin.*  It is a key component of the enzyme collagenase. Collagenase supports a healthy skin barrier, which is the body’s first line of defense.* Zinc also plays an important role in immune support.* 

Zinc is known as one of the most difficult-to-swallow supplements. However, with chewable Zinc Gummies, it is easier than ever to get enough of this important mineral. 

>>Eat These 8 Foods to Increase Dietary Zinc Intake

Quick Dissolve Hair, Skin, and Nails 

Puritan’s Pride Quick Dissolve Hair, Skin & Nails formula contains 2500 mcg of biotin per serving. Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin that assists in energy metabolism in cells.*

This formula also contains 60 mg of Vitamin C per serving for its antioxidant properties.* Vitamin C is involved in the production of collagen, which forms the basis for vibrant skin.* This supplement begins dissolving in your mouth before swallowing, with a great-tasting, strawberry lemonade flavor.

Chewable Calcium 

Calcium is a major mineral that is critical for bone health.* Since everyone loses bone mass with age, it is important to receive enough calcium through the diet or supplements. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and adequate calcium intake help maintain good bone health and may reduce the high risk of osteoporosis later in life, especially for teens and young adult Caucasian and Asian women.* Puritan’s Pride Chewable Calcium is easy-to-chew and has a delicious coconut flavor. 

Puritan’s Pride carries easy-to-consume supplements for everyone in the family, whether you need a single nutrient or a multivitamin.