why are most gummy vitamins portioned out to exactly 2 gummies?

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As the question says: why not 1? Why not 3+? Is there a reason most companies keep it at 2?

I always thought it was to sell more bottles but also to satisfy people’s desire to always have more than one without constant lawsuits from overeaters.

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Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s probably down to flavor, people buy these gummies because they want to take “medicine” without it tasting like medicine. A lot of vitamins and minerals have an unpleasant or bitter flavor in their raw form, and that can be hidden with sugar or sweeteners, filler and flavoring. Presumably splitting the dose makes more sense than condensing it into one off-tasting gummy, or one giant gummy that tastes the same as two smaller ones.

Anonymous 0 Comments

If you have to eat two, the actual number of doses in the container is half of what it looks like. They can put “QTY: 100” on the label and let you figure out for yourself that it’s only 50 doses. This allows them to *appear* like they’re selling you more, while actually selling less.

If you compare the cost/ea between gummies and ordinary pills, you’ll realize that you’re spending WAY more for gummies. Just buy some vitamins in tablet form and get your gummy candies in the shape of worms or little bears. You’ll save a *lot*.

Also, at least in the US, the supplements market is almost entirely unregulated so they can make whatever claims they want and there is no testing as to whether you’re actually getting what’s in the label, making it even sillier to spend that much money for gummy candy.

Anonymous 0 Comments

If you have to eat two, the actual number of doses in the container is half of what it looks like. They can put “QTY: 100” on the label and let you figure out for yourself that it’s only 50 doses. This allows them to *appear* like they’re selling you more, while actually selling less.

If you compare the cost/ea between gummies and ordinary pills, you’ll realize that you’re spending WAY more for gummies. Just buy some vitamins in tablet form and get your gummy candies in the shape of worms or little bears. You’ll save a *lot*.

Also, at least in the US, the supplements market is almost entirely unregulated so they can make whatever claims they want and there is no testing as to whether you’re actually getting what’s in the label, making it even sillier to spend that much money for gummy candy.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s probably down to flavor, people buy these gummies because they want to take “medicine” without it tasting like medicine. A lot of vitamins and minerals have an unpleasant or bitter flavor in their raw form, and that can be hidden with sugar or sweeteners, filler and flavoring. Presumably splitting the dose makes more sense than condensing it into one off-tasting gummy, or one giant gummy that tastes the same as two smaller ones.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s easier to adjust up, than it is to adjust down.

If you have 50% of a recommended adult dosage per gummy, you take two. That 50% is probably also the recommended kid dosage, so you can give your kid one gummy, and yourself take two, and it would have a roughly similar effect.

Now, let’s say each gummy has 100% of a recommended dosage: Now, you have to cut it in half to give it to a kid, and that could be a problem for a few reasons, the first one is that you now have to contend with how the parents would use that. There is the “give a full one, but give them every other day instead”, which could lead to kidney problems for the kid. There is the parents that will cut a gummy in half, and split it between their kids, but the vitamins might not be spread evenly enough in the gummy, so one kid could be getting nearly none of one they need, and the other far more of that specific one. . . And then you have those who will not read the label, assume it’s all the same as the other medication, and chow down two of them at a time, leading to progressively worse kidney issues.

Plus, some people like flavor of those gummies, so I guess that is also a point.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s easier to adjust up, than it is to adjust down.

If you have 50% of a recommended adult dosage per gummy, you take two. That 50% is probably also the recommended kid dosage, so you can give your kid one gummy, and yourself take two, and it would have a roughly similar effect.

Now, let’s say each gummy has 100% of a recommended dosage: Now, you have to cut it in half to give it to a kid, and that could be a problem for a few reasons, the first one is that you now have to contend with how the parents would use that. There is the “give a full one, but give them every other day instead”, which could lead to kidney problems for the kid. There is the parents that will cut a gummy in half, and split it between their kids, but the vitamins might not be spread evenly enough in the gummy, so one kid could be getting nearly none of one they need, and the other far more of that specific one. . . And then you have those who will not read the label, assume it’s all the same as the other medication, and chow down two of them at a time, leading to progressively worse kidney issues.

Plus, some people like flavor of those gummies, so I guess that is also a point.

Anonymous 0 Comments

I don’t know if it’s true but I read once that so many OTC drugs and supplements have a recommended dosage of two pills so that halving the dosage doesn’t require breaking a pill in half.

Anonymous 0 Comments

I don’t know if it’s true but I read once that so many OTC drugs and supplements have a recommended dosage of two pills so that halving the dosage doesn’t require breaking a pill in half.

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s called pill burden.
Most people have a threshold of how many tablets they will take in a day and after that they become less compliant.
They want you to keep taking them and sell you another bottle

Anonymous 0 Comments

It’s called pill burden.
Most people have a threshold of how many tablets they will take in a day and after that they become less compliant.
They want you to keep taking them and sell you another bottle