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Don’t like choking down your morning pills? Relax your gag reflex: A number of vitamin drinks allow you to sip your daily dose. We put three to the taste test.
Nuun All Day, $7.95 per tube (15 tablets)
These hydration tablets from Nuun contain 17 vitamins and minerals, as well as key electrolytes (although less than in sports drinks). The all-natural tabs are sugar-free and less than 8 calories per tab. Available in four fruity flavors, we liked the tangerine lime for its tartness (not too sweet), clean finish and subtle flavor. Nuun.com
The unique packaging keeps the drink’s active ingredients in the cap, which you release into the water just before drinking. (Activate claims this keeps them most potent.) The drink contains a host of vitamins plus zinc and electrolytes. Sweetened with stevia, it tastes similar to Crystal Light, contains zero calories and has a subtle aftertaste. Available in 10 flavors, we liked the tanginess of the raspberry citrus flavor. Activatedrinks.com
Glacéau Vitaminwater, $1.59
The XXX flavor of Vitaminwater (acai, blueberry and pomegranate) has a refreshing berry taste. The drink contains vitamins A, B and C, is rich in antioxidants, and contains 32 grams of sugar (on the high side) and 120 calories. It’s available in 19 flavors (some of which have zero calories), and each contains a different vitamin mix. Vitaminwater.com