Black Girl Vitamins Review: Is Gummy D3 Unhealthy?

Black Girl Vitamins Review: Is Gummy D3 Unhealthy?


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Black Girl Vitamins is a vitamin brand marketed to black women. The company's stated mission is to address nutritional deficiencies common among black women.

But do Black Girl Vitamins provide effective vitamin doses? Does the brand use questionable additive ingredients? How do real users rate and describe the effects of Black Girl Vitamins? And which retailer sells this product line for the best price?

In this article we'll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in two of Black Girl Vitamins' most popular products (vitamin D and sea moss) to give our take on whether or not they're likely to be effective, and whether or not they're healthy.

We'll feature customer reviews, and provide a cost comparison to show which retailer sells this brand for the best price.

Ingredient Analysis — Vitamin D3

Black Girl Vitamins Vitamin D3 ingredients

The ingredients in Black Girl Vitamins Vitamin D3, which is arguably the most popular supplement sold by the brand, are shown above.

Vitamin D3 is the only active ingredient, and the dose of 2,000 International Units (IU) is effective as a maintenance dose.

A medical review published in the Molecules journal documented that this dose reduced vitamin D deficiency levels in trial participants.

The brand is also correct that black Americans are more likely to experience vitamin D deficiency than other groups, with the 82.1% deficient rate coming from a 2011 medical review.

A more recent study reported this figure at 65.4%.

There are several inactive ingredients in this formulation that we consider to be unhealthy.

Glucose syrup and sugar are refined, added sugars.

While the total sugar dose per serving is relatively low, we generally consider supplements in capsule form to be healthier than supplements in gummy form due to the lack of added sugar.

Citric acid is a preservative and flavor enhancer shown to cause inflammation in some individuals, as we documented in our First Day Vitamins reviews article.

Natural flavors is a broad categorical term that fails to identify the specific flavoring chemicals used. We prefer organic natural flavors.

Overall, we consider Vitamin D3 by Black Girl Vitamins to be effectively dosed for a daily vitamin D supplement, and to be in the effective format of vitamin D, but we don't currently recommend this supplement due to the inactive ingredients discussed above.

Momentous Vitamin D3 is our top vitamin D supplement, because it's effectively dosed and free of ingredients we consider to be unhealthy.

Real People Try Black Girl Vitamins

A YouTube creator named Katrina Lisa shared her experience after taking Black Girl Vitamins Vitamin D3 for 90 days:

A TikTok creator named "denishared" shared her experience with the vitamin D and vitamin B supplements:

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Ingredient Analysis — Sea Moss

Black Girl Vitamins Organic Sea Moss ingredients

The ingredients in Black Girl Vitamins Organic Sea Moss are shown above.

As we documented in our sea moss review article, some early human studies have shown sea moss to have general health maintenance and illness prevention benefits, and at least one animal study found sea moss to have a pro-fertility effect.

Chondrus crispus is more concentrated in calcium than milk, according to a medical review published in the Marine Drugs journal.

Burdock is clinically shown to promote blood circulation, and to have potent anti-inflammatory effects.

Overall, we consider Black Girl Vitamins Organic Sea Moss to be one of the highest-quality sea moss supplements on the market, given that it's organic and contains no unhealthy additives.

Where to Get the Best Price

Black Girl Vitamins are sold at a variety of online retailers.

Here's a price breakdown for the two supplements reviewed in this article, at the time of publication:

Vitamin D3

Brand website: $25 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $25 (free shipping, link)

Organic Sea Moss

Brand website: $25 (plus shipping, link)

Amazon: $25 (free shipping, link)

Black Girl Vitamins is currently around 15% cheaper at Amazon than the brand's website when factoring in shipping fees.

Customers Rate Black Girl Vitamins

Amazon is a better resource for honest customer reviews than a brand's website in our opinion.

Black Girl Vitamins Vitamin D3 has been reviewed 25 times on Amazon at the time of publishing this article, with an average review rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

A top positive review from a verified purchaser is written by a user named "MARV804" who gave the product a 5/5 rating, and whose wife claims to have experienced health benefits:

"The taste is enjoyable, the price is reasonable, and the health benefits are substantial. My wife takes them daily and has experienced noticeable improvements in her energy and stress levels."

A top negative review from a verified purchaser comes from a user named "Kay Lawyer" who gave the product a 1/5 rating, and who claims to not have experienced beneficial effects:

"You are better off buying vitamins in the store. These do not work as described and do not give you energy."

Black Girl Vitamins currently has an average review rating of 2/5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, but it's a small sample size of only two total ratings.

Black Girl Vitamins Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of Black Girl Vitamins in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Effective vitamin D3 dose
  • May help black women alleviate vitamin D deficiency
  • Better-than-average sea moss formulation
  • Sea moss contains no unhealthy additives
  • Mostly positive Amazon reviews
  • Mostly positive reviews on YouTube
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Vitamin D3 supplement contains refined sugar
  • Vitamin D3 supplement contains citric acid
  • Vitamin D3 supplement contains natural flavors
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Conclusion

In this article we analyzed the formulation of two of Black Girl Vitamins' most popular supplements.

We consider one of these supplements (sea moss) to be better than the industry average for its category, due to its organic status and the lack of additive ingredients.

We consider the other of these supplements (vitamin D3) to be worse than the industry average for its category, due to several inactive ingredients which are common in gummy supplements.

Most of the online customer reviews of Black Girl Vitamins that we came across while researching this article were positive.

Amazon currently has a better price on this brand than the brand's website for orders under $55.