Our treats only use the best ingredients and natural flavors. All of this top provide a truly "guilt free" experience.
Recommended Daily Intake
DoctorGummy's treats are still treats. A candy. They are "guilt-free", but should be included in a balanced diet, by adults and specially children (as well as their parents and close family). For this reason, DoctorGummy recommends a daily intake of up to 30g for children and up to 50g for adults.
The world’s population, roughly 7 billion people, consumes 173 million tonnes of sugar per year – na average of 24 kg per person. The excessive consumption of sugar can cause, among many other diseases: acne, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular illnesses, organism inflammations, premature skin aging, myopia, metabolic syndrome, hypertension, gout or cancer.
Approximately 70 million people (1% of the world’s population) suffer from celiac disease. This disease results from intolerance to gluten, one of the most consumed proteins in the world. Celiac disease patients don’t produce the necessary enzymes to digest and absorb foods with gluten (present in oat, barley, wheat and rye-based products). It damages the small intestine making the absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals a more difficult process, besides other clinical symptoms, from diarrhea to growth deficiency in children, due to bad nutrient absorption.
Lactose intolerance (type of sugar present in milk and its derivatives) occurs when the small intestine doesn’t produce the lactase enzyme in sufficient amounts to break down the lactose sugar, making its absorption by the organism more difficult. About 90% of the world’s adult population suffers from lactose intolerance and by consequence suffers from disases that affect the small intestine’s mucosa or increase intestinal traffic. Among those diseases we can mention Crohn’s disease, giardiasis, enteritis and anemia.
No Artificial Coloring
Artificial coloring is obtained through oil derivatives or mineral coal tar. The main problems linked to its consumption are hyperactivity and concentration difficulties in children. It’s suspected that it also worsens asthma existing symptoms. One of the collateral effects of artificial coloring is the emergence of allergic reactions, that may appear as skin allergies, respiratory allergies, or in worst case scenarios, tongue swelling and breathing difficulties.
No Artificial Flavorings
Artificial flavorings are the most commonly used, specially in the food industry, due to the higher cost of natural extracts. Thus, they are chemically synthesized substances, created in laboratories, like in exemple, the etil-vanilla sweetener – a vanilla-like aroma. Many food products don’t contain in their composition the fruits that are named in the packaging, just sweeteners that imitate their taste and aroma.
Glicose, the main source of energy for humans, is obtained by means of digesting carbohydrates of a more complex structure. From these, starch is the most used. The EFSA (European Food Safety Agency) admits a link between the frequent consumption of sugar containing foods (as well as other fermentable carbohydrates, like starch) and dental cavities, especially when oral hygiene and fluoride prophylaxis are insufficient.
Salt or Sodium Free
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a daily salt consumption of less than 5 grams per person, but the average salt consumption of young Portuguese people (93% of children) is 8.5 grams/day. The effects of salt in the organism are not immediate and it can take years for the first symptoms to appear. Sodium is associated to a variety of chronic diseases, like high blood pressure, heart diseases, kidney problems, arrhythmia, strokes and cancer. High levels of consumption can also aggravate osteoporosis and affect one’s taste.