Health and beauty writer Lisa Curtiss has been on the hunt for the latest and best nutritional supplements to boost your immunity, mood and overall sense of wellbeing this year. Here are some of her favourite finds.
The Organic Pharmacy Detox
This super supplement from The Organic Pharmacy contains dandelion, fennel, chlorella and a plethora of other highly effective ingredients designed to support the detoxification of the whole body – an ideal remedy for some seasonal over-indulgence.
Where to buy: theorganicpharmacy.com
GOPO Joint Health
Made of specially cultivated Vitamin C rich rose-hip, this powerful, natural, anti-inflammatory treatment has no known side-effects and has been proven in extensive scientific studies to reduce joint pain and swelling, improve joint mobility and activity levels, and reduce the need for painkillers by 40%. In addition to this, lab studies have indicated when taken long term, the galactolipid GOPO may protect cartilage cells and help to rebuild joint tissues. High levels of the galactolipid GOPO are found only in this product.
Where to buy: gopo.co.uk
Vegetology Opti3 Omega-3
Whilst all Vegetology products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, the Opti3 Omega-3 EPA and DHA supplement is particularly popular, as it provides all of the Omega-3 nutritional benefits of fish oil without needing the fish. Vegetology has gone straight to the algal source. The unique Opti3 Complex provides the body with proven levels of EPA and DHA, the active forms of Omega-3, together with a dose of plant-source Vitamin D3, to help support joints, the brain, and the heart.
Where to buy: vegetology.co.uk
Keep your tummy happy with this innovative probiotic and fibre blend. Just one serving of Regular Girl contains a whopping eight billion clinically proven probiotics which boost immunity, mood and other bodily functions.
Where to buy: regulargirl.com
Our Remedy, Moon Swings Oil
Designed to help balance hormones and help you sleep, this pleasant tasting and effective elixir contains CBD, peppermint and clary sage. It’s vegan, sustainably packaged and for each bottle sold, the company donates to charity.
Where to buy: ourremedy.co.uk
This is the world’s first genetically personalised nutrition shake, tailored to an individuals’ own DNA to achieve enhanced performance. Using a super quick and easy inside-cheek swab test, the NGX team builds a personalised blend of NGX Bodyfuel based on your genetic make-up. They test for 28 traits in your DNA to assess how you metabolise and process different nutrients, your sensitivities to different foods and your body’s detoxification process. You’re then given a detailed report of your results and how this may affect you. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to increase performance, boost immunity, build lean muscle or lose fat as they’ll have the confidence they are fuelling their body optimally.
Where to buy: nutri-genetix.com
Pure Sport CBD
This Olympic Standard Certified organic CBD brand’s products are designed to relieve aches and pains, benefit sleep and anxiety, immune function, and aid relaxation and performance. Their CBD oil is made from all-natural ingredients and is GMO, dairy and gluten free, paleo and vegan friendly. Their product is one of four CBD brands in the world that is BSCG certified. Try the powerful turmeric and ginger capsules, and excellent Immunity Booster Pack which includes their 3000mg tincture and 1500mg ginger, turmeric and CBD capsules designed to keep body and mind at ease and immune system functioning at its absolute best.
Where to buy: puresportcbd.com
Another excellent CBD brand, Cannadox offers a highly effective CBD cream which is infused with 500mg of oil and clinically proven to repair, restore and relieve even dry, sensitive and sore skin. This cream can also be used topically on aching, painful areas too. They do excellent drops too and you can opt for 20, 30 or even 40% potency, to suit all healing and soothing needs.
Where to buy: cannadoxshop.com
Lumen Metabolic Tracking
This is a first of its kind handheld, portable device and app that measures your metabolism in real-time with just your breath. Perfect for those trying low carb and the super popular keto diet, it measures the body’s carbon dioxide concentration which shows the type of fuel your body is using to produce energy – a mix of fat or carbs. Lumen also provides you with personalised suggestions on when and what to eat to fuel your workout, based on your metabolism. With these insights, you can really boost your metabolism by improving metabolic flexibility: the body’s ability to shift efficiently between using fats or carbs as a source of energy. Clever stuff!
Where to buy: lumen.me
Saskia’s Flower Essences
For lovers of natural and vibrational healing, flower essences are a delight. Lovingly created by expert Saskia Marjoram, they can be a huge support during difficult times, and help erase negative thoughts and behaviours, to help you find your calm, happy and balanced true self. In addition to a fantastic range, Saskia can also make a special unique blend that’s created just for your particular needs.
Where to buy: saskiasfloweressences.com
LAVI DAVI Gummies
These are some of the best tasting and most effective gummies we’ve discovered. They are designed to not only boost skin hydration, treat skin inflammation and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but improve skin elasticity and balance your skin’s microbiota too.
Where to buy: funderm.com
Centred Tender Love and Hair Supplements
These hard-working and highly acclaimed vegan and 100% natural supplements are designed to deliver key hair boosting vitamins to the follicles to encourage healthy hair growth. Potent ingredients include bamboo extract, aloe vera, biotin and amino acids – all designed to help reduce stress and improve energy levels whilst supporting the immune system and promoting healthy hair growth from the inside out.
Where to buy: wearecentred.com
ProLon plant-based meal programme
ProLon is a five-day plant-based meal programme which nourishes the body whilst enabling it to enter a fasting state which provides metabolic and cellular benefits. This is said to help support healthier eating habits, including reduced food cravings and better portion control. The tasty meals come in five small boxes (one for each day) and are additive, preservative, gluten and chemical free.
Where to buy: prolon.co.uk
Kaya Plant Powered Stress Relief
Prettily packaged and very nice to use, Kaya’s range of Happy Gummies, Adaptogenic CBD Oil Natural Chewing Gum and Rise and Shine and Sweet Dreams supplements are made with adaptogenic plants – powerful herbs which can help the body cope with stress. All are vegan and handily bite-sized so you can carry with you and take whenever you feel you need. Do try the whole range, and certainly the drops which cleverly relax but don’t slow you down thanks to Ashwagandha and Maca.
Where to buy: feelkaya.com
This is a first-of-its-kind, premium nutritional supplement that combines high quality Omega-3 with CBD in one convenient capsule. Minami is renowned as the purest fish oil on the planet – boasting a super high-concentration of up to 95% Omega-3 per capsule. A match made in heaven, CBD and Omega-3 have synergistic effects with the endocannaboid system. Together, they help boost the physiological effects to your body, supporting essential organs like your heart and brain.
Where to buy: minamihealth.co.uk
It’s important that any collagen you take is easily absorbed and super effective. Revive Collagen sachets contain an impressive 8,500 MG of high-quality marine collagen. You need to ingest at least 6,000 MG of collagen peptides daily to trigger fibroblast (the cells responsible for collagen production) activity in the dermis. Without this quantity, you won’t see results. This brand uses Type 1 hydrolysed marine collagen, which has a 90-97% absorption rate and is absorbed faster and more easily than other forms of ingestible collagen, meaning you’ll see results sooner.
Where to buy: revivecollagen.com
Tasting great and containing an impressive 500mg of hydrolysed marine collagen to help skin and muscle rejuvenation, Collagen Zooki is now available in a 10-week subscription bundle, with a complimentary trial pack and gift card. A perfect self-care boost for you, or present that’s bound to be appreciated.
Where to buy: yourzooki.com
This is the first health supplement in the world that not only offers vegans and vegetarians their daily dose of Omega-3s and vitamin D from plant-based sources, but can also be used as an ingredient to enhance delicious meals such as desserts, smoothies and salads. The full spectrum liquid and soft gel capsules are made from British-grown Ahiflower seed oil, Algarithm DHA derived from marine algae plus MenaQ7 and Vitashine Vitamin D3. They come in a light tropical mango flavour.
Where to buy: wileysfinest.co.uk
Lean Food Tabs Weight Loss System
100% natural, vegan and containing no additives, each of these revolutionary nutrition tab contains the full RDA of all 29 essential nutrients and optimal ratios of protein, carbohydrates and fat to keep your body functioning at its highest level, all in under 1,200 calories per day. They are said to have an incredible 100% success rate for reducing weight and enhancing health and claim to be the only truly natural and whole food weight loss system that meets the EU guidelines for a calorie-restricted meal replacement.
Where to buy: leanfood.com