Going on vacation doesn’t mean taking a break from your wellbeing. Taking supplements while you’re on your travels can help keep your body in check from the inside out.
From gut-balancing capsules to skin-hydrating elixirs, there’s a supplement to help give you a boost on your vacation.
These are seven of the best supplements to help you be your healthiest self away from home.
CF PICK: Tonik No.1 Coconut Oil Capsules, £32 for 120 capsules
Nothing says ‘I’m so ready for vacation’ like coconut oil. Instead of the reminiscent tropical smell of slathering coconut oil on your skin and hair, Tonik’s supplements work from the inside out. The No.1 Coconut Oil Capsules are made with pure, extra-virgin, unrefined, organic, cold-pressed, raw coconut oil, which is known for its health-boosting benefits and improving skin and hair health. In convenient travel-friendly capsules and an Instagramable monochrome container for your vacation shelfies, take them every morning alongside your breakfast in bed.
HOW TO TAKE IT: Take one capsule every morning and evening for optimum results.
CF PICK: RMS Beauty Within Probiotic + Prebiotic Dietary Supplement, £60 for 60 capsules
It’s all too common for your gut to go out of sync when you’re away from home and over-indulging/experimenting with unfamiliar foods. Help keep your tummy in check with RMS Beauty Within Probiotic and Prebiotic that aims to restore the balance of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria in the gut. Formulated with 25 billion CFU (Colony Forming Units) of good bacteria and enriched with antioxidants, the supplement works to improve digestion and help reduce occasional bloating.
HOW TO TAKE IT: Take one capsule two times a day with or without food.
CF PICK: Anatomē a+ TravelJet Female set, £90
If you're a frequent flyer, going long-haul combined with jet-lag can take its toll on your body. The TravelJet kit from anatomē includes four travel-centred products to help support your emotional and physical wellbeing when you’re jet-setting. Along with a Balance + Stability Oil and Recovery + Sleep Oil, the kit includes two mini supplement bottles: a Daily Wellbeing + Vitamin Complex supplement containing essential vitamins and minerals to boost energy levels when you feel like you’re running on empty, and the Daily Biotic + Gut Support capsule to help promote a healthy gut for optimum immune defence.
HOW TO TAKE IT: Daily Wellbeing + Vitamin Complex: Take one to two tablets daily every morning after breakfast or lunch. Daily Biotic + Gut Support: Take two capsules daily 15 minutes before breakfast or before sleep.
In an age-defying powder form, these super-light sachets are easily transportable so you can pop them in your carry-on pouch of essentials to sip on the plane.
CF PICK: Goop Goopgenes, £18 for 3 sachets
Drink your way to hydrated, younger-looking skin with Goopgenes powder supplements. Designed to be mixed with water, this sunset-coloured drink is a daily dose of skin support that includes collagen, ceramides and astaxanthin to help improve your skin’s moisture levels, elasticity and texture while you’re on your travels. In an age-defying powder form, these super-light sachets are easily transportable so you can pop them in your carry-on pouch of essentials to sip on the plane.
HOW TO TAKE IT: Mix one single dose packet daily in 8 fl.oz. of water – room temperature is ideal. Stir well before drinking.
CF PICK: WelleCo Alkalising Formula Travel Set, £26 for 7 sachets
Stop your digestion getting sluggish on your travels with some daily greens, but in sachet form. Welleco Alkalizing Formula Travel Set includes a week’s worth of daily green multivitamin powder supplements that stabilise blood sugar levels and help keep your metabolism ticking over. While turmeric delivers anti-inflammatory properties to improve gut health, pomegranate neutralises free radicals, and dandelion reduces toxins in the liver. Add to your morning smoothie to supercharge it.
HOW TO TAKE IT: Blend one sachet in a shaker with filtered water, almond milk, coconut water or a smoothie. Shake well and drink daily in the morning.
CF PICK: The Beauty Chef Hydration Inner Beauty Boost, £29 for 500ml
Like drinkable skincare, The Beauty Chef’s Hydration Inner Beauty Boost is a bio-fermented probiotic elixir that’s designed to hydrate your skin from within. Each 15ml vegan-friendly serving is loaded with skin-loving probiotics and prebiotics plus natural electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and plant nutrients from coconut water, lemon myrtle and aloe vera to help boost your skin’s moisture levels and restore electrolyte balance. Try adding a spoonful to your acai breakfast bowl for a healthy kick-start to your morning.
HOW TO TAKE IT: Mix a 15ml serving of the Hydration Inner Beauty Boost with 200ml of filtered water and drink once daily.
CF PICK: Aime Summer Glow Capsules, £30 for 60 capsules
You’ll still need to pack your SPF haul, but Aime’s Summer Glow tablets help simulate the sun's glow-boosting properties so your skin is prepped internally. Working to prepare your skin for sun exposure, each Summer Glow supplement contains a super-powered blend of beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, camelina oil, resveratrol and probiotics for a daily hit of sun-friendly superfood in capsule form. The supplements work with the addition of vitamins C and A, which contribute to the protection of cells from oxidative damage. Diarise to start taking them daily at least a month before your sun-filled trip and always apply your SPF as normal.
HOW TO TAKE IT: Take one tablet per day starting a month before sun exposure (four weeks minimum) and continue dose throughout the entire period of sun exposure.