The start of a year is a great time to revisit your health and beauty supplements regime and provide yourself myriad wellness benefits.
The supplements industry is booming and in 2021 looks set to soar even higher. We spoke to Jessica Sepel at JSHealth to get the lowdown on the benefits: “Supplements are important if an individual is not getting enough of the right nutrients and minerals from their diet. This can be due to food choices, digestive issues, stress, and genetics. Sometimes people with a healthy whole-food diet can still lack certain nutrients and minerals: common deficiencies include iodine, iron, and magnesium. I recommend the foundation of a healthy and balanced diet, supported with supplements that are right for you, depending on individual needs.”
So what should we be considering to supplement our health? “I never like to be too specific or prescriptive as everyone is so individual and requires different things, but many women benefit from a general multi, fish oil, probiotics, and magnesium regularly,” Jessica adds.
We’ve rounded up the best supplements to add to your wellness regime now…
Struggling through the post-festive slump? As we continue to work from our make-shift home desks, distracted by the humdrum of at-home life, you may find yourself in need of a little assistance with the task at hand. These Anatomē focus supplements combat brain fog and fatigue. A blend of nootropic mushrooms act as neurostimulants to enhance brain activity. The results are sharpened focus and mental clarity. You'll be whizzing through your to-do list in no time…
January blues can leave us feeling a little lacklustre. Thankfully, Lumity Life's Power On Booster is close at hand if you need a boost of energy. A potent cocktail of Vitamin C, Bs, Iron, and Zinc will have you firing on all cylinders. These clever little capsules also support the nervous system, to deliver calm and balance.
Big Christmas blowout? Coming into January it's common to be feeling a little more bloated with the liver needing some extra love post silly season indulgence. The Detox + Debloat formula contains turmeric and fennel to relieve bloating, soothe digestion, and support liver health.
This clever, chewable vitamin harnesses the power of natural lactoferrin: a protein that has potent anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. When we are stressed, tired, run down, or not eating properly, it's the first line of defence to fight off flu and other viruses. Suitable for the whole family, use it to shut down the first niggling symptoms of a cold.
Dr David Jack is a renowned Harley Street Aesthetic Doctor and his clever supplements are an extension of his holistic approach to skin health and wellness. 'Relax' is a nootropics drink supplement aimed to help unwind and sooth after a stressful day. The combination of valerian root, ashwagandha, and reishi mushroom has a deliciously calming affect – and the salted-caramel taste is an added bonus.
Vitamin D is a powerhouse: it supports everything from immune function, to mood, and muscle health, while playing a significant role in the absorption of additional key vitamins and minerals. We get most of our Vitamin D from sunlight and with travel curtailed for the forseeable, it's well worth adding this supplement to your daily routine. Three spritzes of this spray on your tongue daily, allows 2.6 X times the absorption of a pill and delivers 375% the RDA of Vitamin D. It's perfectly sized to pop in your handbag on the move too.
Everything Dr Barbara Sturm does is to promote natural beauty, from her skincare line to her supplements. Sleep Food ensures you get the best beauty treatment of all – a good night's sleep. St John’s Wort regulates sleep, valerian supports sleep quality, and lemon balm helps the body to relax into a calmer state. Ultimately you'll sleep quicker, longer and better.
Alongside a good diet, skin may need a little nudge to restore it's natural glory. The Beauty Formula is a powerhouse: ideal for anyone wishing to delay the signs of ageing, improve skin texture, combat acne, or regulate hormones. It packs an impressive concotion of 48 of the most effective nutritional compounds proven to hydrate, strengthen, and rejuvenate the skin from within, including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and probiotics. At the core is the patented GlowCutis, to stimulate collagen. We're sold!
If you are after glossier, thicker, longer hair, Philip Kingsley Tricho Complex is the solution. Harnessing Philip Kingsley's 60-plus years of expertise, this supplement is packed with the same level of vitamins prescribed in clinic to promote the healthiest hair, treated from within. With biotin and selenium, plus various vitamins and iron, to boost growth and reduce hair loss.