A Comprehensive Guide To Supplements

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A Comprehensive Guide To Supplements

by Remy Farrell |

If you already follow a healthy lifestyle, you might not see the necessity of taking supplements. While they shouldn't be substituted for food, supplements can help with your general wellbeing, so don't cast them aside too quickly. Add some of our below recommendations into your daily diet and we bet that you'll soon feel like a better version of yourself.

Multivitamin

A multivitamin is a good all-rounder supplement that will help to maintain your energy levels and support your immune system. Vitamins like Thiamine, Riboflavin and Vitamin B12 contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism and Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Vitamins C and D, and Zinc and Copper contribute to the normal function of the immune system.

Nutritionist Rose Ferguson takes Vitamin C daily, 'I know it's an obvious one and sounds boring,' she says, 'but Vitamin C is the most brilliant anti-oxidant and very accessible, it's great for your immune system, it's great for your skin too.' There are lots of multivitamins on the market but we recommend opting for a supplement with a high level of vitamins.

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Omega-3

It's recommended that you consume at least two portions of fish a week (one being oily fish), but as well as this, you can take omega-3 supplements to help support brain and heart health. DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid, which is an omega 3 fat) contributes to maintenance of normal brain function with a daily intake of 250mg. It also contributes to the normal function of the heart. Nutritionist Rose Ferguson says 'I always make sure I take a 'good fat' supplement, whether that's an omega-3 or I personally like phosphatidylcholine for the skin, it's great for the lipid layer of skin and it really helps to calm inflammation too. It's a great fatty acid for the skin.'

B-Vitamin

A vitamin B-complex supplement can help reduce tiredness and fatigue, so it's a great supplement to take if you're always low on energy (we know we definitely are!). With its rich combination of B-Vitamins, this supplement works by supporting your metabolism, which turns the food you eat into energy to give you that get-up-and-go. Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism.

Collagen

More and more people are opting to supplement their diets with collagen powders. Award-winning celebrity facialist and aesthetician and founder of D.Thomas Clinic Debbie Thomas says that the emphasis, when it comes to collagen supplements, should be on the quality of the collagen supplement you choose.

'There is evidence that taking collagen supplements helps you to make more of your own collagen, however, the quality of the collagen supplement does make a big difference. Collagen supplements were first used to aid muscular and skeletal recovery from injury or surgery. Some people, while taking these supplements, noticed other side effects like joints becoming more supple, reduction of vaginal direness and some skin improvements. So skin supplements containIng collagen has become a 'thing' for a reason.'

Nutritionist Rose Ferguson says 'I take collagen, but I think of it more as an all-around body helper as opposed to a skin-specific supplement. I like powder forms of collagen best. If you're a bone broth person, which is a great source of collagen, then great but when it comes to taking collagen every day I prefer to use a powder supplement. I like Puori Pure Collagen Peptides, £29.99. I do believe with things like collagen, you should be careful where you get it from and get a really good quality one. There are vegan forms of collagen out there too.'

What supplements does a master facialist take to keep her skin glowing?

Renowned facialist Michaella Bolder took to Instagram recently to reveal each and every supplement she takes in a day. Michaella wrote: 'Supplements are an essential part of my morning routine along with my skincare regimen. I tend to adjust and rotate supplements as the seasons change, listening to my body's needs. Everyone's bodies and needs are so different but these are my own personal year round staples.' See Michaella's post below:

Michaella spotlights collagen peptides, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin capsules and a probiotic.

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Best Supplements - Grazia 2022

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A Grazia beauty team favourite this green powder can be added to water (don't be put off by the colour, it's got a great citrus taste) or smoothes and contains all the vitamins you need in a day. Consider it a drinkable multivitamin. It's the brainchild of Elle Macpherson and Dr Simone Laubscher. Would recommend.

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A vitamin B-complex supplement can help reduce tiredness and fatigue, so it's a great supplement to take if you're always low on energy (we know we definitely are!).

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'I take collagen but I think of it more as an all-round body helper as opposed to a skin-specific supplement. I like powder forms of collagen best. If you're a bone broth person, which is a great source of collagen, then great but when it comes to taking collagen every day I prefer to use a powder supplement. I like Puori Pure Collagen Peptides, £29.99. I do believe with things like collagen, be careful where you get it from get a really good quality one. There are vegan forms of collagen out there too.' - Rose Ferguson, nutritionist.

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This is the stuff Jennifer Aniston adds to her coffees and smoothies so it's got to be good right? She's so enthusiastic about the brand that she's become their Chief Creative Officer. The powder is available at Boots and also at Cult Beauty.

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Brand new to the market this environmentally conscious brand debuts with HW.labs Fortify Gummies, a supplement made to support healthy hair, skin and nails with science-backed ingredients. If you'd rather not swallow down a capsule or four a day in a bid to stay healthy these blueberry flavoured multivitamin gummies are for you. They're packed with Zinc, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Selenium and Biotin. The brand was launched by Toby Huntington-Whiteley (model and personal trainer) and Noa Murcia and is set to take the wellness arena by storm. Consider it your new sustainable supplement.

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The Lumity supplement range has a star-studded cult following (we're talking about the likes of Kate Moss and Angelina Jolie here) and for good reason. This two-step team of high quality vitamins, omegas and minerals is aimed at providing everything your body needs in a day to promote firmer skin, glossier hair and stronger nails. What's not to love?

Earths Secretu2019s Sleep Complex
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Slip into a quality night sleep with this sleep supplement from Earth's Secret. Made with natural ingredients: calming lavender and soothing chamomile, passionflower, tart cherry, saffron, natural tryptophan, and melatonin which will help improve the duration and quality of your sleep.

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Australian-born JSHealth Vitamins was founded in 2018 by clinical nutritionist and one of Australia's most lauded wellness experts, Jessica Sepel. The range of natural supplements, which is loved by the likes of Millie Mackintosh and Sophie Hermann, focuses on specific health issues with targeted products that are backed by science. The hero? Hair + Energy capsules which contain two essential minerals, iodine and zinc, that together promote energy and healthy hair growth. Double win!

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A multivitamin is a good all-rounder supplement that will help to maintain your energy levels and support your immune system. Vitamins like Thiamine, Riboflavin and Vitamin B12 contribute to normal energy-yielding metabolism and Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

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A high-powered life in the fashion industry saw Centred's founder Laura Tudor's hair suffer the effects. Laura's hair began to thin. With the help of husband and renowned hair stylist Kieran Tudor Laura set about learning how to undo the stress-related damage and the Centred range was born. These vegan capsules offer up a whole host of nourishing ingredients (think bamboo extract, Vitamin E, Iron and Vitamin B6 to name just a few) and are well worth working into your daily routine, especially if you find yourself relating to founder Laura's story.

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Oskia's hero ingredient MSM is more commonly known as the Beauty Mineral (now tell us that doesn't sound appealing!) and it supports collagen, keratin and glutathione production in the body, meaning it's effective at improving skin structure, elasticity and the condition of hair and nails.

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This set of supplements is so good it won a Grazia Beauty Award this year. Each sachet in the supplement set contains everything you need to improve energy, immunity and promote healthy hormone cycles. The set has been curated to give you every essential nutrient and omega oil your body needs in a day. If you're looking for a way to take the full out of your supplement regime, this is undoubtedly it.

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There are lots of multivitamins on the market but we recommend opting for a supplement with a high level of vitamins. Take Solgar® Omnium® for example. It has a whopping 37-active ingredients and is rich in phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and amino acid chelated minerals for optimal absorption.

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And finally, to keep all those supplements in when you're off out and about you'll need a pill case. Tabuu's stainless steel, fully waterproof travel pill cases will hold up to 6 supplements and come in lavender, grey, black and 'flamingo pink'. A percentage of profits are given to charities supporting cancer research.

JS Health Detox + Debloat formula, £29.99
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If you frequently feel bloated, then this Detox and Debloat supplement from JS Health supports abdominal bloating. It contains Milk Thistle, which promotes natural liver cleansing and detoxification processes. Turmeric, which is a powerful anti-flamatory ingredient proven to maintain and support liver health and acts as a hepatoprotectant to protect the liver. Plus, fennel which is used to aid normal digestion.

Food supplements should not be used instead of a varied balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.

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