If good focus and mental clarity are what is needed to get that promotion at work, or that high distinction at university, then you could argue you’ve actually got a vested interest in investing in your brain health. A good brain-boosting supplement like Healthy Care’s Brain Booster is an excellent place to start: its formula offers ginkgo biloba and adaptogens ashwaganda and rhodiola rosea, which are feted for helping to support cognitive function.
Antioxidants might already form a vital part of your topical skincare routine, but it’s a good idea to boost your body’s protection to free radical damage internally by taking a high-quality ingestible antioxidant. Vida Glow’s Anti-G-Ox is packed with a suite of potent antioxidants, from all-rounders zinc and vitamin C, to superfood wunderkind Kakadu plum, to keep your skin fortified from the inside out.
Magnesium could fairly be dubbed the Swiss Army knife of the supplement world: one important vitamin that’s useful for tending to a broad spectrum of ills. It helps improve sleep quality by relaxing the mind and body (it’s also useful post-workout to combat DOMS), and increase regularity, as well as help a myriad of cellular processes throughout the body. If it’s your sleep you’re targeting, Blackmore’s Relax Magnesium is excellent: it contains magnesium citrate, a more effective and more easily absorbed variety than the magnesium oxide offered by other formulas, and its subtle berry taste makes for a lovely pre-bed tonic.
My interest in the JSHealth Hair + Energy tablets, part of the supplement line from nutritionist and wellness advocate Jessica Sepel, was first piqued by the almost unbelievable before and after comparisons that had peppered my Instagram feed for months. And while my results weren’t quite so spectacular as those I’d spied online (likely because my hair was already in pretty good condition), I’ve definitely noticed that it’s grown a lot more quickly in the time I’ve been taking them daily. This I credit to the hefty dose of zinc and kelp-derived iodine, which, as well as being necessary for healthy thyroid functioning, aids with creating thick and strong hair.
If you’re looking to ramp things up in the beautifying stakes ahead of a big event, WelleCo’s The Super Booster Aquatic Collagen Skin + Hair + Nails would be a good pick. They’re pretty pricey for the quantity you get but that said, in hindsight, I would have slotted this pack of 14 sachets into my supplement lineup in the fortnight before my wedding for a last-minute beauty boost. They’re portable (i.e. great for travel) and also fabulous for complementing your existing routine: simply whisk one into the beauty powders you already take for an instantaneous upgrade.
While the last time you read about mitochondria might have been in year 10 biology class, these ‘powerhouses of the cell’ (as they’re often nicknamed) deserve as much attention as your hair or skin, if not more. Tru Niagen provides a precursor to NAD+, a coenzyme that’s currently getting a lot of attention in biohacking circles as this molecule (which is present in every cell in our body) plays an indispensable role in our cellular health, and may even help boost longevity. If you’re interested in improving your wellbeing on a cellular level, I’d recommend you take a look.
Story by Tess de Vivie de Régie