We are so lucky this day and age to have a vast array of supplements at hand, whether it is to simply top up on your vitamins, boost immune system or to help hair, skin and nails. There is no longer an excuse. I have trialled a lovely bunch to help you on the way to topping up that cupboard, let’s dive right in!
Pukka is a brand I have known of for years but more than anything for their range of teas, but they also have supplements to offer. As I am writing this on a drab week day after a nice weekend of relaxation,I reach for some of the Pukka Inner Peace capsules. Coming home after a day at the office it can be hard to wind down, the Inner Calm capsules hold Ashwagandha, Camomile and Lavender all wonderful at aiding calm and helping you unwind naturally. Vegan friendly, Gluten and Soy free. These old creaky joints need all the help they can get and we know Turmeric is good for this, Pukka’s Turmeric Active capsules have a broad spectrum formula of high organic grade, it has never been easier to aid joint mobility.
It seems we all live busy lives whatever they look like, and we might need different types of support for those busy lives. Maybe you need help with sleep? Or to boost that immune system.
City Survivor, a small but mighty local brand, have made a lovely selection for you. Pollution Protection Daily Multi with Antioxidants is a multi vitamin and mineral supplement. It’s a 7 in 1 supporting your energy, immune system, liver and bone. And then the antioxidants protection your cells from stress and all that you encounter in your environment. To boost your immune system to the max they have the supplement just for you, City Survivor Immune Support is a lush purple capsule filled with Vitamins A and C, Zinc all great at supporting your immune system. If you feel like a cold is upon you or you need a boost take 2-4 capsules daily. Not to single one lovely supplement out but my favourite, that I probably will continue buying, is the Night Support. I have not slept this deep and well for years! I recommend these to anyone looking for a deep sleep that doesn’t leave you waking up wondering where you are in a state of drowsiness. Inside these treasure capsules there’s magnesium supporting your nervous system and reduces tiredness and fatigue. And then calming amino acids L-Theanine and L-Taurine. Take two capsules 30 minutes before bed and you won’t need to count any sheep I promise you.
I have mentioned this before, health starts from within, but did you know that skin hydration does too? Hush & Hush have a lovely supplement for just this, to hydrate your skin from within. Giving you a fresh, plump skin retaining much needed moisture. We all know the outside stresses our skin goes through on a daily basis and to complement skin care products such as creams and serums, this is a great benefit. There are some amazing ingredients in these capsules all aiming to hydrate, support elasticity and restore. All natural and gluten free. I also received their Mind Your Mind capsules, helping me to relax my mind when going to sleep as well as helping me fall deep asleep easier. Magnesium as we know is great for this but as well as that we find tryptophan, valerian root and holy basil leaf. All mixed perfectly to give you a deep night sleep and waking up ready for the day. Simply take 1 capsule up to one hour before you go to bed and lay your head down.
We’ve stocked up on capsules but I have also tried some supplements that we can mix with water and I have to say it’s been a new fun experience. Wassen offers a range of helpful drinkable supplements with 40 years of knowledge under their belt. Right, so I am not the greatest at drinking water throughout my day, so my hydration from within isn’t top notch by any means. Wassen has a drinkable supplement simply but efficiently called Hydrate + Replenish, inside you’ll find Magnesium, Zinc and Chromium, Vitamin C and selenium. Grab a sachet and mix it with water, easy peasy. A lovely apple flavoured drink ready to go. If I have a gym day I will take a sachet of their Energy + Cognition blend, or if I just feel like I need a pick me up of energy at the office. A sachet filled with gorgeous ingredients but I think the magical ones are the Chromium and Maca that helps maintain stamina and balance sugar levels. And it has one of my favourite flavours, Blood Orange! Tasty and helpful. And then to then help me unwind and relax they offer the Relax + Unwind sachets. Amongst some good ingredients we see magnesium and lemon balm helping support relaxation. The flavour on this one you ask? Why it is a tasty Black Cherry. It is easy to support your body with much needed vitamins and minerals when they taste this good!
Last but absolutely not least I was treated to a 1 month supply of Kollo Health’s Premium Liquid Marine Collagen. In the mailbox sized box you’ll find sachets to mix with water and take daily for however many days supply you treat yourself to. Collagen as we know is great for preventing skin ageing and deep lines, it improves radiance and brightness of your skin. It supports hydration and it reduces joint pain, the latter is really important for me. It has almost a gel like consistency with an amazing flavour! Even better when served chilled. Inside each sachet we have 10g of type 1 marine collagen peptides, to help reduce those signs of aging and support your hair and nails. Vitamin B and C proven to help collagen formation for cell renewal, think joints and cartilage. And the last hero ingredient is L Lysine which promotes collagen growth and antibodies but also supports a healthy immune system. I love the idea of being able to simply drink my supplements as it also helps me take my water intake up a notch.
I feel like my body and mind are so grateful for really giving it all the goodness it needs for strength and balance from the inside out. It is easier than you think to keep it all balanced, whether you are a capsule or sachets person.