Supplements can have a wide range of benefits when taken with a healthy, balanced diet. From vitamins and minerals to organic reishi extract and absolutely everything in between, you can buy supplements online right here at medino.
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What are the most popular supplements?
Supplements for energy, hair, nails, muscles, concentration and your immune system are always popular – and these include B vitamins, vitamin D, biotin and more. Different supplements have different benefits. Choosing the right one for you is about understanding your specific needs and knowing what you’re not getting through a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
Supplements for hair and nails
Biotin, vitamin C, zinc and vitamin E are great for your hair and nails, so look for supplements that contain those. If you’re looking for a supplement that has all of them as well as a few others that are beneficial for healthy looking hair, skin and nails, try Nature’s Aid Hair, Skin and Nails Formula Tablets.
Supplements for building muscle
If you exercise regularly, especially weight training, you might want to consider taking supplements: when you combine supplements with a balanced diet, you can get better muscle recovery and growth. One of the best-known supplements to take for muscle recovery and growth is protein. You may not be able to get enough in your diet, so you could try Kiki Organic Hemp Protein Powder, which is a high-quality plant protein packed with amino acids.
Supplements for energy
B vitamins have been known to give you more energy by transforming the food you eat into energy that your cells can use. If you’re not getting enough in your diet, you could try a supplement such as Solgar Vitamin B12 Tablets.
An unusual one that you might not have heard of is CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10). This supplement is made naturally in the body, but decreases with age and in people who have certain medical conditions. Cells use this enzyme to make energy and protect themselves from oxidative damage. If you think you might be low on this enzyme, one of the supplements you could try is Cytoplan CoQ10 Multi Capsules.
Another one of the supplements that could help give you energy is ashwagandha root. Supplements that contain this are thought to give you a boost of energy by helping your body cope with physical and mental stress. Higher Nature Ashwagandha and Rhodiola Capsules also contain Rhodiola Rosea root extract, which has also been associated with increased energy.
Supplements for concentration
Although more study and research are needed in this area, a lot of people believe that omega-3, gingko biloba and L-theanine (among others) can give your brain a boost. Some of these can be found naturally in food sources, which should always be your go-to. But, if you decide you’d like to buy supplements to add to your diet, you could try:
- Lindens Omega 3 Fish Oil Extra Capsules
- FSC Gingko Biloba 500mg Tablets
- Solgar L-Theanine 150mg Vegetable capsules
What are different forms of supplements?
Supplements don’t just come in tablet or capsule form – they can also come in liquids, powders, oils, gummies and even effervescent tablets like Berocca Boost with Guarana Tablets. The form you choose to take very much depends on personal preference. If you struggle to take supplements in tablet or capsule formats, you could try gummies or powders that you can mix into drinks like tea and coffee. If you’re looking for supplements for children you also might want to consider gummies and for babies and toddlers, or a liquid such as Vitabiotics Wellbaby Multi-vitamin Liquid.
Other popular supplements include:
- Plant Paleo Marine Collagen: perfect for boosting collagen protein and maximising body maintenance.
- Plant Paleo Bone Broth: ideal for those looking to boost glucosamine, hyaluronic acid and an abundance of minerals, too.
- Bimuno Travelaid High Fibre Pastilles: great for travellers who want to boost their gut health when moving from country to country.
- Finally, medicinal mushrooms, such as Cordyceps and Reishi are increasingly popular. They offer a range of anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, and anti-microbial benefits. Check out our article for more information: Why are medicinal mushrooms so popular?
Are there any safety concerns?
Even though supplements are not classed as medication, you should be careful when taking them. It’s very important that you read the label for the manufacturers guidance before taking any supplement. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medications, you should chat to your GP or pharmacist before taking any supplements, as taking them could potentially be harmful. You also need to be very careful not to take too many supplements as this could lead to serious medical problems.
If you’re in any doubt, get in touch with our pharmacist who’ll be able to give you expert advice.