How To Shop Supplements Like A Pro

Here Beauty Editor, Chloe Burcham tells you how to shop smart when it comes to sleep, stress, energy and mood…

How To Shop Supplements Like A Pro

From magnesium-rich sleep aids to adaptogen-infused mood boosters, supplements can be a game-changer for enhancing your overall wellbeing. Not only can they help to improve your sleep and boost your energy levels, but some may also help to manage stress and elevate your mood.

But with so many supplements out there, it can be confusing to really understand which are worth investing in. As a Beauty Editor, I’m fortunate enough to try lots of different supplements and pick the brains of doctors, nutritionists and health experts. If you’re intrigued by supplements but don’t know where to start, consider this your supplement shopping crib-sheet…


For Better Sleep: Look to Magnesium, Ashwaganda and Valerian Root

Whether you struggle to switch off at night or frequently wake up come 3am, taking a bedtime supplement is a great way to guarantee a good night’s rest. ‘Ashwaganda can help promote a feeling of calm, making it a great sleep supplement,’ suggests nutritionist Kristen Stavridis. Marie Reynolds' ZEDZ contains a rich blend of ashwaganda, magnesium and chamomile to help quieten busy minds and reduce feelings of anxiety, helping you to drift off easier.

We love Wild Nutrition Magnesium SupplementMoon Juice Dream Dust and Kiki Health Magnesium Concentrate

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For Less Stress: Seek Out Adaptogens, Magnesium, and L-Theanine

In today's fast-paced world, stress is almost inevitable. While mindfulness, meditation and other stress-relieving activities are key – certain supplements can also help to manage it effectively. Adaptogens like rhodiola and ashwagandha are known for their stress-relieving properties, helping the body adapt to stress and promote balance. Magnesium, another essential nutrient, is great for relaxing the nervous system while L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea, has been shown to reduce stress and improve focus. 

We love Fushi Organic Rhodiola RoseaJS Health Calm + Destress Formula and Arrae Calm Alchemy.

For more stress-busting solutions, shop our Scent To De-Stress collection


For An Energy Boost: Forget Coffee, Supplement Green Tea

If you’re often feeling sluggish come lunchtime, an energy-boosting supplement may be the one for you. Blending together green tea, vitamin C, zinc and turmeric, Advanced Nutrition Programme Pro Vitality Formula contains all you need to give your brain and body a much-needed boost. ‘Green tea naturally contains caffeine,’ explains Stavridis. ‘When taken in a supplement form, it can be effective to help you stay alert.’

We love Artah Energy FixDivergent Supplements Gamma Focus and Beauty Pie For Jugglers.

For another boost of energy, try our Scent To Boost Your Energy collection.


For A Lifted Mood: Prioritise Probiotics

If you’re someone who often feels overwhelmed, you’re not alone. Recent statistics reveal that 80% of people report feeling anxious to some degree with 47% experiencing anxiety on a regular basis. While speaking to a doctor is always a good idea, checking in with your gut health could also be key.

Developed by a Harvard-trained neuroscientist, ALLY N°1 contain a blend of well-researched probiotic strains for mental wellbeing, plus anti-inflammatory polyphenols and mood-enhancing saffron. 

We love MPower Mood Food and Bare Biology Mindful.

For other ways to boost your mood, shop our Scent To Make You Happy collection.


For Better Skin: Make Collagen Your Go-To

Our skin’s naturally-occurring collagen levels start to drop off every year once we hit our 20s, meaning a good quality supplement is a great idea. Containing nothing but sustainably sourced marine collagen, Vida Glow Natural Marine Collagen is the purest form of collagen you’ll find. Simply mix a sachet into your morning tea, coffee or water and within as little as 8-weeks, watch as your skin magically becomes firmer, nails become stronger and fine lines appear smoothed.

We love Bare Biology Pure Marine Collagen Powder and Dose & Co Dairy Collagen Creamer.


For Joint Health: Look to Collagen, Omegas and Glucosamine

When you’re sitting at a desk all day, it can sometimes feel like aches and stiffness are just a part of the job. But a good joint supplement can make you feel like you’ve just completed a 30-minute pilates stretch, every single day. With a rich blend of glucosamine, omega-3 and collagen, Holland & Barrett Expert Multi Action Joint Support helps to keep your joints in tip-top condition, easing stiffness, fighting inflammation and promoting flexibility.

We love Artah Essential Omegas and Oskia MSM Bio-Plus

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