March 21, 2017
Good skin, energy and happiness come from within. For the past couple years I’ve been a real stickler for taking my vitamins – and then some. Looking after myself from the inside as well as the outside has always been something I prioritise with the food I eat (I’m not a crazed health eater, I just stay away from cows milk and junk food). The difference I’ve noticed in my skin since taking these supplements everyday is incomparable. I often get asked what I take so I thought I’d do a easy-to-read version of what I take, what brands are good and what the benefits are. I buy most of them from Amazon, Whole Foods or Boots.
Solgar Vitamin D 4000IU, 100ug
Like a lot of people living in the UK, I have low levels of Vitamin D. Lack of sunshine – and this vitamin – affects our mood as it regulates our hormones, as well as our ability to absorb other chemicals.
Solgar Magnesium Citrate or The Organic Pharmacy Calcium & Magnesium complex
I love using these as they calm both the muscles in the body and the nervous system. I take them in the evening to make sure my adrenal gland isn’t overactive overnight, which helps keep hormonal breakout at bay. Basically if you’re stressed: you need this.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Zinc Complex
A great way to support your immune system and skin health – even helping to tackle acne.
Solgar Vitamin B12 1000ug
All about energy. This vitamin helps stabilise your nervous system, reduces fatigue and keeps your metabolism in check.
Optibac or Bio Cult
Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that help keep your gut healthy. It all sounds very internal but having a healthy gut is directly linked to how good your skin looks, and helps your digestive system in endless ways. I used to think this was a very expensive supplements to take but recently discovered the 2 brands above that offer a months supply for less than a tenner.
Gut Health and Anti Inflammatory
The Nue Co.
Every morning I add the Plant Protein + Gut Food and/ or the Debloat Food + Prebiotic powders into my smoothie (banana and spinach) I really trust The Nue product as they have no chemicals or fillers in. I really notice the difference when I’m not taking them. They help with my energy levels, immunity and help keep everything inside balanced and in sync.
Oskia Pure MSM
The sulfur supplement claims to reduce acne by detoxifying and getting rid of inflammation. Yes, really. I was dubious after hearing these miracle claims but I can now (very happily) say that these changed my skin and lessened my hormonal breakouts tenfold. Plus it boosts collagen and keratin .
Perricone MD Omega 3
There are so many benefits here. It helps keep your heart healthy, reduces cholesterol, promotes bone and joint health, improves the quality of your sleep… but most importantly these fats help give you plump, glowing skin!
Solgar Turmeric Root Extract
Turmeric contain bioactive compounds with powerful medicinal properties. In terms of skin health, it’s acts as an anti inflammatory which is great in reducing puffiness and redness, and it neutralises free radicals (smoke, stress, pollution) and therefore protects your body and skin from them.
Marie Reynolds Coll-Force
Ingesting collagen? Oh yes, it’s a thing. Collagen is already present in our body and is what helps keep skin plump by keeping the connective tissue in our skin, hair and nails strong. The Marie Reynolds one also has Vitamin C, B3 and E to help boost the immune system.
The All In One
Aime Pure Glow
All the good ingredients to help keep your body balanced – magnesium, zinc, turmeric, spirulina. This supplement aims to calm inflammation and promote better digestion – perfect for those with hormonal breakouts. Hello, happy skin.
If you’re also looking for overall health (healthy body = glowing skin) but not sure which supplements are right for you then I highly suggest the Lunar Cleanse at Organic Pharmacy where they measure your minerals and vitamins, followed by a cleansing chilli massage.