What forms do they come in?
- Capsule: Capsules dissolve steadily over time which is helpful if you have a finicky stomach.
- Tablet: Can be split in half if you want to change the dosage.
- Powder: Powders can be easily mixed into water or another beverage and are absorbed quickly.
- Liquid: Can be taken alone or mixed into a beverage and are absorbed quickly.
What ingredients should I look for?
When you search the ingredient list, look for familiar plant or food-based ingredients. If in doubt, consult with your doctor for specific recommendations.
What does fermented mean?
Some supplements have fermented ingredients which means they contain probiotics or good bacteria which are released into your digestive system. Fermentation helps enhance the vitamin and mineral content of the supplement.
Are they safe?
Yes. Dietary supplements are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or alleviate the effects of diseases, and The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests that you consult with a health care professional before using any dietary supplement.
USDA Organic or Certified Organic Seal:
The item must have an ingredients list and the contents should be 95% or more certified organic, meaning free of synthetic additives like pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and dyes, and must not be processed using industrial solvents, irradiation, or genetic engineering, according to the USDA. The remaining 5% may only be foods or processed with additives on an approved list.
To Increase Glow
THE BEAUTY CHEF Glow Advanced Inner Beauty Powder
Key Ingredients: mung beans, brown rice, lentils, chickpeas, linseed, maqui berry
Benefits: This bio-fermented formula supports gut health and collagen synthesis, contributing to increased skin health and an overall glow.
For Acne Clearing & Cleansing
HUM Daily Cleanse
Key Ingredients: Chlorella, Spirulina, Milk Thistle, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Dandelion Leaf Extract
Benefits:This herb-nutrient blend detoxifies skin along with other major organs, contributing to a smooth, clear complexion.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Repair Food
Key Ingredients: Frankincense Extract, Pomegranate Skin Extract, Purslane Leaf Extract, Curcuma Root Extract, Pine Bark Extract
Benefits: This highly-efficient skin booster fights the factors of aging by blocking free radicals and environmental aggressors, and it repairs cellular function to promote a youthful glow.
To Boost Collagen
The Beauty Chef Collagen Inner Beauty Boost
Key Ingredients: Maqui berry, acai, papaya, blueberry, goji berry and pomegranate powders with grape seed extract, zinc and vitamin C
Benefits: This bio-fermented probiotic supports the body’s production of collagen, the main structural protein found in the skin which gives it its strength and elasticity—properties that slow with the aging process.
To Promote Hydration
HUM Glow Sweet Glow
Key Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Amla Fruit
Benefits: This hyaluronic acid-infused gummy promotes hydration from within by increasing skin's moisture levels and protecting against a dull, dry-looking complexion.
To Combat Pollution
Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Pollution Drops
Key Ingredients: Ashwagandha Extract, Manganbisglycina, D-alpha-Tocophylacetet, Purslane
Benefits: This environmental-protecting formula defends the body against stressors like pollution by promoting the skin’s natural barrier function and strengthening the immune system.
For Hair & Nail Growth
PHYTO Phytophanére Hair and Nails Dietary Supplement
Key Ingredients: Carrot Oil, Sunflower Oil, Acerola Cherry, Borage Seed Oil
Benefits: This protein-enriched formula promotes the growth of healthier hair, stronger nails and lengthened lashes by providing the natural building blocks required for a robust production of keratin.
For Hair Strength
KLORANE Keratincaps Hair and Nails Dietary Supplements
Key Ingredients: Keratin, Quinine Bark Extract, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Zinc, and Selenium
Benefits: This nutrient-rich formula contributes to fuller, thicker and stronger hair durability from the root up, and protects against future damage and breakage.
For Immune Support
RMS Beauty Within Probiotic + Prebiotic
Key Ingredients: probiotics, prebiotics
Benefits: This fermented formula contributes to the good bacteria in your gut, which supports a healthy immune system and normal digestive function.