6 Friends of Coveteur on the Exact Supplements They’re Taking & Why
From chlorophyll drops to lung immunity probiotics, we feel better just reading about these products.
The sheer number of vitamins, minerals, probiotics, prebiotics, and various drops, dusts, and other wellness concoctions on the market are so plentiful that it can be overwhelming to even begin to figure out which ones you should take. Of course, a full blood panel and a naturopathic doctor is usually the best route to figuring out what your body needs, but we also love friends’ personal recommendations about which products they trust.
So we reached out to six of our most trusted wellness and fitness friends to find out what they rely on day in and day out for optimal health. Ahead, a treasure trove of products that these powerhouses use to feel—and look—as groovy as possible.
The Nue Co. Probiotic Protein-plant
I use this in my morning smoothie. The protein powder is very clean and has a great amount of probiotics, which is good for my gut health.
Sakara Detox Water Drops
I use about three drops in eight ounces of water. Chlorophyll is also great for gut health, it helps the blood carry oxygen through the body, and it gives me a good energy boost in the morning.
The Nue Co. Debloat Food + Prebiotic
This is amazing when I have my bloated days. Their blend of organic food really helps with the bloat. I drink with unflavored or flavored oat or almond milk, and it’s delicious.
Founder and CEO of Glory Skincare
Garden of Life Kind Organics Women’s Multi Once Daily
As a woman in my thirties, it’s really important to me that I’m getting all of my vitamins in. I’m always on the go, so I take this multivitamin daily.
Vitex Tincture Alcohol-free Extract
This supplement is something that my herbalist recommended to me. I take it to help manage my hormones because I suffer from severe migraines around my cycle.
Golde Original Tumeric Latte Blend
I discovered this powder when curating products for the Glory WellnessBox. It’s a blend of six essential superfoods to support skin glow, debloating, and immunity, and I cannot recommend it enough.
Fun fact: I grew up with a hippie mom in the ’90s, and I’ve been on Chinese supplements since high school. My grandfather was a biochemist in the ’50s and was very traditionally Western in his approach to health and wellness. His daughter, my mom, was inspired by that to take a more holistic and natural approach to health using the same scientific thinking.
I use all three of these Chinese herbs from Sunrider for hormone support, and I really notice a difference in how I feel when using them. The combination keeps all things lady-related working well and on schedule, and they keep me from having any crazy PMS symptoms beyond crying at kittens on the internet 12 hours before I start bleeding. I see a noticeable improvement in my ability to handle stress (needed these days!!).
Spring Valley Calcium Magnesium and Zinc, Plus Vitamin D3
My mom told me to take these along with the Chinese herbs. Any hippie brand will do—eighties packaging preferred, since that usually means you’re not paying for marketing, hence better price.
Goodsugar Lung Immunity Probiotic
The Lung Immunity Probiotic is an important part of my routine right now. It was designed and developed by my friend and health guru, Marcus Antebi (founder of Juice Press), to support lung immunity. My husband, Brion, and I believe in the product so much and are also partners in it.
Seed DS-01 Daily Synbiotic
This is a great daily supplement for digestive health, and the added bonus is that the whole line is environmentally friendly, which I love. I discovered Seed while researching biodegradable mushroom packaging for the launch of New York Pilates’ forthcoming line of skin care, Superficial. Seed was already using the mushroom packaging, and I loved how each product is in a reusable glass bottle with completely compostable packaging. 10/10, recommend.
The Moon Cup
Since we’re talking about hormones and periods and sustainability, I’ll throw this in here. It’s so important to try to stop using disposable products—they’re totally unnecessary in most applications! Pads are estimated to take 500–800 years to biodegrade, and plastic tampon applicators frequently are found in the ocean, so I love this reusable cup.
LivOn Lypo–spheric Vitamin C
I started taking these after one of my best friends, Derek Klein (founder of Gitano in Tulum), had testicular cancer. He took 10 a day for immune support, but then he showed me the claims that you can see visible reductions in fine lines after a month of use. Plus, my mom also said you need the vitamin C to help with effective absorption of all the other supplements I’m taking.
Nutrablast Intimist Feminine Essential Oils Blend Spray
This is a blend of coconut, tea tree, aloe vera, and other oils that are intended for your cooch to mellow down any itch. I also use it as a lube for the above-mentioned Moon Cup, which is perfect because it keeps any bacteria overgrowth at bay. I love a multi-tasking product.
Solgar Reduced L-glutathione
I keep my oral supplements a little in rotation, as I was taught about vitamins when I was younger that always taking a certain vitamin may detract from the body naturally assimilating it from other sources—I don’t know if this is factually true! This is one I always go back to, along with the ones below. I definitely feel that my skin feels more glowy when I’m on it.
These are celebrated Ayurvedic adaptogens for brain function, and we make some great herbal supplements at Uma.
Goop Wellness Why Am I So Effin Tired?
When I have to power through long work hours—or in days of yore when one traveled and suffered through those things called “jet lag”—this works almost too well. It’s a bit of an SOS product for me!
There are so many beautiful, affordable gua sha tools in market—I honestly pick one up when I travel through Asia and it’s no more than a few dollars. While these are not traditional wellness supplements, I’m a huge fan of tools as wellness aids—dry brushes, kansa wands, gua sha tools. I do believe they can enhance and make your wellness rituals more impactful. And in the Ayurvedic traditions, I lay emphasis on one’s environment having a profound impact on your mood and overall wellness, so I’m a huge fan of tidy, clutter-free spaces and diffuse natural aromas through candles and incense to help peace, productivity, and more.
I take Stamets 7 and Lion’s Mane to support the immune system. I feel they give me stamina and overall clarity and ability to focus.
HealthForce Superfoods Chlorella Manna
I’ll put this powder in smoothies or juices and it feels like a meal of everything I need. Chlorella is a type of algae that packs a big nutrient punch, as it’s a good source of several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Emerging research shows that it could help shuttle toxins out of your body and improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, among other health benefits.
Agatha’s Best Mint Loose Leaf Tea
Drinking tea is a part of my daily ritual. I love this tea because it contains a rich amount of antioxidants and it’s organically grown in Jamaica. It’s the perfect start to my day to keep me energized and refreshed. They also are sustainable and they use refillable packaging.
Homebody I Rose Above It
This soak is great for putting me in a relaxed mood. It also helps to keep my skin hydrated and healthy after I take my baths. I love that all their products are handcrafted with a blend of powerful healing salts and powders. This product is super effective at hydrating the skin because of the rosehip oil.
Golde Matcha Turmeric Latte Blend
I love a good matcha, and this is my favorite. It’s made from stone-ground Japanese green tea leaves, which gives you higher nutrient content than the traditionally brewed tea. I also really like that they include turmeric in here, which helps with gut health and skin clarity.
[Editor’s Note: As ever, we are not doctors or medical know-it-alls. And everybody is different, so make sure to check with a doctor before trying anything new.]
Top photo: Courtesy of Kirsten Kjaer Weis
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