Top supplements of the year
The following are the top supplements for 2018.
Quest Carnozin proved to be very popular; it's a natural supplement that can help protect your stomach from damage caused by Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID's) which can include Aspirin and Ibuprofen. It can also protect your stomach if you have gastritis. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. Inflammation in the stomach can cause discomfort, pain, and sometimes bleeding. I was surprised how many people were in need of a supplement like this.
Lots of people had dry, strained, or tired eyes. A.Vogel Eye drops got the thumbs up; they contain Hyaluronic Acid - nature's moisturiser and lubricator, and Eyebright which is a tonic for eyes. It also includes tannin which can help with infection. The drops are easy to use, simply drop one drop into the eyes 3-4 times a day for soothing relief. They're safe to use if you wear contact lenses. Many people found them effective and were happy with the drops.
Hair loss was a huge problem and New Nordic Hair Volume got the best results. It contains a mix of nutrients essential for hair growth and volume. It includes Horsetail, a natural source of Silica, plus Biotin, Zinc, and Copper. It includes Apple Extract which contains a follicle stimulating B vitamin and millet extract which is one of the building blocks of hair proteins. Customers reported a big difference using it. A minimum three month course of Hair Volume would be required.
Turmeric was definitely high on the list this year. It's a natural anti-inflammatory to relieve arthritic pain, tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, and joint or tendon problems. It eases stiffness, painful muscles, and headaches. Its stimulating effect on the liver helps to cleanse the skin, supporting inflammatory conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. It nourishes the heart and is a useful digestive aid too.
The two most popular brands were Solo Nutrition and Flexofytol. Solo Nutrition contains turmeric root extract containing 95% curcumin, equivalent to 1200mg. It contains black pepper also known as piperine to aid absorption. The second brand, Flexofytol, is a bio optimised extract of curcumin which makes it easier to be absorbed by the body.
These were the top supplements for 2018. I look forward to seeing what new and exciting ones will be on the market next year.