New Dietary Supplements Are Here To Rock Your World
A new dietary supplement has the same infinite potential as a new book. It has the power to improve the very trajectory of your life. Or it might end up being a colossal waste of time and money. But that’s the chance you take when you try something new. Keep in mind that even if the new concepts in a book are sufficiently astute to right the wrongs on your path, you must take corrective action if you want to see any meaningful change. Similarly, supplements are best when combined with a lifestyle shift. Yep, you know: proper nutrition, restful sleep, uplifting movement and deft stress management.
The placebo effect can make it challenging to determine the efficacy of a new potion. Has your vitality improved because of the micronutrients in the formula or because you are finally dedicated to improving your lifestyle? Either way, if a benign cosmeceutical encourages you to make positive lifestyle changes, then that’s a definite plus. On the other hand, burning the candle at both ends year after year will eventually catch up to all of us, and no magical elixir can put that genie back in the bottle.
Wellness and beauty are inextricably linked and there are no shortcuts. Well, maybe there are a few. The Elysian team pored over the most effective new healing potions and happily recommend our fave few to you:
The Super Elixir Plant Protein
After Aussie Supermodel Elle Macpherson co-founded WelleCo in 2014 and the Super Elixir hit the market, frenzied fans rendered the green powder Australia’s most notable export since Crocodile Dundee. The Super Elixir is remarkably effective at detoxifying your skin and energizing your body, but its skunky green flavor is an acquired taste. WelleCo has since added a nourishing protein drink for kids (which is equally delicious to adults) that contains essential vitamins and is flavored with pure Peruvian chocolate. The newest addition to the line is a gluten-free Plant Protein Powder which is available in chocolate and vanilla. Macpherson, who is fantastically fit at 53, has been a vegan for a several years, and put her new protein powder on the market to fill the void for high-quality, all-natural vegan protein supplements.
Every Body is a Bikini Body
The optimistically-named supplement kit from Hum Nutrition contains three separate formulas: Daily Cleanse (for skin clarity and circulation); Flatter Me (for digestion) and Skinny Bird (for metabolism). Hum is a new cosmeceutical start-up founded by two entrepreneurs from Los Angeles (by way of London) based on the idea that “beauty starts from within.” I couldn’t agree with their motto more. And I love that all Hum products are sustainably sourced, gluten-free and non-GMO. They are developed by a team of scientists and holistic health specialists and contain synergistic blends designed to address our most pressing beauty/wellness concerns such as graceful aging, hair and nail health, acne and weight management. Science aside, it’s important to remember that supplements help facilitate the results of a healthy lifestyle, but there is no such formula that can make up for a daily regimen of black coffee and cigarettes. But if we discover one, you’ll be the first to know!
Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides Matcha
Collagen has become a key ingredient in anti-aging creams and lotions in recent years, but to truly reap the benefits of its wrinkle-erasing properties, collagen must be ingested, not merely applied topically. Bone broths are a great source of collagen, but if you’re not in the mood for soup, Vital Proteins’ Collagen Matcha is a delicious way to get your luminous-skin compounds, plus the antioxidants and energy rush of green tea.
Optimum Nutrition’s Ammo Energy White Peach Tea
Designed to be used as a pre-workout energy boost or a post-workout recovery drink, Optimum Nutrition’s White Peach Tea is so delicious and stimulating that it has virtually replaced my morning joe. The formula’s energizing properties, which come from green tea extracts, deliver both cognitive focus and physical energy to keep you fueled up at both the gym and the office. Amino Energy increases alertness without making you jittery, and there’s no steep crash when it wears off. If you use it as an afternoon pick-me-up, the smart formula won’t keep you from sleeping at bedtime.
Sports Research Biotin for Hair, Skin and Nails and NutraBlast Biotin Gummies
Finding the right nail-strengthening polish, and the optimal combination of shampoo, conditioner and leave-in styling products will certainly make a difference in the strength of your hair and nails. But individuals who struggle with brittle nails or fragile hair have been finding solace in newly formulated dietary supplements, specifically those that contain biotin. I particularly like the potent, high-quality formula from Sports Research which has no gluten, soy, artificial colors or fillers, and is guaranteed to give you noticeable results. The manufacturer recommends trying their supplement for 90-days, and if it doesn’t work for you, they will gladly refund your purchase price. Please note that biotin can aggravate acne in some users, so if should be employed with caution on anyone with breakout-prone skin. If you are averse to swallowing pills, I recommend the Biotin Gummies from NutraBlast. They are delicious, easily digestible and also come with a money-back guarantee.
Genius Consciousness Super Nootropic Brain Booster Supplement
The Genius Brand’s marketing has an odd cult-like slant, but the formulation is solidly based on nutritional science. The proprietary blend of amino acids, natural caffeine, and micronutrients supports brain health and improves focus. It is a safer alternative to prescription stimulants, but as always, check with your doctor before making any changes to your regimen.
Cultrelle Digestive Health Probiotic
Probiotics have been part of the national wellness conversation ever since actress Jamie Lee Curtis started appearing in those yogurt commercials a decade ago. Probiotics can certainly improve your digestion by boosting the healthy bacteria in your intestines, but it’s important to note that efficacy differs wildly from brand to brand. Culturelle’s formula is designed to make it through the stomach without losing the strength of its active cultures, which explains why it’s the top-selling probiotic formula on the market.