Your Guide to Building a Supplement Routine

Ready to boost your self-care? We’ve broken down what you need to know about taking supplements, including our picks for every wellness goal.

If you’re hitting the gym or finding yourself more on the move, adding supplements to your routine is an easy way to celebrate your wellness in a whole new way. Below, we’ve broken down what you need to know about taking supplements, including combos for every wellness goal. As always, our strict Quality Standards prohibit over 100 ingredients in our supplements, including hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup and sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose.

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What Are Supplements?

Supplements are just that — supplements, not replacements. Paired with a balanced diet, they can help keep the body strong and well by supporting the functions of your muscles, brain, digestion and more. Supplements come in tablet, capsule, chewable, powder and liquid form, so it’s easy to find what works best for you.

Our Favorite Supplement Routines

What’s your wellness journey? Whether you’re fueling up for a workout, looking to boost your self-care or trying to stay well, we can help. Check out these supplement combinations that we love.

Our picks:

  • Multivitamins

  • Essential fatty acids

  • Probiotics

  • Plant-based protein powders

Our picks:

  • Plant-based protein powders

  • Hydration tablets

  • Pre-workout energy

  • Post-workout recovery

Our picks:

  • Probiotics

  • Fiber

  • Prebiotics

  • Digestive enzymes

  • Aloe juice or gel

Our picks:

  • Vitamin C

  • Functional foods (seeds, green foods and superfoods like golden milk)

  • Wellness shots

  • Mushrooms

  • Black seed oil

Our picks:

  • Ashwagandha

  • L-theanine

  • Magnesium

  • Functional foods (latte mixes and elixirs)

Supplements A to Z

From adaptogens to zinc, brush up on your supplement knowledge here to help you navigate our aisles with ease. Before you take any supplement, be sure to check the label carefully for instructions for how and when to take it.

Adaptogens

Adaptogens are associated with herbs and roots that have been used for centuries in ayurvedic practices as they are believed to help the body with stressors. Today, popular varieties include holy basil and ashwagandha. Adaptogens are more commonly found in capsules but can also be available in liquid and powder forms.

Our pick: Gaia Herbs Ashwagandha Gummy

Chlorophyll

Our liquid chlorophyll is made of vegetable glycerin, deionized water and peppermint oil. These drops are a great addition to add to your skin care routine as they help with inflammation. Their anti-inflammatory properties can also help boost energy levels.

Our pick: 365 by Whole Foods Market Chlorophyll Drops

Collagen Protein

Many people look to collagen proteins to help support their skin, hair, nails, joints and more. Powder varieties are soluble in hot or cold liquids, including coffee, smoothies and even baked goods.

Our pick: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

Electrolytes

Electrolytes are key to rehydrating after working up a big sweat. These tablets are made with minerals for hydrating on-the-go. Just drop into your favorite water bottle and help replenish for an efficient recovery.

Our pick: Nuun Strawberry Lemonade Hydration

Essential Fatty Acids

Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are believed to support your heart health, brain, joints and skin, and hair and nails. They’re only found in food (like salmon and chia seeds), supplements like fish oil and omega-3 capsules, or vegetarian sources such as algal oil.

Our pick: Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega-D3 Capsules

Fiber

Fiber helps maintain digestive regularity and supports healthy intestine functions. It’s naturally occurring in plant-based foods like leafy greens, beans and legumes. You can also find it in supplement form, as well as in high fiber seeds like flaxseed.

Our pick: 365 by Whole Foods Market Flaxseed Ground

Functional Foods

Give your favorite smoothies, overnight oats or baking recipes a boost by adding these foods — think chia seeds, turmeric powder, mushrooms, spirulina, acai and more.

Our pick: 365 by Whole Foods Market Chia Seeds

Multivitamins

Multivitamins are a long-standing go-to for good reason — they can help fill in for nutrients that might be missing from your food intake. Look for our multivitamins formulated specifically for women and men.

Our pick: New Chapter Every Woman's One Daily Multivitamin

Kids’ Multivitamins

Kids’ multivitamins literally give children the ABCs they need: vitamin A, vitamin B-6, vitamin C, vitamin D — and even “E” for essential fatty acids. We’ve got kid-friendly tablets, gummies and chewables for their daily routine.

Our pick: SmartyPants Organic Kids and Toddler Multivitamin Gummies

Probiotics

Probiotics can help to play an important role in digestion, supporting the immune system and intestinal health. Look for probiotics in tablet, powder and liquid form.

Our pick: Renew Life Probiotic Ultimate Flora Extra Care

Protein Powders

Protein powders offer an easy way to support muscles, joints and overall wellness. Find them in a variety of flavors from vanilla to salted caramel, so it’s easy to add them into smoothies, pancake batter and more.

Our pick: Vega One Organic French Vanilla Protein Powder

Mushrooms Protein Powder

Certain varieties of mushrooms are traditionally used to support wellness as an ingredient in dietary supplements. Varieties like cordyceps can be found in powder form for including in juices, smoothies and more as part of your daily routine.

Our pick: Om Cordyceps Organic Mushroom Powder

Magnesium

An essential mineral, magnesium is associated with muscle and nerve function. In supplement form, magnesium is best suited for those who may not get adequate levels in their diet. It’s also naturally present in foods like avocados, nuts and leafy greens.

Our pick: Natural Vitality CALM Gummies

Vitamin C

This supercharged nutrient is believed to support brain function and connective tissue (such as collagen) formation. It also may offer protective benefits for skin cells. Find it in capsules, oral sprays and immune support supplements.

Our pick: 365 by Whole Foods Market Effervescent Vitamin C

Wellness Shots

These potent shots deliver concentrated amounts of a variety of vitamins, making them a convenient solution when you’re on the go. Look for them in a variety of flavors from ginger to tart cherry.

Our pick: Vive Organic Wellness Shots

Zinc

This key nutrient plays a role in maintaining one's immune system and potentially skin health. We offer it in capsules, multivitamins and lozenges. Zinc is also naturally present in meat, shellfish and legumes.

Our pick: Garden of Life Vitamin Code Raw Zinc Capsules

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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