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Make sure you get all the essential vitamins and minerals you need by browsing our huge range of supplements below. In addition to specific options in a range of dosages to suit your needs, you’ll spot amazing multivitamins packed with a combo of nutrients to help keep your entire body in tip-top condition.
What are supplements?
Supplements are nutrient-packed products designed to be taken alongside a healthy, balanced diet. Their main purpose is to supplement your body with vitamins, minerals, amino acids or any other important substances it may be deficient in, whether that’s vitamin D, iron or glucosamine.
While some nutritional supplements contain just one specific vitamin or mineral, you’ll find other supplements made from natural products like charcoal, turmeric or garlic which are linked to many differentmany health benefits.
There are also certain types of food supplements which differ from your standard supplement by not coming in a classic tablet or capsule form. Instead, they might come in a powder or liquid and be designed to be mixed into food or drink.
What are the benefits?
Taking a supplement if you’re deficient in a certain nutrient has bountiful benefits for your body! As well as ensuring it functions exactly as it should – whether that’s by supporting the immune system, supporting red blood cell production or maintaining your bones, supplements can also improve things like your hair, nails and skin.
Some of our most popular supplements include:
Vitamin D – This vital vitamin is sourced from the sun and needed to keep your bones and teeth healthy. As the UK’s weather is often overcast, many people tend to be deficient. Vitamin D is mostly found in oily fish, egg yolk and meat, so vegans and vegetarians, in particular, may be lacking in it.
Cod liver oil – This supplement is sourced from the livers of cod fish that are packed with brilliant nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A and vitamin C. Omega 3 contains DHA and EPA which are fantastic for supporting healthy brain function. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 250mg of DHA and EPA.
Acidophilus – This friendly bacterium occurs naturally in the intestines, mouth and vagina. There are many benefits of taking a supplement containing acidophilus, mainly supporting your microbiome and promoting the growth of good bacteria in the gut.
Who needs supplements?
Most people who take supplements usually do so because they’re unable to gain the daily recommended intake of certain minerals or vitamins through their food alone. To make sure you get as many nutrients as you can, try to follow a varied, balanced diet that’s packed with fresh fruit and veg, plenty of whole grains and a good amount of starchy foods.
Sometimes it may not be possible to gain the correct amounts of a certain nutrient, whether that’s because you follow a diet that doesn’t naturally contain it or for specific health reasons. To avoid becoming deficient, it may be worth incorporating a daily supplement – whether that’s a tablet, capsule or powder – into your routine that’ll help keep your body healthy and happy.
How to choose a supplement
There are so many supplements out there, with each one offering something different for your body.
Before you choose one, it’s important to know if you really need it. If you know you have a deficiency or have been directed by a medical professional to take one, make sure you select the right strength for your individual needs. If you only want a little boost of a certain nutrient, go for a low dosage that won’t put you at risk of consuming too much. Remember that having too much of some vitamins and minerals can sometimes be just as harmful as having too little.
Discover our huge range of supplements below, which includes all sorts of wonderful options for every kind of deficiency and ailment. Check out popular supplements like turmeric, glucosamine and evening primrose oil or filter through our dozens of types to find a specific product.
Our range of supplements at Holland & Barrett contribute to many different benefits for the human body. Our range of supplements come in a variety of different formats for consumption, from liquids to capsules, sprays to liquids - our supplements at Holland & Barrett are of the highest quality and go through the strictest of quality tests.