Flintstones Chewables and vitamins of the gummy variety have their time and place, but as you grow up you’ll find that your body’s needs change. You may need more of a specific mineral, or you may be trying to tackle a certain issue that you want to improve. We’ve moved far beyond generic multivitamins that are the size of a gumball. Now’s the time for supplements to suit your specific needs. Here are two that should be on your radar!
Vous Vitamin is all about the personal supplement experience. Created by two women doctors, the pills are made to your specific health needs based on a cool online ordering form. “We've spent years talking to our patients about vitamins for health and to address symptoms (such as fatigue, constipation or thinning hair). We found that everyone was confused about what to take and each person has unique needs based on their diet, lifestyle, health history and complaints. We came up with a online system by which people everywhere can take a brief survey about their specific health habits and we can then provide them with a Personalized Multivitamin... People feel great knowing that doctors created the perfect, safe natural product for their exact needs so they are not taking unnecessary or potentially harmful ingredients,” explained Vous Vitamin co-creator Dr. Arielle Miller Levitan. You can create a personalized multivitamin, or go for a “situational supplement,” which come in specific blends like Immune Blast, Power Up, and Recovery Act.
HUM Nutrition is available at Sephora as well as at HumNutrition.com, and they aim to reinvent the supplement game. HUM Nutrition cuts right to the chase by creating products specifically for beauty and lifestyle, with names like “Red Carpet” which offers maximum strength for hair and nails, “Killer Nails” and “Here Comes the Sun” which is a powerful D3 boost. They’ve also got pills to boost your energy levels and give you the Omega 3’s you need -- gluten free, non-GMO, all natural. Win!
If you browse the aisles at Sephora, you’ll also find beauty-specific supplements by Phyto, Murad and Perricone MD, intended to improve the health and strength of your hair and nails.
Contributing Editor, Patrice Grell Yursik is the creator of Afrobella.com, one of the first blogs to celebrate the beauty of natural hair and ladies of all skin tones and sizes. Affectionately called the Godmother of Brown Beauty Blogging, Patrice takes her readers inside unique beauty, fashion and cultural experiences.