The healthy awards 2019: health & wellbeing
Nearly 2000 of you voted in the healthy awards for the products you just can’t live without. Here are your winners in the health and wellbeing category:
Best for Immunity
If you could pick one product that is your ultimate health booster, we’re pretty sure it would be this. You turn to it at the first sign of a cold, and depend on it to help improve your immunity. Utterly reliable.
We’re big fans of these for boosting up our body’s natural defences to avoid office colds. Easy to swallow, and packed with natural ingredients like bee propolis extract and reishi mushroom, they can help limit hay fever symptoms, too.
Best for Weight Management
These tasty little gummies are a great way to get your apple cider vinegar fix. They have all the natural apple flavour, none of the acidity. They’re made by cold-pressing apples, then fermenting and finally freeze-drying them into a powder, which can be transformed into a gummy. You love them as a fuss-free way to help keep blood sugar levels steady, aid digestion, and support weight maintenance.
Best for Gut Health
Unfiltered, unheated, unpasteurized, certified organic and complete with natural active ingredient ‘The Mother’, you love this for its benefits promoting healthy digestion, and its zingy flavour. A great addition to salads and veggies. It also makes a tummy-awakening morning drink.
Hydrating aloe vera is a great tummy soother, but the addition of peppermint, digestive enzymes and fennel makes this juice even more effective. It has a fresh, subtle flavour, too.
Best Children’s Supplement
These yummy, chewy multivitamins, formulated for children aged three and up, are a parent’s saviour. Two soft jells provide 15 nutrients your tiddlers need, with 100 per cent of their requirements for vitamins A, D, E and B6, as well as iodine for growing brains, and zinc for healthy growth and immunity.
Best for Growth and Development
Most of us know how important omega-3 is for health, and fish oil is one of the richest sources. These provide the perfect ratios of EPA and DHA fatty acids in a virtually flavourless capsule. You like that they’re natural, combining sustainable Icelandic fish oil with cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil.
Best for Mental Wellbeing
This little tincture has become a handbag hero for many of you, and dissolving a few drops of the flower essence blend on your tongue is a go-to at times of stress. From pre-dentist nerves to big work presentations to popping in your kids’ school bags before exams, it’s keeping you calm, and helping you carry on.
Best Adult Supplement
With more and more of us either cutting back on, or totally eschewing animal products, we need to be careful not to miss out on key nutrients. You love these one-a-day tablets because they contain crucial vitamins like D and B12 as well as minerals from calcium, to iron, zinc to folic acid. Reassurance in a tub.
Best Allergy Remedy
This organic, drug-free, pollen barrier balm has become a total staple for all you allergy sufferers. Adults and kids are smearing it on their nostrils, and avoiding sneezes. For some, one applications is enough, others need the odd top-up, but this genius solution to trap pollen, dust mite droppings and animal dander is a total game-changer.
Best CBD Product
As interest in the benefits of CBD increase, more of you have incorporated this top-quality oil into your wellbeing strategy. This particular product isn’t degraded in the stomach and is absorbed quickly into the bloodstream, so it’s reliable, too.
After a particularly challenging kettlebell class, this has become our go-to. The addition of capsicum helps boost blood circulation, speeding up healing and helping sore muscles recover.