The Best of Supplements Award Winners 2017
Welcome to our annual Best of Supplements Awards! We’ve designed this one-of-a-kind guide to make it easy for you to find high-quality products in the ever-changing world of dietary supplements.
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Discover first-rate formulas featuring today’s most popular herbs, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients for more than 20 common health concerns and goals. In short, here’s everything you to need to go shopping for supplements.
Dr. Mercola Premium Supplements
Berberine and MicroPQQ Advanced – Promotes mitochondrial health with the antiaging plant compound berberine and PQQ, a vitamin-like nutrient.
AminoSculpt Collagen Peptide Shots – Grass-fed collagen for healthy skin and joints in a convenient shot. Pick from sugar-free Cherry or Mango flavors.
Pycnogenol-Plus – Patented maritime pine bark extract (Pycnogenol) is one of the strongest and best-researched antioxidants. Here, it’s combined with vitamins C and D and other antioxidant nutrients.
Ageloss First Day – Counters the damaging effects of inflammation with a full spectrum of nutrients, including olive and oregano extracts, enzymes, green tea, and resveratrol.
RESCUE Remedy – It’s made from five healing flower essences—cherry plum, clematis, impatiens, rock rose, and star of Bethlehem; eases all types of stress and anxiety without side effects.
AnxioCalm – Contains a clinically studied extract of echinacea that helps quiet nerves and relieve occasional anxiety—without causing drowsiness.
Oregon’s Wild Harvest
Stress Guard – An organic blend of adaptogenic herbs, L-theanine, and B vitamins reduces the body’s reaction to stress.
Multi Collagen Protein – A unique blend of five food sources of collagen for skin, gut, and brain health, and more; developed by noted doctor Josh Axe, ND.
Bone-Up Powder Drink Mix – A multinutrient bone health formula that promotes bone density with a superior source of calcium and natural bone-growth factors such as vitamin K and activated silicon; great Natural Orange Flavor!
Diamond•MIND – Sharpens focus, clarity, and memory while also boosting energy, thanks to a mix of key brain health nutrients, including ginkgo, B, and turmeric.
3 Brains Total – Addresses three inter-connected components of health—the gut, head, and heart. One grab-n-go packet provides five targeted nutrients.
Intelligence Tree Botanicals
NuMemory+ – Improves memory and recall with the help of a patented blend of herbs, such as rosemary, bacopa, and ginger.
Prevagen Extra Strength – An exclusive extract found in jellyfish supports healthy brain function, a sharp mind, and clearer thinking.
Cognium – Energizes and protects the brain for better memory and performance, thanks to the clinically studied extract CERA-Q Powder (silk protein hydrolysate).
Brain Awakening – A potent combo of brain boosters—lion’s mane, amla, and Magtein, a type of magnesium know to improve cognition.
Targeted Choice LiverDetox – A whole-foods blend of amino acids and herbs that enhance detoxification and overall liver health.
Purify 10 Day Complete Body Cleanse – Offers an advanced “whole body” approach to natural cleansing and detoxification; contains easy-to-use A.M. and P.M. packs. Formulated by Michael Murray, ND.
Activated Coconut Charcoal Powder – Promotes absorption of intestinal gas and helps support cleansing; made from sustainable coconuts.
Reg’Activ Detox & Liver Health – Features the probiotic strain Lactobacillus fermentum ME-3, which has been studied for more than 20 years and shown to enhance liver health.
Enzyme Probiotic Complex – Offers advanced support for digestion and nutritional absorption with nine enzymes and a probiotic complex featuring 2 billion CFUs per serving.
Acidil – Alleviates heartburn, bloating, upset stomach, and acid indigestion with a blend of homeopathic remedies; there are no drug interactions.
FLORASSIST GI with Phage Technology – Features a dual-encapsulated probiotic blend that affects only undesirable bacteria, leaving the body’s “good” bacteria alone.
PreCharge – A natural pre-workout drink infused with coconut water, beet extract, matcha green tea, and other performance-boosting nutrients.
Energy Kicks Energy Shots – A fast way to boost energy levels; made with natural caffeine from green tea, guarana, yerba mate, and B; pick from Mixed Berry or Pomegranate flavors.
Greens Blend – Energy – Packed with energizing greens, including barley and wheat grasses and chlorella; add to water for a quick pick-me-up.
Olive Your Heart Olive Oil & Fish Oil – Combines premium Greek extra-virgin olive oil with marine-sourced omega-3 oils (1,480 mg of EPA and DHA); choose from Natural, Garlic, Basil, and Lemon.
Ultimate Omega 2X – Contains a whopping 2,150 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, plus 1,000 IU of vitamin D in just two soft gels; wild-caught and third-party tested for toxins and heavy metals.
SKINprotect – Shields against sun damage and helps increase skin elasticity; features herbs proven to benefit skin: calaguala, amla, gotu kola, and camu camu.
FloraSil – Provides vegetal silica, an important mineral for healthy hair, nails, and skin; made using a patented aqueous extract method for better bioavailability.
Ceramides Skin Hydrator – A unique combo of beauty-enhancing nutrients that promote healthy skin—ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and a skin hydrablend of nutrients.
Collagen Beauty Water, Lavender Lemon – A spa-like drink mix made with collagen, hyaluronic acid, probiotics, and organic lavender, lemon, blueberry, and beet; also available in other fun flavors.
Arthur Andrew Medical
Medical Neprinol AFD – Supports a healthy inflammation response, circulation, blood viscosity, and immune function, all by way of an exclusive enzyme blend.
Naturopathic Programs Blood Pressure Factors – Nourishes the cardiovascular and nervous systems with key nutrients, including magnesium, hawthorn berry, and garlic.
Solstice Medicine Company
Organic San Qi – Taps into the power of Chinese medicine for optimum cardiovascular health; features San Qi ginseng root extracted using vacuum freeze-drying technology.
ImmPowerD3 – Offers intense immune protection thanks to AHCC, a clinically proven hybridized mushroom extract; also boasts vitamin D.
Sambucus Mega Gummies 7X – One tasty gummy delivers 40 grams of fresh elderberry—seven times that found in other products; contains antiviral properties.
Pacific Resources International
Propolis Oral Spray Extra Strength – Soothes scratchy throats and helps fight infection in a convenient spray; made with Manuka honey and bee propolis; also freshens breath naturally.
TheraZinc Organic Lozenges – Bolsters immunity and soothes coughs and sore throats with zinc, elderberry, organic marshmallow, echinacea, and organic slippery elm.
Kick-Ass Immune – A team of immune, respiratory, and lymphatic herbal heroes supports your body’s natural resistance, including osha and yerba santa.
Max Sinus Spray – Provides relief from severe sinus pressure, congestion, and headaches; made with natural saline, capsicum, and xylitol.
Probiotic Kidstiks – Includes 5 billion clinically researched multistrain cultures and three tummy-friendly strains in every premeasured stick-pack; easy to sprinkle onto food or into beverages.
Multi Vitamin & Mineral – Delivers essential vitamins, minerals, and trace elements in a tasty liquid formula for infants and kids of all ages.
Hero Nutritionals Yummi Bears Organics Omega 3 with Chia Seed
Delivers essential omega fatty acids from chia seed oil that’s fish-free, mercury-free—and undeniably yummy.
Mushrooms + Herbs Cordyceps+ – A combination of two well-known adaptogens—cordyceps and ashwagandha—that supports the body’s ability to manage fatigue for more energy.
MyCommunity – A mushroom complex made of 17 medicinal and immune-supportive mushrooms, including chaga, reishi, maitake, and turkey tail; certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified.
Maitake D Fraction PRO EZ Spray – A potent and standardized extract of immune-bolstering maitake with a portable spray delivery; travel-friendly, providing quick immune support.
Blues ~ Mood ~ Emotions – Helps alleviate grief, despondency, difficulty concentrating, irritability, oversensitivity, and prolonged sadness; features a well-crafted blend of safe homeopathic remedies.
Quality of Life
Positelle – Safely uplifts mood and promotes positive feelings with Venetron (an herbal extract), rhodiola, lavender, and folate—all nutrients that have been shown to support mood.
Garden of Life
mykind Organics Organic Multi Women’s Whole Food Gummies – Delicious fruit and vitamin chews made from organic, non-GMO fruits and vegetables; no sugar, animal gelatin, or artificial dyes.
Baby & Me 2 – A pre- and postnatal multi designed to support moms and their developing babies; formulated by integrated health expert Tieraona Low Dog, MD.
Whole Earth & Sea Men’s Multivitamin & Mineral – Features a wide range of organic, non-GMO nutrients extracted from plants grown on Natural Factors farms and harvested at their peak.
ORAC-Energy Earth’s Blend One Daily Superfood Multivitamin – A full-spectrum multi featuring easy-to-absorb forms of key nutrients, plus probiotics, herbs, and energizing green foods.
Vibrance Prenatal Multivitamin plus Energy Support – Contains a comprehensive blend of essential vitamins, minerals, and organic fruits and veggies, along with key nutrients to keep energy up during pregnancy.
Arnica Rub – Made from fresh organically grown Arnica montana extract picked by hand; great for helping to ease pain, muscle aches, swelling, and bruising.
PhysiQOL – Helps fight aches and pains, balance inflammatory response, and improve quality of life; made with homeopathic pain relievers, including Arnica montana, Rhus tox, and Bryonia glonoium.
Dr. King’s Natural Pet Pharmaceuticals
Dog Anxiety & Stress – A natural, homeopathic solution for anxiety related to loud noises, travel, separation anxiety, and destructive behaviors; no known side effects or drug interactions.
Living Meal – A convenient powder that mixes easily with all types of dog food; contains probiotics, enzymes, and superfoods such as turmeric, pumpkin, and spinach; comes in beef flavor.
Primadophilus Reuteri Superior Probiotic Multi Strain – A multistrain probiotic formula with L. reuteri (UALre-16), L. acidophilus, and L. rhamnosus for optimum immune and digestive health.
Ultimate Flora Probiotic 25 Billion – Contains six proven probiotic strains; ideal for supporting daily immune function and respiratory health; features a delayed-release capsule for better absorption.
Vibrant Flora Lean Body Support Probiotics 50 Billion – Helps curb appetite, aids in fat loss, and increases metabolism, among other benefits, with probiotics and condition-specific nutrients such as saffron and green coffee bean.
Garden of Life
SPORT Organic Plant-Based Protein – Features clean plant sources of protein, along with antioxidants, probiotics, and amino acids; available in Vanilla and Chocolate; certified clean by the NSF Certified for Sport and Informed-Choice.
Grass Fed Dairy Protein – Boasts New Zealand grass-fed dairy protein, which has higher levels of omega-3s, essential fatty acids, and vitamin D; choose from Vanilla, Chocolate, and Triple Berry flavors.
Natural Calm Specifics Calmful Sleep – Supports sleep thorough natural relaxation with proven calming nutrients: magnesium, GABA, L-theanine, and melatonin.
Beauty R&R – Promotes a restful night’s sleep needed for radiant skin with hydrating collagen and hyaluronic acid; also has calming L-theanine and melatonin for sleep.
utzzz’s Stay Asleep – Designed for occasional sleeplessness and formulated with a blend of sleep-inducing ingredients such as 5-HTP, GABA, ashwagandha, and German chamomile.
Premium Black Seed Oil – Features pure cold-pressed black seed oil, naturally rich in essential fatty acids; helps promote a healthy inflammatory response.
iSabi Wasabi Super Food Powder – A potent source of antioxidant phytochemicals, including trademarked extract of wasabi.
Lily of the Desert
Aloe Mix ‘n Go – Convenient, easy-to-use aloe vera packets contain more than 200 active nutrients that support whole-body health; in four flavors, including Lemonade and Strawberry-Kiwi.
North American Herb & Spice
Purple CornMilk Drink Mix – A rich source of anthocyanins, key antioxidant pigments; the milk base renders the pigments easier to absorb; features Peruvian purple corn and maca.
Only Natural Gelatinized Black Maca
Contains Peruvian black maca, the most potent, nutrient-dense variety of this energizing herb; it’s gelatinized for better absorption.
High Absorption Curcumin – A potent standardized extract of turmeric (Curcuma longa), Curcumin C3 Complex, that has been shown to benefit joints, brain, and cardiovascular health; easy-to-absorb formulation.
Turmeric force Detox Action – Promotes healthy detoxification and enhances the body’s natural ability to remove harmful compounds by way of turmeric, parsley, ginger, and other cleansing herbal ingredients.
CurcuFRESH Curcumin – Prepared using only fresh turmeric rhizome that is never dried or extracted using solvents; curcumin (extracted from turmeric) stays in its native state for superior absorption.
Bio-Kult Candéa – An advanced multistrain, triple-action formula with seven strains of probiotics, as well as garlic and grapefruit, to help maintain a natural balance of microorganisms.
Mens Shilajit – A patented and clinically tested form of shilajit, a natural mineral substance that comes from rocks in the Himalayas; helps boost testosterone levels already within a normal range.
Screen Time Stamina – Brings together body, mind, and eye health nutrients and herbs that support physical endurance and mental focus; key ingredients include rhodiola, ashwagandha, lutein, and zeaxanthin.
ocuguard blutein Protection – An antioxidant carotenoid formula that provides a “nutritional filter” against harmful blue light and also helps reduce eyestrain; contains two key eye health nutrients: lutein and zeaxanthin.
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