Find the best supplements for your goals
As we collectively continue to face a pandemic, packed schedules, and the stressors of daily life, taking care of our bodies is one way to exercise control and prepare for success in the new year. Making good choices for your body and mind can help you regain a sense of autonomy when life feels overwhelming. And when life’s going well, taking care of your body helps ensure you can enjoy it to the fullest.
Whatever your reason for wanting to try supplementation, we can help you decide where to start. This post explores some of our top supplements to support your overall health goals in the new year.
To make it easier to browse and easier to shop, this post is broken out into several categories, each featuring some of Sona Pharmacy’s best-selling pharmaceutical-grade supplements for that topic.
Supplements for a healthier you in 2022.
The best supplements for women’s health:
1. Vitex (or Chaste Tree)
Indigenous to Central Asia, Vitex, also known as Chaste Tree or Chasteberry, has been used to support menstrual regularity and mood for hundreds of centuries. Science supports the historical anecdotal evidence: the results of several tests suggest proven benefits for treating physical and emotional discomfort associated with PMS and periods. Shop Vitex
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is naturally produced by the adrenal glands from cholesterol. It helps to maintain healthy hormone levels and supports the body’s stress response system. DHEA functions as the counterpart to the stress hormone cortisol. As a promoter of healthy hormonal balance, DHEA can help support mood regulation, balance the stress response system, and maintain a healthy inflammatory balance. Shop DHEA
The best supplements for men’s health:
Specially formulated for men 40 and over, Testralin® is made to support healthy hormone balance and male reproductive health. This supplement includes 14 key ingredients that may help promote a healthy testosterone balance. Shop Testralin®
4. Zinc A.G.™
Zinc is important for immune and tissue health. Energy metabolism, bone mineralization, and protein synthesis also rely on zinc as a component of the numerous enzymes responsible for these functions. Appropriate zinc levels also play a crucial role in male reproductive health and fertility, with zinc deficiency related to sperm dysfunction and infertility concerns. Shop Zinc A.G.™
The best supplements for bone and joint health:
5. Hyaluronic Acid
Also known as HA, hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the body. Its concentrations in the skin and synovial fluid (the fluid that lubricates joints) decrease with age. HA supplementation can help replenish skin hydration and joint comfort, promoting cartilage hydration and shock absorption in the joints. Shop hyaluronic acid
6. InjuRecov® Trifecta
This supplement combines powerful anti-inflammatory herbs and other ingredients to regulate the body’s inflammatory response and promote tissue healing and recovery. In addition to high-quality herbal ingredients like ginger and turmeric, this supplement also contains MSM and collagen to support joint health and comfort. Shop InjuRecov
The best supplements for weight management:
Yes, the thing that comes from turkey! Except this one is vegetarian. Tryptophan is an amino acid, and it can be helpful in weight management because it’s a precursor for serotonin synthesis. Serotonin is key in both appetite and mood regulation, as well as the brain’s satiety signals. It’s also been suggested tryptophan supports healthy relaxation and may help control food cravings. Shop L-Tryptophan
8. 7-KETO® DHEA
“Isn’t DHEA already on the list?” you may ask. Yes. But 7-KETO® DHEA is a different product. It’s formed from DHEA, but unlike DHEA, is not converted into hormones like testosterone or estrogen. Instead, it’s used to stimulate thermogenic liver enzymes, promoting basal metabolism and potentially helping to increase the lean/adipose ratio. It’s often taken to supplement wellness in areas of obesity, muscle strength, and mood disorders. Shop 7-KETO DHEA
The best supplements for stress support:
9. Cortisol Calm
Cortisol, “the stress hormone” is a good thing: It activates your body’s fight or flight response, which helps to keep you safe. However, chronic stress and fatigue can result in high levels of cortisol, making it difficult for your body to maintain its natural rhythms. The ashwagandha extract in this supplement, combined with Rhodiola and magnolia, has been shown to promote relaxation and help maintain healthy cortisol levels, resulting in healthy sleep and a positive mood. Shop Cortisol Calm
The ingredients in this supplement have been blended to help support your body’s stress system. Formulated to balance your stress response, AdreneVive is designed to offer particular support for the first stage of prolonged stress: alarm, or fight-or-flight. Its blend of adaptogenic botanicals is often used to support stress resilience, energy levels, and mental and physical performance. Shop AdreneVive
Before you start taking new supplements:
If you’re excited to add a new supplement to your routine, do talk with your doctor or a pharmacist before you begin. Some supplements may decrease the efficacy of prescription medication, some are contraindicated for pregnant women, and some supplements may cause unintended side effects if not properly dosed. Not all supplements are right for all people, so be sure to talk to a professional to help determine which supplements — at which doses — will best support your health goals.
One last note
Before you dive into supplementation for specific health goals, are you taking your daily multi? Multivitamins have become somewhat controversial recently, due to a lack of research proving long-term health benefits. It’s true: multivitamins haven’t been proven to reduce cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, or cognitive decline, that’s no reason not to take them.
The fact is, while you’ll read that “you can get most of the nutrients you need from your food,” most Americans aren’t eating a diet that provides the daily recommended amounts of key vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Multivitamins are a great way to fill any dietary gaps and ensure you’re getting adequate amounts of vitamins and micronutrients.
So, on that note, here’s the 11th and final supplement on our list for supporting your health this year:
11. Nutrient 950®
- Our best-selling multivitamin, this supplement contains activated vitamins and chelated minerals for optimal absorption, as well as 500mg of vitamin C for immune support. It also includes Vitamins A, D, and E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, Folate, B12, Biotin, Calcium, Iodine, and several key trace minerals. Shop Nutrient 950®