A healthy diet should give you all the nutrients you need. Many people choose to take supplements, but, as their name suggests, they should be used only to supplement a healthy diet, not as a substitute for any missing food group.

Carefully selected, and taken consistently over a long period of time (you may need to take them for several weeks before seeing a difference), supplements can provide a useful boost for some people who struggle to take in sufficient nutrients through their diet.

The most popular supplements include: 

  • Aloe Vera
  • Bromelain
  • Calcium
  • Chillies
  • Chondroitin sulphate
  • CFAs
  • Devil’s claw
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Fish oils
  • Folic acid
  • Glucosamine
  • Green-lipped mussel extract
  • Magnesium
  • MSM
  • St John’s wort
  • Selenium
  • Zinc sulphate