You’ve likely heard of the nootropic supplements formulated to improve cognitive abilities and mental performance. But did you know that you can now get your focus-enhancing vitamins, amino acids, herbal extracts and more in an ever-increasing range of tasty sparkling drinks? We’re currently loving sugar-free sodas with African botanical bases, and either ginkgo for mental clarity, or sceletium for elevated mood and calm.
More and more nutraceuticals and other beneficial substances are becoming available in spray form. Oral supplement sprays are absorbed through the mouth, which allows the nutrients to bypass the digestive system and be absorbed directly into the bloodstream for faster and more efficient absorption. They’re also convenient and easy to use, and some even taste deliciously refreshing!
HEALTHY LUNCHBOX ALTERNATIVES
Good habits start early, and the range of healthy snack alternatives for kids is growing at an exponential rate. Think crisps made from carrots, beets, sweet potatoes, kale, and even peas and beans; roasted chickpeas; seaweed snacks; and tasty, sugar-free gummies with vitamins and other beneficial nutrients.
While non-alcoholic beer, wine and cider have been around for some time, zero-proof spirits are having a real moment. These non-alcoholic alternatives to traditional spirits like gin or whiskey are made with botanical and other ingredients to mimic the taste and aroma of the original. We’re currently enjoying non-alcoholic gin with kombucha!
The range of cleaning products free from or containing minimal amounts of plastic packaging is growing each day. Instead of buying a new bottle of your go-to each time you run out, see if the brand offers a refill pouch. If you’re able to buy refillable products in bulk, even better! We’re also loving solid cleaning products like dishwashing tablets and laundry detergent bars.
SKINCARE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Gone are the days of buying day cream for mom, shower gel for dad, and bath time products for the kids. It’s time to save some money and exercise more conscious consumerism with things like 3-in-1 shower gel, shampoo and conditioner; dual-purpose face and body cream; and multi-purpose ‘skin foods’ that can be used anywhere, at any age.
It’s becoming increasingly important to prioritise both the planet and our pockets! Luckily, the rising demand for eco-friendly products means that it’s becoming more and more affordable to replace your conventional go-to’s with natural, sustainably sourced alternatives – with innovative new formulations popping up almost every week.