CLEAN FITNESS SOLUTIONS
The demand for clean and natural supplements to support workout performance, muscle recovery, and overall wellbeing has grown exponentially over the past year. Whether you’re taking supplements, snacks, or shakes, make sure they are free from artificial additives. Clean ingredients typically include plant-based proteins, organic herbs, and a wide range of vitamins and minerals. Not sure where to start? Try our very own Wellness clean fitness collection, which currently includes marine, bovine, and vegan collagen options as well as whey and plant-based proteins, and will soon be expanding to bring you even more cutting-edge clean fitness solutions.
THE RETURN OF AYURVEDA
The ancient holistic healing system originating from India has experienced a significant resurgence in recent years. Ayurvedic practices focus on creating balance and harmony in the body, mind, and spirit through lifestyle choices, herbal remedies, and personalised diet plans. The natural approach to wellness emphasises the importance of individualised care, and Ayurvedic ingredients – and entire brands – are rising in popularity as a way of supporting personalised, preventative wellbeing. Our current go-to brands for all things Ayurvedic are Tibb and Himalaya for supplements, and Urban Veda for natural beauty solutions.
With the increasing acceptance and legalisation of cannabis in various parts of the world, its medicinal properties continue to gain attention. Medicinal cannabis is being explored for its potential benefits in managing chronic pain, reducing inflammation, improving sleep, and alleviating the symptoms of certain medical conditions. Ongoing research aims to better understand the therapeutic applications of cannabis-derived compounds, and services like Cannabis Clinics in South Africa are connecting people to specialised prescribing practitioners and Pharma-grade solutions.
Designed to alleviate symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and hormonal imbalances, menopause supplements are currently in the women’s health spotlight. Popular herbal ingredients include black cohosh, red clover, and soy isoflavones, which are believed to support hormonal balance during this time. MenoFriend by Dr Vegan is a great option that includes red clover, dong quai, wild yam, maca root, and B vitamins. Since menopause can impact the skin (leading to changes such as dryness, loss of elasticity, and increased wrinkles), we’re also turning to natural beauty solutions like Anara, which offers products enriched with natural ingredients designed specifically to help improve skin texture during menopause.
NMN FOR LONGEVITY
NMN (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide) is a compound that has garnered a lot of recent interest in the field of longevity and anti-ageing. It is believed to support the production of a coenzyme called NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide), which plays a vital role in cellular energy metabolism. By boosting NAD+ levels, NMN is thought to promote cellular health and potentially slow down the ageing process. You can find the sought-after PrimeSelf NMN on our shelves and online.
Also known as Irish moss, sea moss has gained cult popularity as a nutrient-dense seaweed with various reported health benefits. It’s rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, and believed to support immune function, digestion, and skin health. It can be consumed in different forms, including in gels (soon to be launched at Wellness!), powders, or added to smoothies and recipes.
Just when you thought you’d heard everything there was to know about collagen, formulations containing all three types (I, II and III) entered the spotlight. We love Youthology’s Pure Bioactive Collagen, which is made from both (grass-fed) bovine and chicken sources.