8 popular supplements to shop from Vitacost.com’s anniversary sale
If you are thinking about a healthier lifestyle, adding vitamins and supplements into your daily routine can be a great place to start. Lucky for you, Vitacost.com’s 20% off Anniversary Sale is happening right now and offering some of the lowest prices of the year through May 11 — just shop with code VMHS2021, plus more deals all week long.
We’ll be the first to tell you that health is not one size fits all. What works for you may not work for someone else. But from seemingly endless options, there is a crop we think should live in your. Especially if you’re feeling a little slugglish, these eight picks can be great buys.
Of course, this list is just a jumping off point. The best way to see what you should be supplementing is to get a metabolic blood panel done and have it reviewed by your doctor before taking anything new.
Trace, or micro, minerals like iron and zinc are essential for the human body to function properly, according to the. Ideally, said minerals come from eating a raw food diet, but, due to lack of nutrition, many of us don’t get enough. This highly-rated full-spectrum concentrate comes from naturally-occurring minerals derived from Utah's inland sea. Pro tip: The taste is strong, so we recommend adding them to your food or juice to mask the flavor throughout the day.
SHOP: Trace Minerals Research Trace Mineral Drops ConcenTrace, $22.88, available at
Why has chlorophyll water become so trendy in recent years? According to the, it’s full of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, which can help strengthen the immune system, help maintain a balance of healthy bacteria in your gut, and build immunity and liver function. You can add up to two tablespoons a day to your water, juice, or smoothie if you want more chlorophyll without eating large quantities of plant foods.
SHOP: Vitacost Liquid Chlorophyll Natural Mint, $7.99, available at
For the busy bodies out there, there are multivitamins. This one in particular provides essential vitamins A, B, C, D, and E in highly bioavailable forms (meaning they’re easily absorbed by the body). Ingredients like lycopene and vitamin D can support cellular health, and zeaxanthin are said to help maintain macular and retinal health (a.k.a. healthy eyesight). We also like the CoQ10, which is said to help improve heart health, regulates blood sugar regulation, and may even help reduce the frequency of migraines.
SHOP: Pure Encapsulations O.N.E. Multivitamin, $37.20, available at
News flash: Many of us need more magnesium. What does that mean? Magnesium is important because it activates enzymes that help the body function. It helps play a key role in metabolizing fat, carbohydrates, and amino acids, which translates to better digestion for you. Obtaining the recommended healthy levels can help improve heart health, boost mood, improve sleep, and even aid in relieving muscle aches and pains, according to the
SHOP: Vital Nutrients Magnesium Citrate, $15.35, available at
If you’re feeling down or low on energy, there could be an absence of vitamin D in your diet. Having enough may be crucial for a healthy immune function and for fighting off depression. Many people are often lacking because they stay indoors (even more often in winter) and don’t get enough direct sunlight. Taking a daily supplement can also help support calcium and bone metabolism, which ultimately helps strengthen your bones as you age.
SHOP: Jarrow Formulas Vitamin D3, $5.56, available at
Have you ever heard of a B-12 shot? They’re pretty popular because most of us need more of it (especially vegans). If you don’t have enough B-12 in your system, it may cause fatigue, muscle aches and pains, memory loss, sensitivity to touch, anemia, and a whole host of other symptoms. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to find it in fortified cereals and meats and poultry.
SHOP: Source Naturals Methylcobalamin Vitamin B-12 Cherry, $7.69, available at
B6 helps the body to use and store energy from food. In fact, it is converted into the main enzyme responsible for amino acid and protein metabolism. The central nervous system also relies on B6 in the production of serotonin (a critical neurotransmitter), and that may have a direct effect on your mood. Ensuring that you have adequate levels can help keep you feeling good (and even help alleviate PMS moodiness, too).
SHOP: Nature's Way Vitamin B-6, $5.31, available at
One of the biggest side effects of iron deficiency? Anemia. Symptoms range from dizziness, headaches, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, cold hands and feet, and more. Iron is supposed to carry oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body so if you don't have enough iron, your body can't make enough healthy oxygen-carrying red. And that’s when all these unwanted symptoms kick in.
SHOP: Solgar Gentle Iron, $16.60, available at