2017 Essential Supplements Awards

{PAIN RELIEF} Rub Boiron Arnicare Gel homeopathic medicine onto stiff, sore, and bruised areas for quick, effective relief without the obnoxious smell or stickiness of many pain ointments. Paraben free.

{DIGESTIVE HEALTH} Derived from 10 cultures, American Health Probiotic CD is protected from stomach acid by a gel layer. This protective layer steadily releases micro-organisms throughout the digestive tract for maximum benefits.

{VISION SUPPORT} Barlean’s Eye Remedy Swirl is a delicious delivery system for nutrients that aging eyes need. In addition to the omega 3s DHA and EPA, the swirl contains lutein and zeaxanthin, as well as other nutrients that protect against macular degeneration. 

{WOMEN'S MULTIVITAMIN/MINERAL} Bluebonnet Nutrition Ladies’ Choice Whole Food Based Multiple is a well-rounded supplement for women ages 18 to 49 to support heart, hormonal, and emotional health. Antioxidants combine with turmeric, elderberry, tea extracts, and more.

{OMEGAS} Carlson MCT & Omega-3 with Coconut Oil provides the “good fats” we often lack in the standard American diet. Both medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) and omega-3 essential fatty acids support heart, brain, vision, and joint health. Tested by an independent FDA-registered lab.

{DIGESTIVE HEALTH} Enzymedica Digest Gold + Probiotics delivers digestive enzymes to help the body break down carbohydrates, fats, fiber, and protein, along with a blend of eight probiotic strains for added digestive support.

{PROSRATE SUPPORT} Europharma CuraMed Prostate offers key nutrients for prostate health. In addition to anti-inflammatory bioavailable curcumin, it contains pomegranate seed oil extract, a botanical form of omega 5, which has been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and anticancer activity.

{OMEGAS} Vegans will appreciate Flora 7 Sources, which obtains its essential fatty acids from plants—not fish. The seven key ingredients are algae, flax, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, evening primrose, and coconut oils. 

{WOMEN'S HEALTH} Garden of Life Dr. Formulated Probiotics Once Daily Women’s contains 16 probiotic strains, some of which, like L. reuteri and L. fermentum, are able to interfere with a range of bacteria and yeast to prevent infections.

{WEIGHT LOSS} Genesis Today FitTrim contains CardiaSlim, a clinically studied herbal blend of Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana shown to reduce cholesterol and BMI in overweight, healthy people.

{PROTEIN POWDER} Get Real Nutrition Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth Protein Cinnamon Apple is a tasty, easy-blending powder made from bone broth. It delivers 20 grams of protein, along with collagen and other nutrients for joint health as well as healthy skin, hair, and nails. 

{BEAUTY} Reduce wrinkles, restore luster to dry hair, relieve stiff joints, and strengthen nails with the type 1 collagen in Health Direct AminoSculpt Anti-Aging Collagen Peptides.

{VITAMINS} Jarrow Formulas Methyl B-12 & Methyl Folate contains the active form of vitamins to support metabolism and energy as well as DNA and neurotransmitter systems.

{IMMUNITY} Boosting immunity is easy with Mushroom Wisdom Maitake D Fraction 4X EZ Spray. This portable spray made from the medicinal mushroom Grifola frondosa is formulated at the same strength used in clinical research.

{SLEEP} If you often wake during the night and find it hard to return to sleep, Natrol Melatonin TR 5 mg can help you stay asleep longer with its time-release formula. Combined with 10 mg of vitamin B6—critical for the body’s production of melatonin.

{JOINT HEALTH} Natural Factors Joint Optimizer uses high absorption curcumin to relieve joint pain due to osteoarthritis. Ingredients include extracts of white willow, devil's claw, and boswellia, as well as Theracurmin.

{MINERALS} Nature’s Answer Plant Based Magnesium derives its 500 milligrams (mg) of magnesium and 25 mg of calcium from Aquamin Red Algae and Seawater Complex, made from minerals harvested off the coast of Iceland.

{WOMEN'S MULTIVITAMIN/MINERAL} For women 50 and older, Nature’s Way Alive! Once Daily Women’s 50+ Ultra Potency offers B vitamins for energy, vitamin D3, plant-based Aquamin calcium, flax lignan, 80 milligrams of daily greens, organic mushrooms, and digestive enzymes.

{JOINT HEALTH} NeoCell Joint Bursts Tropical Tang soft chews provide a synergistic blend of key joint-support ingredients: collagen type 2, hyaluronic acid, and turmeric to fight against inflammation.

{BONE STRENGTH} New Chapter Bone Strength Take Care supports bone health with TargetCal, a blend of bone-strengthening calcium along with vitamins K2 and D3 to ensure proper absorption in bones.

{PAIN RELIEF} Fight inflammation with North American Herb & Spice Raw Turmerol, which uses whole-food, wild turmeric with a range of curcuminoids, curcumin, and turmerol, plus ginger, to support the body’s anti-inflammatory response.

{COGNITIVE SUPPORT} NOW Foods’ CurcuBrain with Longvida Optimized Curcumin provides 65 times the bioavailability of curcuminoids compared to generic curcumin. Research demonstrates its ability to support neuronal tissue.

{COLD RELIEF} Cold sores add insult to injury when we’re sick. Quantum Super Lysine + Cold Sore Treatment provides instant relief and reduces healing time by half. Cream contains lysine and 14 healing vitamins, herbs, and minerals.

{COGNITIVE SUPPORT} Redd Remedies BRAIN Awakening contains scientifically studied ingredients—Magtein, amla, and the medicinal mushroom lion’s mane—to improve cognitive alertness and function.

{PAIN RELIEF} Ridgecrest Herbals PhysiQOL Natural Pain Relief improves QOL (quality of life) with this homeopathic remedy that includes herbal support such as boswellia, ginger, bromelain, turmeric, and white willow bark.  

{COGNITIVE SUPPORT} Wakunaga Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract Brain Energy combines the antioxidant power of aged garlic extract with Cognizin citicoline, a patented formula that increases brain performance, and the Ayurvedic herb bacopa, which supports cognitive function.

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