The 2020 Essential Supplements Awards

Welcome to 2020! It’s the start of a brand-new year filled with promise.

Even if you don’t make New Year’s resolutions, you might have certain areas of your life you’d like to improve.

Consider the following category winners, read about their proven and effective ingredients, and start your journey toward better health and wellness now.



NOW Solutions Bamboo Silica Beauty restores hair health, increases skin elasticity, and strengthens nails with the mineral silica.

Wholy Dose Matcha Beauty Superfood Powder not only makes a brilliant morning latte, its ingredients lock in radiant skin.

Cognitive Function

Bluebonnet Targeted Choice BrainPower Capsules contain bacopa, lion’s mane mushroom, and other neuro-nutrients to help sharpen memory, focus, and attention span.

WishGarden’s Genius Juice Refresh & Refocus uses organic and ethically wildcrafted herbs like gotu kola, ginkgo, and eleuthero for extra boost and focus when you think you have nothing left in you.


Garden of Life Grass Fed Collagen Peptides offers 20 grams of highly absorbable type I and III collagen for hair, skin, nails, and joints, plus probiotics for added benefits. Mix into shakes, smoothies, or use for baking.

NeoCell Super Collagen French Vanilla contains bioactive type I and III collagen to support hair, skin, nails, and joints.


Emerald Labs B-Healthy with methylated folate, methylated B12, and coenzymated B2 and B6 helps improve energy. Raw, whole-food based formula with probiotics and enzymes.

Korea Ginseng Corporation Korean Red Ginseng Extract Everytime supplies six-year-grown ginseng root in convenient stick pack form.

Blood Sugar Support

America’s Finest Sanutra Wellness Blood Sugar Health contains herbs proven to improve blood sugar levels in those with Type 2 diabetes.

Bone Health

Carlson Elite Omega-3 Plus D & K delivers 700 milligrams of omega 3s along with 2,000 IU vitamin D3, and vitamin K2 as MK-7.


Wakunaga Kyo-Green Powdered Drink Mix Greens Blend charges you up with a blend of barley grass, wheat grass, and chlorella.

Heart Health

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega 2X 2,150 mg EPA + DHA achieves the American Heart Association recommended doses for heart health.

Immune Support

American Health Ester-C with Citrus Bioflavonoids 500 mg delivers naturally occurring metabolites that help enhance your white blood cells’ absorption of vitamin C. Nonacidic and gentle on the stomach.

Gaia Herbs Immune Shine powder blend adds a bit of delicious fruity jazz to your beverage of choice. This fantastic immune-boosting blend contains organic maitake and chaga mushrooms paired with elderberry, ginger, and astragalus.

Host Defense MycoShield Spray for immune support combines five powerful mushroom species: agarikon, reishi, chaga, birch polypore, and turkey tail.

Nature’s Answer Sambucus + Probiotic contains 32,000 mg of fresh elderberry and 10 billion CFUs per serving for effective illness-fighting during cold and flu season.

Respiratory Support

RidgeCrest Herbals ClearLungs keeps airways open, balances mucus levels, and supports free breathing with a Chinese herbal formula.

Xlear Rescue Nasal Spray with xylitol and essential oils of oregano, eucalyptus, tea tree, and parsley help clear nasal passages and blocked sinuses, enhancing upper respiratory health.

Medicinal Mushroom

Mushroom Wisdom Super Chaga from Siberian birch trees possesses antioxidants and immune-supporting actions.

Men's Health

MegaFood Multi for Men, formulated by award-winning integrative physician Tieraona Low Dog, MD, uses whole, organic foods to support men’s energy, cognition, and overall well-being.

Nutrition for Kids

ChildLife Essentials Multi Vitamin & Mineral Natural Orange/Mango Flavor liquid formula contains 16 essential vitamins for children plus the primary minerals.


Vitafusion Goodness Melatonin 10 mg sends you off to slumber, thanks in part to the sleep-inducing  herbs passion flower, chamomile, and lemon balm.

Vision Support

Quantum Health Macula 30+ protects against macular degeneration with the powerful carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, along with omega 3, vitamin C, and zinc.

Women's Probiotic

Probiogen Women’s Vitality Probiotic contains a science-backed formula of DNA-verified strains that makes it past the gastric system so the beneficial bacteria can colonize and thrive in the gut.


CV Sciences Plus CBD Hemp Roll-on combines the company’s Gold Formula in either 200 mg or 500 mg formulations, combined with warming camphor and cooling menthol.

Terry Naturally EuroPharma Curamin Extra Strength Pain Relief is made with BCM-95, the most clinically studied, enhanced-absorption curcumin combined with boswellia.


Trace Minerals Magnesium Gummies use the anti-stress, relaxing form of magnesium citrate when you need to take things down a notch.

Youtheory Ashwagandha helps your body adapt to stress thanks to KSM-66 full-spectrum ashwagandha root extract (clinically studied for its effectiveness against insomnia and anxiety) and organic ashwagandha root powder.

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