Three trendy new wellness products to help boost your health and morale
From personalised vitamins to medicinal mushrooms and a range of products drawing from African traditional medicine, here are three new supplements
Wellness is the mood of the moment and while there is no shortage of supplements, treatments and activities to boost your health and morale with, we’re always keeping an eye out for the latest trends. Turning our eye to supplements, we’ve sought out three exciting new products.
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If you think medicinal mushrooms, your mind may go to magic mushrooms. But a number of mushrooms have medicinal properties — without being hallucinogenic. Michele Carelse, founder and CEO of online health and wellness store Feelgood Health, explains that these mushrooms have been used for thousands of years in African, Asian and North American traditional medicine.
The people behind Muti Shrooms have tapped into this idea to create a range of vegan medicinal mushroom capsules: seven of the most popular mushrooms — each marketed as having overall health benefits and a specific therapeutic effect — and six combinations of mushrooms. Carelse says a popular Muti Shroom product is the Uplifted variety which contains a blend of lion’s mane, cordyceps and red reishi — three medicinal mushrooms that target emotional wellbeing, energy levels and a strong immune system.
African traditional medicine is rooted in thousands of years of practice and the biodiversity of Africa’s plant life. “Many people do not realise that the biodiversity of African plant life is far superior to that found anywhere else in the world, making African herbal medicine extremely effective for many conditions and health needs,” says Carelse.
Deciding to celebrate the abundance of medicinal herbs that have traditionally been used throughout Africa, South African company Inala Health have launched a range of 10 natural and vegan herbal remedies in capsule and tincture form that target a particular health need. Ingredients include artemisia (believed to support a strong immune system), buchu (for its detox effects), hoodia (which has appetite suppressant properties) and sutherlandia — commonly known as cancer bush.
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