5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With Supplements

Have a kitchen cupboard groaning under the weight of redundant vitamin jars and don't no what to do with them? We asked Solgar, the supplement specialists, for tips on taking your tablets.

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Think the only way you can get health and skin benefits from the humble supplement is to swallow, chased by a loads of water? Think again. We spoke with Solgar who shared with us all kinds of helpful ways to wellbeing wonderfulness.

1. Beauty boost your smoothie

Fruit-filled refreshments aren’t as healthy as we had originally thought – those sneaky sugars. Grr. Make your smoothie work harder by adding Solgar Skin, Hair and Nails – just crush a tablet and sprinkle. Bonus point: There’s no compromise on taste and according to nutritionist Alice Bradshaw, “Vitamin C, L-lysine and proline (which are found in the supplement) all help to build collagen.”

2. Infuse foot cream with anti-inflammatory powers

Curcumin is the key active compound found in turmeric – a plant renowned for giving curries their bright orange-y hue. There’s more – researchers have found that turmeric helps to regulate inflammation. Give your swollen, aching, high-heel wearing hooves a break by mixing Solgar Full Spectrum Curcumin 185x into your favourite foot cream.

3. Give spots the heave-ho

Nutritionist Paul Chamberlain is a big fan of essential fatty acids, “Fish oils and evening primrose oil provide super nourishment for skin cell membranes.” Squeeze the contents of a Solgar Evening Primrose Oil Softgel into clean hands and apply to spots and blemishes for uber healing.

4. More power to your porridge

Adding multi-vitamins to your morning porridge has to be the handiest hack EVER – you’ll never forget to take them now! And we’re back to the old crush and sprinkle step – using Solgar VM-75 Tablets this time – pop the powder into your brekkie and stir. Yum!

5.  Night-time skin soother

Add five drops of Solgar Liquid Vitamin E (the antioxidant priestess) to your favourite night cream. The surge in slip factor means you’ll have the perfect texture to indulge in some circulation-boosting facial massage. Fast forward sleepy time and behold – baby soft, revitalised skin.

 

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