Diet & Weight Loss
Here’s a guide to Amazon’s bestselling superfood supplements, including what they do and why you might consider adding them to your regimen.
Super Greens by Nested Naturals
At the top the list of bestselling superfood supplements on Amazon, Super Greens is a blend of dehydrated and powdered fruits and vegetables—wheat grass, barley, chlorella, kale, and acai berry—is combined with probiotics, fiber, and enzymes to deliver a whopping dose of nutrients in every scoop. “When you dry and powder fruits and veggies, you’re getting a concentrated source of nutrients and antioxidants,” says Seattle-based nutritionist, Ginger Hultin, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of ChampagneNutrition. Here are 13 vitamins and supplements nutritionists take to boost their immune system.
NaturaLife Labs Organic Maca Root
Also known as Peruvian ginseng, maca is growing in popularity because some studies suggest the root may help with hormone-related conditions like reproductive health. But proceed with caution, says Hultin. “Keep in mind that a lot of the research on maca is in animal studies,” she says. “It has been used traditionally for fertility and enhancing sexual function, but these are subjects that you really should discuss with your doctor first to make sure that there are no underlying medical issues.” The NaturaLife Maca delivers 950 mg per vegan capsule and contains black, red, and yellow maca. These are the supplements doctors always take on vacation.
Navitas Organics Goji Berries
Today’s goji berries are yesterday’s pomegranate seeds. These petite ruby red sun-dried berries are only mildly sweet, which means they can be used for a nutritional boost in both sweet and savory foods, such as salads, smoothies, trail mix, and more. Navitas Organic’s Goji Berries are both USDA-certified organic and verified non-GMO. They’re high in vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant. “Gojis are great! So are all berries,” Hultin says. “They all contain fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, naturally.”