Just like relationships, certain vitamins, proteins, and antioxidants bring out the best in each other. If you’ve already got your daily regimen down pat, consider pairing your current chorus of capsules with their match-made-in-heaven.
Below, our shortlist of supplement soulmates that are undoubtedly better together:
If you haven’t hopped on the turmeric train, then it’s time you got on the front seat. This sunset-gold spice has been used in traditional Indian medicine for centuries, simply for its potent anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes joint and muscle pain, revs up your digestive system, and fights a whole roster of diseases.
Its main antioxidant, curcumin, is responsible for all these benefits. Unfortunately, it’s poorly absorbed into the bloodstream.
The good news: black pepper is rich in piperine, a bioactive compound that enhances the absorption of curcumin by up to 2,000%! It also has anti-cancer properties, and promotes healthy cellular turnover.
TRY: Turmetab (100 Tablets), P1,450
You’ve heard it all throughout your childhood: calcium builds strong bones, so take your glass of milk every day. Now that you’re older, though, calcium remains essential for your heart, muscles, and entire nervous system.
Studies show, however, that calcium is better absorbed when taken alongside vitamin D. Together, they help prevent bone disorders, tooth decay, and diabetes.
TRY: Piping Rock Calcium Magnesium Zinc, P950, Herbs of the Earth Vitamins D3 + K2 MK-7, P1,099
We can all agree that vitamin C serums work wonders on the skin—imagine what supplements do for the rest of your body! It promotes healing and tissue recovery, builds tissue and blood vessels, and strengthens the immune system.
It also stimulates collagen production—which is why they make a perfect match! Collagen improves skin, cardiovascular, muscular, and bone health. We’re calling it: this dynamic duo is the secret to eternal youth!
TRY: Piping Rock Collagen with Vitamin C, P1,350
For your bikini bod goals, L-carnitine is your one-stop shop for a leaner, slimmer physique. It’s a naturally occurring protein that burns fat and induces weight loss. Studies show that it also promotes healthy aging, and is key in maintaining brain health.
When combined with green tea extract, you get twice the results. Green tea speeds up metabolism and boosts calorie burn. It also aids in muscle recovery, so this pair is best taken 30 to 60 minutes before working out.
TRY: The Superfood Grocer Matcha Green Tea Powder, P375, Puritan’s Pride L-Carnitine 500mg (60 Caplets), P540
With hot and humid weather, it’s nearly impossible to achieve soft, silky hair. Vitamin E is rich in antioxidant properties, and promotes strong, healthy hair. It also supports immune function, prevents inflammation, and supports clear vision.
Vitamin E is fat-soluble, meaning it dissolves better when taken with oil. Coconut oil supplements get the job done—and apart from its beauty benefits, it also manages cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and aids in internal organ health.
TRY: Herbs of the Earth Organic Coconut Oil Extra Virgin (100 Softgels), P1,450, Myra Vitamin E 400 IU (30 capsules), P340
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