Originally posted on Daily Mail.
Here are 10 top health and wellbeing brands that will ensure you look and feel your best this fall
No one can deny that it’s been a long and stressful few months, which means it is more important than ever to take time out to care for our health and wellbeing.
For some of us this will mean indulging in self-care beauty rituals, others may want to get active, and many people will find themselves thinking more about how they can help the environment.
Whatever route you take to promote your wellbeing, we’ve rounded up ten products that will help you stay fit, strong and healthy as we head into fall.
Shield yourself – without sacrificing comfort
Face shields have long been used in healthcare settings, but now we are increasingly seeing them worn in places such as restaurants, stores and schools as people seek to slow the spread of COVID-19.
Although the CDC does not recommend a face shield as a substitute for face masks, they can be worn in addition for protection, particularly for the eyes.
But wearing a shield can get uncomfortable, especially if it’s sitting on your face for extended periods of time, so it’s a good idea to pick one that’s well-fitting and high-quality.
The Casco face shield’s headband component and strap are not only hypoallergenic and made from medical-grade materials, but they are engineered from flexible polypropylene and silicone for superior comfort.
It also features a soft, stretchy, silicone strap that fits a variety of head sizes comfortably and, like all products from SiliconeGear, it is made in the USA.
Even better, the headband and strap components of this full face shield are bleach, sanitization, and dishwasher-safe so you can re-use them.
The face shields are sold factory direct and the cost is very reasonable, with a two-pack costing just $22.99. The product is also sold in small bulk amounts, which is ideal for small businesses and schools.
* The manufacturer has not tested the Casco Shield per ASTM standards and does not guarantee protection from any airborne contaminants including coronavirus (COVID-19).
The Info: Click here to shop the Cascoe face shield now.
Give collagen a natural boost
If you’re feeling a little run down, you might want to consider giving your body a natural boost by adding a silica supplement to your daily routine.
Silica is a natural element that your body uses to renew, strengthen and revitalize your collagen to maintain strong and healthy joints, bones, hair, skin and nails.
Living Silica is the go-to for this supplement. The brand boasts an ability to replenish the body’s silica levels with an absorption rate that’s three to ten times higher than natural silica supplements.
It claims that Living Silica is the ultimate vegan way to unleash the body’s own collagen production, avoiding the need to consume it from animal sources.
Living Silica points to clinical trials that say by taking the supplement daily you are boosting your collagen production, strengthening joints and bones, and slowing down the visual signs of aging.
Not only will your skin’s elasticity increase, giving it a more youthful appearance, but you’ll notice that your hair and nails feel stronger too.
The Info: Click here to shop Living Silica on Amazon and use code BOOST15 to get 15% off across the store.
Support young bodies and minds
Vitamins can seem like one of the best ways to ensure that our kids are getting the nutrients they need to support their growing bodies and developing minds.
But how do you know which are the right ones for your child? And can you tell that you’re getting the highest quality products without artificial ingredients?
Based on over two decades of pediatric nutrition research and clinical work, Dr Murray Clarke, the founder of ChildLife Essentials®, identified four key nutrients for growing children and from these he formulated ChildLife Essentials®’ Daily Core Essentials.
These Essentials include Liquid Multi Vitamin + Mineral or Multi Vitamin SoftMelts, Pure DHA, Liquid Vitamin C and Vitamin D. All of them are non-GMO, made without any artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, and are free from the top eight allergens.
Along with these core Essentials, the company provides a range of other nutritional supplements designed to support infants, children and teens.
The Info: Click here to visit the ChildLife Essentials® website and receive $1 off one product.
The tasty (and easy) first step
From promoting skin health to potentially aiding weight loss, the myriad benefits of apple cider vinegar are well publicised. But what if you can’t stand the sharp sour taste? Or if you don’t fancy spending hours grating, chopping, mixing and blending to create your own?
That’s where Bite Me Tonic comes in. It’s an all-natural blend of apple cider vinegar combined with rich manuka honey, ginger root, lime and lemon juice, along with cayenne pepper and turmeric.
In just one shot you can enjoy all the benefits of these seven ingredients, making it a super simple way to kickstart your health and wellness routine.
There are no additives or preservatives, and all the ingredients are sourced direct from farmers in New Zealand (except the ginger which comes direct from farmers in Sri Lanka).
Bite Me Tonic believes that it’s what’s on the inside that matters and supports anti-bullying charities by donating ten per cent of profits to this worthwhile cause. Plus, Bite Me Tonic will donate $1 for every bottle sold in October to support October Anti-bullying month.
The Info: Click here to purchase a bottle of Bite Me Tonic on Amazon.
Younger skin without going under the knife
As much as we may want more youthful looking skin, the idea of undergoing painful and drawn-out surgical procedures can be daunting.
Fortunately, PDO Max provides a far less invasive alternative that re-positions sagging skin anywhere in the body, simply by using a needle and thread. The result is a more youthful look in barely any time at all.
The FDA-cleared PDO threads are made from Polydioxanone (PDO) sutures, and the whole process of transforming your skin takes less than an hour. No surgery and no stitches needed.
PDO Sutures are man-made polymer threads of various sizes that are inserted into fine needles or cannulas to perform a non-surgical treatment as an alternative to a facelift. They’re safe – in fact, PDO sutures are used to perform cardiothoracic surgery (such as open-heart surgery) – and your skin fully absorbs the threads within four to six months.
What you’re left with is rejuvenated skin and a more youthful appearance.
The Info: Click here for more information on PDO Max threads or to find a medical aesthetics practice near you.
Stay fresh and confident
Whether it’s caused by medication, stress, menopause or even just using sanitary pads and tampons, vaginal dryness can be an uncomfortable and sensitive issue that many women struggle with.
But LUVENA feminine products can help. The range is designed to make women feel fresh and confident by providing a number of safe and effective options that supplement the body’s natural moisture.
The products feature unique formulations using natural enzymes, deeply hydrating moisturizers and silk amino acids that cleanse without drying, even in the most sensitive areas.
The company recognizes that there are a range of reasons why dryness occurs so it stocks a whole family of products to target the different causes. Products include feminine wipes, therapeutic washes, lubricants and rinses.
They never contain parabens, SLS, hormones or harsh chemicals that cause irritation or compromise your health, and all LUVENA products are pH balanced so they can be used at every age and on every skin type.
The Info: Click here to visit the LUVENA website and use promo code FRESH for 10% off.
Combat inflammation – the natural way
If you want to give your health and wellbeing a boost, nutrition is the right place to start. The food we eat can make all the difference to the condition of our joints, skin, nails and hair, but if you’re looking to supplement your diet then Health Thru Nutrition is the way to go.
The company has been creating nutritional supplements for several decades with the simple mission to empower people to live healthier, more informed lives.
And their Freedom Softgels® do just that. With their proprietary blend of curcumin, GLA, Hydroxtyrosol, fish oil and other nutrients, they have be shown to combat inflammation.
This is largely down to the presence of curcumin – the main active ingredient in turmeric – which is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
In fact, a recent placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial at UCLA Medical Center revealed that Freedom Softgels® significantly reduced inflammatory markers in the study subjects.
The Info: Click here to see how Health Thru Nutrition can help boost your diet.
Row, paddle and ski – all in your living room
Physical exercise is key to keeping both the body and mind healthy, but with many of us reluctant to go back to the gym or join group classes, working out is harder than normal.
Although home workouts are fast becoming the norm, most of us have apartments or houses that simply can’t accommodate large bulky gym equipment. Which is where Whipr comes in.
Not only is this nifty little device incredibly light (it weighs just 6lbs) and small enough to store next to your sneakers, but it acts as a 3-in-1 stand up paddle, cross country ski and rowing machine.
In fact, the Whipr easily replaces $4,000 worth of home gym equipment for less than $500. It’s also perfect for travel as it packs away to just 6×6′, fitting neatly in a suitcase, so you can work out in your hotel room or Airbnb when away from home.
Whipr comes with Bluetooth connectivity so you can track your exercise, and if you have more than one device you can also have a go at swimming and kayaking workouts – all without leaving the house.
The Info: Click here to find out if Whipr could whip you into shape.
Freeze your aches and pains away
Whether you’ve been working out at the gym, bent over a computer desk all day or simply running around after the kids, sore joints and achy muscles can be an unfortunate result.
But you’re in luck! Relief could be just a few strokes away with Flower of Life’s Full Spectrum CBD Freeze Roll-On, handcrafted to soothe sore muscles and joints, as well as relieve minor aches and pains. Strong enough for the most rigorous athletes while formulated for all skin-types, CBD Freeze gets the job done.
Infused with 500mg Full Spectrum CBD, the roll-on utilizes pain relief properties of CBD and soothing and cooling effects of Menthol and Aloe to provide fast-acting cold-therapy relief.
With a mess-free roll-on, simply apply a few strokes of CBD Freeze on the affected area and you’ll quickly feel the pain melt away.
Pro skateboarder Aaron ‘Jaws’ Homoki noted on Instagram that he uses the Freeze on his knees ‘constantly’ after heavy sessions, while Twin Stunts have also posted about how the product helps their knees and thumb joints.
The Info: Click here to shop Flower of Life CBD and get 25% off by using code HEALTHY25.
Eat your spoon to help the planet
Many of us will have heard the shocking statistic that by 2050, if we continue the way we’re going, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans (by weight).
So we all should be doing everything we can to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our everyday lives – and incrEDIBLE is here to help. The brand is reinventing the way we eat our food by replacing single use plastic cutlery with edible cutlery.
The incrEDIBLE spoons are vegan, natural, made with non-GMO grains, come in two useful shapes, and can stay firm for up to 30 minutes in hot foods.
Not only will they help you protect the planet, but they taste pretty great too. They’re available in a variety of fun flavors – try the vanilla spoons with chocolate ice cream or maybe the black pepper spoon with your favorite soups.
What’s more, for every few boxes of spoons sold Planeteer plants a tree to offset the emissions due to freight.
The brand, which is in the process of adding edible straws, edible sporks and other edible cutlery to its range, states that it has already reduced half a million plastic spoons from landfills by providing an edible option.
The Info: Click here to purchase an IncrEDIBLE spoon. Or shop on Amazon and use the code MyFirstSpoon for a 20% discount.