Top Health Supplements in Singapore: Drinks, Probiotics, Protein Bars, Functional Foods and More
Health supplements on your mind? If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it is that we shouldn’t take our health for granted. Maintaining good health, both physical and mental is essential to keeping our bodies resilient and feeling good.
Today, we take a look at some of the top health supplements in Singapore that complement your fitness journey. These include products that speed up your metabolism, clean protein bars, anti-ageing supplements, probiotics, hair growth supplements and plenty more!
illumiaSKIN’s Metabolic Boost Slimming Coffee To Rev-Up Your Metabolism
Here’s a way to naturally speed up your metabolism! Founded by entrepreneur Kim Lim, illumiaSKIN is all about daily skin and body essentials that keep us feeling our very best at all times, and at any age.
illumiaSKIN’s Metabolic Boost Slimming Coffee revs up metabolism by up to 5 times for effective fat burning and makes for a fab supplement to add to your fitness routine. This unique fat-burning coffee can reduce free fatty acids and block calorie absorption - all while you go about your usual day!
illumiaSKIN’s Metabolic Boost Slimming Coffee also contains fewer calories and can help with relieving bloatedness as well as water retention. As it is sugar–free, it makes a choice purchase for those sensitive about their blood sugar levels.
Amongst the slimming coffee’s ingredients is Garcinia cambogia, or Garcinia gummi-gutta, a tropical fruit that is known for its natural weight-loss abilities. Together with Green Coffee Powder and Microground coffee, it is able to achieve superior metabolic rates!
It is also super easy to take. Just dissolve the contents of the sachet in 120ml to 150ml water and stir well. Pair with the Illumia Body Coffee Mug to enjoy your coffee on-the-go. Insulated and durable, this pretty pink cup comes with a lid and fits most cup holders. Happy fat burning!
IllumiaSKIN’s Metabolic Boost Slimming Coffee and Illumia Body Coffee Mug are available online on their e-store shop.illumiatherapeutics.com and at their outlets.
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Nuzest Clean Lean Protein Bars For Clean Plant Protein Snacking
Want the goodness of plant protein always accessible in your pocket? As the purest and most potent source of plant protein, Clean Lean Protein has always been highly sought after by everyone who wants to eat healthy. Nuzest deliver the same goodness of health now in a deliciously handy bar!
Just unwrap and snack before and after your daily workout, bite away as a mid-day fuel or have it ready in your pocket, as a handy treat.
Made by blending Nuzest’s premium European golden pea protein with whole fruits, nuts and seeds, these bars are high in digestible protein and dietary fibre, and low in sugar and carbohydrates.
That doesn’t mean they are low in taste! What they lack in sugar and carbs, they make up for in texture and flavour. Available in three delicious flavours – Coconut & Lemon, Almond & Vanilla, and Peanut Butter & Chocolate – these bars combine pure simplicity with indulgence.
Each bar only contains the cleanest ingredients, without any fillers or refined sugar. They’re a great source of iron and contain all nine essential amino acids to support recovery and repair.
The Base, by For Youth Anti-Ageing Supplements
We all want to live long, healthy and happy lives. But as we grow older, we age. While ageing causes small issues, like wrinkles, it is also the root cause of many more serious ailments like cancer, brain and heart disease.
Scientists have recently made a lot of progress in understanding ageing and finding ways to slow down or even reverse it. There’s no miracle cure available yet, but there’s already a lot that’s proven to help against ageing.
For Youth is a Singaporean longevity company making these latest scientific developments available in South East Asia. Their flagship product, The Base, is a dietary supplement containing NMN, or Nicotinamide Mononucleotide. NMN has gained a lot of popularity in recent years due to the work of Harvard professor David Sinclair. In his top-selling book Lifespan (2019), he explains the progress of the science of ageing and NMN is playing the lead role.
Put simply, ageing is cell damage. NMN is a substance that naturally occurs in our bodies and it boosts levels of a compound called NAD+. And while NAD+ is necessary for the repair of cellular damage, its levels decrease as we grow older.
NMN as found in The Base, is made from vegetable extracts - one capsule of 250 mg of 99% pure NMN contains the equivalent amount of almost 40 kg of broccoli!
This NMN helps to increase your energy levels, makes your mind function better and also improves the appearance of your skin. A lot of users even report that they have better sleep while on these health supplements. *
In March 2021, For Youth will also launch a biological age test to measure how old your body really is, based on the health of your cells. This test can be done stand-alone, but it can also see whether your anti-ageing therapies are actually working.
For Youth is funded by Singaporean startup incubator Antler. To learn more about For Youth, check out www.foryouth.co or follow them on Instagram.
*It is recommended that you take NMN for 2-3 months to start noticing the first visible effects.
Xndo Viscerin To Burn Visceral Fat
Xndo is a subsidiary of LAC Global Group – one of Asia’s largest speciality retailers of nutritional products, vitamin, mineral, herbal and other speciality supplements and sports nutrition, diet and energy products. The health food retailer offers a range of tasty ready-to-eat meals, low-carb noodles, low GI rice, carbo blocking drinks, functional foods, supplements and more to meet modern lifestyle needs, tackle health concerns, and build a Body For Life.
What is visceral fat? Also known as organ fat, visceral fat is stored around your internal organs in your abdominal region, including your heart, liver and intestines. Healthy levels of visceral fat in our body help insulate and protect these organs. However, storing excess visceral fat can be concerning, posing potential cardiovascular and liver health problems.
One of the biggest factors that contribute to the amount of visceral fat in the body is a diet high in carbohydrates and sugar. Visceral fat can often go unnoticed because it lies beneath the firm abdominal wall and may not be visible from one’s outer physical appearance.
Xndo Viscerin is a specially formulated proprietary blend of potent and scientifically proven ingredients that help burn visceral fat and boost metabolism to promote fat burn.
If you occasionally feel bloated and puffy, Xndo Viscerin also helps to reduce water retention to minimise excessive fluid build-up.
Best taken on an empty stomach before breakfast and bedtime, Xndo Viscerin comes in strawberry flavour in powder form. It is halal-certified too and suitable for those who want to support their healthy weight management programme.
The Xndo Viscerin Visceral Fat Burner comes in 30 sticks per box, and is retailing in all Xndo stores and on Xndo’s webstore at 40% OFF (Usual Price: S$99.95/box).
Xndo Coconut Oil Extract To Aid Weight Management
Ever heard of the potential health and weight loss benefits of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT)? MCT are a form of healthy fats that can help with weight management. Extracted from coconut oil, they are readily broken down and converted into energy without being stored as body fat. Hence, foods containing MCT aid weight loss and keto diets.
The Xndo Coconut Oil Extract - MCT Enhanced Fat Burner is a tasty, smooth and fine powder (not liquid coconut oil) that conveniently comes in individual sticks and can be consumed on its own anytime, anywhere or as a mid-day snack. You can also add it into your morning coffee, tea or smoothie to help kick off your day in fat-burning mode or into your pre or post-workout shakes to improve performance and recovery. To eat with your keto meal, simply sprinkle the coconut oil extract powder over to add some extra healthy fat.
The Coconut Oil Extract - MCT Enhanced Fat Burner has been specially formulated to boost satiety, burn fats and calories, and promote gut health. It is lacto-vegetarian-friendly, Halal-certified, and has no added preservatives, making it a suitable health supplement for those who want to support their healthy weight management programme.
The Xndo Coconut Oil Extract - MCT Enhanced Fat Burner comes in 30 sticks per box, and is retailing in all Xndo stores and on Xndo’s webstore at 40% OFF (Usual Price: S$59.90/box).
Nano Singapore Health Supplements For A Balanced Healthy Lifestyle
Admittedly, chasing health goals can sometimes be quite lonesome and challenging when you're keeping to a strict diet, tight workout schedule… and the people around you are not on the same journey. Well, it doesn't always have to be lonely once you have the right instruments to balance your healthy lifestyle and social life. As an award-winning solution to health and wellness concerns, that’s where Nano Singapore’s blends of digestive and health supplements come in.
But note! Health supplements are not miracle workers and it’s not meant to get you results in a week. However, the right way of using health supplements is to provide a boost in your healthy lifestyle and keep us on track with our health goals – it allows you to stay out late and eat a little more without fully going off your set path.
For maintaining weight, Raspberry Ketones have been found to increase the natural production of Adiponectin which helps to break down stored fat cells, increasing metabolism and burning fat off your body. If you tend to experience bloatedness after meals, the Digestive Wellness Formula is a patented all-natural enzymes blend from a 365-day fermentation process of over 200 fruits and vegetables that will replenish your body’s enzymes for optimal health and beauty.
For a good cleanse and detoxification of your body’s digestive systems and lymphatic systems, the 15 Day Colon Detox Formula helps you out in 15 days naturally. Cholesterol issues? Apple Cider Vinegar contains health-promoting probiotics and enzymes that help to regulate blood sugar levels, help lower cholesterol levels, and promote healthy skin among other health benefits.
Especially for men, made up of 4 powerful ingredients that are natural immunity boosters – Echinacea, Beta Glucan, Spirulina, Garlic – the Vitality Formula Men's Multivitamins help boost immunity defence, provide an energy boost and improve bone and heart health.
VÖOST Vitamins To Fill in Nutrition Gaps
VÖOST Vitamins, Australia’s leading effervescent brand, is now available in Singapore offering a wide range of vitamins and minerals suited to help manage active and busy lifestyles.
Combining hectic work schedules, eating on-the-go and a regular exercise routine is not easy. As a result, we may not always get the essential nutrients we need in our diets. Vitamin supplements can play an important role in helping to fill in those nutritional gaps and supporting overall health.
Made in Germany, the VÖOST Vitamins range includes diverse, high-quality formulations with options that have no added sugar, no added preservatives, and even vegan variants.
This is combined with great taste and attractive consumer-friendly packaging. VÖOST is simple and convenient to prepare. Just drop the tablet in water to dissolve, let it fizz away, and then enjoy the great tasting vitamin boost!
The range includes Vitamin C, Magnesium, Collagen, Mega B Complex, and Multivitamins. There are also two other variants that can be taken before or after a workout - Energy which supports energy production and Performance which supports muscle performance.
Available from Watsons, Guardian, Unity, Shopee, Lazada, and all other major retailers island wide.
Life-Space Probiotics To Promote Gut Health
Life-Space, Australia’s top probiotics, is formulated to support everyone’s digestive, immune systems as well as other targeted areas to protect one’s wellbeing. Premium, multi-strain probiotics suitable for the oldest to the youngest in your family, Life-Space helps to maintain a healthy microbiome.
There are currently five variations of Life-Space health supplements available in Singapore. Broad Spectrum Probiotics encourage good bacterial diversity, strengthen healthy immune and digestive systems; while Shape B420 Probiotics support healthy digestive and gastrointestinal systems, aid in weight management and metabolic health.
For seniors above the age of 60, Probiotics for 60+ support stronger immune systems, improve bowel motion, and reduce the risk of upper respiratory tract infections. There’s even Probiotics Powder for Children (3-12 Years) which reduce gastrointestinal, mild upper respiratory tract infections and encourage good bacterial diversity.
Lastly, Urogen Probiotics for Women support urinary tract health and function of the immune system.
Life-Space Probiotics are exclusively available in most Guardian stores and its online store from S$39.90.
Unique Time Rejuvenate and Premium Probiotic 10 Health Drinks To Boost Immunity
Unique Time’s award-winning health and immunity-boosting drink, Rejuvenate, is an antioxidant-packed health beverage, packed with vital nutrients that one would need to stay energetic. It’s a convenient way to maintain a healthy diet despite a hectic schedule.
Just one shot and you’re done! It’s also a great way to add a little zest to your favourite juices or teas, or even as a dressing for your salads and fruit bowls. It comes in two variations, a Stamina Pack (S$33.90, 7 sachets) and a Vitality Pack (S$128, 28 sachets).
Premium Probiotic 10 is the ultimate solution for better gut function and brain health. It is a natural, safe and easy-to-prepare probiotic enhancement product that protects gut health, strengthens immune response, and promotes holistic wellbeing. Taking a serving of Premium Probiotic 10 (S$69.90, 28 sachets) daily has the ability to make a huge difference in your mental clarity and uplift your mood, changing your life for the better in the long run.
Wellnest Bird's Nest For Better Skin Complexion
Wellnest is an innovative superfood with a first of its kind formula that boasts an absorption rate better than traditional Bird’s Nest products. Packaged in a convenient sachet instead of the tedious double-boiled bowl portion, Wellnest is the perfect lifestyle product for health and beauty conscious individuals on the go.
It is packed with micronutrients of bird’s nest, prized 6-year old Korean Red Ginseng, and Aronia Berry. They add a zing of flavour and enhance the body’s immune system support as well as aid digestion.
It comes in a 10ml sachet pack that can be consumed easily at work, while travelling or playing sports. It is a convenient way to incorporate more nutrition into your daily routines.
The efficacy of Wellnest bird’s nest is proven by a registered patent, developed by a team of scientists and researchers led by Dr Lim Kah Meng, who spent almost ten years on research on molecular biomedicine to extract bioactive nutrients to create his unique ‘Molecular Edible Bird’s Nest'.
The one-of-a-kind product uses formulated natural enzymes to break down the bird’s nest for easier absorption by the body and allows active compounds to be retained in its optimal state, thus enhancing the targeted proven benefits where regular daily intake can help one achieve better skin complexion and a healthier, stronger body.
LAC MASQUELIER French Pine Bark Extract To Combat The Signs of Ageing
LAC (Leader in Antioxidative Control) was founded to deliver powerful antioxidants through their health products to support your everyday health and wellness.
As we bustle around our busy schedules, we often leave little time for our bodies to rest. This exposes us to free radicals which damage our cells and cause our internal systems to become unbalanced. This excessive exposure to free radicals, known as oxidative stress, can lead to age-related changes in appearance such as loss of skin elasticity, wrinkles, and poor circulation – all of which can lead to premature ageing.
Combining the best of what Eastern wisdom and Western technology have to offer, LAC MASQUELIER’s® French Pine Bark Extract is a powerful immune booster that harnesses the antioxidative qualities of the French pine tree for your total body protection.
Each tablet helps you to get a convenient dose of antioxidants through a safe and unique three-way action protection that: neutralise free radicals in our body to slow down ageing; improve overall blood circulation and accelerate the drainage of waste materials from our body; and strengthen and retain collagen for supple and elastic skin.
LAC MASQUELIER’s® French Pine Bark Extract is retailing in all GNC stores and on LAC’s e-commerce store from S$46 for a box of 25 tablets.
Viviscal PRO Hair Supplements For Thicker, Fuller Hair
We all know it is normal to lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. However, with age, stressful lifestyles, poor diets, frequent colouring and heat styling, many men and women in Singapore are noticing an increase in hair fall. Not only is our hair a reflection of our physical health, experiencing hair loss has the potential to create psychological effects such as stress, anxiety and low self-esteem.
Enter Viviscal Professional. This 100% drug-free, clinically-proven, celebrity-approved haircare supplement transforms your thinning, lacklustre locks into an enviably lush one.
Backed by over 25 years of research, Viviscal PRO doctor-approved supplements nourish and strengthen hair from the inside out, providing follicles with essential vitamins and minerals for healthy hair growth from within. Its potent blend consists of the proprietary AminoMar CTM marine complex, a cocktail of vital nutrients such as Biotin, Vitamin C and Apple Extract Powder (Procyanidin B-2).
The Viviscal PRO Hair Nutritional Supplements nourish hair that is prone to breakage due to over-styling, frequent use of heat tools and colouring. Viviscal PRO is available online for S$148 for a box of 60 tablets.
**Disclaimer: Consult a doctor before adding any of these health supplements and products to your diet.