We look to our favorite health and fitness icons for everything from motivational quotes to breakfast recipes to workout tips—and often their Instagrams, Snapchats, and Facebook posts inspire us to live healthier lives.
Our go-to gurus have taught us that clean eating can be fun, a good sweat can be joyous, and self-care is non-negotiable. They’ve also gotten us hooked on the trends and products they love—like yoga, RXBARs, turmeric, countless books, and, of course, kombucha.
To get a closer look at their routines, we asked popular personalities in wellness to share the supplements they use to support their healthy lifestyles. Below are the 10 most mentioned.
“I always have a probiotic supplement in my cabinet,” says food blogger Lindsay Freedman of The Toasted Pine Nut. These healthy bacteria have held a front-and-center place in the spotlight for their ability to support our digestive and immune health and help us absorb nutrients from food. “I try to eat probiotic-rich foods like certain yogurts or fermented veggies, but I always have my probiotic supplement as a backup,” she adds.
Keri Gans, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N., author of The Small Change Diet, is also a huge fan of these good gut bugs. “I take a probiotic daily because they have been associated with maintaining a healthy gut,” she says.
Want to add some good bacteria to your routine? Try The Vitamin Shoppe brand’s Ultimate 10 Probiotic, which contains 13 billion bacteria.
2. Vitamin D
Ellie Burrows, CEO of MNDFL, takes vitamin D3 to help maintain healthy D levels and avoid adrenal fatigue. (The function of our adrenal glands, which produce hormones like cortisol, has been linked to vitamin D and other calcium-related hormones.)
If you’re interested in taking a D supplement, your doc can help you determine the best dose and formula for you.
Another bone-boosting staple in wellness influencers’ cabinets: calcium. “Being thin, I am at a higher risk for osteoporosis, so I supplement with calcium daily,” says Gans. In addition to contributing to our bone structure, this essential mineral also plays a role in muscle and nerve function as well as blood clotting. Gans loves Adora chocolate calcium discs, which pack 500 milligrams of calcium, as a treat after lunch or dinner.
This mineral, which is involved in over 300 biological processes, is crucial for energy production and helps various parts of our body (like our heart, blood vessels, and muscles) ‘relax’—so we’re not surprised it’s lauded by health and fitness influencers.
In addition to foods like leafy greens, nuts, and legumes, you can also find magnesium in a variety of supplements, including tablets, capsules, and flavored drink mixes—which is a good thing considering more than half of adults in the U.S. don’t get enough of the stuff.
5. Collagen Powder
“My go-to supplement is collagen powder,” says blogger Maya Krampf of Wholesome Yum. “It makes my morning bulletproof coffee creamier, makes the drink more satisfying, and most importantly, does wonders for my hair, skin, nails, and joints,” she says.
6. Bone Broth Protein Powder
Yep, the bone broth craze is still going strong. “There have been a ton of studies on bone broth as an immune supporter, so being able to reap those benefits from a pre-made protein powder without spending 24 to 48 hours making it myself is a huge time-saver,” says Dr. Josh Axe, D.N.M., C.N.S., D.C., founder of DrAxe.com, best-selling author of Eat Dirt, and co-founder of Ancient Nutrition.
Want to finally give this trend a shot? Try Ancient Nutrition’s bone broth protein, which comes in a variety of flavors like chocolate, vanilla, coffee, banana crème, and cinnamon apple.
“I love BioSil, which is a supplement for hair, skin, and nails,” says integrative nutrition health coach Maria Marlowe, C.H.C., author of number-one Amazon new release The Real Food Grocery Guide. The healthy beauty and aging supplement contains three proteins (collagen, keratin, and elastin), which contribute to the condition of our hair, skin, and nails, along with choline, an essential nutrient for our cells.
8. Fish Oil
“I have a family history of heart disease, so another supplement I take is omega-3 fish oil,” says Gans. “I prefer Nordic Naturals since they come in a mini size and are easy to swallow.”
9. Green Coffee Bean
“I chew green coffee bean extract to support my sugar metabolism,” says Alonzo Wilson, founder of Tone House in New York City. Studies suggest green coffee bean modulates blood sugar and lipid (fat) levels, which both play a role in maintaining a healthy body weight.
Green coffee bean extract also contains a number of antioxidants, including chlorogenic acid, which may support healthy blood sugar levels. You’ll often find supplements in capsule form.
“I travel with ginger candy and keep ginger extract at home to cook with or make ginger turmeric lemon water or digestive tonics,” says natural health, wellness, beauty, and integrative medicine expert Elizabeth Trattner, A.P. You can also add a few ginger candies to hot water to make ginger tea, she suggests.
Ginger is prized in traditional Chinese medicine for its warming nature, digestion benefits, and soothing properties, Trattner says. You can add it to your routine however strikes your fancy; it’s available in capsules, candies, teas, and more.