Wellness trends come and go—and then come back again with a different name. All kidding aside, though, many wellness trends of the past decade have become pretty permanent fixtures. (Last we checked, kale was still a thing and everyone was still quitting their day jobs to become yoga instructors.)
The best wellness trends have sturdy legs that can travel the long haul—mainly because, in one way or another, they help us achieve our best selves.
From caffeine-free energy perks to multivitamins that double as dessert, these are the trends we’re betting on in 2020.
Wellness Trend #1: CBD for Fitness
“For any athlete, intense training and competing can take a toll on the body. CBD supports recovery by allowing the body to relax, recover, rejuvenate, and prepare for another day of training,” says Dr. Jacqueline Montoya, Chief Medical Officer of CBD Fit.
In fact, a whole slew of sports nutrition supplements will soon feature CBD hemp extract as a primary ingredient. You’ll see it blended with whey protein, infused into muscle-soothing gels, roll-ons, and patches, and more!
Our pick: CBD Fit FitJoint
Wellness Trend #2: No-Stim Energy
If you like to hit the gym later in the day, drinking a pump or pre-workout that’s loaded with caffeine might not be a priority. That’s why you’ll find more and more stimulant-free energy enhancers appearing from the biggest names in sports nutrition.
Wellness Trend #3: Personalized Probiotics
Popping probiotic supplements to promote your gut health isn’t a brand-new idea, but the latest and greatest probies combine gut support with a full range of individualized solutions. Looking to boost your mood? There’s a probiotic for that. Want skin support? There’s a probiotic for that too!
“There are various probiotic strains that have been studied to support specific conditions,” explains Rebekah Blakely, RDN, nutritionist for The Vitamin Shoppe®. “Personalized probiotic supplements have been formulated with precise probiotic strains to help manage a specific need state. Many personalized formulas will also include herbal blends that provide additional support.”
Wellness Trend #4: Mushroom Elixers
This isn’t the mushroom tea you tried during that spring break trip to Jamaica. For starters, it actually supports a healthy brain. With all the immune and cognitive health benefits mushrooms offer, drinking them is about to become a much bigger trend—especially with so many delicious offerings from Four Sigmatic. Bonus: no hallucinations.
Wellness Trend #5: Chocolate Supps
It’ll never be easier to take your daily vitamins now that multis and supplements for sleep, energy, immune health, and more come in bite-sized, chewy morsels of chocolate with caramel and fluffy centers. The only downside: having to stick to the recommended dosage.
Our pick: MyBite Vitamins Milk Chocolate Multi
Wellness Trend #6: Fermented Vitamins
“Fermented supplements, such as multivitamins, are fermented with whole foods and beneficial probiotics,” says Brian Tanzer, Manager of Scientific Affairs at The Vitamin Shoppe. “This unique process creates nutrients in a matrix of natural whole foods and/or herbs, making the supplements easier to digest and gentle enough to take anytime—even on an empty stomach.”
Products in this category may include multivitamins for men, women, and kids, as well products that are condition-specific, such as bone, joint, and immune health support.
And back to those mushrooms: They come in fermented form as well!
Our pick: New Chapter Fermented Vitamin D3