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The healthy awards 2020: health & wellbeing
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The healthy awards 2020: health & wellbeing

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From the healthy snacks you love to your favourite supplements, clean beauty buys and more, the annual healthy awards – voted for by readers – are your chance to tell us the products you can’t live without. Here are your winners in the health and wellbeing categories…

To see your Food & Drink winners click here, and for your Beauty winners click here.

Brand of the year

New Nordic

Having witnessed first hand the effectiveness of various herbal remedies in improving people’s quality of life in different cultures around the world, Karl Kristian Bergman Jensen established his brand, New Nordic, back in 1990. Thirty years on, their impressive line of solution-focused herbal products has made them your Brand of the Year 2020. Built on the belief plants have the power to make you look and feel your best, New Nordic’s range of products target a wide range of health and wellbeing concerns. The one-a-day Wonder Legs tablets contain French pine tree bark to support normal vein function, combating the feeling of tired legs, while the Apple Cider tablets support digestion. The millet and horsetail in their Hair Volume Gummies promote healthy locks, while blueberry provides lutein for eye health in their Blue Berry Eyebright tablets. Your favourite brand of 2020 even has bedtime covered – research shows the lemon balm and chamomile in Melissa Dream can improve sleep, so that you wake up feeling more refreshed.
Find the New Nordic range at hollandandbarrett.com

Best new product launch

Puressentiel Purifying Air Spray

Created with a unique blend of 41 essential oils, this 100 per cent natural purifying room spray has been a big hit with you. Spritz it in the air, on carpets or on bedding for a fresh scent without the need for synthetic chemicals. As well as creating an uplifting atmosphere and eradicating unpleasant smells, research has proven the spray can remove the source of allergies and reduce potentially harmful household bacteria, helping to keep homes fresh and clean. One you’ll keep coming back to.
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Best for gut health

WINNER
Holland & Barrett Gut Powered Ultimate 50 Billion

We’re learning more all the time about how our gut microbiome affects our wellbeing – so it makes sense to support the 100 trillion or so bacteria that live in our digestive system. You raved about these capsules, packed with the good guys, including Lactobacillus acidophilus.
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HIGHLY COMMENDED
Silicolgel

If you suffer from IBS, you’ll know how it can disrupt your day. This all-natural product forms a protective coating over your stomach lining, binding to toxins – and you tell us it really works.
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Best children’s supplement

WINNER
Sambucol Black Elderberry Liquid For Kids

Kids and snuffles go hand-in-hand, and lots of you keep this great-tasting syrup on standby to help fight them off. Designed to support children’s immunity, it’s made from black elderberries (traditionally taken for colds), and high in potent antioxidants called flavonoids. With no artificial flavours or colours, it’s suitable for ages 1-12.
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HIGHLY COMMENDED
Equazen Eye Q Children’s Liquid – Citrus

Omega-3 essential fatty acids are vital for brain function, but many kids don’t get enough from their diet. We love how this liquid supplement offers extra peace of mind for parents.
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Best for immunity

WINNER
BetterYou Dlux 3000 Vitamin D Oral Spray

In recent years, we’ve discovered that vitamin D is one of the most crucial nutrients for supporting our immunity. We make it naturally when our skin is exposed to sunlight, but we’re in danger of being deficient in winter, or if we spend too much time indoors. You love how this handy spray means you get your dose of D without having to swallow a tablet – and the minty flavour, too.
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HIGHLY COMMENDED
A.Vogel Echinaforce Echinacea Drops

Cold weather inevitably means more sneezes, but many of you swear by this traditional remedy for treating cold symptoms. Just add 15 drops to a glass of water for an easy winter win.
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Best multivitamin

Nature’s Way Alive! Women’s Energy Gummies

We all have times when we’re burned out – and women trying to do it all can be particularly susceptible to energy slumps. When you need a boost, these chewy, fruity gummies are your best friends. The list of nutrients includes B12 for energy, calcium for bones and vitamin C for immunity. Key is the unique blend of 26 dried fruits and vegetables.
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Best targeted health solution

WINNER
OatWell Snack Bites – Coconut

High cholesterol can be a real health worry, but many of you have discovered these moreish morsels. They’re made from oats, which are naturally rich in beta-glucan – a soluble fibre that’s proven to help lower cholesterol naturally.
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HIGHLY COMMENDED
Cherry Active

Made with nothing but 100% concentrated Montmorency cherry juice, Cherry Active is loaded with antioxidants to aid faster post-workout recovery. It could also help you sleep better, too.
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Best for weight management

Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

If you’re seeking a way to help shift those extra pounds, take heed from apple cider vinegar’s legions of fans. Taken mixed with water, it’s a delicious natural remedy that’s thought to support digestion, ease bloating and provide a gentle detox. In your opinion, Bragg’s traditional variety is the best around. You love the fact it’s made from organic apples and that it contains ‘The Mother’, a cloudy substance, packed with ‘good’ bacteria and enzymes. It has a lovely tart flavour as well.
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Best fertility product

Proceive Women Advanced Fertility Supplement

If you’re trying for a baby, you’ll want to ensure your diet is in as good a shape as possible – but with our busy lives, that’s easier said than done. Proceive is formulated with high doses of all the vitamins, minerals and amino acids you need to support a healthy conception, including zinc, vitamin D and folic acid.
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Best allergy product

A.Vogel Pollinosan Hay Fever Tablets

Itchy eyes, runny noses, blocked sinuses – hay fever can make life miserable, and it affects around 13 million of us in the UK. Typical treatments involve antihistamines, but not everyone likes to take these, as they can make you drowsy. Many of you sing the praises of this traditional homeopathic alternative for hay fever, and allergies to dust or pets, with its natural blend of seven tropical herbs.
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Best for sleep

Unbeelievable Health Bee Rested

If you’ve been tossing and turning, you’re not alone. Research from 2020 suggests only 11 per cent of Brits sleep soundly through the night. This gentle supplement helps you drift off, with chamomile, lavender, magnesium, Montmorency cherries and other great ingredients linked to a calmer night.
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Best for intolerance

EatEnjoy Glutalytic Capsules

Gluten sensitivity can mean bloating and changes to toilet habits. These handy capsules contain enzymes that promote the healthy digestion of gluten protein, so you can still eat your favourite foods without worrying about after-effects – why you voted them a worthy winner!
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Best mental wellbeing product

WINNER
Nelsons Bach Rescue Remedy Blackcurrant Pastilles

In times of stress, you turn to Rescue Remedy. While last year, their tincture was your handbag hero of choice, this year these pastilles won your vote. They’re made with the same combination of flower essences but with a delicious blackcurrant flavour, suitable for the whole family. Ideal for pre-exam jitters, soothing nerves before a presentation and the perfect travel companion.
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HIGHLY COMMENDED
Dr Dünner PhytoVitality Ashwagandha, Basil & Biotin

You love these Swiss-made supplements for their all-natural ingredients – ashwagandha, long used to foster inner calm, basil for resilience, and biotin to support the nervous system.
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Best menstrual health product

WINNER
Holland & Barrett Femlieve Agnus Castus Tablets

This popular herbal supplement has been used to relieve symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), such as irritability, mood swings, headaches, bloating and breast tenderness since Ancient Greek times. Studies support its PMS-soothing properties, with researchers believing it works by rebalancing hormones. These one-a-day tablets were your choice for taking the edge off symptoms.
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HIGHLY COMMENDED
OrganiCup

Available in three sizes, this re-usable silicone menstrual cup is a real game-changer – no drying materials, waste or harmful chemicals, and it’s eco- and wallet-friendly.
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