Inside-Out Beauty: HUM Nutrition
By now, you know I'm a sucker for supplements and vitamins. I love them! I research everything I can about possible cures to being *human* and then I will drink anything that is supposed to make my skin glow and make me feel like a goddess (anything that's safe and not a scam, of course. Beware the Garcinia Cambogia).
I've tried Sugar Bear Hair (overpriced crap - just get a B-Complex with Biotin and Folic Acid), Murad Skin Supplements (eh, nothing really happened), Perricone MD Skin & Total Body Dietary Supplements (an overpriced multivitamin - these people have no shame).
And then I found HUM Nutrition.
Before you keep reading for more info - I drank all these at the same time and my skin was soooo beautiful. No dryness, no pimples, even after a couple of plane trips. It was the Revolver era for my skin - perfect, promising, a work of art.
And then I ran out. Needless to say, I need more. ASAP.
This, according to my boyfriend, was what I needed most (I agree). Because even though I try to act like it, I am not chill. Contains Rhodiola Rosea which is calming root extract which helps you stay calm and focused, unlike Valerian Root which makes your head fuzzy.
This is basically your daily green juice in a pill. It's not as Instagrammable, but it is potent. It helps clear your skin & body from toxins, cleanses your liver, bowel, kidneys - and skin. Yes. Includes Organic Algae, Cleansing Minerals, and 15 Detox Herbs. Magic.
If you're not taking it fish oil, you have to, no matter who you are. If you don't eat a lot of oily fish (wouldn't blame you if you don't), taking a fish oil supplement could help you get enough omega-3 fatty acids, which is great for heart health, the brain (did you know your brain is 60% fat?), eye health, liver fat, anxiety, and SKIN.
Collagen! It's the most abundant protein in our bodies (especially type 1 collagen). We have it in our bones, skin, digestive system, tendons, muscles, and blood vessels. It's what gives our skin strength and elasticity because it replaces dead skin cells. Essentially, collagen is what holds our body together. As we get older, our body starts producing less and less collagen. When should you start drinking collagen? It depends. In your mid-20s, natural collagen production in the body starts to decline by around 1% and is never replenished. But listen to your body, and look at the state of your skin. Is it getting more tired and doughy? Then it might be time to start. In general, you should start your "anti-aging" routine (even though we don't particularly like the term "anti-aging" because there's nothing wrong with aging!) in your mid-20s. That is, of course, if you want to! I, for one, want to follow in my mom's footsteps and get mistaken for a freshman when I drop my kid off at college.
This was by far my favorite product. I wish I had this running in my house like tap water. This actually made me want to get up in the morning (and I am notoriously not a morning person). I blended this with almond milk and little coconut milk and drank it before breakfast and after my daily hot water with lemon. And I didn't have to go out to get a $15 green juice to feel like a green yoga wellness goddess. If do anything for your wellness in the new year, do this.