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Healthy shopping: our top picks for natural products

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Most of us are aware of how important it is to choose natural and eco products. However, sometimes the product is healthy, but the packaging isn’t sustainable, or vice versa! Make sure to seek out brands that care about both our health and the planet, says Janey Lee Grace.

Still working on reducing plastics? How about a flat-pack pouch for supplements? 

Nutrition Geeks, Ashwagandha Calm+, $11.11/£8.99 (60 capsules)

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Nutrition Geeks has launched Ashwagandha Calm+, a natural supplement. They say it has the most potent form of ashwagandha, called Shoden, which is equivalent to 2,400 mg of the herb. It also includes vitamins B6 and B12, plus L-theanine and L-tryptophan.

These ingredients can support hormonal activity and mental performance, improve sleep, increase vitality and relieve stress.

Make your chocolate healthy!

OHSO chocolate, £4.99 (7 daily bars, 13.5 g each)

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We all love our chocolate, and we know dark chocolate can be good for us, but we can go one step further with the OHSO chocolate probiotic range. They’ve actually added live cultures and good bacteria into their sweet treats, combining quality Belgian chocolate with over a billion Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium live cultures. The good news is that there are no preservatives. They even have vegan versions, too.

After all that chocolate… 

How is your smile? I must confess I wish I’d been taught in school the importance of flossing and using interdental brushes!

Dentek, Interdental Brushes, $3.56/£3.30 (6-pack)

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It’s thought that almost 80 percent of tooth decay starts between the teeth. Sadly, many flossing products are single-use plastics, so well done, Dentek! The company has launched interdental brushes made from more sustainably manufactured birchwood that can be used six times. Their Eco Cross Flosser and Triple Clean floss products are made from bio-resin, which comes from sugarcane plants.

Stockists include Boots, Amazon, Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Weldricks Pharmacy.

 

How about a product that can multitask?

Dr Jackson’s Natural Products, 04 Coconut Melt, $22.25/£18 (0.5 oz / 15 mL)

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I’m a big fan of coconut oil products as they are rich in lauric acid and cocoin, which is said to help prevent wrinkles and is wonderful for both skin and hair. This Coconut Melt everything balm does what it says on the tin—everything! It’s made from 100 percent organic coconut oil and can be applied to the face, lips, nails and body as well as to hair for an intensive moisture boost.

You need only a tiny amount to massage into the skin or hair as a deep conditioner.

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