The FS Guide to Nailing your Supplement Routine…

The FS Guide to Nailing your Supplement Routine…

From what to take when, to what not to take together. This is your go-to guide to building an effective supplement routine, to provide your body with the nutrients it needs. 

When it comes to taking supplements, many people often think that one pill can solve all their problems. But the truth is, different supplements target different specific needs, and there’s no such thing as a one-size fits all. Taking a combination of supplements can often prove more effective in achieving overall optimal and balanced health. We’re breaking down what you need, when you need it and everything you should know about the FS range. 

Customised nutrition
Using a combination of supplements allows you to create a customised approach to your nutrition, to target your specific needs. For example, if you're looking to support healthy skin, hair, and nails and balance your hormones, we’d recommend using our Collagen sachets, alongside our Vegan Protein Blend. By doing this, you're able to target multiple specific needs at once.

Improved absorption
Some supplements work better when taken together, and taking them separately might lead to lower absorption. For example, vitamin C helps the body absorb iron, so it's beneficial to take them together.

Some supplements work together in a synergistic way, meaning they enhance each other's effects. For example, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E work together to support cardiovascular health.

Research Interactions
Sometimes supplements can interact with each other or with other medications you're taking, so it's important to be aware of these interactions before starting any new supplement, or be mindful and take them at different times. For example, calcium can interfere with the absorption of iron and zinc, so it's best to take these at different times of the day.

Know your dose
Be aware of the recommended daily doses for each supplement you're taking, which can be found on the back of the pack, and make sure you're not exceeding these limits.  

Opt for high-quality brands
Reach for high-quality supplements from reputable brands to ensure that you're getting a safe product that’s been formulated by professionals and undergone testing. At FS all of our products have been formulated by a team of clinical nutritionists and are independently tested for effective and safe consumption.

Focus on food first
At FS we’re big believers in using supplements in addition to a healthy and balanced lifestyle, not instead of. There are many key nutrients that can be obtained through a balanced diet first, but supplements can be added to ensure your body is always getting the nutrients it needs. Because even when life gets busy, your body deserves the best ingredients. Think of them as your nutritional safety blanket. A guarantee your body is everything it needs, every single day.

Combining supplements
At FS, our product range has been designed to work in harmony with each other. Discover some of our customer’s most popular combinations below…

FS-Greens and Vegan Protein Blend

Collagen and Vegan Protein Blend 

Collagen and FS-Greens

Protein Bars and Vegan Protein Blend 

Probiotics and FS-Greens 

PCOS and FS-Greens

The only exception to this is our Perimenopause and Female Multivitamin. We advise against taking these alongside each other, or alongside our Vegan Protein Powder. 

Finally, it's important to note that if you're pregnant, breastfeeding or on existing medication it's always a good idea to talk to a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen, to ensure that the supplements you're taking are safe and appropriate for you and to know the appropriate dosage and timing.