We’re calling it: 2017 has been the year of the adaptogen, the buzzy new supplements that came to the fore with the promise they will heal everything from our health to our skin. We first wrote about them back in January and have been sprinkling these medicinal herbs into our smoothies, teas and salads ever since. And no, we don’t plan on stopping that anytime soon.
Still not sure what an adaptogen is? Well, they get their name thanks to their ability to help our bodies adapt to periods of intense stress or to combat the perpetual fatigue we all face sometimes. Consider them like little personal assistants that live inside the body to make sure everything is in order. They also work wonders for the skin, a subject we have loads more on here, thanks to the strong link between the internal (our health) and the external (our complexion).
The only problem is, there are so many of these wonder supplements, it can be hard to know which to choose. So rather than suffer a meltdown of confusion in Holland and Barrett, click through for the 10 most useful ones to add to your diet now.