15 Best Supplements For Stress & How To Use Them*
The best supplements always start with ingredients that have been scientifically vetted and studied in humans.
These vitamins, minerals, herbal botanicals, amino acids, and other bioactives should be present at doses high enough to be efficacious according to clinical science. Ferira always recommends watching out for “sprinkling”—or inadequate doses—in supplement products.
Traceability is also key. You’ll want to ensure that the brand clearly identifies what its ingredients are and where they come from. With botanical products, a good rule of thumb is to make sure the botanical name (genus and species) and parts of a plant (i.e., root, leaf, aerial parts, etc.) are specified on the label.
These active ingredients should make up most of the supplement. Avoid fillers like artificial colors and flavors, high-fructose corn syrup, etc. to ensure you’re getting a high-quality product.