Each year, researchers discover exciting new benefits of plants, herbs, and fruits from around the world.
Acai berry surged in popularity 20 years ago because of a handful of reports linking it to weight loss. Garcinia cambogia and turmeric experienced similarly meteoric rises to fame.
What will be the acai berry of 2023? What are the best 5 natural supplements that could explode in 2023? Here are some of the most exciting fruits, plants, herbs, nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and more linked to growing benefits in multiple studies.
1) Irish Moss
Multiple types of seaweed and algae supplements have surged in popularity over the last decade. One type of seaweed called Irish moss could become particularly popular in 2023 and beyond.
After receiving a recent public endorsement from Kim Kardashian, Irish moss could be entering its heyday.
Irish moss is also known as Chondrus crispus or carrageen moss (derived from the Irish word carraigín, which means “little rock.”
Irish moss is a type of red algae that grows throughout the Atlantic coast of Europe and North America. Despite the name, it’s found in more than just Ireland. In fact, some people refer to the compound as Scotch moss.
Studies show Irish moss is rich with plant-based antioxidants, phytonutrients, and trace minerals capable of supporting a range of effects. Kim Kardashian claims to drink it in her smoothies.
We’re not the first to discover the benefits of Irish moss: studies show traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have used sea moss as far back at 600 BC. In fact, the people of the British Isles used sea moss as a food source for thousands of years, and it was a crucial nutrition source during the Great Famine in the mid-19th century in Ireland (which is why it’s most commonly known as Irish moss today).
We need more research to verify the effects of Irish moss, but with growing celebrity endorsements and multiple affordable supplements available online, Irish moss could be one of the hottest supplement trends of 2023 and beyond.
2) Mushroom Supplements
Like seaweed and algae, mushrooms have surged in popularity over the last few years. Studies show mushrooms are rich with plant-based antioxidants, beta glucans, vitamins, minerals, and more.
Some mushrooms appear to support immunity and immune health, helping your body defend against disease and illness. Other mushrooms can support anti-aging benefits, energy, or even sexual health, among other benefits.
Some supplement companies add a blend of mushrooms to their supplement to support a range of benefits. Others use specific varieties of mushroom.
Some of the most science-backed mushrooms that could continue to explode in popularity in 2023 include:
- Turkey tail
- Lion’s mane
These mushrooms may be new to us, but they’ve been popular for centuries in certain types of medicine. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, for example, have regularly used mushroom extract to support immunity and various health goals.
One recent UCLA Health study found turkey tail mushrooms act as immune modulators, for example, helping the immune system function more efficiently. Another study connected lion’s mane mushroom to neurotrophic properties, suggesting it can help with brain performance, memory, and overall oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain, among other benefits.
For all of these reasons and more, mushroom extracts are expected to become increasingly mainstream in 2023 and beyond.
3) Beetroot Powder
We’ve known about the health supporting benefits of beetroot powder for years, but 2023 could be the year the world starts to recognize the true value of beetroot powder for cardiovascular health, blood flow, and overall wellness.
One recent study published in Nutrients found red beetroot increased nitric oxide (NO) availability, which could help with blood flow. As you get older, your NO levels tend to naturally decline, leading to poor cardiovascular health. Many people take beet supplements daily to counteract this effect and support NO levels.
Another study linked beetroot to the management of cardio-metabolic diseases, significant positive changes in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and decreased blood glucose, among other benefits.
Another perk of beetroot powder is its relatively cheap price: beets are affordable and easy to condense into supplement form, making the powder accessible to anyone who wants it.
4) All Types of Gummies
Gummies used to be considered candy for kids. Today, gummies are one of the most popular – and fastest growing – areas of the supplement industry.
Supplement gummies with science-backed natural ingredients are expected to continue surging in popularity in 2023 and beyond.
Some of the most popular types of supplements and gummies available today include:
- Melatonin gummies
- Ashwagandha gummies
- Mushroom gummies
- Daily green and red superfood gummies
- CBD, CBN, and THC gummies
Studies show your body can absorb the active ingredients in gummies similar to how it would absorb other ingredients. In fact, a 2019 study found vitamin D gummies “had greater bioavailability than tablets” and provided high vitamin D concentration in the body over time.
As long as gummies contain science-backed ingredients with minimal artificial fillers, flavors, sweeteners, and additives, they can continue to be an option for anyone searching for health supporting supplements.
Collagen has been one of the fastest growing supplement trends of the last few years, and that trend is expected to continue growing in 2023 and beyond.
Some of the reasons collagen continues to surge in popularity include:
- A 2019 study found collagen supplementation improved skin hydration, elasticity, roughness, and density in a double-blind, placebo-controlled setting, with participants experiencing significant anti-aging effects.
- In a comprehensive review on collagen and its benefits, researchers found collagen played a crucial role in skin regeneration, bone health, wound healing, oral health, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis, among other areas of the body.
- Your body’s collagen production naturally declines with age, and your body has significantly less available collagen as you get older. This can lead to visible effects of aging, including drooping skin, wrinkles, and reduced smoothness and elasticity. A collagen supplement could help.
The best collagen supplements contain collagen with minimal filler ingredients. Collagen is the most abundant connective protein in the human body, and taking 5g to 15g of collagen per day is linked to anti-aging support, muscle development, and more.
Every year, supplement companies introduce dozens of new supplements to the market.
Some are refreshed versions of old ingredients. Others are previously undiscovered ingredients used only in obscure, regional, traditional medicine.
Here are some of the honorable mentions of supplement trends and natural ingredients that could skyrocket in popularity in 2023 and beyond:
- Pine needle tree
- Mullein leaf
- Bakuchiol and the babchi plant
- Citrus bergamot
- Snail mucin
- Beef liver capsules
Whether trying to support immunity, health, weight loss, muscle growth, or other targeted benefits, the supplement ingredients above could surge in popularity in 2023 – or they could fizzle out and disappear.
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