These Are the 5 Supplements Byrdie Editors Actually Take

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The supplement market is an oversaturated one, filled with sky-high claims and results that are often hard to notice. It's difficult to tell if your body is healthier, your hair longer, or your skin brighter—at least in any short period of time. All we can really do is stay up on the ingredient list (that part is vital), take a few pills, and hope to see them working... at some point. That said, there are ingestibles with real results, both almost immediately and over time. And it's our greatest task to find those gems.

Luckily, we have a few favorites. We take varieties with antibacterial properties, probiotics, overall health benefits, and even more restful sleep. Below, find the supplements Byrdie editors actually take—whether it's every so often or every single day of our lives. Read through them and decide which ones may work best for you. Of course, as always, it's a good idea to talk to a doctor or nutritionist to help you identify the vitamins you need.

Keep scrolling for the ones we've found most effective.

Our Top Picks

Goli Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies

"I swear by the power of a shot of ACV when I have a sore throat, it has proven antibacterial properties great for fending off cold germs. But swigging the acidic liquid is no joke—it's so potent, it could even contribute to enamel erosion. That's where Goli ACV gummies come in. They taste absolutely delicious (like a caramel apple lollipop) and just one gummy boasts 50 percent of your daily intake of vitamins B9 and B12. Along with fighting bacteria, apple cider vinegar also lowers your glucose levels after eating and decreases signs of skin aging. I take about four a day and haven't gotten sick yet this season (knock on wood) now that the weather is shifting." - Lindsey Metrus, senior editor

Olly Undeniable Beauty Gummies

"Packed with biotin, vitamins C and E, and keratin, these gummies are crafted to help improve the look and overall health of hair, skin, and nails. While biotin won't actually make your hair grow faster (it helps prevent breakage thus allowing hair to grow at a consistent pace without breaking off in the process), I can confidently say my hair looks strong and healthy, which I truly feel is a result of incorporating two of these gummies into my daily routine." - Lindsey Metrus, senior editor

Seed Daily Symbiotic

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"The label on Seed's probiotics says it'll help with digestion and metabolic and immune health. But the reason they work lies much deeper in the science of it all. According to Seed co-founder Ara Katz, your gastrointestinal system is entirely connected to the rest of your body, as it sits at the core of it all. 'It's connected to and influences everything from immunity and metabolic function to cardiovascular, skin, and urogenital health,' Katz says, adding that though transient microbes and probiotics do a lot of things, one of the helpful effects as far as bloat is concerned is that they trigger neurotransmitters that stimulate muscle contractions (and easier bowel movements). This bacteria also produce butyrate, a byproduct with powerful anti-inflammatory effects. I've been taking the supplements for over a year now, and I can feel (and see) the difference. I'm more, you know, regular, and feel less bloated on a daily basis." - Hallie Gould, senior editor

Ritual Essential for Women

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"It took me so long to finally commit to a multi-vitamin. That has to do with the fact that many of them require taking a lot of pills—those both large in size and not exactly delicious-tasting. And, often the directions tell you to take it a certain number of minutes before a meal, twice a day, or some other instruction that leads my fairly lazy personality to decide against it. Ritual has pretty much no downside. The vitamins are minty, easy to swallow, and you only have to take them (just two) once a day. The company is completely transparent when it comes to its sourcing and uses just nine quality ingredients to fill any potential nutritional gaps in your daily diet (including folate, omega-3, vitamins B12, D3, E, and K2, as well as iron and magnesium). Plus, they're vegan, gluten-free, and don't cause nausea as you digest them. Since beginning to take them (it's been about three months), I've noticed visible growth in my hair and especially my nails." - Hallie Gould, senior editor

Paragon Daily Packs

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"Paragon is the 2.0 of bespoke vitamins and supplements. Rather than just filling out a generic survey and landing on one of a few canned supplement prescriptions, you send in an actual hair sample, which gets analyzed to reveal the nutrients you are deficient in—and even things you carry in excess. (For me, that was calcium—sky-high levels because I lacked the nutrients responsible for breaking it down.) The result is a 30-day box of supplements that you take in the morning, afternoon, and evening. The packs change every single day (the theory: you don't need to take anything every single). That means a customized regimen that considers what's best for you every day of the month. You can even retake the hair sample after six months to see how you've improved. Does it get more brilliant than that?" - Leah Wyar, VP/GM

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