An Introduction to Supplements

At Runners Health Hub we advocate FOOD FIRST, however there are times when a supplement is required for ergogenic performance or for optimal nutrition, many of which we have discussed in our podcast She Runs Eats Performs.

Nutritional supplements can support an individual when they contain appropriate (and safe) levels of nutrients in a therapeutic dose and bio-effective form.

Disclaimer: Warning. Supplements should be taken under the guidance of a doctor or nutritional therapist, taking different supplements together could result in too-high doses of common ingredients, and anyone taking prescription medication should inform their GP/Doctor before taking supplements of any kind.

Is it safe to take supplements whilst I’m on medication?

Some nutrients in supplements may interact with specific medications. To ensure that any supplements are safe for you we recommend you consult with your medical or nutritional practitioner when considering nutritional supplements.
If you would like to consult with a Karen or Aileen (Nutritional Therapy Practitioners) for a supplement review please book here

We both use YOUR ZOOKI supplements and really love them … our favourites are Vitamin C, Collagen and Turmeric.

Zooki uses natural lipids designed to shield, protect and deliver nutrients into your system in small sachets. We consume Zooki neat from then sachet or add to water, smoothies or food. Check out the full range here 

If you’d like to give YOUR ZOOKI a try use our special discount code – RUNNERSHEALTHHUB20

When added at checkout, this discount code will provide you and your friends and family with 20% off the entire Zooki range, including bundles and subscriptions.

We both use PHARMA NORD supplements and really love them … mostly because of they are of pharmaceutical quality and backed by research.

They have a wide product range to support energy, heart health and hormonal balance to name just a few … a few of our favourites are Bio-Magnesium, Bio-Quinone Active Q10, Bio-Calcium +D3 +K1+K2, plus all of the Bio-Vitamin D3 pearls.

If you’d like to try any of the Pharma Nord products please use our special discount code RHH15  for 15% discount on all products at Pharma Nord online checkout.

When added at checkout, this discount code will provide you and your friends and family with 15% off the entire Pharma Nord range.

We love Elete Electrolyte as they are more or less tasteless (they understandably have a slight salty taste) and can be added to your water bottle. Also, you can purchase small bottles that could easily be placed in your camelback or waist belt so you can top up “on the run” so to speak!!

If you’d like to give elete Hydration a try use our special discount code – RHH15

When added at checkout, this discount code will provide you and your friends and family with 15% off the entire elete Hydration range.

We love Symprove and regularly recommend this unique PROBIOTIC supplement to our clients.

Symprove’s unique water-based formula is packed full of live, active bacteria.   

It contains four strains of live and active bacteria. These are delivered to the gut to support the microbiome.

Incorporating Symprove into your daily routine is easy and certainly doesn’t require a major lifestyle change!

Just take 70ml of Symprove every morning on an empty stomach, wait 10 minutes before eating or drinking and then continue with your day.

There are three Flavours to choose from – Original, Strawberry and Raspberry and Mango and Passion Fruit (Aileen’s favourite!).

If you’d like to give Symprove a try use our exclusive code RUNNERS15

When added at checkout, this discount code will provide you and your friends and family with 15% off the 12-week pack!

We love rhythm nutrition. They are a small startup and who’s goal is to help people keep moving so that they can keep doing the things they love.

The owner started Rhythm Nutrition after her husband who used to enjoy athletics struggled with chronic fatigue and joint pain and was unable to maintain the active lifestyle he was used to.

Their first product, Deflame, is a natural way to manage excess inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. It is a highly specialised, plant-based product that combines nature’s most potent and scientifically proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients, including curcumin (from turmeric), ginger, vegan omega 3 (from marine algae) and Indian frankincense. Developed using Liposomal technology, they are able to deliver the nutrients of these ingredients at a cellular level for effective results.

Additionally, they were recently awarded a *Gold* Nourish 2021 Award in the supplement category.

This product is vegan and free from any added sugars, sweeteners and other nasties.

If you’d like to give rhythm nutrition a try use our special discount code – RHH10

When added at checkout, this discount code will provide you and your friends and family with 10% off the rhythm nutrition product


Choose from extensive selection of products, available as both subscription and one-off purchases.

As Nutritionists and Mid-Life Runners our favourites are:

  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Sleep
  • Menopause
  • Immunity

If you’d like to give WeAreFeel a try use special discount code PARTNER20 – 20% off the first month of Feel subscription products, excluding Bundles.

Get started with WeAreFeel here


We both use BETTERYOU supplements and really love them … our favourites are Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and Zinc.

BETTERYOU supplements are pill-free spray formulations.  Each and every product is developed and formulated to overcome absorption challenges typically presented by traditional delivery methods. We love the spray formulations as they are so easy to use and are convenient to have at home, to travel with and carry in your handbag or work desk (so if you forget to take your supplement at home it’s easy to take your supplement on the move!)

Get Started with BetterYou here 


We love the ethics and values of Dr Vegan - not just for our vegan clients - for everyone. You'll find a wide range of vitamins and minerals at Dr Vegan. As runners our favourites are: Magnesium, Vegan Omega 3 and Bone and Muscle Support.

At DR.VEGAN we care about your health, whatever your diet.We believe you can improve your health and protect the health of the planet at the same time. Our supplements are formulated to do just that.With zero nasty additives, zero animal ingredients, they're delivered in plastic-free and home compostable pouches, with your stylish and convenient refillable Pill Tin in your first order.

Get Started with DR.VEGAN here


We both use BODYBIO supplements and really love them.

Our TOP favourite is ...

E-Lyte Balanced Electrolyte Concentrate.

E-Lyte mimics electrolyte levels in the body for optimal hydration

Check out the full range here

If you’d like to give BODYBIO a try use our special discount code RHH10-A

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Natural Health Practice

Specialises In Women’s health.

Formulated by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD: The UK's leading nutritionist specialising in women's health

Only 100% Active Ingredients Included:

  • Hypoallergenic – free from sugar, gluten, starch, wheat, yeast, soya and dairy products
  • No artificial flavours, colours or preservatives
  • No fillers, binders, anti-caking agents, artificial sweeteners etc.
  • Contained in Vegan capsules (Except the fish oil which is in fish oil gelatine)
  • All the NHP supplements are in capsules (no tablets)
  • Certified by the Vegan and Vegetarian Societies

GET STARTED with Natural Health Practice here