It’s very difficult—if not downright impossible—to get all the nutrients you need through diet alone. Luckily, supplements can help bridge the gap between the vitamins and minerals in the foods you eat and the additional ones your body requires to achieve peak performance.
Supplements are available in many forms, including tablets, caplets, capsules (a.k.a. soft gels), gummies, powders and—you guessed it—sprays.
Spray, all the way!
There are many reasons to choose spray supplements over their pill, gummy and powder counterparts. Let’s start with the obvious… spray supplements are very convenient. You can get your daily dose of nutrients in a quick (and often tasty) spritz—anywhere, anytime and without having to hunt down a glass of water.
Spray supplements are also very easy to use, especially for children, seniors and individuals who have difficulty swallowing pills because of certain medical conditions. And speaking of medical conditions, folks with digestive disorders, such as Crohns disease, diverticulitis, gastritis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), may prefer spray supplements, which won’t irritate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract like capsules or tablets can.
Another benefit of spray supplements is their purity. Unlike many pills, tablets or gummies, which contain artificial fillers and binders, spray supplements are typically composed of all-natural ingredients.
In addition, spray supplements may even boast a lower cost per dose. Who doesn’t love a bargain?!
Common types of spray supplements
Considering trying spray supplements? Following are some popular kinds to consider:
- B-12 spray. This B vitamin is known for supporting energy and mental alertness, healthy sleep and immune function and healthy nervous system function, among other benefits.*
- Magnesium oil spray. Applied topically, magnesium oil may help with muscle, nerve and other areas of health. It can be sprayed directly on the body (arms, legs, feet, chest) and rubbed in, like a lotion.*
- Sambucus (a.k.a. elder berry extract) spray. This herbal supplement, extracted from a flowering plant called the elder berry, may help support immune system health.*
- Vitamin C spray. This popular vitamin has long been touted for its immune-supportive properties. It also helps promote skin and tissue health.
- Vitamin D3 spray. This D vitamin supports healthy immune function and promotes the absorption of calcium for healthy bones.*
- Echinacea spray. Derived from a perennial plant, echinacea is associated with immune health.*
- Herbal throat spray. As the name implies, there are many spray supplements designed to provide herbal immune support for a sore throat.
- Nasal mist spray. There are also various supplement sprays aimed at relieving runny noses, nasal congestion and sinus pressure.
- Arnica spray. Made with the extract of Arnica Montana flowers, Arnica spray is applied topically to help with bruises and muscle soreness.*
- Homeopathic menopause spray. This supplement is used to reduce common symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes, mood swings, irritability, vaginal dryness and others.
- Silver spray. Made of actual silver particles, silver supplements help support the immune system.
- Zinc spray. This popular spray supplement is also used to support immune health.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.