Wellness Merchandise That Are Overrated


At the moment’s put up is a enjoyable one! I like a very good wellness debunking and bursting everybody’s wholesome bubble however I’ve been thrilled to find that I’m not the one naturally born skeptic on this group.

A couple of weeks in the past I requested you guys on Instagram which wellness merchandise are overrated and/or thought weren’t well worth the hype. Because the wellness trade has exploded over the past 10 years, so has the record of wellness merchandise which might be overrated. It’s straightforward to leap into this house and prey on individuals’s perception that there’s such factor as “optimum well being”. Well being is an ever-evolving idea, each individually and collectively. Whereas there are particular merchandise and practices which might be extremely useful, others simply aren’t.

That being stated, we’re all completely different and this put up is written from my perspective and why I imagine to be overrated or pointless. For those who disagree with me on one thing, that’s okay! It’s vital to stay to what works for you, or even when it doesn’t “work” on the very least, it brings you pleasure.

For context, once I say “wellness merchandise” I’m defining it as something that’s supposedly “higher” for you. This will embrace meals, dietary supplements, skincare, make-up and so forth…You’ll get the gist fairly shortly.

Subsequent week I’ll be going over merchandise that ARE well worth the hype, so keep tuned for that. Additionally I acquired lots of of responses from you so I’m solely sharing the most typical ones.

Let’s get into it…

Wellness Merchandise That Are Overrated


At first: not all collagen is made equal. Ensure you’re getting from a good model that’s third occasion examined. As well as, collagen peptides have usually been heated up to some extent the place they’re now not helpful and just about simply your common protein powder (collagen advantages are minimal at this level). For those who’re going to devour collagen (which has been proven to be efficient for arthritis and wound therapeutic), you ought to be consuming it chilly or at room temperature. Including it to espresso or different sizzling drinks eliminates all advantages. Additionally collagen in skincare is a fraud. Collagen is just too giant a molecule to penetrate the pores and skin so don’t even trouble.


Zero shock that is on the record. By now most of my ideas on Beautycounter (right here, right here and right here) however principally it’s simply overpriced skincare, make-up and physique care bought by “consultants” who for unclear causes assume they’re certified to present individuals skincare recommendation. Save your cash as a result of it’s higher used elsewhere.


Charcoal has change into tremendous in style each in meals and physique care merchandise. I’ll be sincere, I don’t actually imagine within the “detoxifying” results of it in physique care. By way of charcoal in meals, it makes completely no sense. Heavy doses are charcoal are sometimes given after a drug overdose to assist take away the medication from the intestinal tract. Consuming charcoal means you’re mainly stripping your physique of all its vitamins. It is unnecessary. Cease consuming it.

Mushroom Espresso/4 Sigmatic

Effectively first, I’ll direct you to this podcast episode with a mushroom professional the place we focus on issues like mushroom espresso. I really had a very dangerous response to 4 Sigmatic Lion’s Mane. It basically gave me fairly dangerous anxiousness for the 2 weeks I used to be attempting it. So does it work? Sure. Does that imply it’s good for you? Exhausting to say. Mushrooms really are tremendous helpful however you’re higher off simply consuming them relatively than attempting to drink it with or rather than espresso.


Okay this one is hard as a result of I’ll admit my house is roofed in crystals. BUT I don’t put any religion that crystals will clear up any of my issues. Are they beautiful? Sure. However the concept a gemstone can heal you is type of absurd. Get pleasure from the great thing about earth’s creations however the reality is that the therapeutic occurs due to intention, not due to a colourful rock.

Blue Mild Glasses

The concept with blue gentle glasses is that they block the blue gentle that our expertise and lights emit to assist our our bodies sync higher with our circadian rhythm and get a greater sleep. Right here’s a greater thought: flip off lights and restrict expertise at night time. You’re welcome.

Keto something

I’m not towards the keto food regimen if it’s getting used for particular functions. A “typical” ketogenic food regimen consists of at the very least 70 p.c of energy derived from fats, lower than 10 p.c from carbs and fewer than 20 p.c from protein. Keto has been confirmed to be efficient for sure communities reminiscent of epilepsy in youngsters (supply) however past that there actually isn’t proof of it being a nutritious diet for anybody else. For those who’re used to consuming a ton of junk meals then yeah, you’ll have optimistic outcomes on the keto food regimen within the quick time period nevertheless it simply isn’t a sustainable resolution for many teams of individuals.

Vintner’s Daughter

I used to be blown away by what number of of you talked about Vintner’s Daughter as being overrated. Right here’s the deal: Vintner’s Daughter is about as “clear” and “pure” as magnificence comes however you do NOT have to spend this a lot on skincare. I’ll admit that I spend method an excessive amount of on skincare merchandise however even this one is outrageous to me. Their Lively Remedy Essence is mainly a toner for $225 USD. Their Lively Botanical Serum is $185. Their complete factor is that their skincare is simply two steps so that you’re actually getting extra bang on your buck nevertheless it additionally doesn’t embrace a cleanser so you could contemplate that expense. Is it superb? In all probability. Does anybody have to spend this a lot on skincare? Nope. By no means.


I’ll admit I’ve by no means tried Monat however simply their product I do know it’s all BS. It’s an MLM for overpriced hair and skincare merchandise. Although they don’t essentially market themselves as “clear magnificence”, there’s positively some greenwashing there. Keep away from this one.

Juice Cleanses

I’ve completed one juice cleanse in my life once I was 22 and whereas I don’t remorse it, it definitely wasn’t obligatory. I’m all for a inexperienced juice or no matter juice every so often however people who find themselves utilizing juice cleanses to shed extra pounds and “reset” ought to know they’re actually simply shedding a bunch of water weight. It isn’t sustainable and it finally ends up being an costly crash food regimen. Higher off specializing in nourishing your physique with the colours of the rainbow and including a a juice right here and there than ravenous your self for 3 days (or nonetheless lengthy)

Another ones I discovered fascinating however don’t essentially agree with…

Important Oils

Lots of people stated important oils however most have been referring to important oil MLMs that push the concept important oils will clear up all of your well being illnesses. For one, I don’t imagine or use MLMs, however I additionally assume our use of important oils has gotten harmful. That being stated, there may be scientific proof that aromatherapy is efficient for sure situations. However maybe most significantly, our scent could be tied to our temper and if a scent uplifts you then extra energy to it. HOWEVER, you do not want one million important oils in your assortment. Hold a couple of you want and keep on with these. I like to purchase mine both from Saje Wellness or Aura Cacia.

Clear Magnificence

The general thought of unpolluted magnificence was a well-liked one. I clearly am a believer in clear magnificence however agree that with none type of regulation round what makes one thing “clear” it’s onerous to know what actually is healthier for you from what’s simply greenwashing. I attempted to interrupt down the phrases on this put up however when it comes all the way down to it, figuring out what skincare or make-up is healthier for you is unfortunately as much as the buyer, not the model.

“Clear” Deodorant

The variety of you who stated you continue to sweat and scent from clear deodorant was astounding! First issues first, SWEATING IS NORMAL. Clear deodorant is just not an antiperspirant. This doesn’t exist. For those who don’t wish to sweat, don’t use clear deodorant lol. Nevertheless there are some superb cleaner deodorant manufacturers on the market that may forestall you from smelling like a bag of rubbish. My favorites are listed right here…and I ought to know as a result of I attempted over 20 manufacturers and spent far too many weeks smelling like rubbish.

Bone Broth

My Jewish ancestors simply can’t get behind the concept this doesn’t work. Whereas I’m unsure that bone broth is an efficient or any higher a supply of collagen it’s a nice supply of vitamin and minerals. May you get these from different sources? Sure. However if you’re sick, typically a very good previous bowl of Jewish Penicillin is precisely what the physician ordered.

I feel that’s it for now! Keep tuned for subsequent week’s put up all about wellness merchandise that ARE well worth the hype. This one is a enjoyable one.

Did I miss something? Let me know which wellness merchandise you assume are overrated!

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