The Broke Girl's Guide to Buying Supplements—Because Being Healthy Ain't Cheap

Shopping for supplements can be a tricky business—are you getting the right ones? Do you really need to take all of them? Is a complex better than single nutrients taken individually? And if so, what’s the winning combination? What’s more, we haven’t even got to the price at checkout yet—after all, being super healthy is seldom the cheap option.

But if you’ve been muddling your way through the supplements aisle without a clue, or adding bottles to your basket only to abandon shop halfway through, you’ve landed in the right place. We’re about to break the whole thing down and save you cash while we’re at it. Yes, buying quality supplements on the cheap can be done. You just need to know how to go about it. Enter our expert, Lorna Driver-Davies, nutritional therapist at Wild Nutrition.

Keep scrolling for the complete guide to buying supplements on a budget—and how to know what you should really be taking.

Keep scrolling for the Byrdie edit of the best supplements that won’t break the budget.