Best supplements to buy in France

Top supplements that everyone needs to be taking to stay healthy

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Assuring that our health is at its best, we require many nutrients and vitamins every day. Unfortunately, as we all live busy and stressful lives, and are dealing with harsher problems such as pollution, stronger sunlight, and pesticides. While there is no substitute for a healthy and balanced diet, nutritional supplements can deliver nutrients that may not be consumed in sufficient quantities, and provide a specific, powerful, and highly technical response to health needs.

Buying supplements in the store can be overwhelming as there are many brand options for the same product.  We have gone ahead and selected the top supplements that can be purchased at Parapharmacie Monge along with selected pharmacies. These supplements cover a variety of medical issues and most are made with organic ingredients. Any of these items could be used as a great gift for anyone who is struggling, or even for yourself if you find yourself in a lot of pain after walking in Paris all day. 



Nutergia - Ergydetox

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Ergydetox, natural detoxifying product made up of 18 ingredients is perfect for a reboot that your body needs with only 1-2 pills a day.  After a holiday of eating delicacies, a detox to reset your body is needed! Actually, it is advised to do 1 or 2 detox a year, for example in spring and autumn.



VIT'ALL + - Lutein 20 mg

Lutein is an antioxidant that belongs to the carotenoid group which is important for maintaining eye health and reducing the risk of macular degeneration and cataracts. Most of us don’t consume enough lutein in our diets: the Lutein of VIT'ALL + is highly concentrated (20 mg per day) for better results.

Vit ALL + Lutein

Swallow one capsule daily with food. You can buy either 30 days or 60 days boxes. VIT’ALL + is certified ECOCERT since 2004, and the Lutein is 100% vegan. 



NHCO - Orthosamine

There are certain nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, that are essential for the effective functioning of our bodies. They are ‘essential’ because our bodies cannot produce them - they are acquired exclusively through our diet.

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This pill is composed of 4 essential nutrients (9 amino acids, 11 vitamins, 6 bioavailable chelated minerals, and 4 plant extracts) that your body requires for the wellbeing and maintenance of good health. This is taken between meals once a day for six weeks.



NHCO - Artixine


Artixine helps to maintain flexibility and is strongly advised for people suffering from joint discomfort. It contains several amino acids and minerals that contribute to the body's flexibility. One box is for a three weeks treatment.



Arkopharma - Perles de Peau

We usually reply only on topical applications (skincare products) to take care of our skin. However, skin condition mostly depends on dietary nourishment. Skin supplements can help support gorgeous, glowing skin and be a good addition to your skincare routine. The Perles de Peau range, from the French Laboratories Arkopharma, have several products to target specific issues. 

Arkopharma Perle de Peau

Perles de Peau Hydratant focuses on hydrating, for supple and flexible skin nourished from the inside. it’s an intensive 3-month program (2 capsules taken daily). Perles de Peau Anti-Ageing, with antioxidant active ingredients such as Resveratrol, Selenium, and Zinc, combats free radicals and restore a glow to your skin. For more mature skins, Perles de Peau Beauté et Jeunesse is a 10-day radiance program with hyaluronic acid and collagen to firm up and restore the volume of your skin. Take one capsule per day with a large glass of water. 



NHCO - Effluvium


The growth, thickness, and strength of our hair dependent exclusively on the health of the pilosebaceous follicle, which is the base of the living part of the hair. Hair loss often occurs as a result of disrupted nutrient input. Due to their knowledge of biology, specifically in the field of amino acids, NHCO Nutrition has developed Effluvium, which concentrates 20 active ingredients to stimulate hair growth and promote shine and vitality.


 O'bon Paris' Tip

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Supplements should not replace complete meals that are necessary for a healthful diet. Avoid taking multiple doses that exceed the Recommended Daily Amounts (RDAs) and supplements are to be kept out of the reach of children. In case of doubt, seek advice from a dietitian or medical doctor before choosing a dietary supplement.

You can find all these supplements and many others at Monge Parapharmacies, and ask for advice from pharmacists there. Don't forget to check our exclusive offer here if you plan to visit Monge. If you need information about skincare and beauty products, have a look at our dedicated article here.


Words by Anna Filip

Photographs by Yuna Lee, Thanh Thuy Phan 

Best supplements to buy in France

Parapharmacie Monge Notre Dame

Address : 78 rue Monge, 75005 Paris

Opening Hours: Every day 8:00-21:00


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Address: 36 rue d’Antibes 06400 Cannes

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