As the summer comes to an end, nutraceutical trends change to match the season. While some remain throughout the year, other supplements become more in demand by end-users in the colder months. 

Below we have listed a few supplements and ingredients that increase in popularity during the final quarter of the year. Let us know if you’d like to know more about our manufacturing capabilities and make sure to plan these spikes into your product offerings.

Vitamin D 

In the autumn and winter months, the need for Vitamin D increases as end-users see less sunlight. The National Diet and Nutrition Survey reported that a quarter of adults and teenagers have a low vitamin D status, which puts them at an increased risk of bone conditions. [1]


Ginger offers many health benefits and is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties. The ingredient works well with reducing and easing cold and flu symptoms as well as relieving headaches. 

Vitamin C

Continuing with immune-supporting supplements, Vitamin C is a popular supplement during the colder months. It is well known to help ease symptoms in individuals when sick and in studies has been shown to improve the immune system of the user. [3]


With the clocks going back in October, darker days and colder temperatures begin creeping in. The change in season can be blamed for many people feeling lethargic, however many people do in fact have an iron deficiency. The NHS states that the recommended amount of iron is 8.7mg a day for men over 18, 14.8mg a day for women between 19 and 50, and 8.7mg a day for women over 50. [4]


Gut health has seen a dramatic increase in popularity with many people stating the health benefits in properly looking after your gut. Gut health becomes even more important in the Winter months as the good bacteria in the gut can help fight off viruses which are much more prominent towards the end of the year.


“Given the gastrointestinal tract is where we get 75% of our immune system, it’s a no-brainer to look after your gut as we head into the colder, winter months. Improved gut health won’t necessarily ‘boost’ your immune system by itself, but robust gut health is a powerful building block in a healthy immune system. Symptoms of an under-functioning immune system include fatigue and tiredness; struggling to sleep or stay asleep; frequent colds and sore throats; cuts and bruises which take longer to heal; and digestive issues like bloating, constipation and loose stools.” – Simone Thomas, wellness expert [5]


The common cold becomes more prevalent in the Winter months which means Zinc is a useful supplement to take. Zinc has become a popular treatment for reducing the duration of cold symptoms and may reduce the impact of respiratory infection on an individual. [6]

If you would like to learn more about what supplements we can create for your business, please get in contact here. We have a dedicated team who are ready to talk through our off-the-shelf formulations. Or, if you’re looking into custom formulations, we have an experienced technical department ready to help. Start your nutraceutical journey with us here at Redrose.