While we’re doing our utmost to live our best life, a little extra support can help. From GNC to Fanda Pharmacy, iHerb, oGreen and more, here’s some of the best family vitamins and supplements stores in Hong Kong.
Even if the family is eating the healthiest food possible (most of the time at least!) there may be occasions when an additional boost of vitamins and minerals is required. For that, it pays to know which supplements each member of the family might need and where to get it. While your doctor should be the first port of call for recommendations on what to take, here are some top vitamins and supplement stores in Hong Kong.
Editor’s note: This article if for reference only. Make sure you check with your doctor before any member of the family starts taking vitamins or supplements.
Featured Family Vitamins And Supplements In Hong Kong
CATALO — Prenatal and Family Vitamins
We’re all taking extra precautions when it comes to our family’s health. CATALO is known for its focus on natural ingredients and exceptional formulas when it comes to its family vitamins. With a range that covers everyone from expectant mums to kids and seniors, the whole family can benefit from a dose of vitality. We’ve got our eye on the CATALO Pregnancy Essential Nutrients Formula, which contains all the nutrients you need for a healthy baby in a delicious, orange flavoured jelly bite.
Get your CATALO Pregnancy Essential Nutrients Jelly Bites for just $159 (usually $288). Enter discount code CATXSASSY at checkout. Offer valid until Saturday, 7 May, 2022.
Integrated Medicine Institute (IMI) — Vitamins and naturopathic advice
Want to shop for your family vitamins online and also receive expert advice? Turn to IMI for clinical grade vitamins in gummy and powder forms — all taste-tested and approved by kids! And if you need a little direction in your supplement choice, IMI offers a free 15-minute consultation with an integral health advisor. During the call you’ll be directed to the right formula for your family, that also fits within your budget. All natural supplements are free from bulking agents, fillers and additives with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options available too.
Use discount code “SassySupplements” and enjoy $100 off your favourite vitamins from IMI Supplements Online. Minimum purchase of $1,000, offer can only be used once, and is valid until Thursday, 1 June 2023.
iHerb – Super Nutrition Perfect Family Multivitamin, iHerb codes and more
“Does any one have an iHerb code?” is a common question you’ll see in many parent chat groups! If you’re not already familiar, iHerb is a global online retailer selling over 30,000 curated health and wellness products, including a wide range of family vitamins, at the best possible value. What’s more, your orders are delivered with the utmost convenience, promptly to your door. For a family multivitamin that ticks all the boxes, check out Super Nutrition Perfect Family Multivitamin. Formulated with a vast range of vitamins, minerals, greens, and herbs all in a convenient dietary supplement. With iHerb in your arsenal, you’ll definitely get your extra boost of nutrition here!
Get 20% off this product with the special iHerb code SASSYSPN20 until Saturday, 31 December, 2022. Want more iHerb discounts? You got it! Use the code SASSYM10 and get 10% off when spending $60 (USD) or more, until Wednesday, 31 August, 2022.
Do Children Need Additional Vitamins And Supplements?
If tots to teens are eating a healthy, balanced diet, then generally they won’t need to take additional vitamins or supplements. However, while exclusively breastfed babies get almost all the nutrients they need, it is recommended that they also have a vitamin D supplement – even if mama is taking one at the same time – for their first year of life.
American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a vitamin D supplement of 400 IU per day from the first few weeks of life, to be continued unless your bubba starts on at least one litre a day of vitamins D fortified formula. For later in life, a small amount is found in oily fish and eggs, a great source of Vitamin D is safe sunlight exposure.
As your child grows most won’t need to take additional supplements, however, if they do need a helping hand (some children can be picky eaters!), think supplements for:
- Vitamin A (found in dairy products, carrots, dark green veggies and sweet potatoes etc.)
- Vitamin C (found in fruits including oranges and strawberries, and veggies like broccoli)
- And vitamin D, among others.
A child-friendly multivitamin could be a good option unless your doctor has a more specific recommendation but, again, always check with your doctor before giving any supplements to youngsters.
Read more: Annabel Karmel’s Essential Guide To Weaning
What Vitamins And Supplements Should Families Take?
Vitamins and supplements for older children
Growing kids need the same vitamins and minerals as their parents, although in much smaller amounts. The US Department Of Health (National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements), has recommendations of exactly which vitamins should be taken by each age range and how much (from birth right through to grandparents!). If your children do require supplements, a child-friendly multi-vitamin is a good start. If you’re trying the gummy variety, be careful not to let little ones over indulge (as tempting as they might be!) and keep an eye on the sugar content.
Vitamins and supplements for parents
For mamas, vitamin and supplement needs will vary depending on what stage of motherhood you’re in. Pre- and during pregnancy, you’ll need to keep an eye on your nutritional needs. Prenatal vitamins are a must for mamas to be, so be sure to chat with your midwife or gynaecologist.
While breastfeeding, or postnatal, there are also things to include in your diet for optimal breastmilk. There are also daily recommended supplements that women should generally take, long after the kids have grown up. A good multivitamin should see you through to keep iron, calcium and other important vitamins and minerals in check.
For dad, a daily multi-vitamin supplement is also a great idea. If you’re trying to conceive, there are some specific supplements that might boost your chances. According to doctor Sherry Ross (gynaecologist and author) men can increase their chances of healthy sperm by having sufficient B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, and Selenium. Zinc is apparently helpful in maintaining normal testosterone levels, while selenium has been shown to reduce the risk of birth defects and improving low sperm counts.
Where To Shop: Family Vitamins And Supplements Stores In Hong Kong
Fanda – Vitamins, supplements and perfume all in one place
Fanda is a great local favourite for health care products, over the counter medicine, prescriptions, vitamins and supplements and more. With stores over in TST and Central, ask the helpful staff to point you in the right direction for what you need.
Fanda Central, G/F World Wide House, 19 Des Vouex Road, Central, Hong Kong
GNC Live Well – US vitamin and supplements store in Hong Kong
Socking a huge range of supplements and vitamins across the board, you’ll be spoilt for choice! GNC is a well-known international brand located all over Hong Kong, with supplement sections for kids development, women’s health, men’s health and more.
Integrated Medicine Institute (IMI) — Prenatal vitamins and naturopathic advice
For thirty years, IMI has been supporting women on their journey through pregnancy and beyond. Here you’ll find pregnancy supplements from around the world, and you can speak to a naturopath who can tailor your supplements.
Mannings – Large range of vitamins and supplements in Hong Kong, Centrum, Jamieson, GNC, Swisse DHC and more
Here you’ll find plenty of vitamins and supplements for all the family. From baby DHA, and vitamin D3 drops as a supplement for children aged 6 months or above (there are even vegetarian versions), to a selection of brands for parents, including GNC and Caltrate.
oGreen.hk – Wide range of supplements for all the family
oGreen has a small selection of vitamins on its website, but it also has stock in the Mong Kok and Causeway Bay stores. Here you’ll find probiotics, vitamin D drops and multivitamins for the kids, mama and papa, along with a wide range of other supplements.
oGreen.hk, Room 1703, 17/F, Omega Plaza, 32 Dundas Street, Mong Kong, Hong Kong, 2780-1182
Watsons – Health foods and supplements for a range of needs, including Blackmoors, Nestle, elevit, Caltrate and more
Other places to get vitamins and supplements in Hong Kong for all the family
Also, dotted all over Hong Kong are plenty of local pharmacies and dispensaries. While we can’t vouch for all of them, it’s definitely worth heading in to see what you can find as many will also stock a wide range of baby-friendly (and mama-friendly) options.
Online Vitamins And Supplement Stores With Delivery To Hong Kong
For a wider range of vitamins and supplements, the internet is your friend. You can order your supplements directly from these sites, all deliver to Hong Kong:
The Store Hong Kong – A well-known name for vitamins and supplements, The Store Hong Kong includes same-day delivery on Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. www.thestore.com.hk
Immortelle Health – Nutritional, vitamins, dietary supplements from Canada and other locations. www.immortellehealth.com
Biovea – Biovea stocks high-end health and beauty products with a large range of vitamins, minerals and supplements. www.biovea.com/hk
Puritan’s Pride (in partnership with Zenith Pro) – This site doesn’t show on Puritan’s Pride’s official list of distributors but you can seemingly get this international brand along with others via Zenith Pro. Think children’s gummy multi vitamins and more. www.puritanspride.hk
iHerb – We’re big fan’s of iHerb in Hong Kong with well over a hundred and counting different vitamin and supplement brands to choose from. www.hk.iherb.com
Amazon Global – Here you can order a wide range of supplements from this online store will deliver to Hong Kong. www.amazon.com
eVitamins – Discount supplements from top supplement brands that delivers to Hong Kong, www.evitamins.com/hk
Carethy – One of the largest selections of supplements at this online store. www.evitamins.com/hk
Vitamins And Supplements At The Doctor’s surgery In Hong Kong
Note that if you’re using insurance to go private, your package mostly probably won’t cover vitamin supplement prescriptions (even the all-singing, all-dancing covers) so always check with your provider first.
If you’re specifically looking for pre- and postnatal vitamins, take a look at our guide to Pregnancy Nutrition: Where To Get Prenatal Vitamins In Hong Kong. Here you’ll find recommendations on what you might need and what to shop in Hong Kong.
Editor’s note: This article was originally written in May 2020 by Alex Purcell Garcia and updated in April 2022.