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 are 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. 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 is for reference only. Make sure you check with your doctor before any member of the family starts taking vitamins or supplements.
iHerb – Super Nutrition Perfect Family Multivitamin, iHerb codes and more
“Does anyone 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.
Use code SASSYSPN20 to get 20% off orders of the Super Nutrition Perfect Family Multivitamin and use the code SASSYM10 to get 10% off when spending $60 (USD) or more site-wide. Both valid until Sunday, 31 December, 2023.
CATALO — Prenatal and family supplements in Hong Kong
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 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.
Integrated Medicine Institute (IMI) — Vitamins, supplements 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! All natural supplements are free from bulking agents, fillers and additives with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options available too.
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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 Tsim Sha Tsui and Central, ask the helpful staff to point you in the right direction for what you need.
GNC Live Well – US vitamin and supplements store in Hong Kong
Stocking 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.
Mannings – Large range of vitamins and supplements in Hong Kong including 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 and more for the kids, Mamas and Papas.
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
This classic stocks a wide range of products and brands for Papas, Mamas and the little ones. From click and collect, home delivery or in-store shopping, you can stock up in no time at all.
More Stores To Get Vitamins & Supplements Delivered 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 and 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 multivitamins and more. www.puritanspride.hk
- 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 deliver to Hong Kong, www.evitamins.com/hk
- Carethy – One of the largest selections of supplements at this online store. www.hk.carethy.net
If you’re specifically looking for pre-and postnatal vitamins, take a look at our helpful guide where you’ll find recommendations on what you might need and what to shop in Hong Kong.
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 the 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 vitamin D-fortified formula. For later in life, a small amount is found in oily fish and eggs and 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.
What Vitamins And Supplements Should Parents Take?
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 Papas, a daily multivitamin 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 improve low sperm counts.
Editor’s Note: “Family Health: Where To Buy Vitamins And Supplements In Hong Kong” was originally published by Alex Purcell Garcia and most recently updated in June 2023 by Sassy Mama.