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Wellness Decoded: Optimising the Circadian Rhythm

Supporting the body’s 24-hour cycle could be the key to feeling and looking better – and there are some simple ways to do so.

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A hectic lifestyle fuelled by caffeine and sugar is sometimes unavoidable regardless of one’s best yoga and green juice intentions, but the next time the dreaded 4pm slump strikes, remember that it's probably down to your circadian rhythm. The term may sound a little ‘out-there’ – but the circadian rhythm is the fundamental cycle behind life’s daily ups and downs. Taking its main cue from light signals, this 24-hour rhythm governs everything from sleep, hormones and body temperature to eating habits and metabolism. 

Respecting this so-called ‘master clock’ helps the body to thrive, while throwing it off balance can wreak havoc (key culprits here are sleep deprivation, jet lag and an irregular lifestyle). There are some simple ways to keep it running smoothly, including a good dose of daylight, which helps to keep the body in sync with the outside world; dimming lights before bed (including the ones shining out from electric screens); sticking to a regular sleep schedule, and eating at the same time each day.

A further way of optimising the circadian rhythm is to take supplements that both align with, and support, the body’s 24-hour cycle. If that sounds complicated – the world of wellness is already an overwhelming maze of vitamins and minerals to be taken at specific intervals – here’s some good news. Lumity, an innovative brand intended to simplify and solve supplement sagas, has created the Morning & Night supplement to support the body with a powerhouse combination of amino acids, vitamins and minerals, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The two-step supplement (taken morning and evening) provides the right nutrients at the optimum time for maximum benefits, supporting the body from within to enhance the appearance of skin, hair and nails while also contributing to strong bones, muscles and joints. It also actively promotes a healthy immune system, enhanced vitality, optimum nutrient absorption and improved metabolism. The ingredients list reads like a comprehensive wellness bible. Created by Cambridge graduate Sara Palmer Hussey PhD, the supplement is the product of years of research focused on ageing, infused with the personal insight amassed through the cycle of sleepless nights and school runs by a single mother in her early forties.

Morning & Night supplement collage

When you wake up, you simply take 3 Morning Softgels, formulated with Lumity’s Vita Complex. These contain COQ10, magnesium and vitamins C and E to boost energy and vitality; selenium and zinc to help protect the body against oxidative stress on a cellular level; and omega 3 and turmeric to boost skin’s firmness, among many other vitamins and minerals. All the ingredients are suspended in flaxseed oil for superior absorption and maximum bioavailability.

The Night Supplement is specifically formulated to maintain skin from the inside out during sleep. Lumity’s advanced Renew Complex features omega 3s and amino acids including alanine, lysine and arginine to prevent the breakdown of collagen (keeping skin radiant and supple), plus vitamins (including A, C, D and E) and minerals (including iodine, magnesium, selenium and zinc) to support overnight repair and renewal.

Lumity’s miraculous blends are brimming with health- and skin-enhancing nutrients, but they are also free from the unnecessary nasties found in most other supplements, such as binding agents, coatings, fillers, anti-caking agents, preservatives and flavourings. All in all, Day & Night Nutritional Supplements are a deceptively effortless commitment that reap impressive results. A 12-week clinical trial of 50 women saw 92 per cent noticing a significant improvement in the condition of hair, nails and skin, 88 per cent feeling more alert and 84 per cent reporting improved energy.*

Creator Sara Palmer Hussey explains: ‘My aim was to create a product that offers real, tangible benefits. I thought if we could offer women something that noticeably improves the way they feel on a daily basis and gives them an effortlessly healthy, glowing appearance, they will have the energy and freedom to focus more on the things they love.’ A noble cause indeed – and a result that’s rather difficult to resist.

To support your circadian rhythm and experience the benefits of 24-hour nutritional support, visit

*The placebo-controlled, double-blind, two-cell clinical study was conducted on 50 female subjects, aged 35-65, for 12 weeks. Subjects ingested Morning & Night  or a placebo twice daily.

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