Naomi Campbell is taking about 30 vitamin supplements with her vitamin smoothie


Naomi Campbell continues to provide interesting content on her YouTube channel. Give credit where credit is due: Naomi’s normal, everyday life is very interesting. More interesting than I would have thought. Yes, I know Naomi is glamorous as hell and I would love to see YouTube videos of her interactions with famous people at glitzy parties, but her YouTube videos highlight the mundane parts of her life: how she grocery shops, how she disinfects airplane seats, how anxious she is the age of a pandemic. Naomi’s latest YouTube video is all about how she’s boosting her immune system by taking a mountain of vitamin supplements. It’s… interesting, but I also think there’s some bad science happening here. The video:

First off, I feel like she’s putting too many powders in her smoothie! But when she blended it (I love her little blender), it actually did look okay, like a chocolate shake or something. I bet that sh-t has a nasty aftertaste though, because of the assortment of powders. She included: almond milk, cacao powder, matcha powder, artichoke powder, baobab powder, collagen, moringa powder and pomegranate. With her immune-supporting smoothie, she takes about 30 vitamin pills, swearing that they’re “all natural” – liquid vitamin C, vitamin D, papaya seeds, probiotics, black seed, Humacel and more.

The best case scenario is that some or all of Naomi’s vitamin supplements are helping her and actually boosting her immune system and helping her fight off whatever viruses she might be exposed to. The worst case scenario is that she’s doing too much and all of those supplements might actually cause some health problems if she overdoes it (which she appears to be doing). That being said, I like that she added a few clips about how this kind of extreme vitamin-dosing isn’t for everyone and it’s all a tricky proposition anyway.


Screencaps from YouTube video.

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  1. Arpeggi says:

    Man! That’ll be some very expensive poop!

    • morningjacket says:

      CamE here to say she’s likely got some very expensive peepee.

      • Arpeggi says:

        That too. That was one of the main messages from my pharmacology professor in undergrads: vitamins and supplements turn into very expensive poop. That and “the more you drink water… The more you pee”.

        Our immune system don’t need a boost, just like our liver doesn’t need a detox, it gets triggered when it gets triggered, no amount of ginko roots will change that. And you don’t want an overly active immune system anyway, that’s how you end up with allergies, MS or lupus

      • MeghanNotMarkle says:

        Arpeggi, I’m really tired of people telling me to boost my immune system. My immune system is so boosted that my body is eating itself alive. The last thing I need is to start taking all these supplements.

    • Ronaldinhio says:

      Why can’t she say immunity or immune system?


  2. Astrid says:

    Seems a little over the top and self absorbed

  3. Biff says:

    Well…if she overdoses on fat-soluble vitamines, she’s risking kidney, liver and heart damage. Vit D toxicity can lead to hypercalcemia, which in turn leads to the aformentioned damages. Excess of water-soluble vitamins tends to be excreted through urine, so the damage is more on the wallet, I think. So don’t take anything without consulting your doctor.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I was going to say the same thing – I really hope she checked with her doctor before starting all of this. A lot of people don’t even realize how much damage they can do to their bodies if they mega-dose on vitamins.

  4. Chica71 says:

    She is EXTRA!!

  5. Mac says:

    She doesn’t need vitamins because she has excellent genes. I’m the same age as her and my face is not perfectly smooth and wrinkle free.

    • Veronica S. says:

      Genes, maybe, but money is probably the real factor. Significantly less stress and significantly more access to skin rejuvenation services, Botox, and surgeries lol.

      • WTW says:

        Yes, genes. She’s a dark-skinned black woman who takes good care of herself. That alone makes it much less likely for her to have wrinkles. Plenty of 40-something black women don’t.

  6. says:

    It really depends if the vitamins are natural/organic vs. synthetic. If it’s synthetic it’s like peeing in the ocean. Your body won’t absorb it. I know I have been taking collagen daily since last summer and my hair/skin/nails have never looked better over time. She’s 49 and still looks like she is in her 30’s. While a lot is genetics her supplement regime helps.

    Maybe it’s psychosomatic (emphasis on psycho) on her part. But if it makes her feel safe and less anxiety. Go have your expensive poops. #juststaythefuckhome

  7. Slowsnow says:

    In the words of my gynecologist, if you don’t have vitamin deficiencies and you eat well, supplements are a waste of money.
    This era of anxiety is proportional with the dismissal of science and basic common sense…

  8. MeghanNotMarkle says:

    She’s got some really expensive pee. Lordy.

  9. Nev says:

    Love all the videos. My Queen.

  10. Veronica S. says:

    LOL, there’s no science going on there, not just bad science. Your body can only utilize so much vitamin. She’s either literally wasting her money because her body is excreting when it cannot use, or she’s doing a detriment to herself by overdosing on certain vitamins that will do more damage than good in the long run. Like someone said above, the water soluble vitamins are less dangerous because your body can get rid of them easier through renal excretion, but fat soluble are an entirely different story because they can build up in the fat tissue.

    There’s no “boosting” the immune system beyond basic good health practices. Good sleep, less stress, proper nutrition. That’s it. The studies over the impact of vitamin C and zinc are variable. Otherwise, the only real “boost” we get is from vaccines, which which are deactivated/fragmented versions of viruses and bacteria that allow an antigenic response to form preceding active infection.

    • Erinn says:

      And my god – SO many vitamins / supplement can interact with medications. It’s dangerous.

      Also holy hell, she must be just hemorrhaging money on these pills. This kind of thing isn’t cheap, and taking the amounts she’s taking – it’s crazy.

      • Veronica S. says:

        i find it more amusing how often celebrities go on about health crazes when they’ve clearly had aesthetic surgery – which Naomi clearly has had. Any sort of surgical procedure or injection, minimally invasive or otherwise, comes with the risk of infection or complications. I don’t care that people do it, but it’s just such a hilariously contradictory message to me.

      • Miss Grace Jones says:

        This kind of vitamin popping was a huge point of contention in my marriage. We’re very young with little financial support and for several months I kid you not nearly every other day he was getting a package from Amazon of his expensive urine. It didn’t matter how many times or how many people told him–including friends who studied biology–that he was wasting money and time he refused to listen. Mind you, he constantly whined about he needed them for anxiety even though he was continually failing to even handle phone interviews and crying about how much he needed them for health even though he enjoyed eating hot dogs and tv dinners all the time since he never bothered to learn to cook.

  11. Rhos says:

    She mentioned her doctor suggesting liquid vitamin C. I’m thinking if she tells her doctor what she takes daily, she is fine.
    I think her body gets exhausted, rather then fortified for having to process all that mess.

  12. Karelli says:

    Or you can just you know…eat food. Of course when you juice “cleanse” multiple times per year and some days you don’t eat because “you don’t feel like it” you needs a bunch of fancy powders to get all the nutrients your body is craving. Tired of that wellness trend used by celebrities to cover their eating disorders.

  13. Just a thought says:

    Before you started taking any supplements run it by your doctor because some vitamins or supplements may cause adverse reaction when combine with other meds.

  14. JurisGal says:

    “that’s it for now”, that’s hilarious after all she took. Whatever works for her. She seems nervous, slightly anxious.