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bears1985
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What are the top 5 websites to get supplements from? I am trying to compare prices and am just wondering? Thanks for the help.
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www.vitacost.com or www.iherb.com

Prices are very good on vitacost, and on iherb, there are usually a lot of reviews, which I like to read. And the prices on iherb are good too.

I use both of these sites very regularly. I even buy my bath and body stuff from them, because it is cheaper from the websites, even with shipping, than buying it locally.

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Thanks for the post. Are there any other websites?
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www.vrp.com

Vitamin Research Products

- not for lyme supplements, per se, but other good supplements in general.

The also have an excellent library of articles on many health subjects, with great citations at the end of each article showing their research sources.

As for VRP's products - they are very fresh. They don't sit around a hot warehouse for a long time as others may. They also have strict quality control manufacturing practices that you can read about at their site.

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http://www.prohealth.com

ProHealth, too, has many support supplements (though not the protocol supplements) for those with "fibromyalgia," "CFS," and lyme.

They also have a fairly decent library but, be careful, as they don't do their own research and seem to not ask questions of some of the authors. Still, I have learned a few things there.
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I consider iHerb the best. Free shipping once you reach $40, freebies, VIP discounts + price-matching if order is over $60.

Swanson's is also a good one, especially when they have a special sale on something you want. Very inexpensive prices sometimes.

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My fav is Vitacost. You get name brand vitamins, etc at fabulous prices. Shipping is $4.95 no matter how large the order.

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Depends on what you are ordering. I probably order from 10 or 15 different sources on a regular basis.

Here are 3 or 4 favorites:

vitacost listed above.

http://www.vitaminshoppe.com

Vitamin Shoppe has good prices on private label supplements and has sales 2 times a year (April and October) where their brand of supplements are buy one get one 50 % off. Also sends lots of email coupons. And has a frequent buyer program -- get an annual coupon for free products based on annual spending.

http://www.luckyvitamin.com

Lucky vitamin has a good price on Spiro Kete supplement from Kroeger Herb and very good prices on Herb Pharm and Natures Answer tinctures.

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Most "vitamins" are made by drug companies.

" " " synthetic parts of naturally occurring substances. This means that most of the vitamins do not have all the naturally occurring parts that nature always puts together.

Think there may be reasons why God + Nature always make them in certain ways ?

Seems like everyone wants to buy them but nobody wants to study vitamins except for price ?

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Personally, I like Puritan's Pride ...
http://www.puritan.com/

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I really like iherb.com., and have used many.
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www.forresthealth.com

Great natural products that ND's use.

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Does a Mercedes run well on cheap kerosene ?

Chemically made synthetic fractions of "vitamins" actually stress your body more.

There are some uses of these fractions that can help some. IV "C" (ascorbic acid) has been useful for some with tough cases of lyme.

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massman I'm missing your point. Are you saying one should not take supplements or that one should only take good quality ones?
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lightparfait That's a good site. It carries only first tier pharmaceutical grade supplements that are sold to Integrative doctors.
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iherb for me....

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I think Massman is saying that eating real food is preferred over consuming synthetic vitamins. And that's true.

But don't assume all supplements are vitamins. Fish oil, polyphenols, etc. aren't synthetic vitamins.

And certain synthetic vitamins are exactly the same as the natural forms, so if deficient, it'd be wise to supplement. D3 comes to mind. Your choice is 'natural' sunlight, or D3 in capsule form, and there really is no difference (besides an increased chance of skin cancer from the sun).

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No synthetics can be the same as truly natural. The synthetics have never been alive !

And there are many parts that we are not aware of and that we cannot measure. Many will say that those other parts do nothing (personal conversation with Linus Pauling Institute)

Vitamins are now mostly used like drugs. And the fractions are used in high doses. IME true vitimins if used are needed in much smaller doses.

True Vitamin E ? 5 to 8 IU.
Fake E ? 400 to 800 IU of d-alpha tocopherol.

Bit of a difference ?
But "everybody knows" that is what is recommended and almost everybody does what "everybody knows."

"The Real Truth About Vitamins and Antioxidants" by Judith DeCava is a great source of info.

Shall we get to herbs now too ?

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