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paleogal
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Now that a favorite website is down, I would like some other sources of supplements, probiotics, BW formulas, etc. Ideally at wholesale/reduced costs, if possible.

Please PM if you have suggestions. Happy to PM a list to anyone once I have accumulated it.

If this is illegal to request on the forum, I look forward to having this post deleted. [bonk]

Thanks, all. Really appreciate all of the support here.

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I use Swanson's Vitamins or Vitacost .. usually Swanson's.

Puritan's Pride is good and I recently found www.naturalhealthyconcepts.com

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Vitacost is good and if you watch for their specials you can save a lot. They have BOGO often.

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Just sharing my experience, I am not a doctor.

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Keebler
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http://www.vrp.com/about-us/

Vitamin Research Products - Herbal and Nutritional Supplements

Since our doors opened in 1979 . . . .

. . . VRP complies with the Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) in a number of ways. We establish stringent specifications for all raw materials and finished products.

Each specification includes well-defined criteria for appearance, identity, potency and microbial purity, as well as potential contaminants, when needed. We conduct extensive testing for raw materials, in-process materials and finished products to assure these specifications are met.

VRP sources all raw materials to ensure quality specifications are met. We control the sourcing of our raw materials so we know exactly who the supplier is. We put our suppliers through a qualification and approval process, which indicates how strictly they are following applicable GMP guidelines.

By knowing our suppliers and developing relationships with them, we better control the quality of materials we source from them. . . .

. . . We also have double verifications to exclude any potential metal contamination from finished products. . . .

. . . To ensure it is complying with all CGMP regulations, VRP works with NSF, which conducts independent, third-party testing and certification. This is not required through the GMP specifications. . . .

. . . Our 100% Unconditional Lifetime Money-Back Guarantee of Satisfaction. . . .
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Keebler
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www.tahomadispensary.com/istar.asp?a=31

Tahoma Clinic Dispensary
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Anyone can register and purchase,

however, if one's naturopathic doctor (or similar) also orders through them, there may some degree of discount available if your practitioner gives you their Emerson patient order code so you can get items your ND suggests.

www.emersonecologics.com/AboutUs/

Emerson Ecologics

. . . The premier resource for professional-grade nutritional supplements to the integrative healthcare community, Emerson Ecologics offers thousands of products from over 275 of the world’s top brands . . . .

www.emersonecologics.com/Quality/QualitySummaries.aspx

Emerson Quality ProgramSM (EQP)

The EQP is a rigorous quality assurance program designed to provide practitioners with reliable information about the quality standards of participating brands in accessible, informative and succinct summaries.

We have carefully and comprehensively evaluated our EQP Silver and Gold Partners and attest that their manufacturing processes meet and exceed federal dietary supplement cGMP, including:

• Product design
• Manufacturing controls
• Raw ingredient and finished product testing


https://www.emersonecologics.com/Catalog/ShopByCategory.aspx?c=Herbal Solid Extracts

Herbal SOLID Extracts

These can be very hard to find and they are so much more effective, I've found, especially with the Hawthorn. This is one of the few places I've seen the solid extracts and at a far better price than one other place, too.

Concentrated, these are actually more economical than some other forms. Mostly, though, I just really feel the difference.
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And, if one has a naturopathic doctor (or similar) be sure to ask them the place they might suggest to be certain of quality. They will certainly understand your need to find the best price while being sure of quality.

Though not at all about lyme, this is one of the best reference resources on my bookshelf that has wonderful chapters, many graciously available through their website.

Top supplement brands are listed here, too.

Home: http://oneearthherbs.squarespace.com/

The ONE EARTH HERBAL SOURCEBOOK (Tillotson, et al)

He is a doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine; She a doctor of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncturist. The third co-author is a doctor of optometry.

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/2/13964

How to find an ILADS-educated LL:

N.D. (Naturopathic Doctor);

L.Ac. (Acupuncturist);

D.Ay. (Doctor of Ayurvedic Medicine);

D.O.M. (Doctor of Oriental Medicine);

Herbal Safety considerations & reference books; etc. Often, authors of articles & books here will mention best brands / forms.
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The ITM Herbal products are carried here:

www.acuatlanta.net/pages.php?page_id=8&osCsid=c77d87900d4f9374d23d9cbe1101d89c

Acupuncture Atlanta - About Us

. . . Today the store includes over 100 brands, including doctor trusted brands, as well as the addition of homeopathics, functional foods, skin care and pet products. . . .

http://www.itmonline.org/formulas.htm

ITM's Herbal Formulas [include] these labels: Seven Forests . . . White Tiger . . . Pine Mountain

http://www.itmonline.org/about.htm

ITM - Institute of Traditional Medicine

. . . Traditional medicine refers to ideas, experiences, and substances that have been handed down generation to generation from ancient times, where the origins are obscure but where the continuity of basic understanding has been assured by a formal structure.

Among the primary traditional medical systems still active today are the Chinese, Tibetan, and Indian (Ayurvedic). . . .

http://www.itmonline.org/bag_of_pearls.htm

BAG OF PEARLS - Reference book

http://www.itmonline.org/articles.htm

Articles
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http://www.raintreeformulas.com/raintree-formulas

RAINTREE FORMULAS

Raintree Formulas is one of the world’s leading brands of natural potent Amazon botanicals. The herbal formulas are synergistically blended 100% true to Dr. Leslie Taylor’s Raintree Nutrition botanical formulas . . .

The Raintree difference:

- Sustainably wild-crafted herb
- Fairly traded herb

- Natural untreated non-irradiated
- Herb sourced from Raintee's South American suppliers

- GMP certified production
- All Raintree products are suitable for vegetarian . . .
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http://www.hepapro.com/

HEPAPRO


http://seagateproducts.com/about.html

SEAGATE Olive Leaf Extract -- and other nutritional items, too.

There is usually a two-for-one offer on the OLE, sometimes on other items as well. The way they grow, tend, harvest and process is far better than most, according to a book on the topic by Morton Walker.

From their "About" page:

. . . Seagate has been producing a diversity of products for over 18 years . . . .

. . . Seagate is unusual in the health food industry because we harvest and process our own raw materials, including sharks, grapes and olive leaves.

Our most recent project, freeze-dried sweet organic carrot powder has even required that we operate our own organic farm in order to produce carrots that are 100% free of chemicals and pesticides. . . .
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Now, one might notice that some of the items at links I've posted above may not be exactly at discount prices.

Yet, considering that quality of product is assured and that greater care has been taken at every step, including fair compensation to those growing herbs, tending them, harvesting them, etc. a case can be made that money is saved by having a better product in the first place.

Also, do not hesitate to contact any source directly and pose a question such as:

"I'm wondering if you just might be in the position to offer any kind of discounts for someone whose budget has been so affected from dealing with serious illness for a long time?"

With the understanding that they just might not be in such a position but that they also might be.
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www.mountainroseherbs.com/about/certified-organic

Mountain Rose Herbs - based in Eugene, Oregon

About - Various certification distinctions


www.herb-pharm.com/how-we-do-it

Herb Pharm - Williams, Oregon

[products available through their site, various web vendors and in many food markets]

Since our beginnings in 1979 . . . More than 35 years ago, Herb Pharm’s founders began making herbal medicine for their friends in the pristine Applegate Valley of southern Oregon. . . .

. . . We want you to know where your medicine comes from. Our seed to shelf process is transparent to illustrate that products are the purest, safest and most potent possible. . . .
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you should be able to get some of the products that you used to be able to get from the site that went down (if it's the one I'm thinking of) at www.pureformulas.com

they have fairly good prices

search e-bay and amazon as well. You can usually get free shipping but be careful, sometimes shipping is crazy high depending on the vendor.

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Carol in PA
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quote:
Originally posted by Keebler:

Raintree Formulas is one of the world's leading brands of natural potent Amazon botanicals.

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Keebler, I thought Raintree went out of business when U.S. government blocked them from importing botanicals from South America.

I'm glad to see their products are available again.

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Yes, it took a while (after a ridiculous red-tape saga) but many of the RainTree formulas are available again through a different source, yet according to the original research by Leslie Taylor, whose articles are (book is) still available to read / study.
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Good to hear that Raintree is back in business!

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Has anyone used Lucky Vitamins for any of your supplements?
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I get most of my supplements on Amazon Prime. With Prime, I don't have to pay for shipping and I get most of them in 2 days.

I also order a lot of my dry goods from them ... nuts/seeds, dried superfoods, flax seed, chia, gluten-free oatmeal, etc.

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If you can think of absolutely anything, any supplement or product, chances are you can find it on Amazon. Use it for everything in my life including supplements.
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