I buy online at vitacost can't find a better price anywhere. they sell every product that I use.
another good web for tested products is consumer labs.
I always shop at whole foods, not sure how the prices compare really but the guy who helps me is always really knowledgable and friendly.. And I shop there for food so it's one stop shopping
I've always bought mine from a local Health Foods outlet here in Canada.
However I cannot get many of the brands or types of products that I see recommended by posters.
If I order thru the wholesalers in the US..I would have to pay shipping/exchange/duties and tariffs??
that would double the price.
Is there a Canadian supplier for everything mentioned on this forum?
Sprouts is excellant they have technicians there to help you and will do it up on the PC and give you a printout, there prices are a little dearer than the drug stores but its worth it .
For me, I do a combination, but get most of them online now. In my area, Whole Foods and a smaller chain drove all the small stores out of business, and since I know supplements so well because I was in the biz for so long and know exactly what companies I want to buy from, I can't get them from the chains. They won't carry many of the best supplements because they don't sell well, and Whole Foods won't carry any brand that doesn't give them a huge discount, which Whole Foods doesn't pass on to the customer -- they sell everything at full retail. I hated online stores when I managed small stores, because they hurt our business and they can't tell you anything about which products seem to work better and which companies have the best reputations for purity. But I've pretty much been forced to go online due the monopolization of the business in my area. Even so, I have to buy from several online retailers to both get the best price and find what I'm looking for, since I do buy some things that most people have never heard of.
I also mix both. I get my Natural Factors vitamins ( B complex and Ester-C ) from my local health store and also Green+ and Rhodiola rosea but i buy the other good brands they don't have from iherb ( Thorne Research, Now Foods, Source Natural ) and get my Squalamine from another online seller. Of course i could buy everything from iherb ( but the squalamine ) but i like to keep a balanced ratio to promote the local store and i like the people working there and the ambiance is better than the ambiance of buying from an online store!
Any of you have an opinion on NOW brand vitamins and supplements?
If you would like to check supplements go to consumerlab.com
NOW is a discounter. As such, they buy the cheapest ingredients available. I personally wouldn't use them. They have improved from the bad old days when their physical plant was a mess, but I always say just to play it safe and to make sure you're getting the best results, avoid the discounters.
It depends. The glycine I take has to be ordered online. The manganese as well. Neither are available in the stores. The ginkgo I purchase from the health food stores in person as well as rhodiola. The Piracetam I take is only available through import so that has to be ordered and that is rather expensive. The glycine is ordered through Vital Nutrients and the rhodiola through GNC. The Manganese and gingko can be ordered through any nutrition store and the Piracetam through Colorado labs.
Yeah I'm about to start piracetam and choline... I'm still trying to find the best prices for the bulk. Do you have good prices at Colorado's?
It is the quality of the supplement that is important, not how you buy it. Some supplements can only be conveniently bought on line because they are not readily available. When possible I buy in shops because their is no shipping charge.
I buy online at www.shoppingoracle.com because you get 2% cashback and their prods seem really unique, plus totally natural,