10 Simple Ways to Save on Vitamins

how to save on vitaminsI’m usually on a health kick in some form or fashion and regardless of whether my diet works, the one constant is that being healthy is expensive. One of the big areas that I’ve been able to manage costs is with my vitamin purchases. Luckily, with a little planning, consultation with a doctor and some smart shopping you really can save big with your vitamin purchases. Here are 10 simple steps to save big:

Know what you need: Figure out what type of vitamins you need and make a list. Just like going to the grocery store, buying only what you need can help you save big bucks. There’s so much temptation in the way vitamins are presented to end up walking out of the store


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7 Responses to 10 Simple Ways to Save on Vitamins

  1. Tyler says:

    When buying vitamins, be sure to get them in liquid form or gel caps. The hard, standard vitamins do not process quickly and it is estimated that your body only gets about 70% of what’s in the hard pill. It is said that 95% of the liquid form is absorbed. This what told to me by a nutritionist. I am a bodybuilder as well.

  2. adam says:

    I think most people would be better off spending a bit more for healthy food than unhealthy food that needs to be supplemented with vitamins.

  3. Cindy says:

    I’d agree with Adam, although I’ve been taking cod liver oil in capsule form for quite awhile. My fasting lipid panel results impressed my MD, who started asking me a bunch of questions about them. It helps if you love salmon patties and stuff like sweet potatoes and stay away from fast food. I do take a multivitamin and garlic pills. The thing is, without having levels measured before and after, how do you know what you need and what you don’t? Could be many of us would be far better off just eating well and walking every day.

  4. Alan says:

    Your supplement needs are based on your diet. You can’t see before and after results like lipids as these chemicals do not stay in the body very long. Ideally you should take a nutrition survey or a DNS analysis to see what you needs based on your diet and/or your genetics. Liquid or isononic capable vitamins are you =r best best for bioavailability and bang for your buck.

  5. Letizia says:

    I used to spend a big fortune on vitamins when I was a fitness competitor and now I got back to the craze due to my fear of aging. However, what I noticed is that many of these corporate vitamin stores are trying to sell you a dream in a bottle and will quickly sell you the biggest bottle.

    I used to love netrition.com. Check their site.

    I often find its useful to refer to webmd and medline plus for supplement info. Its helpful!

  6. Sarah says:

    Your name is the same as the Winner of Big Brother…

  7. JJ says:

    I take gummy multivitamins. However, lately I found out from an LPN that I need magnesium supplements also. I looked on the label of my gummy vitamins: they don’t contain that, strangely enough. I may switch to a multi that contains all the vitamins and such I need.

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