Supplements from Amazon

One place I have found very useful for buying supplementsi, especially if you only need one or two things, is each countries Amazon: they seem to sell virtually anything now, although some things like melatonin">i are only available from third party suppliers: I can get this within a few days, though..............................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

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Amazon

I have been buying a lot of my suppliments from Amazon for years, but its important to be an informed buyer since a lot of suppliments are not always as advertized and are not always good quality.  So for instance, a few things to look out for:

CoQ10 - its important to buy the more expensive ubiquinol form.  The cheaper form (ubidecarenone) requires your body to first convert the suppliment into a usable form minimizing the quantity that you actually get.

Vitamin E - the cheaper forms are synthetic which is more difficult for your body to absorb.  You need to make sure you pay for the natural d-apha

Magnesium - there are several forms of magnesium, some are more absorbable than others - http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/17/magnesium-benefits.aspx

Omega 3 - If you go with cheaper suppliments with fish oils, you can end up with higher mercury content wich is something you want to avoid.

B12 - its important to get the methylcobalmine as opposed to other forms of B12

Fillers - I always look for suppliments that minimize fillers like soy and magnesium stearate.  Soy can have estrogen effects and magnesium stearate contains stearic acid which has shown in research to suppress T-cells. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/06/23/whole-food-supplement-dangers.aspx

Allergies - Many suppliments contain geletin, soy, and lactose, so if you have a sensitivity or are a vegan its important to know what you are buying.

So yes, Amazon is awesome, but buyer beware when purchasing suppliments.... if there is a big difference in price for the same suppliment, there is probably a good reason.

Sue

Sue

Cpni, EBVi, Vit D, B12, Selenium deficient - CAPi since 11/11/13 - Doxyi 200 mg, Azyth 250 mg, Metroi 1250 mg, Acyclovir 1200 mg, diflucan 100 mg, cymbalta 30 mg - Omega 3, Vit B12, B-Complex, Mag, Vit C, CoQ10, Turmeric, NACi, Calcium, Vit D, Sele

Whether you buy from Amazon

Whether you buy from Amazon or Ebay, you should always go for a legitimate company like Quest or Solgar, snce they don’t supply rubbish...........................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

cost vs.

I've ordered from Amazon, Puritan's Pride, and Vitacost. It depends on the day of the week and what sales are going on as to where I can find the best price. And I break it down to per pill plus s/h. As for quality, I don't know who has the best or purest stuff. But, with as many supplementsi as I buy, cost matters.

- Jennifer Hopeful

MSi Dxi 2003
Rebif 2003-2007, Copaxone 2007-2011, Tysabri 2011-Present
NACi started 4.30.2013
CAPi started 7.24.2013: 200 minoi daily, 1000 amox daily, 250 azith MWF
First pulse 10.17.2013: 1500 metroi 1 week/mont

Ebay can also be used for

Ebay can also be used for supplementsi and other OTC medicines. Using Paypal makes it very convenient too - no scrabbling around for credit/debit cards neccessary.

speedbird

I used to be very set in how

I used to be very set in how I used to buy my supplementsi.  I would nearly always but from Health Monthly (who also sell a lot via Amazon).  Recently I noticed some of their prices had rocketed.  I shopped around and have just received four bottles of Swanson NACi via an Ebay shop.

I think that the moral is not to fall into a rut but to keep looking and keep shopping around.

G

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

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Plus, I have never found a

Plus, I have never found a British place to be good value: the Amazon places all seem to be abroad.....................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Amazon is a life safer!I buy

Amazon is a life safer!

I buy supplementsi and many, many other items from Amazon.  It just makes life so much easier to have thing delivered to my door. 

 

Agreed!  Having a brain like

Agreed!  Having a brain like a sieve, there is always something that I forget, from supplementsi to Epson printing inks, pencils or rubbers,  but in a few days I can be restocked...........................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I am going to an alternatice

  • I am going to an alternatice medicine physician now and he is very very specific about where I get my supplementsi. He believes that Swanson, with its own brand, is best and has been proven most reliably pure. I don't know where they ship to. I am presently taking methyl folate">i. My reaction to the first pill was extreme (headache, thirst, incontinence and I slept until 4:30 pm the next day). He never heard of such a reaction. I waited 2 days and took one this evening w/o remarkable effects. I will write about this separately when I know more.

PPMSi-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpni in birth canal but it didn't pass BBBi until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAPi 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

5-methyl-tetra-hydra-folatei

5-methyl-tetra-hydra-folate">i (or close to that spelling) is part of the methylation cycle that I mentioned so it improves your ability to detox substance and perhaps it is a good sign.   It was the first of such group of supplementsi that I took and shortly after beginning it I knew it was helpful as I had a considerable reduction in the amount of fatigue and brain fog.  Of course that was back in 2008 - 9 so my memory is less than recent.   I take it everyday ever since.

Louise

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  • MethylationProtocolSupplements: Started08/08
  • Intermtnt CAP: 02/09-02/10
  • Full MethylProtocol & LDNi 02/09
  • Off CAP: 02/10, cont LDN & MethlyProtocol support
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Right Louise. It helps. But

Right Louise. It helps. But my system is too toxic for everyday yet. Soon, soon. Thx

PPMSi-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpni in birth canal but it didn't pass BBBi until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAPi 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13