Purchasing Supplements

There are a multitude of supplement vendors out there, so how do you choose?  Below is a list of the top sites used by biomed parents to purchase their supplements.

Consumer Labs – Performs independent testing on various brands.  Become a member for $3 per month.

Get Coupon codes by typing in the website name to Retail Me Not.

 

Vendors

Swansonvitamins.com – Swanson Vitamins often has ‘buy one get one free’ sales, coupons, deals of the day and low standard shipping prices.

Lucky Vitamin

Drugstore.com

Vitamin Research

New Beginnings Nutritionals

Spectrum supplements – Free shipping (use coupon code BIOMED)

Pure Formulas – No sales tax and free shipping

Ourkidsasd – Free shipping

iHerb

Vitacost

Golden Apple Organics – Whole-food based vitamins.  Uniquely bioavailable, and occur naturally in foods, plants, and herbs.

Amazon – Be sure that the manufacturer actually sells on Amazon, as there have been reports of counterfeit supplements being sold on Amazon and Ebay.

Custom Probiotics – Free shipping

Autism Coach

Beyond a Century

YES Supplements

Puritan’s Pride

ProHealth

Vitamin Life

Dr. Vita

Holistic Health International

The Finchley Clinic

 

Top Supplement Brands

Klaire

Pure Encapsulations

Thorne

Jarrow

Source Naturals

Life Extensions

Kirkman – tends to have some additives in the ingredients, like sucrose.

 

Ingredients to avoid in supplements

Magnesium stearate or stearic acid is potentially harmful

Silicon dioxide

Natural flavors  – a term often used for MSG, but could be anything.

Yeast Extract – MSG

Titanium Dioxide

Artificial Colors

Genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) can be found in the following ingredients.  Look for supplements that are soy and corn free.

  • Maltodextrin
  • Citric Acid – Citric acid is from the black mold of GMO corn, and therefore is an allergen for anyone with celiac, mold or corn sensitivities.
  • Dextrose
  • Vegetable based fillers
  • Sugars of any kind (sucrose, sucralose)
  • Synthetic vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

 

Research on Certain Supplements

Examine.com – Research articles and information on various supplements.  Enter the supplement name in the search bar and scroll  down to the bottom, where research articles will be provided.

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