Vitamins, Nutritional Supplements & Skin Care
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The specialized, discounted nutritional supplements and vitamins we offer are of the highest quality. Good health and nutrition is our focus. We offer antioxidants, vitamins, nutritional supplements, weight loss products, herbs, minerals, skin care products and more.

Interesting Information about Vitamins & Nutritional Supplements

Even the highest-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements contain inactive components. Without certain "non-nutritive" ingredients--or excipients--these tablets could crumble to powder instead of staying in pill form.

You may see benzoic acid listed on your vitamins or nutritional supplements label. It's actually just rosemary extract used as an antioxidant and preservative.

Vegetarians should be aware that gelatin capsules and some excipients derive from animal sources. So if you want to completely avoid animal products, look for vitamins and nutritional supplements with "vegi-caps" or some other notation that a supplement is totally plant-based.

Coenzyme Q10 (COQ10)--important for cellular energy. The amount of this enzyme contained in most vitamins and nutritional supplements is too small to have cardiovascular benefit. If you want to significantly boost your intake, look for a separate COQ10 nutritional supplement.

If you need extra calcium and magnesium in your diet, buy a separate calcium-magnesium nutritional supplement. The same goes for selenium: If you need it, take a separate pill.

Potent Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements

Depending on your age, gender and specific health concerns, consider nutrients separately. Determine proper dosage of a specific nutrient, and check product labels until one suits you.  Look for the term "standardized" or some indication that the manufacturer tests every batch for purity and strength.

Another good sign is the US Pharmacopeia (USP) Dietary Supplement Verification Program (DSVP) mark. This industry seal assures that the product has been tested independently to guarantee that it contains ingredients in the amounts listed on the label. USP also tests supplements for contaminants, and it monitors manufacturers to make sure they adhere to good manufacturing practices.

These companies market vitamins and nutritional supplements that serve a variety of nutritional needs:

Carlson, Country Life, Enzymatic Therapy, Garden of Life, Jarrow, Karuna, Natural Balance, Nature's Answer, Nature's Plus, Nature's Way, Nutraceutics, Nutribiotic, Nutrition Now, NOW Natural Foods, Professional Formulas, Pure Essence, Solgar, Super Nutrition, Tree of Life, TwinLab

These manufacturers meet our selective standards and we are proud to carry their vitamins and nutritional supplements. Learn more about the importance of purity in nutritional supplements.

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How much do you know about good nutrition?  To learn more, read the following article written by Beverely Brooke, editor of Health & Finesse.

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