We recommend these supplements for the nutritional needs mentioned in our articles. We always try to find you:
1. The best quality products. Poor quality doesn’t help anyone – and it can do harm!
2. The lowest prices that still delivers quality nutrients.
We feel Vitacost sets the best overall price-per-quality. Its house brand is one of the best quality-per-dollar choices. (We receive nothing from these companies but your good health.) Sometimes, we go to other sources to get a particular product or price. We never sacrifice quality; we just want it for as little cost as possible. Puritan’s Pride, Swanson’s and Amazon are good sources for some items.
The supplements are alphabetical, with the best source(s) following:
Children’s Multivitamin / Mineral
It’s very important to find a chewable your child likes. The following multivitamin ranks #3 out of 110 rated kid’s vitamins (others in the top 10 are hard to get).
Source’s “Mega-Kid” is very reasonable (just over $5 a month). Feedback places this as the “best-tasting, kid-friendly” chewable.
The best source for coconut oil, both virgin (with taste and smell) and expeller-pressed (without coconut taste or odor) I have found is Tropical Traditions.
Curcumin & Bromelain
(For turmeric Inflammation control and absorption.) Natural Factors makes a good formula. We buy it from Vitacost because it is easier to add when ordering other things, but there are other outlets.
Our favorite is ProFibe at Vitacost.
Iodoral & Lugol
Two excellent sources (tab and liquid) of Iodine at Amazon.
K12 s. salivarius – Probiotic
Ear, Nose & Throat friendly bacteria. Costco sells BioGuard for $15.95 – with occasional sales. Other K12 products (gum etc.) are available Here.
For herpes and shingles use (see Articles): NSI brand at Vitacost.
We prefer Source Naturals Ultra, 1-2 caps a day, at Vitacost.
Fermented soy for radiation protection. Several choices at Amazon.
Good source of brown seaweed (alginate) at Amazon.
For adults, the best quality price is our “Ultimate Foundation.”
The best I’ve seen anywhere is the ’15-35′ (35 billion of 15 probiotics) at Vitacost.
Vitacost has come up with an extremely good formula in ProstaHeart, NSI 3007578. Two capsules are for treatment purposes. (Our Ultimate Foundation provides a maintenance amount.)
Seanol (Ecklonia cava, or brown algae)
Doctor’s Best, #0001961 at Vitacost, or Nutricology #NCL012 at Swanson’s.
Buy only Sambucol or Nature’s Way Sambucus – the U.S. licensed distributor. (Other elderberry brands are made differently.) I prefer the sugar-free bottles. The 4 oz. bottles reduces opened bottles laying around. Children’s dosage is simply 1/2 the adult dose, so it is cheaper using an adult bottle. Lozengers are ok, but a bottle is also easy to take with you. Either at Swanson’s or Amazon.
200 mg, NSI #3009008 at Vitacost.
Surprising, taste varies! In a blind taste, our office staff chose the NSI #3006861 stevia over Sweetleaf and 2 other powders (NSI was cheaper too). Vita cost.
10,000 IU at DL #7107.
1,000 mg, NSI #3007806 – Vitacost. Crystals are also convenient, 1.5 mg at DL #82145.
General: 2,000 IU caps, NSI – Vitacost. For heavy flu defense: 10,000 IU liquid at DL #200039.
Xylitol nasal wash, 1.5 oz at Vitacost.
K12 might work better for long term usage but, for an immediate cold problem, a lower 14 mg zinc lozenge is better because it allows you to take it more often during a day. Quantum Thera-Zinc at Vitacost.