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Which is a good vitamin/supplement brand?

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Which is a good vitamin/supplement brand?

My doctor has recommended me some Vitamins, but I don't really know which brand to buy.

All the vitamin labels in Shoppers look so fake-y to me. I know there's no oversight of supplements so they can put anything they want. With that caveat, which are some good brands?
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Costco - one bottle for the year for less then $20.

Brands don't really matter, look at the ingredients. Find one close to daily recommended amounts (unless your doctor told you a specific supplement and amount) - some like to go crazy with 1000% above DRA.
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I asked myself the same question last year, so I bought a subscription to ConsumerLab.com, an independent US research lab that tests the accuracy of ingredients on supplement labels. It is based in US, but you can find some brands that are sold in Canada or just ship them from the US. Costs about $65/year.

I find that Now Foods and Webber Naturals seem to come up often in terms of providing what's specified on label.
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The manufacturers might be truthful in what ingredients are contained and in what amounts. What they don't specify or claim is whether the form the stuff is in can be absorbed by the body ("bio available") or not. My wife was looking at vitamins for elder people and it seems one of the labels widely associated with that demographic is reportedly pretty poor.
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QuicKi7 wrote: I asked myself the same question last year, so I bought a subscription to ConsumerLab.com, an independent US research lab that tests the accuracy of ingredients on supplement labels. It is based in US, but you can find some brands that are sold in Canada or just ship them from the US. Costs about $65/year.

I find that Now Foods and Webber Naturals seem to come up often in terms of providing what's specified on label.
Thanks for that tip. I will buy that subscription.
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canoek wrote: Thanks for that tip. I will buy that subscription.
If you want, you can message me for what this content looks like for a particular supplement. They do great work, but their website doesn't do a very good job of demonstrating the value of their work.

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