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Many of us are calcium deficient. Calcium supplements are widely available, but very expensive. Here's an inexpensive tip: Antacid products. The chewable antacids are calcium rich. The labels indicate that the product may be used as a calcium supplement and give dosage instructions for that. Large bottles of tasty, fruit flavored antacids save more than 50% in cost over the "calcium supplements" being sold with the same value of calcium.
If you are a nursing mother and are craving chocolate or sugar, try taking a calcium magnesium supplement.
Another tip. If you are having trouble sleeping at night, try taking Calcium Magnesium in the morning and in the evening. It's good for nerves.
The health food store clerks can help you find one.
By Debra Jean from Rio Rancho, NM
Vitamins are part of good health for me - but they can be expensive. But even here you can find bargains! My husband and I just SCORED at the bargain rack at the supermarket. $100 or so of supplements for about $20!
Having read in alternative medicine info sites that women are taking WAY too much calcium supplements that are actually harmful, I discovered a wonderful way to utilize the remaining calcium tablets I have left. Since most fruit juices are acidic, and do not have added calcium from the processor, I have been dropping two tablets of calcium into the gallon of fresh
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Does anyone have any suggestions on where the best place(s) is/are for purchasing vitamins(online or off)? I am interested in quality but reasonable prices.
I have been very happy with vitaminshoppe.com They have most brand named vitamins as well as their own line, which is usually much cheaper, but I find the quality to be equal to any of the brands.
We like Vitacost, there is also Puritains Pride.
I buy store brand vitamins. They are the same quality as brand name but cheaper.
Dollar General has Rexall brand vitamins that are a good price.
I get ours at Sam's. Member's Mark is their store brand. The MM Calcium Liquid Gel w/Vit D (600mg-200ea) are .05ea and their MM Advanced Multivitamin (compare to Sentrum Performance) (210ea) are .037ea. We also get MM brand of Claritin - Loratadine 10mg for .085 cents each!
I compare everything available in my area, and Sam's beats most for large quantities. Gotta compare those units prices though!!
I have bought vitamins from Walmart called "One Source". You can get them in small, large or economy size bottles and they are very reasonable. Right now we are using some from Meijers. I use the "Advanced Formula" economy size (300 tablets) and my husband who is over 50 uses the "Advanced Formula" for adults 50+ (250 tablets) These are very reasonable also. For an extra bonus, watch the Meijers sales papers and often they will run sales on them for "buy one get one free". I also use the Meijers brand calcium.