From: linda/richard <>

Subject: Re: Vitamin & mineral supplements: Buy local store brand but

do not have more than 100% to 150% of the USRDA for vitamins and




>> >I would like to know how I can determine if a vitamin supplement is of good

>> >quality or not. I am on a particular medication and both my doctor and a


>> >who is an RD have recommended that I take a vitamin supplement. I have heard

>> >that Shaklee is a good and reliable company. Is there a test that I can

do to

>> >tell if a supplement is good or not?

>> >Thanks !

>> >Sue


>> sue;

>> products from thorne research and tyler encapsulations are two companies

>> that are used by many

>> ND's and MD's. they're available only thru professional health care


>> note: i have no commerical interest in these two companies.



>Sue: You do not need to buy over priced vitamin and mineral supplements.

>Just go to your local store, purchase the store brand of supplements and

>make sure that you do not have any more than 100% to 150% of the USRDA

>for vitamins and minerals. Janet

>100% to 150% of the USRDA for vitamins and minerals



here's another test. look at the label. what form is the vitamin D in.

should be D3

what form of B2. should be ribofavin 5 phosphate

how much calcium pantothenate does it have?

does it use pyridoxal 5 phosphate or regular B6

how much biotin and folic acid?

what form of calcium and magnesium does the supplement provide?

does it have K1?

these are a few of the ways that a good supplement differs from a cheap one.

don't use a supplement that recommends just one a day. you need to spread it

out at each meal time.

don't use cheap stuff that made from coal tar and has flowing agents such as

magnesium sterate or stearic


and look at the small print on the label. does it say' manufactured for'

which means that the company that sells the product has it made for them by

a jobber who manufactures for several companies who then put there own label

on the product.




richard and linda seattle wa.