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Newby Question - Best Basic Supplement Brands? Help!


#1

Starting a conditioning program after a long, multi-year absence from physical training.

Are certain brands “better” or “cleaner” than others?

I ask because the same substance sold by different companies have huge price differences.

On Amazon.com, it seems that products by Pure Encapsulations and Integrative Therapeutics

cost 2-3 times similar products from Now or Nature Made, etc.

Where should I start?

I will be purchasing the following (as recommended by KSman) -

  1. B-complex multi-vitamin with trace elements
    including iodine+selenium, High potency, iron free
  2. Vitamin D3, oil based caps, take 25,000 for first 5 days
  3. EFA’s fish oil, flax seed oil/meal, nuts
  4. Vitamin E Natural source
  5. Vitamin C and other antioxidants
  6. Ubiquinol form of CoQ10, 50mg
  7. Chromium picolinate
  8. DHEA 25mg

Thanks for the help and the fantastic forum.


#2

Biotest. Seriously, where do you think you are?


#3

I understand your point, but from perusing their website Biotest doesn’t sell the products I listed.

Anybody?


#4

That is because you are taking the wrong products.
Superfood, Elitepro minerals, Flameout and Rez-V will replace what you think you want/need.


#6

Now are very high quality for vitamins. Biotest are 1st rate for sport supps, you will really struggle to find anything better


#7

My thanks to the RampantBadger for his thoughts.