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I need to start taking some supplements (and poss also order some omega oils for the dcs) but the first company I looked at, the vitamins had extra ingredients like aspartame which would prefer to avoid.
So can any MNers recommend somewhere reputable, preferably online?
I take (not every day) multivits with iron, evening primrose/cod liver oil, Omega 3-6-9 & Vit C.
I used to get them all from Boots but they seem to have stopped doing the big bottles at ½ price or 3 for 2. I currently have Omega 3-6-9 from Tesco (I think) but they don't have as much in. Vit C 500mg you can get from almost anywhere at reasonable prices, eg Superdrug or Asda; ditto evening primrose/cod liver oil.
I will just go & look at the labels & see what is & isn't included...
OK, atm my evening primrose/cod liver oil capsules are from Boots, expiry Aug 09 (I told you I don't take them every day ) - they have 500mg of both plus extra Vitamin A, D & E & a few other bits (but no aspartame)
Actually the A,D & E thing is a bit of a bugger, because when you take multi-vits they already have 100% of those & then the extra supplements have more & they are all oil-based which means the body stores them, unlike Vit C which is water-based & flushes out.
Tesco omega 3-6-9 also includes linseed oil, sesame oil, rice bran oil, evening primrose (again), sunflower seed oil, soya lecithin & rosemary oil. The 3-6-9 are 263mg, 128mg & 26mg respectively. No aspartame.
I also have in the cupboard Tesco evening primrose (no cod liver oil) which just has 500mg evening primrose plus 10mg Vit E.
I think Tesco (a big store) would be a good place to look
I've never heard of this before! I've been doing some reading tonight on the t'internet (thanks to all the helpful links) and never come across this phrase, so I take it this bioavailability doesn't apply to all vitamins available on the market? I don't suppose you happen to know of a company that sells vitamins in bio-available form?
So liquid, then? Does putting it in capsule form inhibit effectiveness?
Reminds me of the days of yore when they were made of sterner stuff and lined up for cod liver oil after breakfast. Hmm, ok I'm partially convinced. I guess it will have a shorter shelf life and be a bit more expensive this way. Will have another look at Biocare, thanks Sherby.