Do you take vitamins and/or supplements? I used to try and take multi-vitamins, but I always forgot to take them. I take so many medications for my various health issues, that I often neglected to take even a simple multi-vitamin.
I suffer from neuropathy in both of my feet. It’s been a living hell. I’ve suffered with it for years. Medications just take the edge off (sometimes). I still suffer from the pain and burning 24/7. I describe it this way – imagine if something incredibly heavy was dropped on both of your feet, crushing your bones. Now imagine setting your feet on fire at the SAME TIME. That pretty much sums up how my feet on a daily basis.
One day one of the clerks at the pharmacy mentioned to me that the medication I take for the neuropathy never worked for her. I asked her if she had neuropathy too, and she said that she did, in both of her feet. Her neuropathy came about differently than mine did, but the pain, burning and numbness is all the same.
She told me that she takes a B-Complex vitamin, and it’s helped her neuropathy a bit. She still has it too (it’s NOT a cure!), but it’s helped a little. B vitamins are good for supporting a healthy nervous system, and neuropathy is caused by nerve damage.
I have read that a B-complex could help with neuropathy, but I never took it to heart until talking to the lady at the pharmacy. It’s one thing to read about it, but it’s another to know that someone found mild relief from it.
I asked her where she got the B-complex from that she uses, and she said “Vitacost.” I asked her what that was and she said “Think Costco, but for vitamins.”
Vitacost is a “one stop shop” for vitamins and supplements. In addition, they have healthy products for your home (hand sanitizers, disinfecting wipes), foods (snacks, baking needs, oils…), beauty products, essential oils, heating pads, and more.
Take for example products that help your immunity. With the winter season fast approaching, and the threat of colds and the flu, Vitacost has more than 900 immunity boosting products. This includes Vitacost’s own private label. Vitacost has everything from Vitamin C to Elderberry gummies. They even have products that are multi-nutrient immune formulas.
I work in a school, so I can tell you first hand how rapidly a cold (or the flu) can spread from child to child, and from teacher to teacher.
Here are some examples of products available at Vitacost to keep your child healthy this cold and flu season.
Middle school to college students
- Vitacost Vitamin D
- Seventh Generation Disinfecting Wipes – for the college dorm
- SmartyPants Teen Girl Complete Gummy Vitamin
- Zand Elderberry Zinc Lozenge
- Emergen-C Raspberry
Children under 12
- MegaFood Kids Multi Gummy Berrylicious — 60 Gummies
- Vitacost Vitamin D Drops — 2000 IU – 1 fl oz
- Culturelle Probiotics for Kids — 30 Packets
- Garden of Life Mykind Organics Vitamin C Organic Spray Orange-Tangerine — 2 oz
Adults should check out these available products.
- Simple Truth Organic Hand Sanitizer Spray
- Vitacost Vitamin C 500 mg Including Rose Hips
- New Chapter One Daily Multivitamin — 72 Tablets
- Goli Nutrition Ashwagandha Gummies Mixed Berry — 60 Gummies
- Nature’s Way Sambucus Sleep + Immune Gummy
I did purchase a B-complex from Vitacost to help with my neuropathy. In fact, I purchased two of them because I wasn’t sure which one would be better, a B-complex with Vitamin C (great for my immunity) or a B-complex with a coenzyme. I’m using the one with Vitamin C right now, seeing as how cold and flu season is fast approaching.
In addition, I purchased a melatonin product from Vitacost, as well as a L-Theanine to help me with energy can focus.
It’s easy to shop for products on the Vitacost website. You can search for a specific product, or search by product categories. In addition, you can shop by “health solutions” which recommend products based on what you are interested in. For example, you can look for products specifically to help your joints, stress, sleep, eyes, brain and more.
The prices, in my opinion, look to be equal or lesser than the prices I see at my local pharmacy. For example, the B-complex with vitamin C that I purchased was $29.99 for a whopping 300 capsules. Since I only take one per day, the bottle will last me 300 days (almost a year!). Or $3/month. That’s a pretty good value if you ask me.
If you are interested in learning more about Vitacost, or checking out some health and wellness products, visit them online at Vitacost.com. The brand can also be found on social media. Those links are found on the bottom left of their website.
Don’t forget to check out the deals and coupon section on their website too.
Do you take vitamins and/or supplements?
*I received a gift code to try out some products from the brand’s website. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. My pharmacist DID legitimately recommend Vitacost too!