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Best (or good) source of grain-free supplements

Answered on August 12, 2013
Created September 06, 2012 at 12:08 PM

I have been buying supplements from Life Extensions, but just noticed that they contain corn. Any suggestions on where to get grain-free products? Thx.

btw - esp looking for vit d/sam-e/b-complex/selenium

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on April 21, 2013
at 03:33 AM

Do you have reason to believe that the amount of corn in LEF products causes you any problems?

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on February 10, 2013
at 03:24 AM

Vitacost house brand products contain some of the cheapest fillers out there..

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on November 17, 2012
at 05:23 PM

Someone at work yesterday was discussing how the pills pass straight through. Oyster metals and vitamins don't have that problem. Same with liver, another good natural source, though very likely corn is involved.

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on November 17, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Har har, but nice link!

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on October 04, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Vitacost.com is good. Their house brand is amazing and you can search for _____ free items easily.

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on September 06, 2012
at 02:28 PM

thanks. will look into it. And yes, I am a mom :).

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on August 12, 2013
at 04:33 AM

Are you allergic to corn or other grains? If not, there shouldn't be a problem.

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on July 28, 2013
at 03:16 PM

My favorites come from a variety of manufacturers. There are a lot that have gone organic, non-GMO, no fillers, binders, etc. From your list, there are several great choices. You can get them all at peaceful-planet.com, where orders over $20 ship for free in the US and great low rates internationally. We are trying to cut out any brands/products that use corn, magnesium stearate, and other cheap fillers that decrease product potency and bioavailability. In that respect, we are having to pick and choose which products to source from which manufacturers and keep on top of reformulations. From your list, I made a quick suggestion guide for high quality products without fillers. Let me know if you have any more questions on a particular product.

D3- The best source of Vitamin D is from the Fermented Cod Liver Oil from the cult favorite Green Pasture. If you can't stomach that and wanted a straight D3 supplement, Garden of Life makes a raw D3 without any GMO, soy, dairy, gluten, or corn. It also has probiotics to make it more easily digestible.

SAM-E - I don't know of a high-quality sam-e, but depending on the function-specific benefit you are looking for, Astaxanthin might be an even better alternative. Dr. Mercola manufactures an Astaxanthin supplement that is really high quality, doesn't contain any synthetics, and is an amazing antioxidant. It has a lot of benefits as an anti-aging, brain-boosting, energy catalyst.

B-Complex- This one goes to Garden of Life. Again, it contains digestive enzymes to minimize waste and maximize bioavailability.

Selenium - I can't think of a Selenium supplement off-hand that I would recommend as a stand-alone. I know that Garden of Life Vitamin E supplements have 75 mcg of Selenium (107% rda) and Perfect Supplements Perfect Plant Protein, Catie's Vitamin C Powder, and Tony's Pomegranate Powder all have Selenium as well.

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on July 28, 2013
at 12:07 PM

I tend to like Nutrigold vitamins, which I get via Amazon, but they don't have everything and the packaging is way over the top. You get a big huge box with a rectangular cardboard tube containing the bottle of vitamins, and a printed catalog inside each time you order one bottle. Yuck.

But, on the upside, they seem to be very pure and clean - for example, the Vitamin D they make has organic olive oil as filler.

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on July 14, 2013
at 10:44 AM

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on November 17, 2012
at 04:41 PM

Fresh oysters. Lytles, Goose Point and and Taylors are good sources. http://www.taylorshellfishfarms.com/

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on November 17, 2012
at 05:23 PM

Someone at work yesterday was discussing how the pills pass straight through. Oyster metals and vitamins don't have that problem. Same with liver, another good natural source, though very likely corn is involved.

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on November 17, 2012
at 05:18 PM

Har har, but nice link!

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on November 03, 2012
at 02:45 PM

I recommend Now Foods. If you look at their D3 supplement, for example, it says this:

Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives.

Not bad at all. They've earned a lot of rewards for their business and manufacturing practices, as well. You can find them on Amazon.

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on October 04, 2012
at 09:06 PM

deva's a good brand

http://www.devanutrition.com/

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on September 06, 2012
at 12:26 PM

I like the optimum nutrition brand. the Opti-Women (I assume since it says Mom in your name) are pretty good. They contain Soy Isoflavones, but only at 2mg, so I wouldn't even consider them.

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on September 06, 2012
at 02:28 PM

thanks. will look into it. And yes, I am a mom :).

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