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What do you think of Vitacost brand? Specifically D3K2 drops?

Commented on October 06, 2014
Created October 16, 2013 at 12:39 AM

I order many things from Vitacost due to lower prices, but I am hesitant to buy their brands because perhaps the quality is not as good. The D3K2 drops I usually get are out of stock right now, though, and Vitacost has a comparative product...Anyone tried this or have an opinion on Vitacost brand supplements in general?

B885dc10c6263f5a4492205d50560bee

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on October 18, 2013
at 05:12 PM

I have. I don't often get enough K from my diet and my outdoor D-creating activity is limited, so this gets two birds with one stone. Taking this with a cal/mag supplement also increases its absorption and my teeth are slowly remineralizing, so that's a great bonus too. For the record, I'd rather have a supplement with >.2g sugar than a softgel filled with vegetable oil, but that's my own preference. Vitacost quality has always been high in my experience.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 17, 2013
at 09:31 PM

here's the link, Vitacost Vitamin D3 & K2 60 mini sublingual tablets,

you should be able to find a better option then those.

Ingreds include: Fructose, cellulose, sorbitol, modified cellulose, citric acid, cherry flavor, stearic acid, silicon dioxide, calcium silicate and magnesium stearate

75b3b900d09e555fc57b74ca24f7a76a

on October 16, 2013
at 11:58 AM

Interestingly enough, Vitacost ships through Amazon as well

75b3b900d09e555fc57b74ca24f7a76a

on October 16, 2013
at 11:58 AM

Have you had any noticable benefit from taking it?

75b3b900d09e555fc57b74ca24f7a76a

on October 16, 2013
at 11:57 AM

Vitacost Vitamin D3 & K2 -- 60 Mini Tablets (dots)

Item #: NSI 7014293 SKU #: 844197014293 Count: 60 Mini Tablets Weight: 0.05 lb

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on October 16, 2013
at 03:18 AM

could you post up the link to the vitacost product. & the link to the product you normally buy

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00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on October 16, 2013
at 03:21 PM

@Createveryday,

In answer to your question Have you had any noticable benefit from taking it? (which, for some reason, I can't see), the answer is "no." But as with most micronutrients (except for electrolytes), the effects are largely subtle.

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00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on October 16, 2013
at 03:17 PM

@Creativeveryday,

Here are the filler ingredients (emphasis mine): Fructose, cellulose, sorbitol, modified cellulose, citric acid, cherry flavor, stearic acid, silicon dioxide, calcium silicate and magnesium stearate.

A body can probably process the small amount of fructose used to sweeten each dot, buy why have it in a supplement at all? Also, there's only one form of vit K. in the supplement.

The goal of a real-food diet, though, is to get as much nutrition as you can from your meals. I used a nutrition app (Cron-o-meter) to log my food for a week and discovered that the liver in my meatloaf gave me more than the RDA for Vit. K. So, I stopped taking a Vit. K complex (from Vitacost) supplement. Since Vit. K accumulates in the fat tissue if you take too much, taking a supplement could have bad effects over time.

Personally, I take a D3 (Kirkland/Costco brand) supplement (2000 iu) about 3x/week, since the liver in my meatloaf gives me a fair amount of Vit D, and I know this from logging my food.

It's always better to proceed with more personal data on this matter than less. If you already have this data, then I'd recommend supplements from Vitacost without the fructose.

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on October 16, 2013
at 02:58 AM

Other than a thorough chemical analysis by a lab, I'm not sure how you can know which vitamin is really better. Past studies have shown that the label amounts don't equal the actual product content. One supposed indep lab ConsumerLab is known for analyzing supplements, however they have some very negative press about them not being so indep and charging for reports.

I've used Vitacost but don't really know if it is any different than Trader Joe's brand. Also I can often find things on Amazon shipped for less than Vitacost.

75b3b900d09e555fc57b74ca24f7a76a

on October 16, 2013
at 11:58 AM

Interestingly enough, Vitacost ships through Amazon as well

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B885dc10c6263f5a4492205d50560bee

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on October 16, 2013
at 02:24 AM

I use these and I like them! They are made to dissolve under your tongue and so have a minuscule amount of sugar in them, but the drop it smaller than the plastic head of a pin so I wouldn't even think twice about it. I've been using the Vitacost brand exclusively for three years now and it has always surpassed my expectations. Their brand often has few additives than most name brands and is much cheaper to boot.

75b3b900d09e555fc57b74ca24f7a76a

on October 16, 2013
at 11:58 AM

Have you had any noticable benefit from taking it?

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on October 16, 2013
at 01:22 AM

I order all my supps on there too. The prices cant be beat. I havent tried their brand though but if the ingredients look good, then i say go for it.

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00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on October 16, 2013
at 01:10 AM

As with many things, the answer depends on what form the supplement is and what fillers come in each dose.. I tried to find the product you mentioned on vitacost.com but couldn't. If you'll give us the item #, we can take a look at the product.

75b3b900d09e555fc57b74ca24f7a76a

on October 16, 2013
at 11:57 AM

Vitacost Vitamin D3 & K2 -- 60 Mini Tablets (dots)

Item #: NSI 7014293 SKU #: 844197014293 Count: 60 Mini Tablets Weight: 0.05 lb

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on October 06, 2014
at 05:18 PM

OMG — I'm sorry that I haven't responded to your information.  I looked up this item on Vitacost, and I didn't find anything objectionable, based on this reference page.

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