Vitamins and Supplements

Buying nutritional supplements over the web can be a hit-or-miss proposition. You want to get a quality product at a decent price. You want to get the product you ordered, not be charged and never receive a thing. And you don’t want to end up with ground dog food in your supposed container of whey protein supplement.

In our articles on health and nutrition, we often refer you to sources where you can buy the supplements we mention. We’ve personally bought products from these suppliers ourselves. In particular, we’re fond of three suppliers (Life Extension, Swanson Health Products, and VitaGlo) from past good experiences with their products and customer service. We are also evaluating new suppliers HerbsPro and VitaDigest and would appreciate any feedback you may have on them.

Established Vendors

Life Extension

This organization based in Florida sells quality products, ships on-time for even partial orders they cannot completely fill immediately, and explains up front why there will be a delay when they occasionally run out of stock on popular items, such as during a sale. They generally charge flat rate shipping at reasonable prices, often free or $5.50 for your entire order.

Members get best prices, especially when they order 4 or more containers of a product. The general public is welcome to shop, also, and also benefits from sale pricing. Membership is typically $75 per year, but they sometimes run offers that allow gift memberships to be purchased for lower prices.

Life Extension has a huge quantity of excellent information with extensive references to medical topics and research studies on their website. If you have a question on a medical condition, Life Extension’s web site is likely to have some helpful information.

If you’re not sure about joining as a Life Extension member, click on the banner below to sign up for a free one year subscription to their monthly magazine. Each month features a few major articles on varied health topics, important news highlights on new research, and of course information on many of their new products.

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We think Life Extension has something to offer just about everybody who has an interest in the health of their family and friends.

Life Extension is a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturer of dietary supplements. They also offer a discount pharmacy service and carry selected supplements from other GMP manufacturers.

Click here to read more about the Life Extension Foundation.

Swanson Health Products

Swanson Health Products carries a huge variety of both their own branded supplements as well as those from dozens of other manufacturers. Their site offers reviews on many products. Shipping is speedy and reliable. They have consistently low prices, and so far their quality has been fine in our initial experiences with ordering from them. They are based in North Dakota.

Swanson Health Products is a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified manufacturer of dietary supplements. They also carry selected supplements from other GMP manufacturers.

You can get recent coupon codes for Swanson Vitamins by clicking here.


What you see is what you get with this company based in New York. You get a large selection of products from top manufacturers, low prices, free ground shipping for most orders over $50, and a predictable and consistent customer experience. What you don’t get is lots of detailed information or reviews on each product they sell. You’ll need to refer to manufacturer web sites for detailed information on each product. They are based in New York.

Unlike Life Extension, Puritan’s Pride, and Swanson Health Products, VitaGlo is not a manufacturer. Some of our favorite brands in their web store are NOW Foods and Source Naturals.

You can get recent coupon codes for VitaGlo by clicking here.

New Vendors


HerbsPro is a nutritional supplement reseller based in Northern California. This is a new vendor for us, so we’re still evaluating them.

On many products, they offer increasing discounts at quantities 4, 8, and 12.

Free shipping applies to orders over $89 under of 3 pounds or less weight. For heavier orders, they charge $5.95 flat rate ground shipping.

They offer a “cash back” rewards program for frequent customers that offers up to 5% back on orders over $399 (use HerbsPro discount coupon code DSC198130). After $1000 in orders, double rewards points are added. For a more complete explanation, read HerbsPro Cash Back Program.

HerbsPro reviews on Google are generally good, about 4.3 stars out of 5.

We noticed that HerbsPro pricing on NOW Foods L-Carnitine 1000 mg 100 Tabs is very competitive, better than that found on Amazon and just one penny higher than the lowest found on Google Shopping. With HerbsPro discount codes and cash back program, the price could be lower still.

You can get recent coupon codes for HerbsPro by clicking here.


VitaDigest is a nutritional supplement reseller based in California. They offer free shipping on orders over $100.

VitaDigest reviews on Google are generally good, about 4.0 stars out of 5.

You can get recent coupon codes for VitaDigest by clicking here.

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