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Is it worth the money? Supplements (Melaleuca, Nature's Sunshine, or Vitacost)

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Right now, I'm a preferred customer with Melaleuca and have been for 5 years.  I like their products and their prices.  However, I'm realizing that I can save money, and I can even go more green and healthy for my hygiene/cleaning products without them.  So, I'm thinking of ending my membership.  However, I'm working with a nurse "ND" who sales Nature's Sunshine products.  She highly recommends them because of their superb quality and high absorbency.  I trust her very much.  I found out that I can become a member at Nature's Sunshine with less required than Melaleuca to maintain a membership and get their wholesale prices.  Recently, though, I discovered Vitacost, and set up an account there.

I have found that I can get most of what I need from Vitacost for lots cheaper than Nature's Sunshine, and then what I can't I could still get from my ND.  However, I'm concerned about quality.  It won't matter if I save money if I don't get as much benefit out the the product.  Thoughts?

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i use nutrilite supplements.  they are organic(i guess they use lady bugs to control pests?) and  go from plant to pill in just a few hours. I have not tried natures sunshine, but I have tried a few others and often just dont feel the difference. Now I do. 

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Wow thats a lot of different supplement companies... Do you need so many expensive supplements? Why isn't good nutrition enough? If there is some sort of health issue where you need supplements then yes I would make the switch. Otherwise I think just eating well and drinking plenty of water should be the healthiest way to go!
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Yes, I definitely need the supplements.  The food available in my area is lacking at best.  I'm a traditional foodie, so I am always investigating this option.  I get what I can, but I know it is not enough to depend solely on diet for my nutrition.  At this point, it is cheaper for me to buy supplements than to have food shipped to me, and even at that it wouldn't be quite enough right now for my health.  I also am dealing with several chronic issues which my practitioner has me on a regimen for.  It is helping tremendously, and it is imperative that I am able to continue while saving as much money as possible.  I am on a total of around 10 supplements.

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I am a Melaleuca preferred customer and I love the vitality prenatal set with the omega3.    It is the only prenatal I have ever tried that I can keep down.  I have no problem meeting the point commitment since thier cleaning products rock (especially solumel and the laundry stuff).  I use the mineral makeup (well that lasts forever), childrens vitamins, and the bar soap and acne wash.  The bar soap if you haven't tried it is amazing for getting grease off (my husband is always greasy from working in the shop).

 

But I would go with what works the best for your body. 

 

To the previous poster who said good nutrition is enough.  It isn't.  Even if you are eating high quality organic- you are most likely buying a hybrid that is grown on less than optimal soils with little nutrition to be passed on to you.  You would need to eat 60x the produce produced now than in 1930 to obtain the same nutrients.  It is a fact.

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