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Supplements in Europe - Where to order?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by xptriado, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. xptriado

    xptriado Senior Member

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    I have a really hard time ordering from iherb. They keep telling me it takes 14 days in average to get to Portugal but I think it's the 3rd time I order and takes 2 months.

    I was wondering if you know of any place kind of cheap like iherb but for europeans?
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    That's strange that iHerb take so long to arrive in Portugal. It takes around 3 days to get to the UK.

    I find this company (based in Jersey) pretty cheap for supplements: https://www.healthmonthly.co.uk
     
  3. xptriado

    xptriado Senior Member

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    thats great! i also find it's a cheap place :) you just saved me a lot of money

    I notice you were the one writing on n-acetyl-glucosamine, i read your thread before! it's very interesting
    where do you order it from? that website you gave me has almost everything i'm looking for though i doesn't have NAG.

    EDIT: I found it there too :)
     
  4. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    Yes, HealthMonthly have good prices, often cheaper than eBay or Amazon.

    Even cheaper UK sources of supplements are these guys:

    www.myprotein.com

    www.bulkpowders.co.uk.

    They both sell supplements as bulk powders, which can often be around 5 times cheaper that the same supplements bought in tablets or capsules in a jar.


    I usually get my N-acetyl-glucosamine from iHerb in the US.

    NAG is also available on Amazon UK though.
     
  5. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Left Coast
    What about Vitacost?
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    Good find! I did not know HealthMonthly sold N-acetyl-glucosamine, but it seems you have to use the right search term (N-acetyl-glucosamine does not find it, but N-acetyl glucosamine does work). That's great, because HealthMonthly do a very good price on NAG.
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    How do Vitacost compare to iHerb, price wise?
     
  8. xptriado

    xptriado Senior Member

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    you guys just gave me some great sources. i will check vitacost tomorrow too, but i think it didnt have everything i wanted, like uridine.
    yeah, i was surprised to see it there. actually it pretty much has everything.

    so this bulkpowders brand is any good? i saw it before and it was so cheap, i was afraid to buy it...
     
  9. xptriado

    xptriado Senior Member

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    vitacost is out for me :(
    I wonder if the same applies to the others...but as UK is in EU maybe its not a problem..
    I will have to email
     
  10. Hip

    Hip Senior Member

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    I have regularly used myprotein.com and bulkpowders.co.uk for 10 years. They have always been good for me. Fast delivery too.

    I typically buy bulk powders like acetyl-L-carnitine, N-acetyl-cysteine, glutamine, taurine, colostrum, whey power isolate, creatine, BCAA, choline bitartrate, phosphatidylserine, etc. I can sometimes buy 250 grams of powder for the same price as a jar of 100 x 500 mg pills of the same supplement.
     
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  11. xptriado

    xptriado Senior Member

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    Im glad i asked, these are some good solutions. I hope they can send these things to Portugal.

    On something else, I see you took amilsupride. My GP gave me it to try and it looks great on paper except for the fact that it raises prolactin. I found a study saying it raised it 8x..have you found this to be true and did it get back to normal after stopping amilsupride?

    He wanted me to try it for 3 weeks but im worried because my prolactin in really on the upper limit, almost higher than it
     
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  12. Hip

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    Was that study using the full dose of amisulpride (up to 1200 mg daily), or the very low dose regimen (12.5 mg daily) that I take? If it was the full dose, then you would have to take into account that the 12.5 mg dose is 100 times lower than the full dose.


    I have not had my prolactin levels tested, but I have noticed that my libido is lowered from amisulpride. This may be due to raised prolactin. But certainly I have not had any hints of gynecomastia (which high prolactin can cause in men) on this very low dose regimen, over the 3+ years that I have been taking 12.5 mg of amisulpride daily.

    On the thread I started about amisulpride, @adreno posted a great link to this excellent list of prolactin inhibitors. As you can see from that list, vitamin B6 and vitamin E are good inhibitors of prolactin. So you could take these at the same time as amisulpride to help counteract the increased prolactin.



    For me amisulpride was a Godsend, as I had fairly severe irritability symptoms, which were akin to those often found in autism. Even if someone said to me "Hello, good morning", just that would make me very irritable, and I would likely make a sarcastic remark in return, even though on most occasions I tried to 'bite my lip' and censor my irritable reactions to people. It was very unpleasant to be in this constantly irritable state.

    I found amisulpride quite miraculous in being able to most eliminate this severe irritability. If I take a slightly higher dose of 25 mg daily, I become even more relaxed and even more tolerant of people; but I find that I start to lose motivation and proactivity if I use this higher dose. So I find 12.5 mg daily (a quarter of a 50 mg tablet) is a good dose level for me.



    It is easy enough to try amisulpride for a few weeks. I found no problems in starting and stopping very low dose amisulpride (no withdrawal effects); but once I noticed the major benefits of this drug, I did not want to stop taking it.
     
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  13. xptriado

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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2745860/

    Here they say
    Theres also a case with a lower dosage i think.

    Well at least every other exam was normal so its directly related to the dopaminergic receptors. Maybe p5p and vitamin e work. Ill maybe try it because it sounds like nothing short of a miracle and thats what i need now... :)
     
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