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Brenda says ...
I like your simple approach to this topic! I always assumed that liquids were the top tier way to go for vitamin assimilation. Glad to hear my capsules pack a good bunch :)
01/06/2009 10:23:29 AM CST
Holly says ...
I'll check with your store staff, as I am curious to the quality of the 365 brand supplements (as I see others here are). I appreciate their low price, but it makes me wonder if the value is lower. I know this is possibly counter intuitive, in that lower prices doesn't have to mean lower quality. Anyway, thanks for the info!
01/06/2009 10:28:24 AM CST
Arron says ...
I'm a believer in nutrition through high quality organic foods, juices, fish and meat etc. A supplements seems unneeded for me, plus I think over doing it with vitamins can over tax your liver and kidneys... just take a look at your pee after taking a multi :)
01/06/2009 10:41:06 AM CST
Sue says ...
I know a few people who actually get Vitamin B shots. Is there any chance vitamins will ever be available which could be given intervineously? Perhaps it isn't needed?
01/06/2009 10:45:54 AM CST
Kim says ...
Supplements are key for me and I have noticed they really help me during transition between the season. With immune support n my side I can't even remember the last time I was taken ill.
01/06/2009 10:51:25 AM CST
Lima says ...
Your store as some wonderful supplement options, as you know :) I appreciate you raising awareness to the value of optimal nutrition!
01/06/2009 11:07:05 AM CST
Polly says ...
Vitamin C has helped me through many a cold. The homeopathic C+ always helps my kids as well during colds, their little systems reall really respond quickly.
01/06/2009 11:08:07 AM CST
Sammy says ...
Good podcast it is a good representation of the knowledge your store employees display.
01/06/2009 11:15:47 AM CST
Lisa L. says ...
I am an exercise fanatic and I believe the supplements I take help support my muscles as well as my overall health. I feel like I loose allot through sweat and vitamins and electrolytes help keep me balanced!
01/06/2009 11:16:08 AM CST
carrie says ...
Very cool! It would be nice to be able to access and listen to these podcasts in your store as well, keep em' coming.
01/06/2009 11:25:10 AM CST
Cindy says ...
I'm really happy to learn that the tablets can hold more supplements and help protect those vitamins and minerals.
01/06/2009 11:25:34 AM CST
Melany says ...
I enjoyed the clarity of this podcast, particularly the clarification of the value of capsules and tablets.
01/06/2009 11:27:57 AM CST
Eva says ...
So good to hear my inexpensive tablets (relatively:) work as good as the liquid options!
01/06/2009 11:30:57 AM CST
Susan says ...
Thanks for the info! I am happy to find out that the tablet supplements can be a good carrying medium for supplements. Like others here I am a fan of tinctures for herbal remedies, and appreciate that your store has a great selection.
01/07/2009 9:25:28 AM CST
Nya says ...
The way your guest addresses supplements as just that supplements, rather then core nutrition.
01/07/2009 9:31:27 AM CST
Sienna says ...
Great podcast, thank you for your stores dedication to natural health.
01/07/2009 9:39:44 AM CST
Tara says ...
I lean towards natural food sources as the only needed way to approach holistic nutrition. I do use herbal remedies so perhaps I am actually counterdicting myself here :)
01/07/2009 9:41:17 AM CST
Diane says ...
Supplements are great, and a very strong addition for health. I have to be careful and take them with food or they can actually make me feel sick.
01/07/2009 9:47:31 AM CST
Levi says ...
I really don't believe that "supplements" are necessary to add to your diet. If we were suppose to get nutrients we can't get from food, I'm sure they would have been naturally available. Stick with what you do best, great produce, food, culture etc!
01/07/2009 9:52:15 AM CST
Shelby says ...
Vitamin B complex are a very good way to help support your system especially during stressful times, like the holiday season.
01/07/2009 9:56:09 AM CST
Kelly says ...
Bravo! Supplements are getting their 15 minutes of fame, and well deserved I might add.
01/07/2009 10:01:03 AM CST
curranm says ...
@Val & Holly Thanks for your questions about our 365 Everyday Value® line of products. Much more than “generic store brands,” our 365 Everyday Value® and Whole Foods Market™ brands offer all the benefits of leading brands without the unnecessary fillers and additives. That means you’re only paying for necessary and beneficial ingredients, nothing else. Private label products are lower in cost because the marketing and labeling costs are low. With 365 Everyday Value® you’ll find simple, straightforward and affordable supplements and body care, the most popular products transformed to meet Whole Foods Market® Quality Standards and value and economy with higher potencies and large sizes. quality with value like no other brand
01/09/2009 2:17:24 PM CST
curranm says ...
@Carrie Yes, we do have Quality Standards for supplements, body care, and everything that’s on our shelves! Check out http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/quality-standards.php for the full list of standards. You can also find them in the store on the back of our Be Good to Your Whole Body booklets. A “good source” takes various factors into account including but not limited to quality of ingredients, research and efficacy, safety, impact on the environment, and appropriate labeling and claims. Only products that meet our standards make it to the shelves. A “good source” takes various factors into account including but not limited to quality of ingredients, research and efficacy, safety, and impact on the environment. Thanks for your question!
01/09/2009 2:20:01 PM CST
hsiaw says ...
@Michele It'd be best to ask a Team Member in the Whole Body department. :)
01/09/2009 3:03:47 PM CST
Fran says ...
Good to see you giving coverage to supplements. They are a great way to enhance daily nutrition. Your stores have such great food options and I see more and more body care products.
01/12/2009 8:11:11 AM CST

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