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All Multivitamins Are Not Created Equal

Learn why all multivitamins are not the same and what you can look for to support specific needs.

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Adrenal support is on the best ways to protect against stress levels. Chronic stress tends to overwork the adrenal glands so that they can't function properly. Many herbs provide adrenal support, especially certain adaptogenic herbs such as rhodiola, ashwagandha, schisandra, eleuthro, and licorice. Tell us about some ways in which you've added "adrenal support" to your daily habits.

Sean says …

Please try and touch on the natural vitamins vs synthetic vitamins issue....

Bush says …

It\'s a great and valuable site!

moris kaganovich says …

I'm looking for multivitamins for men age 80 without vitamin K becouse I receive Coumadin every day. With best, Moris

Regina says …

I am trying to find the brand of vitamins that make one called unbounded energy, do you know of that vitamin? Please let me know. Thank you. Regina

monique gordon says …

I have a problem with those that feed themselve high quality foods, but feed their pets crap. Whole foods carries a pet line that is nutritous and tasty. Additionally, I have a problem with pet owners that shop, yap and eat while their pet in sitting in the cold or heat outside Whole foods tied to a railing. Yesterday, it was cold, ice and snow out. A beagle was shovering while tied to a railing. The beagle had no coat and could not sit because the steps were freezing. He whimpered as his owners ate and waves to him through the window. They could at least supplied him with a mat or blanket to sit on. The dog attempted to sit , but the ground was too cold. Shoppers please if you must bring your pet provide him/her with a cushion during the cold and heat. Dogs can develop arthritis if they stay in the cold or lie on concrete. If this is you-stop.

monique gordon says …

I know for a fact that Wholefoods detest cruelty to animals therefore be organized before you shop. Have a list prepared before you leave the house. Why? The longer you're in the Wholefoods or any store, the longer your pet suffers outside tied to a railing. Take a buddy. The buddy can watch your pet as you shop. If you're planning to eat and shop please leave pet home and walk him or her later. Imagine your parent tieing you to a railing outside a market until she/he shopped.Next time I shop and see a pet tied to a railing longer than 10 minutes I'm calling the police or alerting customer srevice @ Wholefoods. Some people have pets as other people just have animals. Pets are well taken care of where animals are not.

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Richa, thank you for your question. Whole Foods Market does not deliver, but more and more stores are popping up everyday. To find the store nearest to you, go to www.wholefoodsmarket.com and click on Stores and Events,' then 'All Stores Search.' There, you can enter you ZIP code. Thanks!

Cindy Scheinfeld says …

Do you have a multi-vitamin without C?

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@Marge You'll have to check with your local store to make sure that we do: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/index.php. I know we do at Austin-Lamar.

Marge says …

Do you guys carry the acai berry juice or any of the supplements? Thanks!

lisa says …

do you carry pure acai berry? And is it safe? . What is the good and bad about pure acai berry?

Faye says …

Do you carry pure acai berry juice? If so do you know if its safe to drink while nursing?

Sue says …

Do you carry Acai Berry products

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Many of our stores carry acai berry products - ask a Whole Body team member in your local store to point you in the right direction.

Sara says …

Do you carry acai bery juice or tea

Diana says …

Can I purchase ACIA BERRY in a whole form. or what is the purest form I cxan purchase this. I want to use for health and weight loss

Erica says …

Hello, do you carry any of the Acai Berry Weight Loss pills?

Doug Robb says …

To Monique Gordon Re: Pets and Whole Foods. While I sympathize with your efort to see pets treated more responsibly, the last thing you should do is become some self-appointed avenging angel for pets. May I suggest that if you do see a pet suffering, you go to the customer service desk, ask them to page the pet owner, and talk with the owner reasonably about your ideas regarding more humane pet treatment? I doubt most pet owners would deliberately harm their pets, so if you could raise their awareness in a more tolerant way, you'd stand to win a lot more goodwill for your cause. Give Peace a Chance!

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Hi All - Most of our stores carry Acai Berry supplements, both in capsule and powder form in the Whole Body section. Please inquiry with your local store directly for their availability of these products. Thanks! http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

PAT MC DONLAD says …

Hello, do you carry any of the Acai Berry Weight Loss pills?

Marisil Naborre says …

Do you carry Acai Berry supplements?

Bonnie says …

do you carry the acai pill???

Jeremy DePace says …

I've been reading quite a bit about Acai Berries - does Whole Foods carry the berry itself?

donna says …

Do you carry the acai berry supplement

RAHUL says …

Hello there,do u carry acai berry juice???

ti kouhe says …

Acai Berries - does Whole Foods carry the berry itself?

paloma says …

at what age can you start taking acai berry???

Betty Moore says …

I am looking for Acai Burn or other Acai Berry supplements. Do you have any in the Memphis store? Thanks!

shirley leeman says …

Do you sell acai berri weight loss products?

P.Ogle says …

Please advise if you carry Acai Berry Maxx or Pure Acai Berry Pro or Acai Berry Supreme. Thank you P. Ogle 2/23/09

theresa says …

I would like to buy acai pills for fat burn and energy. I gained 8 pounds during this long winter and can not shed it. I need help! does acai really work? or what else do you recomend. help Theresa!

Nancy Fraizer says …

anybody treating a wonderful feline family member with feline leukemia? Am trying to keep her 'brother' who has tested negative, healthy...lots of immune support for pets...which one?

KC says …

do you guys have any acai berry products at your stores? Get back to me please and thanks

laura says …

I want to find the best multivitamin for a teenage boy. He is my step-son and I'm trying to get him to eat better, but I 'inherited' a sugar dependency and a dislike for many veggies. I know he needs a supplement and I've been giving him one, but would like to pursue a more organic natural supplement

paig292 says …

@Kim It's best to check with your local store's Whole Body department for help in finding vitamins for your needs.

Kim Willman says …

I have great respect for the health products carried by Whole Foods. I am looking for vitamins for both of my parents (age 82). My dad has an issue with his body producing too much iron so I need a vitamin with no Vitamin K and no iron supplements. My mom on the other hand needs a good multivitamin with all the necessary additives. Any suggestions?

VICKI says …

STORE CLERK RECOMMENDED A SUPPLEMENT THAT WAS MOSTLY "GREENS" AND HAD TO PUNCH OUT FROM A CARD OF TABLETS. KIND OF PRICEY AND LESS THAN A MONTH'S SUPPLY IN A BOX. MY ENERGY LEVEL IS EVEN LOWER THAN LAST YEAR AND HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE HER SUGGESTION. SOMEONE DOES MY SHOPPING FOR ME NOW EACH SATURDAY AND I WOULD LIKE THE NAME OF THE PRODUCT SO THAT HE CAN PICK SOME UP FOR ME. THANKS!

Bepkom says …

Our product selection varies from region to region. You should check in with your local store to find out what that product is.

George Jenest says …

Sweet post. Interesting to know. I've been looking at One-A-Day's but think I might do a little more research now.

NANA says …

I NEED SOME MULTI VITAMINS THAT I CAN GAIN SOME WEIGHT

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@Shawnie All the store's bulk departments offer a bit of a different smattering of goodies. The best way to find out if your community Whole Foods Market offers schisandra berries in bulk is to reach out to your store directly. The link below will help identify the contact information for your store and a Team Member there will be happy to chat with you. www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores

shawnie says …

Do you sell the schisandra berries in bulk?

Debrah Speares says …

Great article good information regarding vitamins. I will forward to all my friends.Thanks

Nelly Carruitero says …

I would like to received brochures about vitamins. Or how could I get them Thanks in advance for your answer Nelly

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@NELLY - If we have any vitamin brochures, they would be available at your local store!