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What To Look For When Buying Supplements Online

What To Look For When Buying Supplements Online

3 Little-Known Secrets to Finding The Safest And Most Effective Vitamins, Minerals, and Other Dietary Products Without Having To Spend Extra Money.

When I finally moved out of my parents house for the first time, I can remember my experience going to a whole food store to buy some supplements for the first time on my own.

I walked through the automatic glass doors into a beautiful smelling scene of organic fruits, veggies, big buckets of rice and oatmeal, and all other sorts of nutritious goodies.

After strolling around for a minute I found myself at the supplement aisle.

My goals were to stay healthy while building a little muscle so he knew he wanted creatine, a vitamin and mineral product, protein, and a probiotic/digestive supplement.

After reading through the nutrition facts and ingredients of all the labels I realized I should probably check the price, and when I did I couldn’t believe it… 

For just a month supply of the four things I went in there to get, it was going to cost over $250!

And on top of that, I still didn't know how sure I could be of the quality of what I was going to purchase and if the products really were what the company said it was.

That's when I decided to take my supplement shopping online, I was sure there had to be ways to find quality, whole food supplements at a reasonable price!

SECRET #1 - Know Your Goals

The first, and possibly the hardest question you might ask yourself when buying supplements is: “How do I know if I need a dietary supplement, and what should I take?”

The easiest way to find this out without stressing-reading 120 different blogs and forums is to establish out what your goal is.

There are usually 3 main goals or results people have in mind when purchasing supplements.

  • Fitness & Muscle Gain
  • Fat Loss
  • Health & Energy

Your goal could be a wide range of things. With your goal in mind, searching for what nutrients you need becomes much easier.

Finding out what supplements you need is only half the battle so be careful when googling, “top supplements for *insert goal here*” and buying any product containing the ingredient you want.

As you’ll find out in secret #2, not all supplements are created equal!

SECRET #2 - Whole Foods

Hippocrates, the Greek physician known as “The Father of Medicine” said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

400 years before even the birth of Christ, Hippocrates taught his therapeutic approach based on what he calls “the healing power of nature.”

But, is it possible to get all the nutrients you need from food?

Maybe if you can eat as much as the world hot dog eating champion because it would take…

…27,500 calories to meet your daily needs for all your vitamins and minerals.


whole food supplements calories RDA vitamins and minerals daily intake suggested 27500

With processed foods, and fatty foods becoming the easiest option (if not the only option) for Americans with busy, on-the-go lifestyles, the need for supplementing with whole food nutrients is becoming more and more important.

So when it comes to filling your nutritional gap with the nutrients you need, are all supplements gonna be the same?

If you know you need Vitamin C should you go to Costco and get the biggest, cheapest package of it you can?

This secret you are about to learn is so powerful you’ll be able to instantly help your friends get rid of those acid and sugar-filled caveman gummies they give to their children.

To help illustrate the important difference between whole food and synthetic vitamins, we’re going to use vitamin C as the example.

Synthetic vitamin C comes in the form of ascorbic acid.

Ascorbic acid is synthesized through a nine-step process  (nine steps!) using…


Sounds super nutritious and healthy, right?

Not only are these companies filling their bottles with synthetic ingredients, ascorbic acid is only ONE part of real vitamin C from nature.

It is depleted and stripped of all its vital nutrients.

Vitamin C in its natural, whole food state, like when it is inside of an orange or any other fruit and vegetable, is not just Ascorbic Acid. 


It also contains bioflavonoids, J & K factors, and rutin.

Hopefully, understanding how the only way you can actually fill a nutritional gap missing from your diet is by supplementing with nutrients in their “whole food” form will be helpful the next time you see those cartoon vitamins at your friend’s house.

Otherwise, you are missing out on a host of benefit-packed, health and performance promoting nutrients.

Secret #3 - Price, Potency, Purity

After my event at the whole food store, I went deep into researching and finding good priced, high quality supplement that I knew I could trust.

Here’s what I found.

The way you can:

  • Fill your nutritional gap 
  • Avoid harmful chemicals
  • Prevent expensive health issues
  • Not pay extra for whole food nutrients

 Is to get the answers to these few questions:

  • Does the company follow Good Manufacturing Practices to make sure the product actually contains what is stated on the label?
  • Do they do third-party testing to make sure ingredients are free of contaminants?
  • Do they manufacture their own product? (finding a company who manufactures their own product will not only mean they have better control over their ingredients, this is the #1 secret to finding whole food supplements at low prices)

Gains In Bulk - Whole Food Sports Supplements

Gains In Bulk started manufacturing and selling supplements for the fitness industry in 2015 because we saw the need for fit, active people to receive the benefits of whole food supplements in an industry that is taken over by synthetics, fillers, dyes and additives.

If you are an athlete, bodybuilder, business woman or man, mother, father, or anyone looking to improve health and performance without using synthetic or dangerous ingredients, chemicals and drugs, we have created the purest, highest quality whole food supplements we possibly can. 

Oh, and since we are the manufacturer, we provide Certificates of Analysis from our third party testing, and follow Good Manufacturing Practices, you can supplement your diet with Whole Food Nutrients at prices lower than most synthetic products while also having the comfort of knowing your safe!

>click here< to access the healing powers of nature and checkout whole food supplements based on your goals.

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