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Year end splurge

December 31st, 2013 at 02:34 am

I am so excited to be at the magic cusp of $100,000 principal paid and $100,000 mortgage left to go on the house that I took advantage of some Christmas money and deals to buy Fracas eau de cologne, Nutrigold fish oil and Doctor's Best alpha lipoic acid. I saved $90 on the total order and spent just over $89 total for those three items prior to tax.

I'd been thinking about how to make this $1378 savings challenge and the first thing that came to me was shaving $$ from the vitamins I purchase. I'm not advertising brands necessarily here; I read a news article about a study that purports that supplements don't do anything. The article of course did not specify if the supplement brand was something you'd find at a supermarket or chain drug store, or if it were a higher-quality brand found online or at health food and nutritional supply stores. I know Vitamin D3 supplementation has helped me and other people; magnesium made my feet stop getting cold and cramping, and let me sleep better; alpha lipoic acid helped my blood sugar. But why spend $14 in a store when I can spend $8?

By the by, baselle herself won her own Dead Pool this year. Go congratulate her!

4 Responses to “Year end splurge”

  1. baselle Says:

    I've been looking at this also. Check based on the servings and the % of RDA; some assume 2x/day use and others assume 1x.

  2. littlegopher Says:

    Another supplement believer! It is hard to compare even brand to brand sometimes - as baselle mentions above. I tend to find something that works(or believe works Smile and buy it in the cheapest quantity possible. I should work on checking this out more!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    My husband's uncle swears my fish oil. He is a retired science teacher. Asked our doctor and he said he couldn't verify it would help, but said it wouldn't hurt. So, we are believers in some supplements.

  4. PauletteGoddard Says:

    Megadosing IS important. My Vitamin D3 supplementation right now is 5000 IU, only because I'm running very low. I'd been taking 10000 IU since Dec. 1. The products most commonly available are cheaply produced. Alpha lipoic acid (I take 600-1200 mg a day) and Vitamin D3 are difficult to overdose on by mistake. I got quite sick in October despite Vitamin D3 supplements, but I believe that was a cold and not the flu. I wouldn't megadose too much with Vitamin C or magnesium though, very messy/runny results.

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