What health products you buy from TJ's?

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  1. rk_sports

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    Let me first mention that this is not an ad for TJ :)

    Happen to shop at TJ's and see a lot of health products there...
    I just get some vitamin/fish oil tablets...

    Just wondering what TW'ers buy there? Proteins? Whey?
     
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  2. SystemicAnomaly

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    Trader Joes

    I do buy a fair amount of healthy foods from TJs at very decent prices -- sardines, salmon, bananas & various frozen berries (for making smoothies), oatmeal (slow-cook), breakfast cereals (w/flax), unsweetened green teas, vegetable & fruit juices, almonds, unsalted peanuts, Brazil nuts (best source of selenium) and spices (oregano, dill weed, cumin, basil among others are very concentrated sources of antioxidants & other nutrients).

    However, I'm willing to bet that you are asking about nutritional supplements. The point is that I look to foods & spices first for my primary nutritional needs. I use supps just for added (health) insurance or for very specific health concerns.

    I don't actually buy that many of my supps form TJs. I don't know who makes the supplements for TJs so I don't really know if the bioavailability & quality of these products are up to my standards. In general, I stay away from most supplements in tablet form (except for Source Naturals which TJs likely does not use).

    I will usually opt for supps in capsule, softgel, powder (& sublingual) form. From TJs, this includes Saw Palmetto and Alpha Lipoic Acid. The only tablet product that I buy from TJs is Papaya/Pineapple Enzymes (for digestion).

    Quite a few years back, I was buying Designer Whey Protein powder from TJs. More recently, I've been buying high-quality whey isolate powders made by NOW (Foods) or BioPlex Nutrition, neither of which are carried by my local TJs. Fortunately, NutritionalCenter is located in the same shopping center as TJs -- most of NCs stuff is high quality with very competitive prices.
     
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  3. LuckyR

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    I get my dog's chondroitin and glucosamine there.
     
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  4. goober

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    healthy foods- I buy a fair amount

    Nutritional supplements- none. I think most are a waste of money if you are eating properly.
     
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  5. rk_sports

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    interesting.. thanks!
     
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  6. River Hill

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    Eating is where the nutrition is at. I don't get enough protein and other nutrients from food, so I supplement.
     
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  7. Fee

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    I buy food at TJ's, but I don't really see any reason to buy any supplements or whatever.
     
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  8. cncretecwbo

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    i dont really like trader joes that much. and supplements there are overpriced
     
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