While the most expensive isn't necessarily always the best, you do need to realize there is a certain truth to "you get what you pay for" as well.
I absolutely realize that, and use that expression often, either in the positive or negative. I bought a cheap pair of headphones a long time ago from Big Lots for my Walkman, they are "Koss" brand. Well, I just opened the package, and I could hardly hear the radio with those headphones. I can't even use them, and I told my husband that it serves me right, because you get what you pay for.
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I rarely bought Spring Valley, just because it was sold at Walmart, I don't buy a lot of Sam's Club or Costco vitamins either, unless it's a familiar brand, I just suspect they are inferior. I did buy a bottle of Alpha Lipoic Acid (Spring Valley), but would prefer some other brands.
I think NatureMade might be a bit better, but that's just an impression. Here's a listing of some multi's that are rated, I think the list may be valid, as some products like Source Naturals has a high rating, of course they have a high price too. https://www.multivitaminguide.org/Spr...s-reviews.html
I like that website but what about the others like calcium or iron?
, they are "Koss" brand. Well, I just opened the package, and I could hardly hear the radio with those headphones. I can't even use them, and I told my husband that it serves me right, because you get what you pay for.
That's sad, Koss used to be a good brand. I have a set of Koss bookshelf speakers and they are high quality.
If that happens to you again, take them back! Everything sold has an 'Implied warranty of merchantability'; It must work for it's stated purpose.
Two of my favorites: "You don't always get what you pay for, but if you don't pay for it, you certainly won't get it."
The corollary to Ben Franklin's quote, "The bitterness of low quality lingers on long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten."
I'd rather meander for the prevention than race for the cure.
I'd like to add another angle to the question of "which brands do you trust", as it isn't just about price; after watching a documentary last night on GMO's, which vitamins are GMO free?!?! I and my family have had our eyes opened by that documentary! We avoid processed foods and generally cook from scratch(well my wife and daughter!), but it appears that GMO are creeping(death - Metallica song)into many of our foods/drinks/vitamins. We are lab rats! From new born babies(some instant formula's have GMO's in), and have been linked with allergies and gut problems.
So, can folk post reliable non GMO brands as well as price comparison too - please! I am about to embark on a research project into what foods/drinks/vitamins/veg etc are safe to buy, I know it'll be a big undertaking! What with fluoride in our drinking water, aspartame in a variety of foods/drinks/crisps etc its become a nightmare! Oops forgot chemtrails! Is it any wonder why we are a sick, sick world!!!
Dude... Chill out... You were asking what the best brand was... So in my first sentence I say "Trojan".. You know, like the condom? Sorry, you were asking about best brand and I was just in a joking mood and so brand went to condom for some reason.
Sorry, it was a joke... Chill
Well my apologies then - See how some words that have multiple definitions can be taken out of context? I read trojan as another word for shriller? I think that's the right word.
Again, my apologies. Moving on now... nothing to see here
I was once ONCE a huge purchaser of Barlean's products: oils. NOT ANY LONGER.
Not until they tell me exactly what Lifes DHA is and why there is such mystery over whether it is genetically modified or not. I understand trade secret, but I believe there was someone that found the items to be GMO and Barlean's hushed it quickly. Barleans uses Martek's gmo dha.
DHA used in infant formula products comes from genetically modified algae