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review of iherb.com: iherb discount coupon and delivery to singapore

10 Feb

been ordering health supplements online and found an online retailer that has a good range of products and very cheap shipping from US to Singapore.

go check out http://www.iherb.com for their complete range of products.

 

wide variety of supplements, cheap shipping.

Reliability and cost of delivery

i bought a few bottles of fish oil DHA capsules as a test purchase and chose the cheapest shipping available, USPS air mail. At just US$4, this is the cheapest shipping option but it is limited to orders up to US$80 and 3 lbs. This shipping option is untrackable, which means the package may (touchwood) get lost. ^^; My order took a few of weeks to arrive and the items were in perfect condition.

 

hello self-present from the interwebz!

more details after the jump…

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online shopping for cheap health supplements

3 Jan

 

the goodies from the interwebz (usa).

before the world wide webz, most of us folks were at the mercy of local health stores like nature’s farm and gnc when it came to sports and health supplements. i still remember paying hundreds of bucks for gigantic tubs of mega mass which tasted like powdered diabetes and collecting little loyalty stamps to exchange for some royal jelly or vitamin c caps. ^^;

then came the interwebz, local online retailers sprouted up and prices started dropping.

a little bit later from the depths of the forums came mass orders (or MOs) and sprees, where net denizens came together to achieve better economy of scale by concentrating their purchasing power and sharing delivery charges.

retailers from beyond the straits of singapore also became more accessible and this really opened up the choice of items available for purchase.

i luv the interwebz, among many many other reasons, for helping me save moolah purchasing supplements and finding gym gear not available in singapore.

my order of fish oil - jarrow's max dha. good stuff at good price.

i ordered these fish oil softgels before xmas and received them just before the new year. they came up to an average of $24 each bottle, a cool $14 savings per bottle based on retail price of $38 at a local online retailer. woot!

 

claims to reduce elbow/ wrist pain and increase grip/ arm strength... the only way to find out is try them out myself.

also getting gym gear not available in singapore like fat gripz through an MO. only $54 for a pair, way cheaper than if i were to order and ship in a set on my own. ^^

review of optimum nutrition’s 100% casein protein

2 Nov

nutrition profile:

100% micellar casein! supplement companies usually use other types of caseinates or blend it with whey isolates or concentrates for their slow-release protein products because micellar is supposed to be more expensive. so i was quite delighted when i saw the label on my tub :)

but this is also where it gets confusing. i went to ON’s website and found their label claiming to be a blend. which one is correct? i will try writing in to ON to check.

the tub i bought from a local online retailer listed only micellar casein...

...while on Optimum Nutrition's own website it was listed as a blend of micellar and calcium caseinate.

taste:

i had the chocolate supreme flavour and mixed it with milk. the taste reminded me of milo but not as sweet, which i like. then again i don’t have a sweet tooth, so it might just be not sweet enough for others.

had also expected the texture to be thick and slightly powdery after mixing. i mixed with milk (10 ounces) and it was much thicker and more powdery tasting than i thought. adding more liquid and letting it sit for a bit after mixing seemed to make the drink smoother.

mixability:

i mixed the protein powder with full fat milk in a normal shaker. mixes ok with shaking but there are times when a layer of powder get stuck to the inside wall of the shaker. it becomes thick very quickly, so don’t expect it to be as easily and as totally dissolved like regular whey. still acceptable for casein powder.

price:

i got my 4 lbs tub for S$90 which i think is a good deal, especially considering the pure micellar casein content.

conclusion:

based on the four factors considered above, i would recommend optimum nutrition’s 100% casein to anybody looking for a slow-release protein powder for use just before sleeping.

hope the review is somehow useful for you! :D

review of fitlion.com

25 Oct

"slow" protein - when you want your body to absorb the protein slowly

bought myself a tub of ON’s 100% casein from fitlion last week. i have a fair bit of experience ordering my health supplements from a variety of local online shops, ranging from one-man-operations like ultimatesg.com to the big boys like tsw.com.sg. i won’t use my past experience since service quality might have changed (improved/deteriorated) since, so i’ll just share my recent experience with them. here’s the review of fitlion ;)

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