Should I Buy Supplements Online?

how to buy supplements online

There are many reasons why people try to buy supplements online. They might be gym enthusiasts looking for protein powders and trying to build muscle; they might be run down 9-to-5ers searching for revitalising nutrition. Many people require supplements to help with a specific condition or situation, like arthritis or hair loss.

The vast potential of the internet has helped the hunt for supplements to go online. On the one hand, this is because it’s easier than heading to your local health store (we’re based in Streatham, south London by the way…). On the other, online health stores are often where you’ll find the best prices.

But when you choose to buy supplements online you take a risk. There’s a chance that you won’t get the best price; that the supplements won’t be of the best quality and that the store you shop with won’t be as reputable as you might like.

So what can you do?

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Buying supplements online: Sometimes you have to look deeper.

How to Buy Supplements Online

So you’ve decided to ease a condition or enhance your daily routine with some supplements! Great. Maybe you’re trying to find the solution to a specific problem, or maybe you’re looking for products that benefit your health in multiple ways. There are a couple of ways to go from here.

The first option is to deal with the manufacturers directly. If you know the product you want, this might seem like a no-brainer. Brands like Higher Nature, Pukka and Viridian all have a website you can visit where they sell their supplements online. Easy. Simply click, pay and wait for delivery.

However, there is another way. If you buy directly from a manufacturer, all you see is their product range. This is fine if you already have the exact product that you want in mind. But if you’re searching for, say, a Vitamin D supplement, there are plenty of options out there that will vary in concentration.

We think that dealing with an online health store will benefit you in two ways. First, it gives you the chance to shop around and find alternative prices and different products. Second, you’ll get to see a wider range of supplements and maybe even find an alternative that suits you better.

Health stores such as Maitri aren’t about pushing you in the direction of one brand or another. We’re about giving you all the information you need, empowering you to make the right choice for your wellbeing.

Things to look out for when buying supplements online

But when it comes to health price isn’t everything. Sure, if the two exact same products are available and the health store offers it cheaper, it’s a no-brainer. But not all supplements were created equal, and not all health stores know enough about what they’re selling.

These two facts mean that, unfortunately, there are a lot of supplements available to buy online that are low quality. Sure, they might be cheap, but they might also be packed with unnecessary additives and potentially harmful ingredients. The health stores that sell these supplements care more about profits than helping people. It goes without saying that they should be avoided.

Read more: Our Guide to the World of Supplements

So what you need to find is an online health store that stocks only the highest quality products, and one that is built upon experience and expertise in the industry. Then you can buy supplements online for the best price and know that they are good quality.

We Only Stock the Best of the Best

Here at Maitri we guarantee both of those important factors. All of our stock comes from only the finest manufacturers, and much of it suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians. We’ve also got over two decades’ worth of experience in the industry. We know what we’re talking about.

If we stock a product, it’s because our experienced team has vetted it and approved it for our customers.

Want to learn more about the supplements you can buy from our online store? Have a browse through our supplement range today or drop by our Streatham store to speak to us directly!