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  • Vitamin E from CVS

    I swear I have a broken searcher. I can't find the old post.

    Couple months back someone posted they bought Vitamin E from CVS. I found it at CVS online back then, but they were out of stock, & no CVS's within 50 miles carried it. It was CVS store labeled.

    Anyone recall which one it was? Or can a better searcher find the old post?

    http://www.cvs.com/shop/CVSpharmacy/...pt=SUBCATEGORY

    Just bought a new bag of flax & want to add Vitamin E also. I am perfectly fine w/ using CVS brand label. Please don't plague me w/ 101 better vitamin E's to use, unless they beat the CVS price.


    TIA
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    I use Vit E caps from CVS. I get the 400 count bottles of the 400 iu gel tabs. I did a price comparison on the per iu basis and these worked out to 5 cents per cap at that time. Buying smaller bottles with larger iu sizes (1,000 per cap) worked out as high as 28 cents per cap.

    I would try back with the online ordering from CVS, or even contact them directly to see if they will re-stock the online store. I have a local CVS store and have noticed they can be a little erratic on their stocking; they don't always have the large bottles on hand when I stop by.

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      #3
      Thank you ShotenStar. Probably easiest to do what you do.


      I was thinking the original "mentioner" (is that even a word) was using this one. http://www.cvs.com/shop/product-deta...U?skuId=460132 But I just can't find the thread. Not sure if CVS has changed stock they carry. So maybe it is not same bottle I am finding?
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        #4
        Just looked at CVS ad online. BOGO sale in store & online for CVS label vitamins. Hope this helps someone save money.
        "Police officers are public servants. Not James Bond with a license to kill."

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        • #5
          This is the one I use: Vit E Softgels, which is sold out at the moment. With the sale price, the smaller size becomes more cost effective: Vit E Softgels-100 cap

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          • #6
            Just make sure it's d-alpha (natural) not dl-alpha (synthetic) because the body cannot absorb/use/something-or-other all of the synthetic, so it's less bang for your buck.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Frizzle View Post
              Just make sure it's d-alpha (natural) not dl-alpha (synthetic) because the body cannot absorb/use/something-or-other all of the synthetic, so it's less bang for your buck.
              Nod nod.

              The best price I've found on the d-alpha is Puritan's Pride:

              http://www.puritan.com/vitamin-e-024...natural-002900

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              • #8
                Stupid question alert: Not to derail, but do your horses eat these whole? Or, are you puncturing and squeezing capsules at every feeding?
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                • #9
                  Whole. No complaints from the crew. Toss them in the grain and go

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Frizzle View Post
                    Just make sure it's d-alpha (natural) not dl-alpha (synthetic) because the body cannot absorb/use/something-or-other all of the synthetic, so it's less bang for your buck.
                    It is the synthetic at that price but OP said she didn't care so ...

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                    • #11
                      I used to buy Puritan's Pride, but they don't sell them now. Swansons, 1000 IU, is the best price I could fine. If you are going to the trouble of feeding Vitamin E, don't waste your money on the synthetic version. Vets say to use the d-alpha version. I like the 1000 IU because one of my horses gets 4000 at each meal. Smaller would be too many pills--more chance for him to throw them out of his fed tub.

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                      • #12
                        I don't know whether the OP has a Costco membership, but that's where I get my Vitamin E; it's by FAR the best deal

                        http://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signa...uct.19954.html
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                        • #13
                          The Costco vitamin E's are synthetic.

                          Ingredients:
                          dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Gelatin, Glycerin, Water.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Simkie View Post
                            Nod nod.

                            The best price I've found on the d-alpha is Puritan's Pride:

                            http://www.puritan.com/vitamin-e-024...natural-002900
                            I buy the 1000IU natural vitamin E at CVS when they have buy one get one deals and it works out to about $11 a bottle...I unashamedly clear the shelf when I can.

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                            • #15
                              Ah, dl-Alpha as opposed to D-Alpha; I found this:

                              http://www.chiro.org/nutrition/FULL/...itamin_E.shtml

                              Apparently the synthetic (dl-alpha) is not absorbed as well, so you have to feed (take) more to achieve the same blood levels.

                              Back to Puritan's Pride, where I got it before! Figures the price was too good to be true...
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by JannieC View Post
                                I used to buy Puritan's Pride, but they don't sell them now....
                                Huh? Sure they do. See the link I posted above...

                                Do you maybe mean another company? I just ordered from Puritan's a few days ago.

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                                • #17
                                  This is what I use- you can also buy this brand at Costco for about the same price maybe lower. It is D-Alpha
                                  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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                                  • #18
                                    I only buy the natural 1000 iu size, and it is a lot harder to find. I have a neurological horse who gets about 10,000 IUs a day. Smaller IU pills would not work in his handful of wet alfalfa cubes. Puritan Pride used to sell this size. The Amazon link.is for 400 IU. Won't work for me...

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by JannieC View Post
                                      I only buy the natural 1000 iu size, and it is a lot harder to find. I have a neurological horse who gets about 10,000 IUs a day. Smaller IU pills would not work in his handful of wet alfalfa cubes. Puritan Pride used to sell this size. The Amazon link.is for 400 IU. Won't work for me...
                                      I link directly to the Puritan's Pride d-alpha 1000 IU capsules in my post above. I have never had any issues getting this from Puritans and have been feeding it for several years. Here.

                                      Originally posted by Simkie View Post
                                      Nod nod.

                                      The best price I've found on the d-alpha is Puritan's Pride:

                                      http://www.puritan.com/vitamin-e-024...natural-002900

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                                      • #20
                                        I use the 1000 IU natural vit E from Swanson, which I've found to offer the best price.
                                        Last edited by horsepoor; Apr. 16, 2014, 12:29 PM. Reason: Mixed up the two companies!

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