Puritan’s Pride is running one of the best sales so far this year, their 3 for the price of 1 sale . The 20% off code (TAP20PT) has expired (sorry – it expired June 27), but the rest of the sale is still active. Their latest catalog indicates it should run through September 9, 2009. Click on the banner below to view their sale prices. If you prefer to order over the phone, call 1-800-645-1030 and mention discount code TE6PC5A.
Puritan’s Pride carries a huge variety of dietary supplements, vitamins, amino acids, and other products for your well-being. As we recently mentioned a Costco sale on red yeast rice along with CoQ10 and milk thistle (silymarin) products that are often used with it, we’ll briefly outline what Puritan’s Pride has to offer for the same type of products. Overall, Costco’s prices are really good but especially during sales, Puritan’s Pride prices are often even better.
Red Yeast Rice Supplements
Last week we mentioned the Costco sale on red yeast rice . This has been extended to July 26, 2009, for online orders. Puritan’s Pride price is even better. Their buy 1 get 2 free price of $33.99 on 600mg bottles of 240 capsules works out to 21 capsules per dollar, better than the $9.39 price on Costco’s 600 bottles of 180 capsules each which worked out to 19 capsules per dollar.
See these articles for more information on using red yeast rice for lowering cholesterol:
As we mentioned in our previous coverage on red yeast rice, supplementing with CoQ10 is a good idea as both age and use of statins and to a lesser degree red yeast rice reduces the body’s natural production of CoQ10 that is essential for efficient production of energy by the mitochondria in all of your body’s cells. This product uses the Kaneka QH ubiquinol formulation  of CoQ10 that is also used in Life Extension’s similar Super Ubiquinol CoQ10, 100 mg 60 softgels  product. The ubiquinol form of CoQ10 is better absorbed than ubiquinone, and Puritan’s Pride also has an excellent price on this at $69.99 for 3 bottles of 100mg softgels with 60 softgels per bottle. That beats Costco’s price on a similar product  by about $5 for the same quantity.
Milk Thistle (Silymarin) Supplements
Finally, the last supplement we mentioned in the Costco article last week was milk thistle (silymarin) which helps sustain and preserve liver function. Costco’s pricing is $10.79 for a bottle of 300 softgels of 200mg each, with each softgel having 80% silymarin or 160mg silymarin. Typically you would take 3 softgels per day. The price works out to 4449mg of silymarin per dollar.
Puritan’s Pride doesn’t have the exact same size, but instead offers 175mg and 250mg capsules with 80% silymarin content. With 3 for 1 pricing, it is $25.99 for 600 capsules with 200mg of silymarin each. That works out to 4617mg of silymarin per dollar, slightly better than Costco’s pricing. For the 175mg size, it is $21.39 for 600 capules of 140mg silymarin each, working out to 3927mg of silymarin per dollar which is not as good of a price.
Other Supplement Shopping Differences for Costco vs. Puritan’s Pride
Note that Puritan’s Pride generally charges a $4.95 fixed shipping fee per order unless a special deal waives shipping on some orders. In most states, they don’t charge sales tax. That can save you an additional amount over Costco orders for similar supplements.
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