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June 29, 2011

iHerb – Travel health solutions for living abroad


For the last year and a half that I have been living in Asia it has been a constant expensive struggle to maintain regular use of vitamins and supplements. It is a bit difficult to find bottles of vitamins here in Korea.  If they are found it is little more than a basic multi-vitamin and they come at a ridiculous price. And it isn’t just supplements that are hard to find. If you’re looking for anything from the artillery of natural living remedies, you will likely come up short for these as well.

Sure I could just forgo taking supplements, but why compromise my health and energy? There is a vast difference between my mood, health, and energy level when I do not maintain a regular regiment of certain supplements.

Someone recently pointed me in the direction of the great website iHerb.com. iHerb is an “online store, supplying a vast selection of brand name natural products”. Customers can go online and choose from countless supplements, brand names, natural beauty, and natural living products. Product details and reviews are listed right there on the website.

The entire website is available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese and the company ships world wide. The best thing about iHerb is that shipping is always a standard $10 fee. If you are planning to make large orders of $80 or more, they offer a reduced shipping deal.

If you are living abroad and having a hard time finding your typical range of vitamins or other natural living supplements, iHerb could be exactly what you’re looking for.

 

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Category: Expat Life, Lifestyle Design, Travel Health


6 Responses to “iHerb – Travel health solutions for living abroad”

  1. GypsyGirl Says:

    Colleen you’re awesome for bringing up this website!

    One of the companies that is sold on it is called Gaia Herbs INC; my mom has worked for that company for 20 years. Last year I helped launch a new platform they have called Meet Your Herbs, which gives transparent information so you can track the herbs you are taking directly back to when the seeds were planted. http://www.gaiaherbs.com/pages/detail/38/Meet-Your-Herbs

    I’ve personally helped on two of their farms, one in North Carolina and another in Costa Rica. And unfortunately I myself have fought back Medical Issues since I was very small, however the plant intelligence from this company has help me maintain a relatively stable condition.

    Enjoy Asia!

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  3. Maximisses Says:

    Hmmm…sounds like a sales plug to me. I’ve travelled around Asia and though there are no vitamin stores you can easily go to the nearest convience store and buy a vitamin drink.

  4. Colleen Wilde Says:

    You’re right, Maximisses. However, if you prefer specific supplements like perhaps Fish or Flax Oils etc, or if you use essential oils as remedies instead of over-the-counter drugs, or natural raw minerals for cleaning instead of chemicals, then this website is worth a try. :D

  5. Lisa Says:

    Also to respond to Maximisses – many of the benefits from nutritional or botanical supplements (as supported by scientific research) are best had from concentrated doses only available in supplement form. It would be impossible to consume the amount of food required to reach those levels. While I am a proponent for eating well first and have yet to take on the regimen and cost of regular supplements, if the company is sound, I would consider this plug a fair tip for travelers.

  6. Evan Says:

    I love iherb! They have the best shipping prices/times I’ve seen of any website on the internet for health foods / supplements. I order all my stuff to Korea using them.

    Use the *discount Code* KOR909 and it saves $5 off your first order! Totally worth it!

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