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Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

I have seen some prices at the local natur pharmacy and almost keeled over. Any tips and hints on where to get supplements for a good price? Internet is not an option in this case. Thanks.
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Re: Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

Denner.
Found some Fish oil there called Amundsen Omega 3 from Denmark
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Re: Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

Find someone who is travelling to either the UK or the US and ask them to pick some up. This should be easy with the holidays coming up.
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Re: Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

Hi
If Im not mistaken Migros sell Fish oil capsules, vitamins etc under their own brand, Actilife.
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Re: Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

I've been ordering mine at iherb.com. Much cheaper and I make sure I order below 3lbs and shipping is USD4.00 and I've never yet had to pay customs duty. Maybe you might find what you are looking for there?

If you are interested in a first time buyers coupon, PM me.
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Re: Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

I always stock up on Fish oil, mulit-vitamins, etc... when I go to Germany. Much cheeper, and I think better quality. Plus you have the added bonus of having a larger selection of brands, and types.

Its worth the trip over the boarder, as these things have a long life span so get alot! hope thats a help.

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Re: Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

I am an American I and I use Vita Cost for my supplements. I just checked their website and they say that they ship to Switzerland
I am hoping to come to Switzerland for an extended stay and I would also have to know that I could have supplements availalble and glad to know that they are difficult to find and expensive there. Thank you!
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I am an American I and I use Vita Cost for my supplements. I just checked their website and they say that they ship to Switzerland
I am hoping to come to Switzerland for an extended stay and I would also have to know that I could have supplements availalble and glad to know that they are difficult to find and expensive there. Thank you!
yep, stock up.
expensive and hard to find.
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Re: Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

I used to buy my stocks from Holland & Barrett in the UK - http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/ - and bring them over until I found out from H&B* about their amazing sister site in the US, Puritan's Pride - http://www.puritan.com/ - where the prices are very reasonable and they regularly offer great discount deals. There is also a Puritan's Pride Switzerland site - http://www.puritan.ch/ - although the range of items appears limited compared to the Amercan site.

* At that time, H&B did not ship to Switzerland but this could have changed now.
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Re: Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

Keep in mind that normally CH customs does not allow more than a THREE month supply of supplements to be imported at one time. You may need to break up orders or order more frequently to avoid problems.
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Re: Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

I don't like the idea of gelatine used to make capsules, and buy fish oil at a regular chemist. They bottle it up, about 8 chf for 250ml. Quite a few 5ml tea spoons in that. Pour a spoon in some fresh orange juice if you don't like the taste,
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Keep in mind that normally CH customs does not allow more than a THREE month supply of supplements to be imported at one time. You may need to break up orders or order more frequently to avoid problems.
Thanks. That's good to know. So far so good ie there have been no problems with my ordering in relatively large quantities that last for absolutely ages.
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Re: Fish oil capsules, Vitamins etc. - where to buy?

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I am an American I and I use Vita Cost for my supplements. I just checked their website and they say that they ship to Switzerland
I am hoping to come to Switzerland for an extended stay and I would also have to know that I could have supplements availalble and glad to know that they are difficult to find and expensive there. Thank you!
I just used VitaCost for the first time. Excellent service, and for $9.00 they will ship 3 lbs of supplements (I bought Fish oil) directly to Switzerland. I didn't have to pay any swiss tax either (but it would have only been 3 chf so it was probably under the minimum).
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Supplements seem to be taxed at 2.5%, so you can spend up to about chf200, including shipping.
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