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    Vitamins: GNC vs The Vitamin Shoppe

    Is it possible the vitamins are all made in the same production facility? I've heard brand name prescription drugs and their equivalent generics are often made in the same facility, but generics cost less because there are no marketing dollars spent on them.

    The reason I ask is that I had been using GNC's Mega Men pills, but I decided to switch to The Vitamin Shoppe's Ultimate Man pills becaue I hate GNC. The two brands of multivitamins have the same color, size, shape, and smell, and the ingredients are pretty much spot on. Of course, The Vitamin Shoppe is about 40% cheaper.

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    I am using TwinLab Daily One I take 1 cap 4 times per day.

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    Originally posted by Prince
    I am using TwinLab Daily One I take 1 cap 4 times per day.
    That's nice, but doesn't really answer my question.


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    I guess I was trying point out that maybe GNC's Mega Man pills are a waste of money.

    I do not believe all supps and drugs are made in the same facility, maybe some of the raw materials come from the same places. But I know that GNC has their own facility where all of their supps are manufactured, as do a few of the other big guys in the supp industry.

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    I (unfortunately) used to work for GNC, and I believe they do most of their own product in a private facility. But I could be wrong.

    They really do suck though, as far as pricing and such.
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    Originally posted by Prince
    I guess I was trying point out that maybe GNC's Mega Man pills are a waste of money.

    I do not believe all supps and drugs are made in the same facility, maybe some of the raw materials come from the same places. But I know that GNC has their own facility where all of their supps are manufactured, as do a few of the other big guys in the supp industry.
    Do the TwinLab vitamins look like a tan Viagra pill? The ingredients on the TwinLab pills are pretty close to the Vitamin Shoppe pills, but the differences are enough.

    No doubt the GNC pills were a waste of money. I had two large bottles that I had to finish up before making the switch. Those bottles do last a while.

    camarosuper6, thanks for the reply.

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    LMAO at IAB! Now how would I know if they look like a Viagra pill???

    They are biege colored capsules. TwinLab is one of the "big boys" on the block in the supp industry, as you probably know they have just about every supp imaginable in their line. So, I am pretty sure they have their own private facility.

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    Originally posted by Prince
    LMAO at IAB! Now how would I know if they look like a Viagra pill???
    Come on, you never seen what a Viagra pill looks like? You living in the ground or something?


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    those look like tablets, TL's multi's are capsules.

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    GNC does have their own production facility and doesn't make pills for any other company...I have worked part time at GNC for 6 years and IMO their vitamins are of the highest quality and if you buy them when they are on sale (20% off with the Gold Card they are very reasonably priced)

    Thier third party items (stuff they dont make)...like EAS, Twinlab, etc.....are WAY WAY WAY overpriced and I would never reccomend you buy them at GNC...buy all your other supps online or at a wholesale place.

    As far as multivitamins go mega men and ultra mega women are excellent.....i do like twinlab's vit b/c it is a capsule...also animal paks are good.
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    actually mega men was studied to be pretty crappy but then ultra mega gold got a very good rating..thats what i take..b/c its all natural and not synthetic like some others

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    Originally posted by Prince
    LMAO at IAB! Now how would I know if they look like a Viagra pill???

    They are biege colored capsules. TwinLab is one of the "big boys" on the block in the supp industry, as you probably know they have just about every supp imaginable in their line. So, I am pretty sure they have their own private facility.
    I thought I heard Twinlab filed for bankruptcy?




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    Originally posted by tomas101
    actually mega men was studied to be pretty crappy but then ultra mega gold got a very good rating..thats what i take..b/c its all natural and not synthetic like some others
    I also use Ultra Mega gold. The most potent vitamin I've found.




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    Two days of using The Vitamin Shoppe pills and my pee is not as bright yellow. Hmmmm.......

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    Less vitamin b??




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