5 Crucial Steps to Buying Wholesale Nutritional Supplements

Whether you own a pharmacy, health store, grocery store, or even if you are a healthcare professional, getting quality nutritional supplements from a dependable wholesaler is not always easy. There are many companies that make big claims for their products while their consumers waste money on supplements that don’t work.

That’s why it is crucial for you to choose your wholesale distributor carefully. Here are five steps to ensure that you stock your shelves (or online catalog) with quality nutritional supplements at affordable rates.

  1. Compare Nutritional Supplements and Check for Quality

Before signing on with a wholesale company, compare their brand names and product quality with others. Ask for referrals. Speaking with other business owners who use their products will give you plenty of information. Ask how their customers liked the products.

To check for quality, ask what ingredients are used in certain popular products including herbal remedies, weight loss supplements, hair supplements, and wellness products. Are there any additives that could weaken the product’s affect? Also, ask for detailed information about their laboratory where drugs are produced. What are the regulations for safety, sanitization, and working conditions?

  1. Check Availability

Be sure the wholesale distributor offers the items you need and plenty of them. Nutritional supplements come in different forms, such as pills, sprays, lotions, gels, powders, capsules, and lubes. They are available for a variety of purposes: hair growth, weight loss, quitting smoking, improving health, building muscle, and so forth. Many herbal remedies are designed to help someone become a healthy man or woman without the negative side effects often experienced with prescription medicines.

You should be able to buy all the types of nutritional supplements when you need them from your wholesale supplier so your customers won’t be forced to go elsewhere.

  1. Check Delivery Times

You can’t sell a nutritional or herbal supplement that’s “out of stock.” It’s important that your supplier provide a quick turnaround time and fast shipping services so your product will be in your store on time.

  1. Check for Customization Possibilities

Be sure your wholesaler allows you to customize your nutritional supplements. Ask if you can order private label supplements and establish your own brand identity. Some companies will even develop new formulas for you!

Once you find a wholesaler that meets these requirements, you’re on your way to success in the field of nutritional supplements. Remember, don’t only compare prices – compare the quality of the products and services. You’ll be able to give your customers the top-quality nutritional supplements they need at affordable rates.

3 Principles For Overcoming Fitness Obstacles

If youíre like me, the quest to be in shape and manage weight feels overwhelming. And, as if the quest to be fit isnít hard enough, thereís often other obstacles to overcome: health issues, time management, mustering up courage or energy. Even if youíve been exercising for a long time, thereís always new barriers to be broken. So, how to put all of this into perspective?

According to Tom Turner, executive liaison for the Spina Bifida Association thatís exactly it: Perspective. And also, according to him, thereís no mountain too high to climb. Tom would know. Paralyzed from the waist down since birth heís now 35 and trains about three times a week. In fact, he tells me, he just couldnít get along without exercise.

So in my quest for the last word on overcoming barriers in fitness, Tom sat down with me and together we came up with 3 basic principles that will help break-down fears and intimidations when striving to reach fitness goals. (After all, if he can exercise on a regular basis, shouldnít that be encouragement enough for anyone to give it a† shot?)

Principle #1 Move Into The Fear.

ìTrain you mind to believe no mountain is too high or any goal is too difficult to attain,î Tom tells me. Basically, itís all about meeting your fears and facing them head-on. In this principle, aim to recognize your fears, acknowledge them and then move through them. Ask yourself what is it that makes you uncomfortable? Have you let yourself get out of shape and are afraid youíll never get back? Do you have an injury thatís caused you to be afraid of your body? If you can visualize creatively, then you can put your fears in check. See your self as youíd like to be. Remember: your body loves you and has the potential to heal itself to perfection. Your only job is to trust it and listen.

Q: What is your body saying to you?

Principle #2 Trust Your Intuition.

It is important when overcoming obstacles and learning to break through barriers that you begin to listen to the still small voice of your body. In most cases, we all want the comfort of having someone telling us what we can and cannot do. However, our highest truth lies within us. This is not to say that the good opinion of others is not important, but ultimately the decision making comes from within.

When facing a challenge or an obstacle look to how you feel. What are your instincts telling you? Often it is simply your instinct that will move you into a new mindset and raise your consciousness. ìI wasnít about to let the wheelchair stand in my way,î Tom tells me. In fact, he says he had to merely change his perspective about it. He says he first had to learn about what his restrictions were then, create a boundary for himself. ìWe all have boundaries,î he tells me. “Regardless if a person can walk or not, obstacles are as unique as people themselves. Therefore, itís first best to know your boundaries.”

Next, Tom tells me he aims to meet those boundaries.† ìI first reach as high as I can within the confines of what I am able to do. Whether it be more sets, reps or greater endurance, I allow myself as much time as necessary to accomplish my small goals. It always surprises me, with small steps, how quickly I can reach a Big goal.î

Principle #3 Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night.

What then, about fear? I wanted to know. If we move into the fear and meet it eye to eye what if fear meets us there? ìSo,î I asked Tom: ìare you ever afraid? ìAfter 19 operations in my life, Iíve really come to terms with fear,î he says. ìIt really comes down to our most primal fear; fear of death. Once you realize that death is all part of the divine plan, itís liberating, you can let it go and, instead, choose how to live. So instead of being afraid of death I decided to choose how to live.”

So whatís the take away message? Talking to Tom, Iím reminded of the poem by Dylan Thomas who said: ìDo Not Go Gentle into That Good Night.î It seems appropriate here. The bottom line: Staying afraid often keeps us from truly living. Tom reminds me that a positive attitude is key, “Life is all about attitude.” He also says he could let fear beat him down, yet he doesnít. ìI wouldnít want to miss being part of tomorrow,î he concludes. That said, what fears are getting in your way? Make today the right time to face them.

In conclusion: Life Beyond The Boundaries.

When youíve faced your fears and pushed your boundaries to the edges, what then? I wanted to know. Tom smiles. ìFind a new mountain to climb,î he says matter-of-factly. ìItís what makes life fun. I know I have considerations. I know that there will be days that Iíll need to stay in bed and rest while my braces are getting tuned up. Itís those times when I am with my thoughts that I decide what I am going to set my sights on.î

Authorís Note: In my personal quest to live beyond the boundaries Iíve chosen Tom as my role model (lucky for me, he’s my brother). We so often look to the media for these sources and so often they are illusory. There are ìrealî people everywhere doing great things…look around you; angels are everywhere! Learn from them. Choose someone you look up to, admire or of whom you appreciate their values. Set goals, climb mountains! Set intention in motion and enjoy the healthy process.