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Q: Health, Vitamins ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Health, Vitamins
Category: Health > Alternative
Asked by: bigg2-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 12 Sep 2006 13:25 PDT
Expires: 12 Oct 2006 13:25 PDT
Question ID: 764604
I'm looking for a web site that will let me pick out the supplements
and vitamins I want to take and the package them for me. It would be
great if they put them into daily packs. I use a lot of supplements
from Whole Foods so I want to stick with natioanl name brands. Is
there a site out there that makes personalized daily supplement packs?

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 12 Sep 2006 13:44 PDT
I believe Vuru is exactly what you're looking for:

"Made-to-order daily supplement packs.
Tired of running out of the supplements you need? Frustrated by all
the supplement bottles?... create your own custom daily supplement
pack from any combination of our 2,000 name brand supplements."


If this meets your needs, I'll be glad to post Vuru as your official
answer. If this isn't what you seek, it would be very helpful if you'd
give some additional details.

Clarification of Question by bigg2-ga on 14 Sep 2006 07:32 PDT
That's great. Thanks so much. I have been looking for something like
this for a while. Is this new?
Subject: Re: Health, Vitamins
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 14 Sep 2006 09:50 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
I'm glad you like my suggestion of VURU. Yes, it is new. I've gathered
a few news articles about VURU that I hope you'll find interesting.

"VURU has been selected for inclusion in the Pilates Style magazine
gift bags for the upcoming Pilates Style Summer Conference in New
York. The conference will be held Monday through Wednesday, August
7th-9th at the Hilton New York. The event will offer classes,
workshops and lectures from industry experts. Each attending guest
will receive a special gift certificate from VURU... the VURU service
provides them with a unique tool to maximize these efforts by
providing personalized supplement programs delivered directly to their

VURU offers a variety of supplements, vitamins, and minerals that help
promote tranquility while aiding general health. Just like the Pilates
class schedule you are on, VURU provides a simple, customized and
convenient approach to ordering, storing and maintaining a supplement

PR Leap: VURU Stretches Its Reach

"Many people value daily supplements as a key part of maintaining
their health. But sometimes it can be hard to keep track of all those

Vuru, a new online service, is designed to make the whole process
easier to swallow. It lets consumers customize what vitamins and other
supplements they want and packages them in convenient daily packets.
Packs can be ordered in four-, eight-, 12- or 16-week increments and
are shipped directly to consumers. Each order also includes a product
information sheet with a photo and information typically found on the

For those who need a little guidance, Vuru offers packet ideas
tailored to specific health issues or age groups."

Los Angeles Daily News: Product watch: A daily dose of service

"VURU ( is the brand new online service created to
improve the lives of everyone who takes supplements as part of a daily
healthy lifestyle. Millions of Americans -- including baby boomers,
senior citizens, performance athletes, expectant mothers and college
students -- take multiple supplements everyday. Their cabinets are
overflowing with supplement bottles which take up space and require
frequent trips to the nutrition store -- what a hassle! VURU offers a
simple, customized and convenient approach to ordering, storing and
maintaining a supplement regimen -- VURU is supplements made easy!...

Visit to create a personalized pack that fits your
supplement taking needs by choosing from more than 2000 name brand
supplements. If you need a little inspiration or some suggestions to
get rolling, check out VURU's pack ideas such as 'healthy hair, skin
and nails,' 'digestive health,' and 'exercise support,' etc. Customers
can buy their made-to-order packs in 4, 8, 12 or 16-week increments,
and VURU will ship them directly to you. VURU packs also include a
product information sheet about each supplement featuring a photo and
all the information you'd typically expect to see on a bottle."

Business Wire: Daily Dose of VURU

My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: vuru custom vitamins supplements

VURU is causing quite a stir in the fitness and health community. I
know three people who are using this service, and word of mouth is
sure to provide more customers. As far as I am aware, this is the only
service of its kind currently in operation. A few years ago, there was
a similar online service, (a division of the
private label vitamin/supplement distributor Magno-Humphries). It
appears that the Custom Supplements business is no longer in
operation, since their website is now a general-purpose medical portal
which makes no mention of custom packs.

Best regards,
bigg2-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Health, Vitamins
From: dr_mariawilliam-ga on 19 Oct 2006 01:00 PDT

Vitamin supplements are great for healthy life. Before using any of
the vitamin supplements, one should have complete knowledge of its
uses, benefits and daily requirements. I have compiled some of the
information for you with the hope that it will surely help you some

* Calcium supplements: Calcium supplements are recommended if you're
not getting at least 1000 mg of calcium per day through what you eat.

* Vitamin E is an excellent antioxidant, good for skin problems like
acne, wound healing, and as an accompaniment to essential fatty acid
supplements like flaxseed and omega 3 fish oils.

* Iron Supplements: If you are pregnant, have anemia, or heavy
periods, get your iron levels checked by a doctor to see if you need
to take iron. Dosage is 14 mg per day.

* Magnesium Supplements: Magnesium is great for period pain, insomnia
and stress. It is usually a cofactor in good calcium supplements as it
helps the calcium be absorbed better by your body. Daily dose is 150

* Zinc supplements: Zinc is great for the immune system, as well as
poor appetite and acne. Zinc helps speed up wound healing too. Dosage
is 7 to 15 mg.

* Vitamin B supplements: Vitamin B supplements are usually recommended
for smokers, those suffering from stress or nervous conditions, and
people who drink regularly.

So, you must check out all the information regarding particular
vitamin or mineral supplements before using it. You can get all these
information in detail from any of the good vitamin or health related
sites like . Hope this may work for

Good Luck and have a nice day !!
Dr Maria

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