Help save my mom money!

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    Question Help save my mom money!

    So today I found out my mom (55yr old runner, going to do her 2nd marathon in nov) is spending somewhere around $100 a month on some crappy supplement line called Univera. She swears the products make a difference, decreasing her aches and pains from her long runs. I told her that I could find similar products for a lot cheaper, and that they would work just as well if not better.

    she's spending ~$40 on "agelessextra'

    Serving Size 1 fl. oz. concentrate
    Amount Per Serving %Daily Value
    Calories 20
    Total Carbohydrates 5 g <2%*
    Sugars 3g
    Vitamin B3 (niacinamide; niacin) 18 mg 90%
    Vitamin B6 (pyridoxal 5-phosphate) 4 mg 200%
    Serenix™ corn extract (Zea mays; leaf; 2:1) 250 mg †
    Green tea extract (leaf) 220 mg †
    (70% polyphenols; 25% EGCG; 5% theanine)
    Rhodiola crenulata extract (Ultrin TG®) (root) 150 mg †
    (root; 3% salidrosides)
    OKG (Ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate) 150 mg †
    Protectin™ Proprietary Blend 125 mg
    Scutellaria baicalensis extract (root)
    Acacia catechu extract (heartwood)
    Cordyceps sinensis extract (mycellium) 125 mg †
    Fruit Concentrate Blend 6g †
    (grape, cranberry, blueberry, cherry)
    Aloe vera 200:1 powder †
    (leaf; inner gel) (ACTIValoe®) 51mg
    Ginkgo biloba extract (leaf) 10 mg †
    (24% ginkgo flavonoids; 6% terpene lactones)
    Alpha-lipoic acid 10 mg †
    MaxCell Proprietary Blend™ 2.5 mg
    Jujube extract (fruit) †
    Black pepper extract (fruit) †
    Aloe vera (dried gel) †
    Chinese licorice (root) †
    *Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
    † Daily Value not established.

    Other ingredients: Purified water, sorbitol, beet juice, Lo han guo extract, sucralose, citric acid, sodium benzoate (preservative), potassium sorbate (preservative).

    she's spending ~$60 on 'prime'

    Supplement Facts
    Serving Size 1 capsule Servings 60
    Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
    Riboflavin (as riboflavin-5-phosphate) 1.5 mg 88%
    Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxal-5-phosphate) 1.5 mg 75%
    Vitamin B12 400 mcg 6667%
    Chrysin 100 mg †
    Wolfberry extract (fruit) 100 mg †
    N-Acetyl Cysteine 100 mg †
    Acetyl-L-Carnitine 60 mg †
    Alpha Lipoic Acid 50 mg †
    DIM (diindoylmethane) 15 mg †
    7-Keto DHEA 15 mg †
    DHEA 7 mg †
    MaxCell Proprietary Blend™ 25 mg
    Jujube extract (fruit), Black pepper extract (fruit), †
    Aloe vera (dried gel), and Chinese licorice (root) †
    † Daily Value not established.
    Other ingredients: Calcium phosphate, cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica.

    So I'm thinking along the line of either macro greens or miracle reds to replace the agelessxtra and bulk DHEA and maybe resveratrol to replace her prime.

    Any ideas/input is greatly appreciated!

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    Orange TRIad - Multivitamin, immune support, digestion fuction and immune support. Saves me a ton of money

    Resv. would be a good idea too!
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    The Rejuvenation stack (Poseidon, Gut Health, NOxidant) would be a MUCH more reasonable option.
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    oops, probably should have posted this in the supplement forums, any chance a mod could move it?
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    LOL Those products are horrible.
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    If i had to guess...based on her age she is probably getting most effect from the pro-hormonal ingredients, i.e. the DHEA and 7-keto DHEA, which can be had for fairly cheap along with a much cheaper multi-vit. But she might want to consult with a doctor before taking something that effects hormones.


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