Vitamins and supplements are an important daily regimen for athletes, the elderly and just about anyone else who wants to maintain a level of optimum health. It’s not always easy, however, to find a shop that delivers not just quality products, but qualified nutritional help.
As part of an ongoing series, we’ve come up with a list of 5 best vitamin shops in the Pittsburgh, PA area. Our choices are based on customer reviews, websites and other information.
Our Picks: Best Local Vitamin Shops in Pittsburgh
Murray Avenue Apothecary
4227 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Murray Avenue Apothecary touts itself as the only green pharmacy in Pittsburgh and one of the city’s prominent pet pharmacies. Murray Avenue is a licensed compounding pharmacy, which means they blend special prescriptions for you based on your needs, such as allergies or unavailability of a particular medication. Here, you’ll find a vast array of vitamins and supplements, skin care products, hormonal balance products and much, much more. Don’t hesitate to ask for a special mix!
East End Food Co-Op
7516 Meade St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
This health food co-op, the only member-owned and operated organic food market left in Pittsburgh, offers a huge variety of vitamins and supplements. Since the whole point of the co-op is to reduce the cost of food as well as the carbon footprint, expect to find bigger sized bottles at discount prices. East End also sells produce and other staples, and they have a terrific juice bar.
Goldenseal Natural Foods
2731 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Located in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Goldenseal sells healthy foods and produce, along with natural spices and vitamins. There are natural remedies for weight loss, dry skin and thinning hair, and just about everything else under the sun. Goldenseal staff reportedly know their stuff and prices are great, too!
906 Parkway View Dr.
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
Started in 2001, Supplement Central is focused on educating people about the benefits of exercise and vitamins. They offer every vitamin and mineral from Vitamin A to zinc, plus anti-aging products, fitness clothing and accessories, digestive support, superfoods and green foods and much, much more. Customers say it’s hard to find such a store, one with such a great selection and such low prices. The staff, both in-store and online, is said to be very helpful.
Whole Foods Market
5880 Centre Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Pittsburgh has just one Whole Foods Market stores, which makes it one of the few sources for natural vitamins and mineral supplements. The store’s own 365 brand is probably the most popular, since it is usually the cheapest. One criticism about the Pittsburgh Whole Foods is that the store and parking lot are too small, often resulting in overcrowding. This, however, just seems a testament to their popularity.
Do you know of a great vitamin shop we haven’t recognized on our list? If so, we’d love it if you left us a comment!