From national chains to local natural food markets to small, out-of-the-way family-run businesses, there are many sources for vitamins and supplements. But finding reputable vitamins and a knowledgeable dealer is not always easy.
As part of an ongoing series, we investigated vitamin shops in the Columbus, OH area and came up with a list of 6 great vitamin stores. We based our opinion mainly on customer reviews and, when available, business websites.
Our Picks: Best Local Vitamin Shops in Columbus, Ohio
Raisin Rack Natural Food Market
2545 Schrock Road
Westerville, OH 43081
Raisin Rack carries a complete selection of vitamins, minerals and supplements from some of the leading all natural brands, including Garden of Life, Solgar, Twinlab, Nature’s Way and World Organics. Raisin Rack also carries its own store label on many vitamins. Save money by paying attention to their monthly circular to see what’s on sale. Online shopping is available, too.
Clintonville Community Market
200 Crestview Rd.
Columbus, OH 43202
The Clintonville Community Market is a natural foods cooperative in Columbus that offers a good selection of vitamins and supplements. Great care is taken to ensure quality and freshness in all their products, and this is also true with the market’s nutrition section. According to one reviewer, the bulk herbs are “something to behold.”
3910 Townsfair Way Columbus, OH
This branch of the Vitamin World chain, located in the Easton Town Center, gets rave reviews for its selection and low prices, generally 15% to 20% less than some of the other major chains. Vitamin World carries a number of well-known brands, plus its own store brand, manufactured in New York.
The Vitamin Shoppe
1370 Polaris Pkwy.
Columbus, OH 43240
This national chain has access to 20,000 items and 400 brands, so the selection can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you do not know exactly what you’re looking for. By most accounts, however, the Columbus branch has a staff that is knowledgeable and very helpful and can steer you in the right direction. Like Vitamin World, The Vitamin Shoppe carries its own generic brand, offering you a way to save on many standards.
3509 N. High St.
Columbus, OH 43214
Run by a one-time mathematician who turned to selling vitamins back in 1980, Momentum 98 carries your basic vitamins and supplements and so much more. Discover detoxified iodine for a healthy thyroid, Foo-Ti-Teng as an anti-aging remedy or sublingual B-12 for energy and cardiovascular health. And don’t forget to check out the unusual gizmos, like the 8 Stirwands which are guaranteed to make any liquid you drink more hydrating. Highly rated by customers, Momentum 98 is a must for anyone with an eclectic taste for health care products.
548 Mohawk St.
Columbus, OH 43206
Described by one reviewer as “endearing,” this tiny shop tucked away in German Village is known for helping you fix your health problems with an herbal, vitamin or supplement remedy. Whatever they recommend seems to work, according to another faithful patron.
Do you have a favorite vitamin shop that we’ve overlooked? If so, let us know by leaving a comment!