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Vital Choice Health Store

Vital Choice Health Store is your local source for effective, natural products, and your resource for timely, relevant, health-related information. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is here, in-store and online, to help you make your choice.

At Vital Choice Health Store, education is empowerment. Our staff, which includes a registered dietitian, is here to help you select the best nutritional, supplemental and lifestyle products. Vital Choice Health Store is committed to offering you only genuinely effective, natural products. We promise that if you purchase a product only to find out later it is not the right product for you, you may simply return it within 60 days and we will make it right. 

Since we opened our doors in North Royalton, Ohio in 1998, Vital Choice Health Store has been a hub for a healthier, stronger community. Check out our Community Wellness Calendar. We invite you to join us for our next health seminar, just around the corner. 

Our Latest Videos

Vital Choice Health Store provides only effective, natural products. A registered and licensed dietitian and a highly trained staff can recommend the highest quality supplements from leading national and professional brands. Expertise has made Vital Choice Health Store a community destination for health-related information, products and services.

Golden Black Seed helps Immune, Metabolic Syndrome
Golden Black Seed helps Immune, Metabolic Syndrome
What is Silent Inflammation and What Can We Do?
What is Silent Inflammation and What Can We Do?
Product Review: Zyflamend for Inflammation
Product Review: Zyflamend for Inflammation

 Ask Vital Choice

      
  • Should I take coconut oil to support blood sugar?

    While coconut oil has health benefits including blood sugar support, it's not on my list of 'must-have' blood sugar support supplements.

    For blood sugar support out most effective options are:
    Blood Glucose Support
    WellBetX PGX Fiber 
    Cinnamon Extract

    Glucose Support is probably my favorite option because it provides a variety of clinically studied nutrients at effective doses including: Chromium & Vanadium, Gymnema, Bitter Melon and Lagerstroemia speciosa among others.

    All of these have been show great promise according to multiple studies. We've had great feedback on this supplement.

    Additionally, a patented fiber blend called WellBetX PGX-with Mulberry has been shown to reduce after-meal blood glucose.

    Finally, the effects of cinnamon have been documented in a variety of studies. Two of my favorites are New Chapter's Cinnamon Force and Vital Choice Cinnamon PF

    A general note of caution - these supplements can work quite well. If you are already taking something for blood sugar regulation including medicines, please keep an eye on your levels as dropping too low can be dangerous. 

    *This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as personal medical advice.

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  • Do you offer a blood test to tell which vitamins I need?

    There are quite a variety of tests available. Choosing the right test for you may require a more detailed discussion, but I'm happy to give you some general information here. Our dietitian Nicole Gould works with several third-party companies that provide several unique tests. Here is a link to her page on our website.

    One of our favorites (and one that I think just about everyone at Vital Choice Health Store has had performed over the years) is The Spectracell Laboratory Micronutrient Panel. This is a unique test that requires a blood draw. What's unique about this test is instead of using red blood cells which provide essentially a daily snapshot of your levels, Spectracell uses white blood cells to determine whether a functional or more long term deficiency exists. In other words, while today your may not be deficient in Co-Q10, you may tend to be deficient in the long term. A typical red blood cell test may not catch this.

    I encourage you to discuss your needs more specifically with Nicole as she does have access to other tests as well. She will be in-store today, Thursday, after 1pm and can be reached at 440-885-9505. I have also copied her on this email.

    Another test that is available is called the HealthPrint from Your Future Health. While we do not offer this test directly, Nicole does offer HealthPrint Analysis. I have also used this report before and found it to be helpful.

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  • What is your recommendation for omega 3’s? I have inflammation, high blood sugar & back pain.

    In general, omega-3 from fish oil remains the most widely studied for the health benefits you mentioned.

    Nordic Naturals and our Vital Choice Health Store brand are very good purified fish oils, but New Chapter's Wholemega is my favorite because it's the closest thing to eating wild Alaskan salmon.

    Click here to watch a great video from our registered Dietitian Nicole discussing why she likes Wholemega.

    *This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as personal medical advice.

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  • Is there anything that can help sperm motility?

    Two herbs/foods that come to mind that have been studied for sperm health are maca and muira puama. In addition, both have been used historically for libido support. Below are links to my favorite products.

    Maca - We stock a variety of good maca products in both tablet as well as powder form. My favorite for your concern is Revolution Macalibrium. It's important to note that maca is not just for men. Maca is widely considered a 'super-food' with numerous benefits for both men and women.

    Nature's Answer Muira Puama - This product is available in both liquid and capsule. We don't normally stock the liquid. We are currently out of the capsule but should have some in about a week.

    *This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as personal medical advice.

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  • I heard there is a recall for Garden of Life's Infant Probiotic liquid. What should I do?

    On September 7th, Garden of Life issued a voluntary recall on their newly introduced Dr. Formulated Infant Probiotic Liquid. The formula itself is safe, but there are concerns over the thickness of the liquid when inadvertently administered directly into an infants mouth. Therefore, the company has recalled the product to update the instructions.  The new instructions will advise parents to only administer the product by mixing in either breast milk or formula and not to administer directly into the infant’s mouth. For more information click here to visit the Garden Of Life company website.

Staff Education

When someone first joins our team, they begin learning the Basics. This is an overview of supplement concepts and common health concerns

Topics Included

  1. Vitamin Basics
  2. Forms of Herbs
  3. Potency vs Weight
  4. Inflammation

3 Common Health Concerns

  1. Bones & Joints
  2. Indigestion
  3. Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Once a staff member masters the Vital Choice Basics, she or he is ready to begin working towards their Expert Certification. 

The Expert Certification is a more in-depth, rigorous study of a specific health topic and includes video and written study, as well as personal coaching with our dietitian. Once they have demonstrated mastery of the topic material, the staff member earns the certification as a Vital Choice Expert and the topic is added to the Expert Badge they wear.

PEP Certification

Nicole Gould RD, LD

Director of Education & Training, 10+years at VC

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Feel More Confident Than Ever!

At Vital Choice Health Store, we put a premium on education and empower you to make the best choices for your health. You can feel confident in the recommendations of our highly competent, professionally trained staff. We stand behind our tried-and-true guarantee for all of our natural products. Vital Choice Health Store is a community resource for health-related information you can trust.

Mike Ventresca

When I’m not working at Vital Choice, I operate a successful chauffeur service for my son, Ethan. My wife Kim and I were married the same year Vital Choice opened (that was some year!) and still enjoy many of the same things today that we did then, not the least of which is a good laugh...

Nicole Gould, R.D., L.D.,

When I’m not at work or eating kale, I’m most happy spending time with my two children and exploring nature, zoos and museums with them. I also have a passion for dance and enjoy playing the piano and the highs and lows of Cleveland sports. I provide direct customer education, private...

Dan S.

I have been with my wife for over 14 years and we have eight dogs that we treat as our children. I entered the health industry four years ago when I joined Vital Choice. Finally, I am a self-professed geek who enjoys playing video games and riding my bike.

Deb L.

As a retired second grade teacher, I take pride in the knowledge that I positively affect the quality of people’s lives by helping them make educated decisions about their health.  Outside of Vital Choice, I mentor in Strongsville Schools, play percussion in the First Lutheran Church’s band,...

Chris G.

What I enjoy most about my work is making connections with people and helping them expand their knowledge of holistic, mindful living. I love spending time with my wife, daughter and three dogs. Some personal interests include cooking, reading, expanding my consciousness, video games, music and...

Donia G.

I have a genuine passion for helping people. On my time off, I love being with my daughter and husband, Chris, and our three dogs. I also love crafting, especially scrapbooking and photography. I even make the displays at Vital Choice.

Ashley J.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy playing tennis and spending time with friends and family. Currently, I’m waiting to hear back from grad schools. I’m hoping to be accepted into a physician assistant program. I’m excited to use the knowledge I’ve gained at Vital Choice in my future career.

Ryan B.

Ryan is new to Vital Choice and is a lifelong musician married to his high school sweetheart. He looks forward to providing compassionate customer service with helpful knowledge and getting to know the VC family, both present and future.

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