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. 

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 Ask Vital Choice

  • What do you have that can help with night sweats and hot flashes?

    As you can imagine there are quite a few options available. However, over the years we've had two products stand out based on customer feedback.

    My first choice would be a product called PM Phytogen by Solgar. PM Phytogen seems to work far faster than most hormonal support products. We've had some women have a reduction in symptoms in as little as seven days where the typical response time can be 60-90 days. With this said, we usually find full results are seen with this product around 30-45 days.

    My second choice would be the maca product MacaPause. This product is unique blend of maca varieties that has helped many women. The company actually produces three different maca products based on hormonal stage, with MacaPause being the recommendation for menopausal symptoms. 

    In summary, over the years we've had more feedback on PM Phyotgen reducing night sweats more quickly than any other product where MacaPause seems to cover a wider variety of menopausal symptoms. 

    Please don't forget about our 60-day Purchase Guarantee! If you want to try one of these products, please do and trust that you can return it if it doesn't work. We rather you return a bottle with one capsule remaining if it isn't working and try something else, than feel like you wasted money and give up.

    Best of health,


    *The information in this email is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease and is presented for informational purposes only.

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  • Are there any supplements that can help after gallbladder removal?

    Gallbladder removal is a very common procedure that can result in difficulty digesting fats. There are supplements that can provide much needed support in breaking down fats after gallbladder removal. A few of my favorites are:

    Enzymedica Lypo Gold: This product contains enzymes for protein and carbohydrates but has a specific focus on fats, and in studies has been shown to break down up to 22 grams of fat within 30 minutes. One capsule to be taken with each meal for optimal support. Plant based, vegan, and Kosher.

    Vital Choice Superzymes: A combination formula of pancreatic enzymes for breaking down protein (protease), carbohydrates (amylase), and fats (lipases). Also contains:

    • Bile acid- helps to break down fats so that fat digesting enzymes (lipases) can further break down foods
    • Betaine HCL- helps support the digestive process in the break-down of protein and fats, helps relieve digestive discomfort.
    • Bromelain- derived from pineapple, can aid in the break- down of protein
    • Papain-  derived from papaya, supports protein digestion
      • It is important to note that if someone has stomach ulcers they should not use Betaine HCL, caution is advised if you are taking antacids or medications for acid reflux.

    Jennifer Kleinhans, CHES®

    This information is not intended as personal medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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  • Is your purified water system working?

    Updated 8/3/18

    Yes! Our water system is back online and producing pure water! Stop in today for self-bottle filling.

  • What can I do about thinning hair?

    Hair loss and hair thinning is a very common concern for many.  While there are an array of hair growth supplements on the market, I always find it more effective to try and figure out why the hair is falling out to begin with.  Nutrition deficiencies like protein, biotin and iron can certainly contribute to hair loss, but there are a few different types of hormones that can also influence hair loss.

    If you aren't sure what the culprit of your hair loss is, a product like Shen Min Advanced Women's or Men's Formula, combines a powerful mixture of standardized herbs such as He Shou Wu and Horse Chestnut Extract, with vital hair energizing co-factor nutrients sfor women and men to support hair growth and reduce loss.

    For more information about how hormones can effect hair loss, please see the article below.

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  • What products do most customers say are useful for frequent migraines?

    Our most popular product for those suffering from migraines is Douglas Labs' Neuro Comfort. This formula is an herb-free approach with clinically studied vitamins and minerals featuring vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Folate, B12 and Magnesium in addition to a 100mg dose of CoQ10.

    If you would prefer an herb based formula, Now Foods' Butterbur featuring butterbur and feverfew is a popular choice. Both butterbur and feverfew have been shown to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines, again when taken regularly. However, between the two, Neuro Comfort is by far our best seller. 

    Note, both of these products will work best when taken regularly as opposed to taken when a migraine is present. When a migraine is present, Petadolex (a patented form of butterbur) would be my choice.

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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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Meet the Team

Nicole Gould, RD/LD and owner Mike Ventresca

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 15 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.

Jen K., B.S., CHES®

I'm excited to be back at Vital Choice after taking the last two years to focus on my education. In May, 2018, I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kent State University and a minor in Community Health Education. I am also a Certified Health Education Specialist...

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,...

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.

Kiara S.

Kiara joined our team in June, 2018 and is currently working on her first PEP certification.

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