Ames stores offer supplements, vitamins for students to boost health

Nick Andrade

There’s no need to travel far or order online to get quality supplements for your health or fitness needs. Ames has multiple locations that offer health supplements if you are looking to add that extra component to your diet.

Wheatsfield Cooperative, a natural foods grocery store, offers herb and general wellness supplements that can help with health problems such as body ailments or sleeping problems.

Students with high stress levels can benefit from B-complex vitamins, said Lea Vogl, wellness manager at Wheatsfield.

“High B-complex can help with energy and help decrease stress,” Vogl said.

Vogl explained how Wheatsfield’s emphasis on natural foods translates into the types of supplements it caries.

“We don’t want any added fillers and we get our supplements from sustainable sources,” Vogl said.

Wheatsfield makes it easy for you to find the supplement that is right for you. It has reference books near its supplements section so you can do your own research while shopping.

Wheatsfield Cooperative also offers supplements at 10 percent off for members and 5 percent for nonmembers on “Wellness Wednesdays,” which is usually on the last Wednesday of the month.

Complete Nutrition offers a wide variety of supplements from general health to sports nutrition and even anti-aging supplements.

Complete Nutrition has protein, multivitamin and essential fatty acid supplements, which the store recommends to everyone regardless of age, sex or fitness level.

All employees at Complete Nutrition are trained experts, so you will be in good hands while picking out your supplements.

“Make sure you determine your goal and what you want to accomplish before picking out a supplement,” said Ryan Wagner, employee at Complete Nutrition.

You can also buy your supplements while shopping for next season’s clothes with General Nutrition Company’s convenient location at North Grand Mall.

Along with their wide variety of sports nutrition supplements, GNC carries supplements intended for individuals who are on a gluten-free diet.

John’s Natural Foods’ location on Main Street is a short drive away from campus if you are looking for vitamin and herbal supplements.

John’s Natural Foods offers a discount when you buy in bulk, and if it don’t have what you are looking for in store, an employee will order it for you.