Amazon and Walmart may satisfy a lot of conveniences in our lives, but with the proliferation of third party sellers on their big box e-commerce platforms and their urgency to capitalize on what they view as trending products, these operators and their sellers simply can't guarantee freshness of product.
Storage is everything!
When it comes to whole food products, freshness is critical! Ordering directly from the manufacturer or trusted licensed distributor or practitioner is a must! Unless you're ordering your vitamins and supplements directly from one of these three providers, it's almost impossible to know how long these things you're about to put in your body have sat in warehouse storage or on the shelf.
Because whole food vitamins and supplements are just that, whole food, they have an expiration date much sooner than synthetics and often require temperature and time sensitive storage and consumption. Not only can improper storage lead to less effective supplementation, but if spoiled, potentially cause you or your baby harm.
Furthermore, many of these non-health specific resellers and big box stores accept and resell product. Again, when it comes to whole food items, you just can't take chances like that.
klara+coworks with Emerson Ecologics, one of the most trusted and reputable distributors of whole food vitamins and supplements to the healthcare industry. Emerson is well respected for it's adherance to strict temperature regulated warehouses and shipping practices, so freshness is always guaranteed.