Product Comparison

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How to make the most of nPod: 
nPod is designed to help you quickly find prescribing information, for all Practitioner Only products available in Australia and New Zealand, rather than showing you how to prescribe.  Eg Essential Fatty Acids are grouped within the Nutritional Supplements category, and not listed in the Prescribing Guide.  Products listed in the Prescribing Guide are those designed for a specific condition or ailment.  See further details below:

Categories:
Prescribing Guide lists all complex products, designed for specific conditions, in Body Systems.  Use this category to FIND THE BEST PRODUCTS FOR YOUR CLIENTS.  Refine your search to subcategories of each Body System (eg Cardiovascular, Circulation, Herbal & Nutritional or Homeopathic).

Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Homeopathic products are listed in appropriate subcategories of the Prescribing Guide as well as separately under brand names in these two categories.

Products listed in the following categories are not included in the Prescribing Guide:
Children 2-5 & Infants and Children 6-12
Extemporaneous Dispensing (A-Z)
Liquid Herbs  (All brands listed separately as well as in a comprehensive A-Z category)
Minerals, Celloids & Tissue Salts
Nutritional Supplements
Probiotics & Prebiotics (there are refined subcategories within this area)
Tests & Diagnostic Tools
Topical Skin Care & Burns

Features:
Filter
Allows you to view a specific type of product (eg Nutritional).  Eg. Go to Prescribing Guide, Circulation, click  Nutritional and press Apply, now only Nutritional products for Circulatory disorders will be displayed.  Press Reset to revert back to normal viewing.  The Filter feature is only available on pages displaying Products.

Compare products 
Compare up to 5 different products at once.  Select your products by clicking on Add to Compare  on each product, then click the Compare button.  To view full product details again, click the product name, then Back to return to the comparison page. There is a Remove button at the foot of the product or use the X in the Compare Box - then press Back  to return to the same subcategory and add another product for comparison. 

Find a specific product or find the RRP 
Use the A-Z Products tab along the top banner.  Products are listed under brand names. The recommended retail price is found at the foot of every product, excluding single herbal liquids and some tests & diagnostic tools which are wholesale items.

Search for a substance, product or illness 
This features allows you to search for either one or two words at once. You can select a specific category see the drop-down box, or search the whole site. Once you have your result, you can further refine your search by ticking the box to Search within search result.  Products are sometimes listed in more than one subcategory (if appropriate), however if you Search for a product, the system will only display each product once (excluding different sizes).  The A-Z Products tab is the easiest way to find a specific product.

Find a specific substance within a specific type of product eg find Iodine in a Multi Vitamin with Minerals supplement:  Click on Nutritional Supplements, Multi Vitamins with Minerals, then click Control F on your keyboard, type Iodine in the box which appears in the top right hand corner of your screen and view the results.

Tabs along the top banner
A-Z Products; lists all brands alphabetically (excluding liquid herbs as they have their own A-Z listing).

Seminars; lists the upcoming seminars throughout Australia and New Zealand in chronological order, specifying states.

Podcasts; gives you access to many podcasts together with a printable record for claiming additional CPE points from your Association.

Education; (drop down list) gives you access to educational portals, calendars, magazines and research. Technical Information will help you find MSDS or further detailed technical information from websites of manufacturers listing products on nPod.

Resources; lists useful resources together with links to retail manufacturers to enable you to quickly view retail products.

Books; (Drop down list) lists valuable professional CDs and books. The nPod code; NPOD2018 creates a 20% discount and free delivery on all of Elsevier's books.

Probiotic Selector; helps you select the most clinically effective, probiotic strain for the particular disorder you are treating as well as providing you with the latest probiotic research. 

Colleges & Associations; (Drop down list) lists the colleges and associations who provide free or discounted access to nPod for their members as well as listing the Associations who give CPE points for subscriptions to nPod.

Purchasing Products; is actually a Find A Practitioner page. This page directs the many public enquiries, relating to purchasing products, to practitioners subscribed to nPod.

Distribution Companies; (Drop down list)  shows the distributors listed with nPod (there is also a link to distributors at the foot of each product).

Click here to subscribe ($52pa)  10% of all practitioner subscriptions is donated to the ANS clinical internship program.


Reviews by Practitioners, Students and Colleges:

Naturopath, Qld: "I really especially love that you can compare and contrast products.  I also love the search feature that continues searching again and again within the prevous search! AND the directory of all the products I don't have manuals for!  I can basically throw away my hard copies of everything!"

Lecturer, when her college joined nPod: "To say I'm thrilled is an understatement!"

Naturopath, NSW:  "Thanks for all your time and effort for starting up this site and getting it going.  It's really great now - such a time saver!" 

Student, Vic:  "I can guarantee you that everybody will love the product comparisons, it is really needed - fantastic that you have it on your site!"

Naturopath, Vic: "nPod has been really helpful in introducing new products to me and keeping other ones in mind that are helpful to my patients' presentations."

Retiring Naturopath, NSW: "It was a pleasure to be part of such a great innovative high tech alternative medicine library/research innovator like nPod who helps many naturopaths stay in touch with the latest developments in alternative care today tomorrow and beyond." 

Pharmacy Naturopath, Qld: "It is so handy to use in the pharmacy and I wish we had one for retail businesses too."

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