If you’re anything like me, you like to regulate what you eat and legitimately enjoy keeping track of what you ingest. While this is definitely more of an issue of willpower and self control, living in a foreign country can make adhering to your dietary restrictions quite difficult. So, here are a few places that I visit online when ordering supplements in Korea to keep my macros up to par.

iHerb.com

iHerb is a health fanatics dream. It is also one of the only sites that we’ve found, that is in all English. The range of products here go from vitamins to gluten-free quinoa pasta to organic grass-fed butter. As far as bodybuilding supplements go, they could definitely be cheaper. However, if you’re looking to get your health and supplement fix all in one sitting, iHerb is the way to go. They charge a flat rate of $4.00 to ship to Korea with regular discounts for ordering a particular amount. Shipping time is listed at 4-7 days, but I can usually depend on them to deliver my package within one work week.
Protip: Be sure to click the “Specials” and “Trials” links at the top of the page for amazing deals.

MDMGlobal.co

This supplement site is written mostly in Korean, so if you’re not proficient or don’t have access to help, you might have some problems navigating the site. MDMGlobal offers a more complete array of supplements aimed towards fitness fanatics and bodybuilding competitors. Prices here are a bit lower than iHerb with Gold Standard 5Lbs (2.4kg) protein costing over $10 USD cheaper. I personally find myself at this site a lot when ordering supplements in Korea. Shipping is fast and like many other bodybuilding supply stores they include free samples. They’ve even started carrying Bodybuilding.com brand products.
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Speedns.net

Speedns is a site for those with a Korean friend at hand or that are as close to being fluent in Korean as possible. The site is largely written in Korean with some minor descriptions in English. This site offers a very wide selection of products again aimed towards those that make trips to the gym on a regular basis. One unique feature about SpeedNS are the package discounts they offer, essentially selling two orders of the same product at a higher discount. This can be ideal if you don’t mind drinking the same flavored protein for months on end.
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Healthkoreaus.com

Much like SpeedNS and MDMglobal this site is mainly in Korean with English names for the products. I find this site somewhere between the prior two: It’s still cheap enough to be considered useful and browse through, while also offering selections of double purchases for discount rates. I’ve mainly included this site because not every site I’ve mentioned carries the same inventory; thus what you seek may be found on one site and not another.
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Now order up and don’t let those gainz slip away. Let us know if you have any recommendations for ordering supplements in Korea below!

About The Author

A California native with a passion for travel, JT has been living in Korea for the past two years. A health fanatic and a seeker of knowledge, JT co-founded SeoulSync because of a desire to create something larger than he could ever become alone.