Victoria Frankel

Exploring Supplements: What Do I Actually Need?

Sep 10, 2020

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When your goal is to eat healthy and improve your wellbeing, you probably think first to change the foods in your diet. And that’s a great place to start! At Viome, we’ve worked tirelessly to create a dynamic personalized nutrition platform that takes in account your own individual needs – gut microbiome and all. But if you’re looking for optimal health, it can be difficult to fill every gap to have your body performing its best. 

Cue supplements – the dietary aids you may or may not have known you need.


What are Supplementary Nutrients? 

Understanding the benefits of whole foods is just one aspect of nutrition. Alternatively, there is an entire industry devoted to supplemental nutrients, or ‘supplements’ targeted to fill in the holes of our daily diet. These alternative nutrients often originate from normal dietary compounds that may be difficult to consume regularly. Despite this, their health benefits remain. Yet finding which ones are right for you – and how much – requires more than just guesswork.


Precision Health Takes Precision Care

If you thought picking a brand of toothpaste was difficult, try choosing the right supplements. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) estimates there are almost 30,000 types of supplements available for purchase. And not all of those are backed by science or even regulated properly. Instead, it could take you years, if not lifetimes, to decipher which ones are safe or advantageous for you. Moreover, each person’s individual needs and restrictions differ. What works for someone else, might not help you at all – or worse! It may even be detrimental.

Some studies have documented varying harmful effects of superdosing supplements far past the recommended ‘upper limit.’ Even if you’re staying within range, your body might not even be absorbing it properly, making it difficult to reap any benefits. 

‘Trial and error’ isn’t an ideal method for anything, especially your health. But dietary supplements can account for a crucial turning point in claiming control over your journey. This is why Viome has worked diligently to identify the optimal players in supplements and explore how best to get them to the right people – at just the right dose. 

And just like all that Viome does – each ingredient is chosen specifically for you. This means bringing an entirely new game toward personalized nutrition. 

Specifically, it means optimizing not just which supplements can boost your immune system or tamp down inflammation – it’s about optimizing absorption at just the right level. 

Our scientists have created a line of over 200 nutrients ranging from vitamins to herbs to extracts chosen for their potent ability to improve health. Each recommendation is generated from your own Viome results and made to order with premium ingredients.  Starting with your Health Intelligence Scores, we analyze what your body, cells, and gut microbiome needs. We’re not just creating your optimal supplemental nutrient line – we’re creating precise dosages that optimize your absorption, without creating excess waste. 

That means less money wasted, and less time waiting for improvements.

In addition, there's less confusion and guesswork – seeing which supplements are recommended to help support or maintain your health scores is as easy as visiting your Viome app and selecting “View My Supplements.” from the home page. 

From there, you’ll be able to search for, or view every Precision Supplement that is recommended for you, and see detailed information on that supplement, what scores it can help improve or maintain, and the precise dosage. You can also filter by nutrient type: Vitamins, Food Extracts, Prebiotics and Probiotics. Plus, you can order your Precision Supplements straight from your app! 


Nourishing yourself in the ways you need starts with personalized food recommendations and ends with Precision Supplements. Viome understands what makes you, well, you. From the inside out! And we’re committed to making optimizing your health the easiest thing you’ve ever done.

You deserve the personalized help and premium ingredients you need to make you the best version of yourself - at just the right dosage, delivered straight to your door. Lose the wait, reduce your waste, and take out the guesswork with Viome’s new Precision Supplements service. Find out more!




The information on the Viome website is provided for informational purposes only and with the understanding that Viome is not engaged in rendering medical advice or recommendations. Viome provides this educational information to share the exciting developments being reported in the scientific literature about the human microbiome and your health. Viome products are not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


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