How to Pick the Best Vitamin Subscription for You
Learn about the different types of vitamin subscription companies, and how to pick the best one for you.
It’s easy to see the appeal of a vitamin subscription. Rather than wasting time running to the pharmacy or supplement store and trying to gather all you think you need, or picking up some random multivitamins you saw a commercial for and assuming they’re ‘good enough’, a vitamin subscription box is delivered right to your door. No more cupboards full of vitamin and supplement bottles. No more running out of what you need, when you need it. It certainly seems perfect.
However, while there are many vitamin subscription companies offering what they call “custom vitamin subscriptions,” it’s actually quite difficult to know if you are truly getting exactly you’re your body needs.
Some companies will ask you a series of health questions and send you their vitamin suggestions based on that. Okay, you live in a damp, dark climate. You should take Vitamin D. But how much should I take? Okay, you want to lose weight, so take Green Tea Extract. But what else should I take? Nobody is the same. With these types of vitamin subscriptions, there’s a good chance you are getting supplements you don’t need, missing something you actually do need, or taking the wrong dosage. With many of these “custom” vitamin subscriptions, the companies just pull certain vitamins out of bins that match your health goals from their questionnaire, and they don’t exactly gain insight into what your body’s needs truly are. That is hardly what you need - and in reality - many of these companies may be overcharging you for the same supplements you could be buying from the store.
But there are other vitamin subscription companies that do take a DNA sample in an attempt to look at your biology. The problem is, your DNA never changes. You aren’t born with an iron deficiency and you aren’t likely born with an imbalance in your gut microbiome, or with insomnia. While your DNA doesn’t change, your health issues and your gut microbiome do. Measuring your health down to the cellular level, and especially your gut microbiome health, is the most accurate way to determine what areas of your body need attention at any given point in time. Every individual has a different gut microbiome, meaning that some supplements and probiotics may be perfect for one person, but detrimental to the next. You need a vitamin subscription that can keep up, and evolves with your needs.
Don’t guess, test!
So now you’re probably wondering, ‘how do I pick the best vitamin subscription for my body’s needs?’ The answer is simple: test your body!
With Viome’s Precision Supplements vitamin subscription boxes, your precise formula, designed for your individual needs from more than 200 specific strains of probiotics, prebiotics, vitamins, food extracts, minerals, herbs, enzymes, amino acids, and other natural extracts like antioxidants and polyphenols, is calculated from our Health Intelligence Test. With more than 30 different health scores, we can determine your needs down to the cellular level. When scores from your test results come up as “Not Optimum,” specific nutrients are recommended for each to boost that function, calculated by our robust AI platform and Bioinformatics technology. Not all foods and supplements are right for your body, and it’s important to know what those are, so you are doing all good, and no harm when taking your vitamin subscription.
How do I know if my vitamins are working?
The days of popping a few gummy vitamins each morning and calling it “healthy” are over. People often wonder, though, are the supplements and probiotics they are taking even working? Sure, it’s easy to say, yes, I feel better - and that’s the most important thing. However, many people want measurable results. Today, that comes in the form of the Viome app. Especially in the age of biohacking, the proof is in the data.
With our vitamin subscription plan (Precision Supplements Complete), you get a Viome Health Intelligence Test included. This test helps determine what supplements your body needs, but also shows your results in your Viome app. Six months later, and after taking your supplements and probiotics daily, we ship you a second Health Intelligence Test, so you can see how your vitamin subscription is helping your health scores, such as gut microbiome health, cellular health, immune system health, biological age and more.
The Vitamin Subscription that changes as you do
This isn’t a static vitamin subscription, either. Not only are the ingredients periodically updated by any new cutting-edge research discovered by our Clinical Nutrition team, but since you test every six months, your customized formula may also be adjusted based on your body’s changes over time.
If you’re ready to take your health to a new, measured, precise level, and learn more about the vitamin subscription for you, click here to learn more details about Viome’s Precision Supplements.
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.
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