Supplements are EVERYWHERE! Walk into any pharmacy or health food store and you have a plethora of vitamins to choose from. As a Nutritionist, it is fantastic to see an increase in the availability of natural health supplements however, I cannot help but think this could be quite overwhelming for the average consumer. Consumers view supplements as a “quick fix” to their health concerns, but how do they know what they are taking is what they need? Furthermore, the quality and efficacy of these supplements can vary greatly. Enter Vitable – personalised vitamin packs delivered to your door.
Who are Vitable?
Vitable are an Australian based supplement subscription service that believes great health should be simple. Their products are specifically designed for individual’s needs. They manufacture and package their products in Australia and are compliant with the Therapeutic Good Administration (TGA). Their formulations are developed with the help of health experts, and they work closely with suppliers and manufacturers to source quality ingredients. These ingredients are regularly assessed for safety and quality. Their products are free from genetically modified ingredients, added lactose and gluten, meeting the increased consumer demand for allergen free products. All claims made by Vitable are supported by scientific evidence, which they make available to their customers. As a bit of a research nerd myself, I love that Vitable has a strong emphasis on science and research and are transparent with their customers.
My Vitable Experience
Vitable’s website is incredibly user friendly. Their site directs you to an interactive online health survey, which includes simple questions about your diet, energy, sleep, exercise, and overall health goals. This survey essentially does the work of a Nutritionist or Naturopath in a very short amount of time, from the comfort of your own home. In under 10 minutes I completed the survey and was provided with a comprehensive nutritional supplement prescription that was specific to my goals.
I was recommended five supplements: Calcium Plus, Iron, Probiotic SB, Ashwagandha and Fish oil. Each supplement recommendation came with a detailed product explainer, highlighting the benefits, mechanism of action, dosage, and scientific research. Now I have no trouble taking five supplements in one go, however I know this would not suit everyone. The beauty with Vitable is that once you are provided with your prescription, you have the ability to choose all or only a few of the recommended supplements. If you feel the survey might have missed a specific goal of yours, all you need to do is revise your survey to adjust your goals and Vitable will adjust your prescription accordingly. Furthermore, if one month your goal is to increase your energy, but the next month you want to focus on skin health, you can take the survey again to adjust your needs. It is completely flexible to YOU.
Within one week, I received my first month of personalised supplements. The pack contained 30 personalised, compostable sachets, and the Vitable box itself was also recyclable (big tick for sustainability!) The supplement carton is cleverly designed to sit neatly on your counter and makes it easy to grab your vitamins and go. They also provide a brochure that includes clear information about your selected supplements as well as a 30-day calendar which you can tick off as you take your supplements. This is a fantastic way to increase compliance and makes taking supplements a lot more enjoyable.
In addition to the brochure, I downloaded the Vitable App. This is essentially like having a nutritionist in your pocket! The App allows you to set a daily reminder that prompts you to take your supplements and includes a point scoring system. Every time you take your supplements you earn points towards a monetary value which can be applied to further subscriptions (who doesn’t love a bit of incentive!) You can also access a weekly report where you can track changes in your sleep and energy. This system served as a great way to measure my progress and keep me accountable.
As a Nutritionist, the quality and form of ingredients used in supplements are extremely important. There are many supplements on the market formulated with cheap ingredients which have limited efficacy, so I was thoroughly impressed with Vitable’s formulations. For example, their Calcium Plus is formulated with calcium citrate, which is a bioavailable form of calcium. It is also enriched with vegan vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) to increase the absorption of calcium in the bone. It is known that iron is better absorbed when paired with a source of vitamin C. Vitable uses a chelated iron, which closely resembles the iron found in food, and is enriched with vitamin C to promote better absorption.
Vitable offers a convenient, high-quality solution to those who want to improve their health but may be unsure of where to start. In addition to their quality formulations, the recommended dose of each supplement aligns with therapeutic doses or contributes sufficiently towards recommended intakes. This means that customers are taking supplements that actually work. Pricing varies according to the number of supplements chosen but can cost as little as 20c per day, per supplement making this an affordable service.
One of my personal health goals was to increase my energy and after two weeks I noticed a significant difference which was extremely pleasing to see. In addition to the physical benefits I received, I also found a sense of accomplishment at the end of the month. In a society where everything is so fast-paced and taking care of your health can feel overwhelming, having a service like Vitable provides an easy, convenient solution that allows you to take control of your health goals.
I would highly recommend this service to anyone who is interested in supplementing to promote their health but is unsure of where to start. Most importantly however, Vitable makes taking supplements fun!
Vitable Vitamin Subscription
Vitable offers a convenient, high quality and affordable solution to those who are interested in supplementing to improve their health, but may be unsure of where to start.