What vitamins do you need? There are so many vitamins supplements and combinations on the market that can be overwhelming. It’s not easy to know what vitamins we actually lack and or don’t consume enough through your diet. But there’s also the known fact of, any excess of water-soluble vitamins will leave the body as waste through peeing; This is taking into account you have an adequate, healthy and balanced diet thus vitamin supplements, especially multivitamins can be a useless expense.
Vitl reinvents the way we take supplements by going personal, tailoring to suit your specific needs. It’s a monthly subscription where you’ll receive a bespoke combination of 4 daily supplements for £24.95. I ended up trying out their free 2-week trial and this is how it went. Is it just another expensive gimmick?
Through their online consultation, there was a comprehensive, simple, easy to follow questions to get a better understanding of your and your current lifestyle. There were general, diet, digestion, stress, sleep, immunity, activity, skin, hair, brain, body composition questions. It took no more than 10 minutes to answer it all. Once the questionnaire was complete, it had calculated what my goals were. You had the option to change your goals but this was pretty spot on for me.
Immune Defence – Elderberry extract, turmeric and beta-glucans with vitamin D, vitamin C and zinc to support the immune system.
Energy Complex – With Siberian Ginseng as well as B vitamins to support energy levels and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Tranquillity Blend – Herbal extracts such as ashwagandha with L-theanine and 5-HTP, and magnesium to support psychological function.
Krill Omega 3 – Highly-absorbable and sustainably-sourced Antarctic krill oil providing essential omega 3 and astaxanthin.
Back in March, I had horrendous insomnia and because of this, it had brought many negative consequences into my daily life such as fatigue, sugar cravings, lack of concentration, low mood, high anxiety levels, stress levels through the roof, constant headaches, migraines, weaker immune system etc. Lack of sleep has a detrimental effect on one’s mental and physical wellbeing; one side effect brings another, well in my case anyway.
You can say I’m pretty pleased with the supplements I had received, hoping it would be of some help. I know these will not outright combat insomnia, just thought I’d put it out there.
So after two weeks, how was it? To a certain extent, I could feel there was a small difference but it wasn’t oblivious to others. Bearing in mind the condition and state I was in at the time, I would deem this is a small win, but not enough for me to subscribe (yet).
Overlooking everything, I would admit that this is slightly unfair and haven’t really given Vitl a genuine shot (2 weeks isn’t a good testing period in my opinion plus my health wasn’t at the best then), but I’m trying to determine whether the financial aspect is worth it in comparison to purchasing individual supplements from the high street. You get more for your money buying individual supplements from the high street especially with Holland & Barrett’s get one for a penny offer.
However, I wouldn’t 100% rule out Vitl because of some formula and combinations in the supplements itself. Some you won’t find on the high street. For now, I will sadly give them a pass but will try them again later in the future.
I like the concept of personalised supplements to target your needs and concerns. I can’t knock the packaging or presentation. Seeing your name and your needs printed on the box does give off a personalised feel to it. The daily strips allow you to keep track and are portable for those rushed lifestyles. Vitl simplifies it for you.