As two doctors who have been practicing medicine for a very long time, we hear a few things over and over from our patients. When it comes to figuring out what vitamins to take, it’s simple:
People want an easy vitamin plan that they can stick to and make part of their routine.
But how to find that combination of personalized vitamins is what seems to confuse people. These days there are a lot of options! If you go on line or listen to the news you may have heard about different personalized vitamin packs, pill pack vitamins and more. It seems as though people are being bombarded with options to take another vitamin quiz, find the best personalized vitamins, sign up for vitamin subscriptions. The options abound. But so does the confusion…
As doctors and vitamin experts we are here to clear the confusion about which vitamins to take. Stop the madness!
If you are confused in the vitamin aisle or on the internet with the multitude of personalized vitamins being sent your way, we have something to say.
Vous Vitamin was founded in 2014 for exactly this reason. We wanted to help people know exactly what vitamins they needed. As doctors, we were very concerned that our patients were taking the wrong things or were vitamin deficient because they were not taking the right vitamins.
We devised the Vous Vitamin® system whereby our customers could go online and through our vitamin quiz get a multivitamin tailored to their exact needs. You heard us right: A single pill (take two daily).
We put an end to personalized vitamin packs! How did we do that?
First, we recognized that most people do not want to take packs of vitamins. They may enjoy the idea of build your own vitamin packs. They like taking the vitamin quiz and sharing their information. However, in the end what they get is a product that they DO NOT WANT.
You may build your own vitamin pack with the hopes of finding the best vitamin subscription, but ultimately here is what happens: You get a big box in the mail that you DO NOT WANT. You get packets galore, that take up tons of space on your counter, in your purse, your bathroom or wherever.
And even worse…
You get tons of pill pack vitamins! This means tons of vitamins that you do not want or need to take.
As physicians we have yet to meet someone who enjoys taking a handful of pills every day. Do you know what people enjoy less?
Taking handfuls of pills several times per day. In fact they enjoy this even less:
Taking BIG pills. Many of these products that claim to be the best personalized vitamins have you build your own vitamin pack and include tons of huge, hard to swallow pills. These do not go down well and often cause upset stomach, bad aftertaste and more.
Other than the amount of pills in personalized vitamin packs, there are a few other things that make these programs less than ideal. As the customer you are choosing what you want. How could this be a bad thing?
Well, we all like to drive the ship. However, when you build your own vitamin pack you are selecting an array of ingredients and putting them together, not really having the scientific background or experiences, that say…two really knowledgable and experienced Medical Doctors do. So, give us a little credit.
Simply put, you can’t just throw a bunch of pills together and say you’ve got the right combination of vitamins. Experience and extensive research tells us that certain vitamins should be taken together (such as iron and vitamin C) while certain vitamins don’t play so well together (certain amounts of calcium and other minerals). We have spent years (and lots of medical school tuition) studying all of this. So take our vitamin quiz and let us listen to your needs in order create what we think is the best subscription vitamin combination for you.
While we’re on the subject of medical research and actual SCIENCE, let’s talk ingredients. Yes, you heard us. We are pretty picky when it comes to what we include in our vitamins. Many of the pill pack vitamins include vitamin products that are on the sketchy side.
That’s right, they like to throw in fun sounding ingredients like “elderberry” and “evening primrose”. While mixing cool sounding herbal substances to create a vitamin pack sounds like great fun akin to mixology, it may not be the way to go. How could this possibly go wrong?
It could go very wrong. Taking unnecessary and potentially harmful herbal products can actually lead to toxic effects. This article from the New England Journal of Medicine looks at the 23,000 ER visits per year related to supplement use. That is no joke. So, how do we know what is actually safe, and helpful to take?
So…There’s this thing called science. And we, as Medical Doctors, spent a great time in training and in our careers learning how to look at the medical literature and use actual data to determine the things we do and don’t recommend. So we only suggest using vitamins and supplements to treat and prevent health problems, when we know that there is science to back it up. We also believe in personalizing vitamins to meet individual needs based on actual information (which you provide to us). Simple enough!
But, wait. There is more!
When it comes to the Vous Vitamin ® system of daily personalized vitamins, there’s another really important benefit:
Cost! It turns out that personalized vitamin packs can be very pricy. They can run up to $100 per month for a pack while the Vous Vitamin vitamin subscription is a one tablet solution can cost as little as $26 per month. Why?
Because we are giving you only what you really need not trying to upsell you extra pills to maximize revenue.
On, the subject of wastefulness, let’s not forget about packaging. You ask…What’s the big deal, about packaging?
Turns out, packaging for daily personalized vitamin packs and some vitamin subscriptions is a big (as in large volume) deal. They give you reams of packaging with bulky boxes, multiple plastic (nonbiodegradable) bags per day. The Vous Vitamin personalized daily vitamin gives you one lovely recyclable compact bottle that lasts the whole month. Simple!
So if you are looking for vitamins that are not too big and easy to swallow, look no further!
Vous Vitamin has perfected the single pill solution to get you the right vitamins for your individual needs. You can get the best personalized vitamins and avoid cumbersome pill pack vitamins. Get only what you need in our reinvented multivitamins.
It’s simple: Create your vitamin survey to figure out your needs.. Order the best vitamin subscription, delivered directly to your door. Enjoy!
Romy Block specializes in Endocrinology and Metabolism and is mother to three active adolescent boys. Arielle Levitan is a Doctor of Internal Medicine with a special interest in Preventive Medicine and Women’s Health. She is a mother of three teen agers. As professional women with active family lives, they recognize that people often neglect their own health needs and are uncertain about what vitamins to take. Each person is different in her diet, exercise and health history, and will benefit from different nutrients. After years of advising their patients about the proper vitamins to take, Drs. Block and Levitan created Vous Vitamin® to provide people everywhere with quality vitamins that are suited to their individual needs. They are authors of the award winning The Vitamin Solution: Two Doctors Clear Confusion About Vitamins and Your Health (She Writes Press, 2015). Take your vitamin survey now to get exactly the right vitamins for your needs.
The statements made in this article have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The products offered by Vous Vitamin® are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease