A new era in the world of vitamins has now dawned on us; personalised vitamins seem to be the new game changing way of getting all the vitamins you need.
2016 saw the start of the personalised vitamin market, and over the last few years we have seen the trend grow and travel across seas – although it was originally started in the USA, the U.K have now followed suit, with positive results.
So you may be asking yourselves, ‘WHY personalised vitamins?!’ – And the answer is simple, we are all different, which means each of our bodies need different things.
Historically, the multi-vitamin was widely praised, as it was an easy and convenient way of getting a combination of vitamins all in one go, but in actual fact the likelihood you are getting the correct amounts of all the different nutrients and minerals you need is largely flawed – this is why personalised vitamins are the best way to do it.
So what are personalised vitamins?
Well it’s pretty simple really, the aim of personalised vitamins is to help an individual get all the vitamins and nutrients they need according to the diet and the lifestyle of each person.
The majority of personalised vitamin companies will make recommendations on what supplements they feel will support each person, based on two key factors – Diet and Lifestyle, they obtain the information needed by requesting customers to complete an easy quiz/consultation.
The questions will inquire about your basic stats (age, gender, where you live) and lifestyle choices (do you eat red meat? how often do you exercise?), along with your health goals and current concerns (digestive distress, energy levels, skin issues, etc.). Then they recommend the right vitamin(s) for you.
This strategy has been proven to be the most beneficial as age, gender, diet etc play a big part in what nutrients your body needs.
Gender plays an important part, too, since women and men have different nutrient needs, especially in different stages of life.
For example, women need more iron than men do, since they lose iron during their menstrual cycle each month. You can read further about this by clicking here.
Women also have a greater need for calcium, since they have a faster cell turnover rate than men.
However, It should be noted that there can be good AND bad personalised vitamins – most companies still use binders and fillers in their products, but at Vivewellness we are proud to say – we say no to all that nonsense. Our products are mostly synergistic blends of nutrients to improve absorption and potency whilst having a real impact people can feel.
With Vive personalised vitamins we sell only the highest quality products and we match EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) approved claims with the health goals or diet and lifestyle choices you make. For example. Not spending enough time in the Sun. We recommend D3. It’s the best form and it’s recommended by the Public Health England during October to March. Click here for more info on this topic.
The main benefits
Although we’ve covered the large bulk of the main benefits above there are still some major ones you should know about…
Trust us to provide you with straightforward, no-nonsense, expert advice. At Vive we realise everyone is completely unique, which is why we take the time to learn about you and your lifestyle before making any recommendations. But that’s not all. We’ll always explain why a recommendation is being made, so you understand how you stand to benefit. Our experts will also nudge you in the right direction with tips and advice to help you be your healthiest self.
We know that half the mystery surrounding supplements is working out whether they’re actually effective. At Vive, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. Our nutritionists have checked the claims and studied the reports to give you their honest and expert opinion on every product we offer.
To make things easier to understand, we’ve given each of our products one the following ratings:
There are numerous good-quality studies in humans showing this nutrient or ingredient is effective in relation to the condition or claim made.
There are at least one or two good-quality studies in humans showing this nutrient or ingredient is effective in relation to the condition or claim made.
Some studies have found positive results in relation to the condition or claim made, but others have been inconclusive.
All our products are professionally formulated, so you can be sure you’re getting the best quality.
Our nutritionists work closely with an expert team at Cultech, a leading manufacturer in the supplement industry, to ensure our capsule formulations deliver on their promise. Our products only include what your body can absorb safely, and are free from unnecessary bulking agents, fillers, colours and preservatives.
Our Omega-3 + D3 product is formulated with Eurocaps, a leading softgel manufacturer. Eurocaps-specialised technology ensures the omega fatty acids contained in our Omega-3 + D3 supplement are protected from heat and light, which can otherwise damage these delicate fats, rendering them ineffective.
Both Cultech and Eurocaps were established in 1994 and are GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified, and MHRA the (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) accredited. This means they work within a strict system to ensure quality products that minimise any risk to the consumer. This includes a robust raw material approval process and traceability from raw materials to finished product, so you can be confident in terms of both quality and safety.
* Our Omega-3 + D3 product contains fish oil and is not vegan.