Vitality Direct Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2016
Vitality Direct is a monthly delivery of supplements and superfoods.
The lovely inner box was protected by cardboard.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Vitality Direct
The Cost: $39.95 a month or $75.90 for two months
COUPON: Use code SUBADD25 to save 25% off your first box!
The Products: 3-4 natural health supplements designed to address specific (and important) health needs. Everything is clinically tested, ethically sourced, and made in the USA, as well as being GMP certified.
Ships to: US (free)
Check out more health and fitness subscriptions in the Fitness Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Vitality Direct to your subscription list or wishlist!
Included was a brochure with more information on the supplements and why you would want to take them.
New Vitality MultiVescence (one month supply) – Value $19.95
These are multivitamin, multimineral packets that you dissolve in water to make an effervescent drink. They present a nice alternative to large pills and also to gummies (which have a lot more calories and are generally not vegetarian). They also include CoQ10 (good for heart health), ALA (an omega 3 fatty acid), and biotin (a B vitamin believed to be important for hair and nail growth/health).
When you dissolve these in water, there is a strong “vitamin” odor. But, the drink tastes much better than it smells.
Here is what it looks like when you dissolve a packet in water.
Triple Strength Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement (one month supply) – Value $19.95
I totally agree that EPA and DHA (the active forms of omega-3 fatty acids in the body) are important for health. A few years ago I had high triglycerides and (vegan, algae-based) omega-3 pills, along with dietary changes, helped reduce those levels quite a bit. However, I was unable to try this product as it is (obviously) not vegetarian. If you are not vegan or vegetarian, fish oil is probably the easiest and least expensive way to get omega-3s.
This bottle was well-marked in terms of allergy information. We reached out to Vitality Direct and they said they welcome inquiries regarding allergens, dietary restrictions, etc. from their subscribers, so it is a good idea to check with them if you have concerns.
Here’s a look at the fish oil pills. This is a pretty standard size for fish oil pills (the ones I give to Nyx are at least this big, anyway).
New Vitality Ruby Reds (one month supply) – Value $19.95
This is a superfood mixture consisting of lots of fruits and veggies and herbs, plus enzymes and probiotics. Although I am counting calories this year (or perhaps because of it), my food intake is probably not as nutritionally-balanced as it ought to be. So I do like to have products like this around. Rather than drinking it straight (well, mixed with liquid), I mix some into my morning smoothies. I handle the texture of powdered products much better that way.
Here’s a look at the powder.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $59.85 for the October 2016 Vitality Direct box. Granted, you can only order these exact items from Vitality Direct’s shop, but I review a lot of health and fitness boxes and have seen a lot of supplements come through in the past year or so, and I would say the Vitality Direct prices for these items are right in line with comparable products from other brands. So you are getting a good deal since the value works out to about 1.5 times the cost of the subscription.
I would say this box is best for people interested in learning about nutrition but who aren’t settled into a precise supplement regimen yet. Since products vary from month to month, I can’t yet say whether I’d recommend this for people with dietary restrictions, but if you are generally an omnivore, everything from this box should work pretty well for you.
What do you think of Vitality Direct? Do you like to try new supplements?