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Are vitamin subscriptions worth it?

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Sarah Achleithner
Vitamin subscriptions are worth it if you invest in the right nutrients at the right dose for your unique needs. While you can get many nutrients from a healthful, well-balanced diet, you may not get all of them on a regular basis, especially if you eat a typical Western diet. 
Studies have found that only 28% of adults eat their recommended five servings of fruit and vegetables each day, leaving many people with nutrient gaps [1,2]. Additionally, research shows that Americans consume less than the recommended daily intake for vitamins A, C, E, K, as well as magnesium, potassium, choline, and vitamin K [3]. These deficiencies can wreak havoc on your health, so supplementation may be necessary to bridge the gap, and optimize your health. 
At Elo, we use a combination of at-home blood testing, wearable data, and health history to determine exactly the right supplements for you, and ship them straight to your door every month. Additionally, all of our products undergo rigorous third-party testing to ensure purity, dosage and freshness.
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References:

  1. Strategies to prevent obesity and other chronic diseases ... (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2022, from https://www.cdc.gov/obesity/downloads/fandv_2011_web_tag508.pdf 
  2. Lalji, C., Pakrashi, D., & Smyth, R. (2018). Can eating five fruit and veg a day really keep the doctor away? Economic Modeling, 70, 320–330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.econmod.2017.07.024 
  3. Wallace, T. C., McBurney, M., & Fulgoni, V. L. (2014). Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement contribution to micronutrient intakes in the United States, 2007–2010. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 33(2), 94–102. https://doi.org/10.1080/07315724.2013.846806