Gundry MD supplements are created by a heart surgeon and medical researcher, Dr Stephen Gundry MD. The brand focuses on maintaining health rather than helping you achieve crazy weight-loss results. If you buy from the website you are encouraged to sign up to auto-ship and take the supplements on a permanent basis.
Gundry MD Vital Reds is a supplement in powder form that you drink by adding to water. It is supposed to boost your health, vitality and weight loss by the use of superfruit ingredients, and although it looks pretty good you could probably get the same effects by improving your diet and increasing your activity levels. We like that this supplement seems safe. We are less keen on the over inflated price and the fact that you are encouraged to sign up to auto-ship for regular orders.
Side effects should not be an issue for most people. However, you should not take it if you have a weakened immune system as probiotics can cause complications by introducing bacteria into the system.
Buy from the official website and you are encouraged to sign up to auto-ship – the subscribe and save option known as the Gundry VIP Club. Be warned that auto-ship agreements can be hard to cancel, even if they advertise no strings attached.
In addition, as a new customer you can take advantage of a special offer by buying three month’s supply of Gundry MD Vital Reds for $134.85! Not such a special offer, in our opinion, but a hustle to get more money from customers.
Many customers have been dismayed on seeing the size of the container. It is extremely small.
The advertising for Gundry MD Vital Reds says all the right things, the ingredients profile looks safe, and the fact it has been devised by a “trust me, I am a doctor” looks reassuring. We have certainly seen a lot worse on the market. That said, we do not like this supplement very much.
In our opinion, Gundry MD is no better than any other supplements company on the market, and in many cases worse. You are encouraged to sign up to auto-ship and to pay good money each month for a general supplement that is unlikely to make much difference to your long-term health.
Let’s cut to the chase. If you have $70 going spare, you could try this supplement and it might even do you some good. But in our opinion, this money would be better spent on improving your diet and lifestyle for long lasting more permanent benefits. Overall, we would not recommend Gundry MD Vital Reds.
Gundry MD Vital Reds Review
We are all looking to get fit and healthy these days and, with the rise in problems such as obesity and heart disease, losing weight has never seemed so important.
When it comes to losing weight with the help of a safe supplement, Gundry MD Vital Reds appears to tick all the boxes. This supplement seems to be crammed with healthy antioxidant rich ingredients, and looks to be a healthy red powder that you add to water in order to make a drink. For added reassurance, the supplement has been devised by a doctor and heart surgeon Dr Stephen Gundry MD.
The principle ingredient of the powder is a blend of superfruit berries called the Polyphenol blend. According to the product information, this part of the formula contains 34 unique superfruits containing micronutrients, all with a strong antioxidant effect.
In addition, there is the metabolic blend which contains 7 ingredients believed to increase the speed of the metabolism and so make weight loss easier. Ingredients include green tea, turmeric (is there a supplement at the moment which DOESNT contain turmeric?) and other culinary substances, such as ginger and cinnamon.
There is a vitamin and mineral blend which provides all 8 B vitamins plus some additional minerals.
The final part of the formula is the probiotic blend, called the Digestive Support Blend. Many people believe in the power of good bacteria (probiotics) which inhabit your gut and intestines, helping digestion.
How to Take Gundry MD Vital Reds
You just mix a small scoop of Gundry MD Vital Reds with water or any other beverage you like. It dissolves quickly. Drink one glass a day.
Gundry MD Vital Reds looks very much the health supplement, and with the doctor/inventor reinforcing this message it’s no wonder that this supplement is popular.
However, it is important to remember that taking a supplement does not replace a healthy diet and most of the fruit ingredients, if not all, are easily available in their natural form and would be better for health if you just ate more of them and did some exercise.
Gundry MD Vital Reds Concerns:
- Overpriced, but people may spend money they can’t afford believing it is important for health
- Is Dr Stephen Gundry exploiting his position as a doctor to sell us stuff we don’t need?
- This supplement does not replace a healthy diet and lifestyle, but will customers realise?
You can be healthy without taking this supplement, and we have some concerns that some people may buy this expensive supplement in the belief that they need it, and thus sign up to the VIP program from the website.
This is an auto-ship agreement where regular supplies are sent to your address each month and your bank or credit card is billed automatically. These types of agreements can be hard to cancel.
We have covered Gundry MD Primal Plants in a previous review.
What Does Gundry MD Vital Reds Claim To Do?
According to the advertising, the key features are as follows:
- Helps boost natural energy
- Promotes improved digestion
- Helps improve skin health & appearance
- “Quick-Dissolve” Mix with Natural Berry Flavor
- Soy-Free / Sugar-Free / Artificial Sweetener-Free / Lectin-Free
Stephen Gundry explains more about polyphenols,
Polyphenols are natural energy boosters, they have antioxidant properties, and play a huge role in keeping your body healthy.
In my opinion, polyphenols are the most important nutrient you’re NOT getting in your diet right now, and you should be getting as much as possible.
Right now, you can experience the benefits of polyphenols without having to go to the trouble and expense of sourcing dozens of exotic and rare ingredients.
We hate to disagree with a qualified doctor and heart surgeon, but we looked into this question of polyphenols only being in “exotic and rare” ingredients, and according to the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition we found that polyphenols are present in high quantities in many everyday foodstuffs.
Blackberries contain high levels of polyphenols, as do seasonings and spices such as cloves and celery seeds. Capers, olives, apples, red onions and nuts, beetroot, pure orange juice and apple juice, and filter coffee are also sources of polyphenols, as well as fruit such as grapes, cherries and blackcurrants.
All these foods are in the top 100 richest dietary sources of polyphenols and are easily obtainable.
Does Gundry MD Vital Reds Work?
It certainly is not going to do you any harm. This looks to be a good quality, safe supplement that has been devised by a heart surgeon and doctor with 30 years experience.
Gundry MD Vital Reds is a general health supplement. If you do lose weight while you are taking it, this will be down to your own efforts. Maybe this supplement will help you feel better and make the effort… but who knows?
Our big concern about Gundry MD Vital Reds is that it is expensive and in no way does it replace a healthy diet and lifestyle.
It is not difficult to improve your diet and lifestyle by including more polyphenol rich fruit and veg and taking some exercise. Doing this will provide the benefits mentioned in the advertising, such as improved circulation and heart health, as well as energy levels, weight loss, mood and even your skin.
Gundry MD Vital Reds is a reasonable looking supplement, but if the good doctor really wanted to help people, he would provide more common sense advice about diet and nutrition, and would not be as keen to sign up customers to a lengthy cycle of sending him continuous and expensive auto-ship payments.
What Are The Ingredients of Gundry MD Vital Reds?
Each serving is equal to one scoop (3.5g) of powder.
- Polyphenol Blend (1540mg): This comprises of 34 ingredients that are high in polyphenols. Although the red berries aspect is mentioned in the advertising, you can see that most of the components are not red berries, but are easily available fruits and veg. Many you can buy as juices. It is important to remember that individual ingredient quantities will be microscopic with the combined quantity less than a teaspoon. Ingredients here include organic carrot, organic apple, grape seed extract, aronia berry extract, organic flax seed, mulberry fruit, European black current extract, apple, organic beetroot, cranberry fruit extract, mango, papaya, acai fruit extract, strawberry, blueberry fruit concentrate, pomegranate, blackberry, acerola fruit extract, apple pectin (a natural thickener) red raspberry, pineapple, orange, cantaloupe, grape, watermelon, grapefruit, plum, pear, lemon, lime, cherry, peach, and berberine hydrochloride.
- Metabolic Boosting Blend (365mg): Some natural foodstuffs are known as natural metabolism boosters (or fat burners) because they are high in antioxidants and polyphenols (a type of antioxidant). This part of the formula contains cinnamon bark extract 5:1, ginger root, green tea extract, white tea leaf extract, turmeric, bitter melon fruit extract and black pepper.
- Digestive Support Blend: All strains of probiotic here are considered good for digestive health and are naturally present in the human body as well as in dietary produce, especially dairy products. This includes Bacilus Coagulans, Lactobacillus Acidophil, Bifidum bacteriemlactis, and L Reuteri (3 billion CFU).
- Fructooligosacherides (250mg): Short and medium chain sugar molecules that your body cannot digest. They provide food for the probiotics.
There is also a comprehensive vitamin and mineral profile. All are present in 100% of the RDA apart from chromium which exceeds this figure (167%):
- Thiamine (1.5mg)
- Riboflavin (1.7mg)
- Niacin (20mg)
- Vitamin B6 (2mg)
- Folate (400mcg)
- Vitamin B 12 (6mcg)
- Biotin (300 mcg)
- Pantothenic acid (10mg)
- Selenium (70mcg)
- Chromium (200mcg)
Does Gundry MD Vital Reds Have Any Side Effects?
Side effects should not be an issue because the contents of the powder are all dietary ingredients, and the individual serving size of each one is very small. Customers have not reported side effects. That said, some people suffer from digestive issues with probiotics such as bloating, constipation and abdominal pains.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Speak to your doctor first if you have underlying health issues or a compromised immune system. Probiotics are not safe for everyone to use in these cases.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Gundry MD Vital Reds?
There are loads of customer testimonials for Gundry MD Vital Reds. Many are posted on the official Gundry website and these are all positive. Here are a couple of examples,
My wife and I are into our second month of taking the Reds and we both see a difference. It is hard to explain but I wake up fresher and as my day progresses I do not tire as easy. I feel my work flows and I handle emergencies at work better, not getting overwhelmed about the circumstances. Thanks.
My family and I have been taking Vital Reds since around Christmas and we have seen improvement in our overall health and energy.
All the customer reviews are pretty much identical. Interestingly, not one person has mentioned weight loss. The entire focus is on improving energy.
The reviewers on Amazon tell a different story. There are some positive reviews and some people have lost weight by using it.
Energy improved. Scale did not go down, but midriff inches did! Excited! Eating more calories, but my body looks good.
An excellent product that I am now remembering to take religiously. I can feel the effects, including more energy.
Not everyone is as impressed. Many reviewers, even positive reviewers have complained about the price,
Great stuff, tastes good too. Quite expensive to keep purchasing though.
This lady was cross that it did not work and with changes to price on Amazon,
Product taste OK ….can’t feel any difference at all …..but I’m going to say this ….because I think it’s important …..the price keeps changing….. it’s over-the-top and the marketing is deceitful!!
Many people have noticed no difference between taking it and not taking it,
This product is just an overpriced sweet drink. It hasn’t done what the seller claims. If you are having a problem with low energy, go see your doctor because this won’t help you.
Doesn’t do as advertised. Total waste of money!
Does Gundry MD Vital Reds Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
Yes, and it looks pretty good. If you buy from the website you are covered by a 90-day money-back guarantee.
Here’s what Dr. Stephen Gundry has to say about it:
As a physician, I know that individual bodies can react differently to the very same compounds. Even though everyone can benefit from the polyphenols and probiotics in this formula, I’m aware that results can vary. So, if you’re unsatisfied with this product for any reason whatsoever after a full 90 days of use, I’ll return your money, no questions asked…guaranteed.
Where Can I Buy Gundry MD Vital Reds?
You can buy Gundry MD Vital Reds direct from the Gundry website. Be aware that you will be encouraged to buy in bulk or sign up to auto-ship.
You can also buy Gundry MD Vital Reds from Amazon.