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When it comes to following a healthy lifestyle, it can be overwhelming trying to make sure you consume the proper nutrients every day. And sometimes even with your most valiant efforts at meal planning, you may still have gaps in your nutrient intake that you are unable to meet daily. That is where nutritional supplements can help.
According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 50-percent of adults in the United States take one or more dietary supplements (1). Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the supplements these adults take are providing the nutrition they promise on the label. Furthermore, remembering to take the nutritional supplements as recommended can be difficult, especially for older adults. Not to mention that remembering to take supplements at the right time of day for optimal absorption can be a challenging task at times for anyone, regardless of age.
Therefore, Persona Nutrition has come up with a nutrition supplement delivery system that could take the guesswork out of daily supplementation to ensure you are getting the most out of your daily supplement regimen. Let’s look at what Persona Nutrition can provide and if it may be the right choice for you to supply your daily nutritional supplements.
About Persona Nutrition
Persona Nutrition states on its website that they hope to provide personalized recommendations for supplements based on everyone’s health needs. And with these recommendations, they provide transparent information regarding the products they offer, and work to provide education-based solutions through their physician and nutritionist-backed advisory board.
Persona Nutrition product standards
When you purchase a supplement from a store shelf, you can’t always be sure of the purity or potency of the product you’re buying. With Persona Nutrition, you can be sure the vitamins and other supplements you purchase are of the highest quality, potency, and purity. This is because every vitamin and supplement offered by Persona Nutrition adheres to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) certified Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs).
The CGMPs state that manufacturers of medications distributed to consumers possesses reliable identity, strength, purity, and quality (2). These guidelines are so important because it prevents contaminations, mix-ups, and errors that may occur during the manufacturing process. By adhering to such guidelines, Persona Nutrition provides consumers with the transparency that will ensure that each product they purchase has been sourced, manufactured, and tested with the consumer’s safety in mind.
Comprehensive and customized consumer care
Persona Nutrition provides a comprehensive list of supplements that are categorized both alphabetically and by need. This set-up gives the consumer a user-friendly way to find the supplements they are looking for without having to do any extensive site searches. And each supplement page lists the cost of that supplement per day as well as a summarized list of health benefits that research has found the supplement to provide.
Since this list of about 85 supplement products can be overwhelming, Persona Nutrition provides a comprehensive survey for potential consumers to fill out to help determine what supplements would suit them best. This survey was created by a group of nutrition professionals, and was reviewed by a committee of medical, health, nutrition, and research professionals. The survey starts with obtaining basic demographic information such as:
- Gender at birth
Survey questions then progress to medical history questions. For example, the survey asks if a person may have a history of certain conditions like:
- Bone diseases like osteoporosis
- Heart diseases or heart health risk factors like high cholesterol or high blood pressure
- Endocrine diseases like diabetes
- Kidney stones or bladder infections
- Digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome or heartburn
- Respiratory diseases like asthma or emphysema
- Skin issues like eczema or psoriasis
- Eye diseases like glaucoma
- Nervous system issues like headaches or cognitive decline
Other survey questions ask for information like:
- Sleep quality
- Food allergies or intolerances
- Lifestyle behaviors like smoking or drinking
- Dietary intake like how many fruit and vegetable servings consumed each day
- Physical activity levels
- and much more
The survey concludes by asking potential consumers if they are already taking prescribed medications. Then, the final report is presented to the consumer and emailed to them for their reference. It includes recommendations of products based on their answers as well as the price summary for a 28-day supply of those recommended supplements. The supplement package will be automatically reordered unless you choose to cancel the subscription service or change your shipment date.
This customized report is helpful if a consumer is having a hard time deciding which supplement they need. Instead of taking a handful of supplements each day, it specifies which supplements will help consumers fill their nutritional gaps and help support the treatment of certain health conditions and/or prevent health conditions a consumer may be at risk for.
In addition to separate supplements, Persona Nutrition also offers “Essential Packs.” You can create your own essential pack by first of all choosing the supplements that address your concern(s). Then, your supplements are sorted into packs by time of day, so you remember to take everything at the right time to ensure optimal absorption and effectiveness. Once you order an Essentials Pack, it will be sent to your home each month unless you cancel or change your date of shipment.
Now, if you come to the above supplement pages and you are still confused about what to choose, then Persona Nutrition offers helpful services to assist you in your choice.
Persona Nutrition Services
Persona Nutrition offers nutritionists that are available in real time to answer any questions customers may have to help them make educated choices when it comes to their supplement purchase. As a bonus, there is a Doctor of Pharmacy on staff to provide answers to any medication-related questions consumers may have. The nutritionists and pharmacy professional are available through phone, email, or chat Monday through Friday from 6am to 10 pm Pacific Standard Time and Saturday 8am to 5 pm Pacific Standard Time.
This service offering is unique compared to other vitamin and supplement websites that may just list a “Frequently Asked Questions” list or offer a “Contact Us” information page. By providing this service, Personal Nutrition offers consumers the chance to make educated decisions before they press the submit button on their purchase.
Help others by helping your health
Another unique feature of Persona Nutrition is its philanthropy. For every order shipped, they provide a year-supply of vitamin A for two children through the Vitamin Angels® network. This program hopes to end childhood malnutrition by providing children in need with the two doses of vitamin A each year that can help prevent vitamin A deficiency that could lead to vision loss, stunted growth, or poor immunity.
The Persona Nutrition supplement company is unlike any other supplement company out there. Instead of just trying to convince the consumer that they need to buy a slew of supplements, they gather information from the consumer through a comprehensive survey to help recommend only the supplements that they would most benefit from based on their demographics, medical history, and lifestyle behaviors. The Persona Nutrition program also provides real time support from qualified health professionals to answer any questions they may have before they purchase any products or thereafter.
Although this is a beneficial feature to have on the website, consumers should understand that such guidance should not replace their visit to their local healthcare professional. This is because if you have health conditions that are being treated by a physician, then you should inform your physician before starting any new supplement regimen to prevent any medication interactions. Also, consumers should remember that whole foods should be the primary source of vitamins and nutrients in the diet, and supplements should only be used to fill in those nutritional gaps, not to replace proper daily nutrition.
Outside of this disclaimer, Persona Nutrition could be a supplement solution for those who are looking to enhance their healthy lifestyle. In a matter of clicks of your computer mouse, customized and affordable supplement solutions could be at your fingertips.
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About the Author
Staci Gulbin, MS, MEd, RD is a registered dietitian, freelance writer, health editor, and founder of LighttrackNutrition.com. Through her writing, she hopes to provide others with an unbiased and evidence-based view of health and wellness topics so they can make educated decisions when building their healthy lifestyle. Email Staci.