About Vital Reds by Gundry MD

In this day and age, you’re probably feeling more and more worn out, as all of life’s demands begin to take their toll. You also don’t have the time to eat as well as you should, so you’re looking for “quick fixes” to provide some support.

To this extent, Vital Reds by Gundry MD promises to deliver a combination of 21 polyphenol-rich superfruits, along with dozens of natural fat burning ingredients, that help boost energy and metabolism, improve digestion, and support healthy cholesterol levels. It even claims to control fat around the belly, thighs, and waist—without any side effects!

All you need to do is mix one scoop of Vital Reds powder into the beverage of your choice, and drink one glass per day on a consistent basis. Gundry MD claims you may experience a “charge of energy” as soon as your first day of use, with “dramatic” results after 2-3 weeks.

Well, if you’re looking for maximum nutrition, Gundry MD certainly makes Vital Reds seem like the way to go. But will it really provide “energy at any age,” or will it leave your expectations flat on their face? Here’s what we learned during our research…

What Is Energy Dysfunction?

On one of Gundry MD’s websites, they mention that Vital Reds was “designed to help reduce the fatigue and energy dysfunction which act as warning signs for much more serious health problems.” Just what is this condition, and is it as serious as Dr. Gundry claims?

Although it’s easy to define each of these words, we didn’t uncover any evidence that “energy dysfunction” is a formal medical diagnosis. In other words, we think this is just an overly fancy term for “low energy.” What can cause this?

Low energy isn’t a diagnosis either, as it’s generally a side effect related to some other medical condition. Like what? Fatigue can be the result of poor lifestyle habits (not eating healthy, getting enough exercise, etc.), insufficient sleep, excess stress, and much more. As such, if you’re regularly tired, be sure to schedule an appointment with your doctor, who can help you narrow down the cause in order to provide some relief.

What Are Polyphenols? How Are They Beneficial?

We won’t get too science-y here, but polyphenols are compounds that contain a large number of key micronutrients and antioxidants, which are thought to help plants avoid damage caused by ultraviolet radiation and pathogens. As a broad group, polyphenols can be broken down into four different categories, based on their molecular structure: flavonoids, stilbenes, lignans, and phenolic acids.

When humans consume polyphenol-rich foods (many of which give foods a distinctive bright color, including red, hence the supplement’s name), these antioxidants are thought to provide a wide range of benefits; everything from fighting heart disease to reducing the risk of stroke.

Now, the problem is that 1) there are thousands of different polyphenols, 2) science doesn’t have a complete understanding of all of these substances, and 3) not all polyphenols are absorbed by the body in the same way. Does this hold true with Vital Reds? Let’s take a look.

What Ingredients Does Vital Reds Contain?

According to the supplement label listed on the Gundry MD website, Vital Reds contains the following:

  • Thiamin 1.5mg
  • Riboflavin 1.7mg
  • Niacin 20mg
  • Vitamin B6 2g
  • Folate 400mcg
  • Vitamin B12 6mcg
  • Biotin 300mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid 10mcg
  • Selenium 70mcg
  • Chromium 200mcg
  • Polyphenol Blend 1,540mg: Organic carrot, organic flax seed, organic apple peel, mulberry, black currant, apple, cranberry, papaya, mango, organic red raspberry, acai, organic strawberry, grape skin, organix beet, aronia berry, blueberry, pomegranate, blackberry, acerola extract, apple pectin, grape seed, pineapple, orange, watermelon, grapefruit, plum, pear, lemon, lime, cherry, peach, berberin HCl
  • Metabolic Boosting Blend 216mg: Cinnamon, ginger root, green tea, white tea, bitter melon, turmeric, black pepper
  • Digestive Support Blend 3 billion CFU: Bacillus coagulans, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium lactis, L. reuteri

While each of these first ingredients plays an important role in optimizing health, unless you’re deficient, there doesn’t seem to be enough clinical evidence that supplementation will provide any benefits. The one exception to this might be selenium, which is listed as possibly effective for improving antioxidant efficacy and reducing abnormal cholesterol levels.

Regarding the polyphenols; as we mentioned in the previous section, there’s a lot we don’t know, but it’s thought that no one polyphenol is better than the next. However, medical professionals recommend eating a wide variety of polyphenol-containing foods to optimize their benefits, which Vital Reds seems to deliver. Just be sure that you’re eating plenty of healthy fats with your polyphenols, as this will help them be more bioavailable.

As far as Vital Reds’ metabolic blend, there doesn’t seem to be enough clinical evidence to state with any certainly that these ingredients will boost your metabolism or help regulate your weight in any meaningful way.

Finally, the HighYa team has written extensively about probiotics over the years, which are clinically proven to treat IBS-related symptoms, bloating, and gassiness; boost energy, and improve immune response.

Are There Any Vital Reds Side Effects?

Although it seems that Vital Reds includes a mishmash of ingredients (at least from a clinical efficacy standpoint), the good news is that they probably won’t cause any harm.

In fact, other than perhaps flushing from the niacin content, you probably won’t experience anything but mild digestive upset from taking Vital Reds, if anything at all.

How Much Does Vital Reds Cost?

Vital Reds by Gundry MD is available in the following quantities:

  • 1 Jar: $49.95
  • 3 Jars: $134.85
  • 6 Jars: $254.70

All Gundry MD orders include free shipping and come with a 90-day money back guarantee, less S&H charges.

In order to request a refund, you’ll need to call Gundry MD’s customer service at (800) 852-0477.

Given it’s relatively reasonable price and claimed benefits, are customers pleased with Gundry MD’s Vital Reds?

What Are Customers Saying About Gundry MD’s Vital Reds Supplement?

We specialize in bringing you reviews as soon as products are released, so there weren’t any online customer reviews for Vital Reds at the time of our research.

The good news is that we’ve received a couple pieces of feedback on Gundry MD’s Correct + Calm Redness Relief Cream, which had a 5-star average rating. Both customers claimed they experienced beneficial results that improved with regular use, although this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll experience the same with Vital Reds. No reviews were available for Dr. Gundry’s third product, Lectin Shield.

Who’s the man behind Vital Reds? Dr. Steven Gundry, M.D. is a board certified thoracic cardiovascular surgeon who also founded the Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, CA. Not only this, by Dr. Gundry is responsible for inventing several medical technologies, including the Gundry Retrograde Cardioplegia Cannula, the Skoosh Venous Cannula, the Gundry Lateral Tunnel, and the Gundry Ministernomy.

According to the bio on his website, Dr. Gundry believes that “our mind and body are locked into an eons-old computer program that is very fundamental, logical and, ultimately, easy to control.” Thus, the crux of his approach is to use foods and other natural ingredients to control this computer and help patients lose weight, “reverse and or eradicate serious diseases such as high blood pressure and, in some cases, even cancer.”

Should You Make Vital Reds by Gundry MD a Crucial Part of Your Diet?

As more and more of us begin to understand the importance of keeping healthy, hundreds of companies have rushed in with a vast range of products that promise to make the process easier. In fact, even if you’re only looking for antioxidant red and green powders, you have dozens of options, including Aloha Green Juice, Organifi, and many more.

Is there anything that distinguishes Gundry MD’s Vital Reds from these other brands? Although prices are mostly the same, Vital Reds contains a blend of additional ingredients like vitamins and probiotics, which isn’t something you’ll always encounter.

As we outlined in the Ingredients section above though, the clinical evidence indicates you might experience the most noticeable benefits from Vital Reds’ probiotics, more than anything else.

The good news is that, unlike many other supplements companies, Gundry MD doesn’t enroll Vital Reds in any kind of autoship program, so you won’t receive any additional product until you decide to place an order. And if you decide you don’t like it, you can take advantage of their 90-day refund policy—although you’ll lose a few dollars in S&H.

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1095 Customer Reviews for Vital Reds by Gundry MD

Average Customer Rating: 4.3
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 693 4 star: 262 3 star: 41 2 star: 19 1 star:  80
Bottom Line: 90% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Suitability of product

    Unfortunately, I have had to return my order, unopened, as my doctor tells me that it is unsuitable for my state of health following very recent tests (contra the indications).

    I would be most grateful for a refund, as quoted in their video, as soon as possible. What was curious, however, was that as well as my initial order for three month's supply of $95.61, I was also charged a further $109.95 on the same date (ie, 10th of September), presumably for further bottles that were not requested?

    Many thanks for your attention in this matter.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Big time rip off

    I just received the three Vital Reds. I couldn't believe their tiny size. Being from Canada, I also paid the Canadian/US exchange, higher shipping, plus $32 in customs. In other words, I paid a small fortune for so little product.

    Also, Dr. Gundry talks about the benefits of polyphenols (blah, blah), but the product consists of more vegetables than berries. Beware, this is a rip-off.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Sep 22, 2017

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hi Tina! I'm Aria from Gundry MD. I am so sorry to hear that your order acquired customs charges. Unfortunately, we have no control over countries customs' charges, as only about 10% of incoming packages are selected for customs. Typically, Gundry MD is not responsible for customs charges as we have no idea when or how much it will be charged. I will go ahead and refund your customs charges because of the miscommunication we caused.

      Please keep in mind that in the future, we won't be able to refund customs charges if an order acquires them. In regards to the ingredients of Vital Reds, this specific product contains powerful polyphenols that are found in the mulberries, aronia cherries and blackberries superfruits! The polyphenols actually give these berries their dark color! If you are looking for a blend that contains more vegetables, I would suggest Gundry MD Primal Plants. Please email me directly at Aria@gundrymd.com and I can begin your refund process for you. I look forward to hearing from you!

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    For those looking to feel better

    • North Carolina,
    • Sep 20, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    This is for you, ladies going thru menopause stage, with very low energy and nothing you do helps. Try Vital Reds! I decided to give this product a try since they had a money back guarantee, I mean, why not?

    I was so amazed how I felt the very first day! I actually felt like I was living again. This product is amazing! Everyone should at least try it one time; you won't regret it.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 14 people found this review helpful

    Rip off

    • Boston, MA,
    • Sep 17, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I ordered one time and was shocked to see how small the jar was for 44 plus dollars! Then they charged me again for another jar, and I only asked for one. Be careful of this rip off! Is this man a licensed Cardiologist? Shameful. I will place a warning to other online.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Sep 18, 2017

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hi Wendy, I'm Aria from Gundry MD. Thank you for leaving us a valuable review. I am so sorry to hear that you are unhappy with your experience. Dr. Gundry is a cardiologist, heart surgeon, medical researcher, and author who has created the Gundry MD products to improve human health. The Gundry MD products contain the highest quality of ingredients so the products are priced to reflect this.

      It sounds as if you were accidentally enrolled into our monthly subscription service. This is a totally optional feature that I can opt you out. I would be more than happy to offer you a refund as well. Please email me directly at aria@gundrymd.com, and I can begin that process immediately. I will also make sure that you are not enrolled in the monthly subscription service. I look forward to hearing from you, Wendy!

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  • 15 out 16 people found this review helpful

    The numbers tell the truth

    • Oregon,
    • Sep 15, 2017
    • Verified Reviewer

    I began with Dr. Gundry's Vital Reds nine months ago, then have added Primal Plants, Prebiothrive and my favorite, Heart Defense.

    I have every reason to offer my deepest appreciation for the Gundry line of products. As a type II diabetic, last September, I was suddenly placed on insulin and also diagnosed with high blood pressure and atherosclerosis of the aorta. I made the choice of following Gundry's diet regimen. Since then my blood pressure that averaged 175-180/90 has decreased 30 points; my blood glucose has decreased from 300 to 160, and today I have unlimited energy, and I glow. Every morning I mix Vital Reds and Prebiothrive in 250 ml of almond milk for breakfast, and for my 3 pm tea time, I take Heart Defense and Primal Plants with another 250 mo of almond milk. Vroom.

    I have just placed an order for six jars of Citrus Polyphenols and replenished my Primal Plants order (originally a gift from a friend).

    Please do not use my real name if you wish to publish this review.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 16 out 20 people found this review helpful

    Deceiving website when purchasing

    I have been ordering Vital Reds for a family member. On the last order, I decided to try it and accept the offer for three jars at a lower price.

    When I received my order confirmation, I found that I had been charged for a total of four jars. I contacted their customer service who indicated that the web page said: "in addition." I do not recall seeing this. I read you could order three instead of one at a lower rate. The customer service then told me that I should read the information better (insulting) and furthermore they did not even offer to amend the order. Also, I had ordered the offer for the Primal Greens which was supposed to be with no shipping charges, but the receipt had shipping added.

    I will never be purchasing again! Deceiving and sorry customer service. I would also like to add that on my very first order, I wanted it shipped to my alternate address, but the website did not offer at that time. When I called the "customer service" they told me they could not ship to an alternate address and that I should change my billing address on my credit card. Oddly, when I ordered the second time, they suddenly had a place to enter an alternative shipping address.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Sep 15, 2017

      Naomi Benson, Customer Care Manager

      Hi Rebecca, I'm Aria from Gundry MD. Thank you so much for letting me know about your situation. I was upset to hear that you had a frustrating experience with our customer service department. Our customers are our number one priority, so I am so sorry that your experience was not a reflection of this. Again, I sincerely apologize for the miscommunication and frustration that this has caused. I would love to make this right by you and offer you a full refund. I appreciate you bringing this valuable information to our attention, as we will use it to make improvements. Please e-mail me at aria@gundrymd.com, and I will begin the refund process for you immediately. I look forward to hearing from you Rebecca!

    • Sep 16, 2017

      Rebecca Ross

      I did not request a refund, I indicated that I would like to amend my order. The Vital Reds is for a family member and they are expecting the order.

      I decided to order the three jars because I intended to try the Vital Reds. I wanted three jars, not four but apparently, you have canceled my order without attempting to speak to me first.

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  • 28 out 30 people found this review helpful

    Vital Reds

    Oh my gosh, since taking Vital Reds, my mood has changed; I am energetic and full of smiles and laughter and no longer lethargic. I feel great! I drink it first thing in the morning. Even my friends have noticed the change in my attitude. They tell me to be quiet (LOL).

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 22 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Vital Reds help low energy level.

    • Santa Clara, CA,
    • Sep 6, 2017
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    I have been taking Vital Reds for one month. I was feeling very tired during the day and was looking for something that would give me more energy. I feel like I have more energy from taking Vital Reds. I do not care for the taste, but it is growing on me. I bought a three month's supply and will be able to tell it is really working in another month.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 29 out 32 people found this review helpful

    Definitely made a difference

    I have been taking Vital Reds for some time now and there are a couple of things I have noticed that have changed for me. I used to get very bound up and have to take a laxative and Senna every day to "move" me, but no more! I also feel calmer and more relaxed and rarely feel tired. I seem to think clearer now too. I just wish the good doctor could find something to make me sleep through the night!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Sep 17, 2017

      Madelaine Read

      Research honey and cinnamon for benefits, just last night I was reading on that. It was explaining what you need to do is, take a spoonful of honey right before you go to sleep. I stopped using my honey for a few months and it turned hard. As soon as I get more honey I will be using it regularly again. Remember to always buy raw and local honey. That's very important.

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  • 29 out 33 people found this review helpful

    Vital Reds

    • Fayetteville, NC,
    • Sep 1, 2017
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    Because my husband is an ATC, I research products for him to try out, just because I don't want stress induced illnesses to creep upon him. He's always been physically active, mainly weight lifting, but has always had trouble with an elevated cholesterol reading and has ever gotten an HDL reading above 39 until taking Vital Reds. Note that he is also following a diet mainly wild caught fish, (but still has red meat or pork twice a week) one to two large salads daily sweet potatoes (no white starch intake unless it's a special occasion), drinks unsweet black/green tea, black coffee by the pot and also takes Cary Nelson Perfect Biotics. He too supports Dr. Steven Gundry's recommendations.

    Point of story, Husbands HDL was 39 and now is 58. It's true that his total cholesterol has a higher reading now but it's only because the "GOOD" HDL cholesterol is now higher, which is a great thing for those who don't know.

    Now I have just started him on the Gundry Heart defense supplement and will post a review 90 days out and after getting blood work up done.

    P.S. Prebiothrive gave him too much gas. He was told to take 1/2 scoop, but I am putting that one the shelf until I get the results from the Gundry Heart Defense supplement. Note, that the stuff doesn't dissolve well, so I put it into a shaker bottle as illustrated on pamphlet insert.

    Also, while online checking for Gundry reviews, I came across a bad website that tries to get you to call a number because your computer has just been infected with a virus.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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    • Sep 18, 2017

      Rosemary Player

      Thank you for your suggestion regarding honey and cinnamon. I will certainly have to read about it and try it. Thank you so much! I would be very interested in the blood work done on your husband after Gundry Heart defense trial. I just started my husband on that too!

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  • 25 out 28 people found this review helpful

    Feeling well

    Since starting Vital Reds, it was a slow process to feel if it was working. After completing cancer treatment, my energy level was at a low. Much fatigue. Now that I'm into the third month, I'm feeling like my old self. I can stay up longer and go out for longer periods of time. I'm feeling so much better now.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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