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, they 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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892 Customer Reviews for Vital Reds by Gundry MD

Average Customer Rating: 4.4
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 565 4 stars: 225 3 stars: 33 2 stars: 13 1 stars: 56
Bottom Line: 91% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    So far so good

    • Connecticut,
    • Mar 27, 2017

    I have only been using the Vital Reds product for two weeks, but I can honestly say that I have experienced a significant increase with my energy levels.

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

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  • 14 out 14 people found this review helpful

    It really works

    The Vital Reds is really great stuff. It has improved my energy 90% just after taking it for a week and a half. Just one glass a day and I feel stronger more and more every day. Thanks Gundry MD.

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

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  • 22 out 22 people found this review helpful

    Vital Reds review

    • New South Wales, Australia,
    • Mar 23, 2017

    Hi, I don't often write reviews, but wanted to share my experience of taking Vital Reds.

    I'd been suffering for a long time with adrenal exhaustion and even though I'd recovered a lot (over six months), with the help of a naturopath and doing a total gut cleanse, I was still lacking energy and was operating in a less than optimal way, and was still at least 20 kilos overweight. I'm a 61-year-old woman, by the way.

    I had read Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution and had read the many positive reviews of Vital Reds. Of course, I was attracted by the weight loss aspect, but more importantly, just wanted my energy back. I've been taking Vital Reds for over three months now, and while my experience hasn't been "wow!", I definitely have regained a significant amount of energy since taking it daily. This in turn, has led me to feel more motivated and ABLE to resume my daily walks with the dog (which I had been unable to do with the adrenal fatigue) and while I haven't seen any decrease in weight, I'm sure that this will come with continued use and exercise.

    I should say that my diet is good, but I have also recently cut out carbs and sugar, so again, feel this will help with the weight over time. I have re-ordered another three-months supply of Vital Reds. Oh, I know it's made a difference because I did the experiment of stopping for a few days and REALLY noticed the difference.

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

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  • 33 out 34 people found this review helpful

    Several benefits from Vital Reds

    • Ohio,
    • Mar 22, 2017

    I work in the healthcare profession (research) so when Dr. Grundy's video popped up in my Facebook feed, I watched it. I was impressed by his credentials as well as his story about "Big Ed" and his 50% reversal of heart disease.

    So, I ordered Vital Reds online and paid through my PayPal account. My only complaint about Dr. Gundry's marketing division is that I received a telephone call (Morgan McDaniel was the rep) who first asked me about my experience with the powder before trying to enroll me into their VIP program. I wanted to enroll, but I had to do it right there and then and to provide my credit card over the phone, which I flatly refused! I think asking customers for this kind of private information over the phone is absurd!

    I received my shipment within three days, which is fast! I also had scheduled a Lifeline Screening Test to be done two weeks from the time I started using my first jar.

    I was also surprised at the size of the jar (very small), but it also contains a small scooper. The taste/texture of the drink is better than I expected.

    My first benefit was more energy (probably from the B vitamins in the powder). My skin has also started to improve in texture (smoother) and appearance (more brighter).

    The second benefit is that I am more regular in my waste elimination. I now have two bowel movements a day, which is good because the less time that stool remains in the colon, the more healthier a person is and less inflammation occurs.

    The third benefit is that my Carotid Artery Screening (Plaque), Ultrasound evaluation of the carotid arteries (a test that screens for buildup of fatty plaque) and my Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (ultrasound and blood pressure measurements to check for peripheral arterial disease or plaque build-up in the lower extremities) all came back normal!

    My osteoporosis test also came back normal, showing no deficiencies or bone loss.

    I attribute most of the third benefit to no longer drinking carbonated beverages! I gave them up six years ago because I read a journal article that said carbonated beverages leeches bones of its calcium. Calcium supplements (taken without vitamin D) is also said to harden your arteries like rocks! Which might be another reason why some people are prone to heart attacks.

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

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  • 26 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Regeneration

    I gave this a go and purchased three tubs, and am just starting my third one.

    I feel it has contributed to the following.

    1. Improved my concentration.
    2. Improved my general alertness.
    3. Improved my endurance strengths with my everyday activities.
    4. Improved my libido.

    Just to name a few positives. Thank you Steve Gundry for this regenerating mix of Vital Reds.

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

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  • 27 out 34 people found this review helpful
    Updated review

    Refund issued

    After complaining, another supervisor issued a refund for more than I had asked for. I think they have a customer service problem, but are working it out.

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

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    • Mar 17, 2017

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hello Jim, my name is Aria and I work for Gundry MD. I personally wanted to reach out and respond to your feedback regarding our customer service department. I am so sorry that our agent did not cancel your original subscription. I can definitely understand your frustration; our agent should have been more careful. We have reached out to the specific agent who handled your order and ensured that he is properly trained, so that this will not happen again. There is no way, that you will have to pay for shipping. I will personally ensure that you are fully refunded and would love to send you some complimentary product, for the inconvenience we have caused you. Please email me directly at aria@gundrymd.com so I can do this. Thank you!

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    • Previous review
    • Mar 13, 2017

    Gundry customer service is a scam!

    I think the product is probably good, but their customer service is not!

    I ordered one jar per month and was called with an offer of a 6-month subscription at a lower price, which I did. I was told my original monthly order would be canceled. It was not, and they are shipping six jars plus the original order at the higher price.

    They want me to ship the erroneous order back with tracking and PAY for the shipment. Even though it is their error, they will not pay for shipping.

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  • 21 out 27 people found this review helpful

    Vital Reds caused heart palpitations

    My husband bought Vital Reds, and we started taking it every day. Within a few weeks, I was having heart palpitations and not sleeping at night. I would not recommend this quack's expensive supplement that can have an adverse effect.

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

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    • Mar 21, 2017

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hello Judy, Aria here with Gundry MD. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy Vital Reds. We always recommend that you speak to your primary physician prior to beginning any new supplements, to ensure you are not allergic to any of the specific ingredients. I would be more than happy to issue you a full refund of your order. Please email me directly at aria@gundrymd.com so that I can go ahead and expedite that for you. Thank you Judy, I look forward to hearing from you.

    • Mar 28, 2017

      Deb Gilliam

      Some people are unable to tolerate high doses of chromium. It causes heart palpitations and insomnia because it boosts metabolism. I have to take supplements w/o chromium or lower doses of chromium.

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  • 32 out 33 people found this review helpful

    So glad my husband found Vital Reds

    My husband and I started taking Vital Reds a few months ago to help with high blood pressure. We are both on medication.

    As my husband and I continue checking our blood pressure, the numbers are now normal for both of us. For me, I haven't had a really normal reading in many years even with medication.

    I have also noticed that my hair and nails are so much stronger and better. My energy level has increased, and I have a sense of well being.

    I strongly recommend this product!

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

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  • 27 out 29 people found this review helpful

    Great product

    • Springfield, MA,
    • Mar 16, 2017

    I've always been a strong believer in nutritional health, especially through juicing raw fruit and vegetables.

    However, when it comes to supplements, they make me feel tired and sluggish. I guess it's the way my body absorbs them. When I decided to try Vital Reds, I was hopeful but not sure if my body system would react negatively.

    Well, I have been taking Vital Reds for about a month now and so far so good. It does not make me feel tired or sluggish. I add one scoop in a large glass of freshly made vegetable juice. It adds a nice flavor to my juice. I love it. I highly recommend it.

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

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  • 20 out 23 people found this review helpful

    Game changer

    • Houston, Texas,
    • Mar 16, 2017

    I was actually a drug addict for 15 years, so I had done tremendous damage to my body and my vital organs, and I was experiencing fatigue, extreme pain, and depression.

    My worshipful master in my lodge told me about this product and suggested I should try it. I was hesitant (I am a poster boy for being scammed), but at this point, I was very desperate, so I gave it a shot, and holy moly, I have got my memory back short term and long term.

    My energy levels are out the rough, and the most important thing to me is my male organ is working again; no more limp hard or no hard at all, no, it's rock solid (yea baby LOL). Thank you Dr. Gundry. Peace out.

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

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  • 31 out 33 people found this review helpful

    Excellent product and excellent customer service!

    • Los Angeles, CA,
    • Mar 16, 2017

    Looking at the reviews here I'm really surprised at the ones who complained about over-shipping and over-pricing.

    My experience was quite the opposite. First off, I have fibromyalgia. It is an illness that causes fatigue, pain, and IBS. Desperate for relief, I stumbled upon Vital Reds. It is a little pricy, but the benefit has been worth it. After the second week of taking it, I noticed my fatigue going away. I'm on my second month, and it is completely gone. Not only is it gone but now my energy is through the roof. I don't even drink coffee anymore.

    So for the customer service experience, I tried another product from Gundry, and it didn't work that well for me (not everything works for everyone). So after the one month trial, there was no hassle to return. I called customer service, and they were happy to help. I received my refund promptly.

    All in all, this is a great company. I'm thankful to God for the Vital Reds. I'm a firm believer that the earth has all we need to heal us. We just need experts to help put it together for us. Thank you Dr. Gundry!

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

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