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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863 Customer Reviews for Vital Reds by Gundry MD

Average Customer Rating: 4.4
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 552 4 stars: 219 3 stars: 31 2 stars: 11 1 stars: 50
Bottom Line: 92% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Vital Reds

    • Beerburrum, Queensland, Australia,
    • Feb 23, 2017

    I have been taking Vital Reds for a few weeks now and I find them an easy and nice tasting formula to drink. I feel I have more energy since I have been taking Vital Reds. Thank you.

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

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Major stomach upset

    • Alberta, Canada,
    • Feb 22, 2017

    I purchased six jars; I thought I'd do something good for myself. It was very expensive as there is a high exchange to Canada, as well as over $50 of duty.

    It tastes good, and I started to experience digestive issues right away. With 100% daily requirements of many vitamins in the product, could it be that I was getting too much?

    About a week in, I experienced extreme diarrhea and vomiting. I have never had problems like this before. I will be returning all of the remaining product.

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

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  • 7 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Question the results

    My wife got bad diarrhea and upset stomach after taking Vital Reds. She is Gluten tolerant, and they never mentioned that when we purchased Vital Reds.

    She has not noticed any change with her increased energy at all. I've been fine with it, with the exception of loose stools, and maybe a few little stomach issues after taking it.

    My other question is, after reading some reviews, people have said they don't get any response from them when they have issues with their product, which tells me it would be kind of a red flag. I will be curious to see if my review will be tossed in the trash can. Thanks.

    I don't know if I would recommend it to anyone.

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

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Very tasty and helpful

    Vital Reds is very tasty and is helping me quite a bit. I do not spend nearly the amount of time on the toilet as I did before drinking this tasty mixture. And the time spent is not nearly as uncomfortable. I love the taste, and although it did not remove the issue, it has helped tremendously. Thank you!

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

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  • 22 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Beware website

    • Havre De Grace, MD,
    • Feb 20, 2017

    I saw the video on the Farmers Almanac website, and I noticed the lengthy tease-formatted sales pitch. I instantly felt the red flags alert but listened due to Gundry's credentials. It sounded reasonable with quite a few written testimonials (not that testimonials prove anything), so I thought maybe I'll try one jar.

    I reluctantly put my credit card information in and hit "submit order." A pop-up offer with additional jars pops up like the first page, and I select "no thanks." Then another offer for additional jars pops up, and again I say "no thanks."

    Then a third pop-up for additional orders appears. This time I'm thinking, "hmmm; tease-formatted sales pitch STRIKE one, pop-up offer repeating after first-page STRIKE two, I say no thanks and again a pop-up offer for additional jars STRIKE three, and batter you're OUT!"

    I decide NOT to click "submit," but instead clicked "back page" on my screen three times, remove my name and credit card information and GUESS WHAT? Yep, you got it; I'm billed anyway.

    If this product is so good, why bother with the tacky late-night infomercial tactics? Why not just sell the product? My experience has been when more money is placed on the marketing than the manufacturing of a product, buyer beware!

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

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    • Feb 22, 2017

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hello, Aria here with Gundry MD. I am sorry to hear about your experience with the ordering process. We show product packages that are commonly selected by customers prior to completing your order so we can ensure that all of your needs are met. Additionally, we like to offer extremely discounted prices on additional units so that our customers can save on the products they love. What likely happened was, on the last decline of the offer, your order finalized. Regardless, I would be more than happy to refund you for your purchase. Please email me at aria@gundrymd.com so that I can begin processing your refund for you. Thank you, I look forward to hearing from you.

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  • 12 out 12 people found this review helpful

    Multiple benefits

    I originally purchased Vital Reds for the probiotic effects. I've taken probiotics before, but I've never had much relief from indigestion and acid reflux.

    After three days, I felt so much better, so I was encouraged quickly by this result. In addition, it has actually lowered my blood pressure, which is something I never expected! I take blood pressure meds and check my BP regularly at home. I noticed how low it was after about a week on Vital Reds (like 90/55), so I stopped taking my meds, and it's been averaging 125/75 after 20 days. I continue to monitor my BP, however, since it's still early.

    I'm extremely pleased with these results! As far as less fatigue, I believe I do feel better throughout the day, in general.

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

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Feeling Better in Winnemucca

    So far I think I am feeling better. It maybe very well is that it is mind over matter but, never the less, I am feeling better. My life style is not the best. I am a courier and my eating habits and hours are not the ideal lifestyle, but I will continue to use this product. If I think I feel better, then I must be better.

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

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  • 23 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Not gluten free

    Shame on me for purchasing this product when it did not say it was gluten free.

    I was excited to try something that made so many marvelous claims. I did not take it every day for the first three months. In fact, by the time I got my second shipment, I still had two jars unopened. When I got my second shipment, though, I committed to taking it every day. As soon as I had taken it for four days, I was having digestive problems and a persistent rash on my face and lip.

    I called to make sure it was gluten free and was told it was not. I was told that someone would call me the next day to begin processing my refund. I did receive an email canceling my reoccurring order, but I did not receive a call. I sent two emails asking how to return the five unopened containers and still received no return message.

    At this point, I tell myself (buyer beware) I should have known better. If it is too good to be believed, don't believe it!

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

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  • 22 out 22 people found this review helpful

    No identifiable benefit

    I used Dr. Grundy's Vital Reds powdered drink for 30 days and found no benefit at all. The powder added to water seems no more than a fruit drink that is very expensive ($49.95 per jar). I returned the unused jars and the empty used jar and was refunded. The refund took about six weeks, but I was refunded without any hassle.

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

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    • Feb 22, 2017

      Gundry MD Customer Support, Customer Advocate, Gundry MD

      Hello Laura, thank you for your valuable review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the product. While a majority of our customers love Vital Reds, we realize that it might not be for everyone.

      We are happy you gave it a fair trial and are glad to hear that you had a good experience with the return process. If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me personally at aria@gundrymd.com. Thank you Laura.

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  • 32 out 37 people found this review helpful

    Don't skip a day

    I took the Vital Reds for three days and while I thought I felt more energy, I blew off taking it for two days. And wow, what a difference in mood, energy and appetite level (carb craving). I have not missed a day since. It is wonderful for energy, and we will see what other effects may surface.

    I also noted that my gums do not appear as inflamed, but I will see what the dentist and periodontist have to contribute. Thanks so much.

    Amazing; I am paying for something and saying thanks.

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

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  • 22 out 22 people found this review helpful

    Ketones and fat burning

    • New York,
    • Feb 16, 2017

    I have been taking Vital Reds for two weeks now and am very pleased with this product. When testing my Ketone level with Ketone strips after taking Vital Reds, I noticed that it puts me into fat burning mode.

    I just started up my training regiment and have dropped a little bit over 11 pounds in two weeks and Vital Reds has been a great supplement to add to my daily routine.

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

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