Vessel health caught my eye recently. You see I have a high-stress life and have for quite a while between the kids, caregiving for my grandma, and running multiple businesses online. I struggle with cortisol levels for this reason but getting my cortisol levels tested on a regular basis just so I can track improvements and issues is not doable. In fact, by the time my results are back from the doctor things can already have changed. So I decided to give it a try. Here is my unbiased Vessel Health Review.
What is Vessel Health?
Vessel Health is an at home test that allows you to see our general levels across a verity of areas currently including:
- Vitamin C
They are currently working on adding tests for:
The process of using Vessel Health is simple. Pee on the test like you would a pregnancy test, wait 3 to 5 minutes, then scan with the phone app.
Inside the app you can find peer reviewed research on how each testing point effects your body on a range of factors including:
You will also find tips on how to fix your levels with things like supplements, healthy food, and activities.
The GOOD about Vessel Health?
Vessel Health is affordable. At about $10 a test Vessel is a lot cheaper than going to my Dr to have tests ran on a regular basis so I can track my progress. As a busy mom that knows she needs to make changes but needs feed back on those changes Vessel gives me the option to improve my health on a budget. I can even skip deliveries when the tests are not in budget or I don’t quite need them yet seeing testing full on weekly isn’t quite needed but the tests are handy to have when I feel off and want to know why. (Turns out magnesium plays a major role in my pain tallerance.)
Vessel is fast. You can have results in a matter of minutes and adjust your plan as needed. When ordering tests from the Dr I am looking at a 4-5 day wait for results and even then I often have to chase my dr down to get actual numbers. Vessel shows me results in minutes so I can make spur of the moment choices.
Vessel allows me to know what my body needs, and see how things like my period effect my overall health. It turns out I need m supplements some parts of the month while others I can back off and let my body get what it needs from food without issues.
Vessel offers chats with a real person to help put together a plan for you if you need more than what the automated system has to offer. For people like me that have a history of nutrition issues, steming from childhood health and post natal depleation, this can be a great asset for my health, and the tools to help get me healthier than I have ever been.
The BAD about Vessel Health?
Scanning the cards can be a bit of a pain. I find I have to spend a lot of time fiddling with the strip and my phone to get it to scan.
They recently fixed the issue I had with the plans not providing information on how often you need the supplements. The updated the app making weekly and daily plans to fix this.
Shipping is slow so you want to order stips ahead of when you will need them.
Waiting on the other tests to roll out is a bit disappointing but I still like that we know what they plan to offer.
How to use Vessel Health to Make Healthy Changes and get in shape
Test to see where you are.
Follow the advice in the plan for supplements, workouts, and meditaion.
Remeber to test again to see changes. For women testing at different points in your cycle can give you a lot of valuable information about your body.
Stick with it. It will take time to see changes but for women like me fighting belly fat, knowing that my cortisol levels are high and how to fix it is a valuable tool for getting my health back under control so I can have the energy to keep up with my kids.