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We all know vitamins and minerals are essential to life. Our bodies need them to function, but do we know which vitamin or mineral we have enough of and which we do not?
Vitastiq aims to provide the solution. This is the world’s first personal device for checking your vitamin and mineral status using a smartphone. The makers of Vitastiq claim it is able to monitor the status of 30 most important vitamins and minerals.
The device is based on the over 60 years old method called “Electro-acupuncture. The technology measures the electrical resistance of the skin at an acupuncture point in relation to the reference point. You choose what you want to measure via the smartphone app (sodium, potassium, proteins and etc.), and roll the device on the part of your body you want to get measurements.
The accompanying smartphone app saves and evaluates all readings and informs you if they are off. The app also offers personalized advice on the right choice of nutrients to improve any deficiencies.
The company is already on the second iteration of the product and has turned to Indiegogo for funding. Unlike the 1st edition, Vitastiq 2 is wireless. It’s has also been reengineered out of titanium, a more durable and lighter material.
Is this a gimmick or does it really work? The jury is still out. The first generation device has received mixed reviews so far, although it does have a 4.0 out of 5 star rating on Amazon. Check them out yourself on Amazon.
$256,897 USD total funds raised
665% funded on September 5, 2016
Estimated delivery: November 2016