Knowledge is power
I woke up excited to find out more about my health. On yesterday I received my Vessel package in the mail and this morning I had the opportunity to test it out.
Vessel is a new at-home wellness tracking solution that helps you to access, understand, and optimize your health and wellness from the comfort of home. With Vessel, users can test 10 different health metrics in less than 10 minutes for as little as $10 per card.
To get started I urinated on one of the wellness cards, scanned the card using the Vessel app, and receive their "low," "good," or "high" biomarker ratings to determine what may be affecting things like my energy, stress, and immunity. Biomarkers tested include Vitamin B7 (Biotin), Vitamin B9 (Folate), hydration, Vitamin C, Cortisol, Magnesium, Ketone A (AcAc), Ketone B (BHB), pH, Creatinine, and Calcium. The app then provides tailored plans to help me instantly understand what nutrition and lifestyle changes will make the biggest impact. Vessel's app also offers grocery delivery and customized supplements based on your test results to make achieving optimal wellness easy. Daily, weekly, and monthly membership packages are available, although Vessel recommends weekly testing, which is available for as low as $35 per month.
I posted my results below so you can see what biomarkers are being used and their range.
My initial thought going into this was that I was going to score poorly for hydration because I know I can do a much better job with drinking 7 to 8 glasses of water a day but my results were good surprisingly. So my goal for next month is to increase my fluid intake and shoot for a HIGH mark.
Overall, I think this service is awesome and although I won’t test weekly, Now that I have a baseline I will use this service monthly so I can continue to measure where I can make improvements in my wellness plan. I will also order the recommended supplements and chat with a nutritionalist from time to time. A great way to stay on-top of my health until my next check up appointment with my primary care doctor.