I was seeded with Vitastiq, a device that tracks your vitamin and mineral levels in your body.
Vitastiq started on Indiegogo back in December 2014. It raised a total of US$264,937 out of their initial goal of US$49,000 from 900+ backers on 8th February 2015. It got shipped to the backers in March 2015.
Despite the campaign is now over, you can still buy it from Indiegogo, as Vitastiq is a part of their In Demand (Shipping Now) feature. Alternatively, you can buy Vitastiq from their online Shop. The shop charges in Croatian currency. Vitastiq cost 749.00kn (S$155) and shipping to Singapore is currently free.
Vitastiq allows you to measure about 30 most important vitamins and minerals in your body and will determine whether your vitamin and mineral levels are too low, too high or just right.
It uses non-invasive and painless method to measure those vitamin and mineral levels and because it connects to your smartphone’s audio port (not Bluetooth), the feedback is almost instant.
- Dimensions: 148mm / ∅ 18mm
- Weight: 60g
- Battery: Li-SOCl2 lithium battery
- Material: Stainless steel
There is practically no setup at all. Download the app, launch the app, register an account with Vitastiq and register the Vitastiq device and you are good to go!
Vitastiq doesn’t need to be charge and it doesn’t require any external power source. It just draws the power from your device’s 3.5mm audio port.
Vitastiq uses EAV (Electro-Acupuncture according to Voll) methodology that was tested and proved by a team of medical doctors headed by Dr. Reinhard Voll.
Acupuncture knowledge proves that acupuncture points differ from the surrounding skin. In terms of electrical current, there is an increased conductance and decreased resistance at these points.
You can checkout Vitastiq YouTube Channel as well for tutorials for tips on using the Vitastiq.
There are three pre-defined templates. The default is “Essentials” and it measures ten different vitamin and mineral levels using ten different points on your right hand.
“Advanced” measures twenty different vitamin and mineral levels using twenty different points on your hand and foot.
“Total Care” measures all thirty different vitamin and mineral levels using thirty different points on your hand, foot, body and face.
Here are the vitamins and minerals that Vitastiq can measure:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin E
- Folic Acid
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B12
- Vitamin B3
- Omega 3-6
- Vitamin B5
- Vitamin D
- Coenzyme Q10
- Bile Acid
It took me about three measurements before I can get Vitastiq to the correct points on my hand. My vitamin and mineral levels of the first two tries are pretty bad and only on my third try, I got it to be perfect.
After the summary, you can view the report of your measurement and the app will recommend what you can do to improve your vitamin and mineral levels.
I also tried the “Total Care” template which I fail in certain vitamin and mineral levels like Coenzyme Q10 and Haemoglobin.
Overall, I think that the Vitastiq is an interesting and useful device. Just that I am not sure whether the measurements are accurate or not since I don’t have any data to countercheck with. However, it is a good start at gauging the vitamin and mineral levels in your body.