THE QUICK & DIRTY
Every Industry has its dark-side. Just as processed foods are loaded with additives and fillers, so too are vitamins. So we set out to change things.
Tespo vitamins and supplements focus on quality ingredients – only what you need, nothing you don’t. And once you realize what’s in your current vitamins, you’ll understand why we’re fanatical about this stuff.
WHAT’S REALLY IN
A VITAMIN PILL?
Have you ever noticed the list of inactive ingredients on your vitamin bottle? The list is long, not to mention impossible to pronounce! Check out some examples here. You might be surprised to learn that as much as 50% of a pill is comprised of fillers and inactive ingredients.
Hydrogenation is the process in which a liquid unsaturated fat is turned into a solid fat by adding hydrogen. This process creates Hydrogenated Oils and a trans fat, which many vitamin companies use to increase shelf life. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans specifically states: “Keep trans fatty acid consumption as low as possible by limiting foods that contain synthetic sources of trans fats, such as partially hydrogenated oils, and by limiting other solid fats.” Trans fats work against the body in many ways, promoting inflammation and negatively impacting cholesterol levels.
Artificial colors in your vitamins serve no function other than making food look more “fun,” or even worse, cover up the fact that the active ingredients in the vitamin have been degraded by exposure to light, air, moisture, heat, or poor storage conditions.
Magnesium Stearate is a flow agent used to keep manufacturing equipment from gumming up during vitamin production. It is used solely to increase output and cycle times during the manufacturing process, and actually hinders the dissolution and absorption of vitamins in your body.
Titanium Dioxide is a naturally occurring oxide of the element titanium. This mineral is used in vitamins as a pigment — the same reason it’s used in many cosmetics. However, research is now noting that titanium dioxide is a possible carcinogen and could possibly affect immune system function in the body.
Pills are simply not the most effective delivery format for supplements. 40% of the population reports difficulty swallowing pills, they offer poor absorption (compared to liquid), and pill routines are hard to manage. And as much as you like loading up your weekly pill organizer, you’ve got more important things to do.
SO, WHY TESPO?
At Tespo, we’re obsessed with helping people improve their health and wellness. Because what’s the point of taking vitamins if they don’t help you feel better? The result of all this work is the Tespo Dispenser and our Tespo Pods – premium vitamins delivered monthly to your door.
We’ve figured out how to remove the inactive ingredients that plague current vitamin formulations. Our formulas have only what you need and nothing you don’t.
We’ve embraced liquid as the preferred delivery format, as liquid dramatically improves nutrient absorption in the body.
We’ve made it easy to remember to take your vitamins on a daily basis. 85% of Tespo customers report that the Tespo Dispenser on their countertop improves their compliance.
The future of vitamins is here and thousands of people just like you are ditching the pills and unnecessary fillers and using Tespo every day to improve their health and wellness.