8. Vitastiq 2: High-tech vitamin check
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The Vitastiq 2 is a daily vitamin and mineral tracker. Vitastiq, the company behind the device, has recently been granted ISO 9001:2015 standard in design, manufacturing and sales.
Vitastiq claims that the device can track the trend of 26 essential nutrients in the body including vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, sodium and iron. It also gives information about those nutrients and their natural sources. (Note: The company on its website spells out that this device is for fitness guidance; it is not a medical device.)
The titanium-clad device is a painless, non-invasive device that measures electrical resistance of the skin on acupuncture points in relation to reference points given on an accompanying app.
The device comes with video instructions for finding the right acupuncture point and offers reference guides. To locate a measuring point, a user has to find the exact point within a 3-5 mm area from the measuring point. The user then has to move the tip of the pen within the acupuncture point to find the highest value – the highest value is the correct value.
Vitastiq’s app also saves previous nutrient readings and helps track general nutrition trends.