When you walk into health food stores, the supplement shelves are overwhelming to say the least. What brand do you go for? What supplements do you need to detox, boost immunity, reduce inflammation or help you lose weight? Before you know it, your kitchen ends up looking like a pharmacy and you end up feeling like you’re downing more pills than real food.
What your body needs to feel healthy, energetic and focused can change from day to day based on what you eat, your stress levels and how much you exercise. It can be exhausting to try and figure out what this is on your own. Lucky for you, you may not have to. Nourish, a customized supplement dispenser interacts with your personal daily needs to provide you with the right cocktail of nutrients your body and mind need for optimal performance.
A customized supplement dispenser that fits on your kitchen counter
Nutrition is complicated, but it doesn’t have to be. At least, that’s what the folks at FitNatic are trying to prove with the Nourish, a personal nutritionist, ingredient mixer and supplement store all in one, launching today on Indiegogo.
The basic concept is relatively simple – Nourish is a box-with-a-touchscreen that contains a selection of nutrients it mixes into your own personal health cocktail. There are 16 of these nutrient ‘seeds,’ and you can customize them based on your preferences and needs.
But it does a lot more than just arbitrarily mix ingredients. Nourish sources information from your health apps and fitness trackers to produce the right nutrient blend for your particular goals.
It takes into account your foods, exercise types, heart rate, sleep patterns, blood pressure and more, and delivers what it considers to be an ideal blend based on nutrients you might be missing, or ingredients it think will complement your activity.
For example, if it noticed you logged a strength-training workout in MyFitnessPal, it’ll know that you’ll probably want some protein in your diet. In the morning, the companion app might suggest a adding a shot of caffeine. If your food that day didn’t contain a recommended amount of Omega-3s, it might add some into your blend. The more information you provide, the smarter it becomes.
It’s a pretty sleek device, too. It’s a shiny black box that should fit on most countertops. The top of the device displays all your nutrient seeds surrounded by colorful LEDs (which you can turn off).
Meanwhile, the front is dominated by a 15-inch touchscreen, which displays your health stats along with a variety of customizable widgets. The front of the device also slides up to reveal your cocktail of nutrients, which are dispensed into a ‘pod’ funnel that you squeeze to pour the mix into water or a beverage of your choice.
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