Vessel Health Review

Why We Like Them

Vessel is an online testing kit provider that allows patients to get a better idea of their dietary and nutritional needs — based on a home urine test. Patients can log on to an app and get practically immediate results and health recommendations.
Minneapolis, Minnesota | Founded 2009
Does Not Accept Insurance
Does Not Accept HSA/FSA

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    Vessel Health/Bloom Health Company Overview 

    Formerly known as Bloom Health, Vessel Health tracks 15 health metrics to give patients a holistic view of their health. It hires online doctors and nutritionists who offer advice on lifestyle choices, supplements, and dietary needs to maintain optimal health. 

    Founded by entrepreneur Jon Carder, who famously started three multi-million dollar corporations before he turned 30, Bloom proves that necessity is the mother of invention. 

    The platform focuses on personalized recommendations because no patient needs a one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition. Patients are retested quarterly to ensure proper recommendations. 

    Vessel aims to offer people a cost-effective alternative to pricey blood tests. Previously, such tests often took weeks to schedule, hours lost in waiting rooms, and days to receive results — time that the average American simply doesn’t have. 

    Such tests also often cost hundreds of dollars. At-home tests are much more cost-effective as patients aren’t paying premiums for a nurse to draw their blood or for brick-and-mortar labs to pay their mortgages. 

    Is Vessel Health/Bloom Health Right For You? 

    Vessel was founded as a way for consumers to take an active stance on their health. While it’s perfectly fine ‘getting by’ each day feeling groggy or sluggish, Vessel patients often want more longevity for their bodies. 

    These types of health concerns can also bleed over to other areas of your life. Feeling sluggish today can lead to immunity issues and heart problems tomorrow. An ounce of preventative care is truly worth a pound of cure. 

    Vessel is perfect for you if you suffer from nutrient deficiencies that are leading to symptoms related to:

    • Dehydration
    • Low energy
    • Brain fog
    • Low immunity
    • Heart problems
    • Bone density issues
    • Muscle fatigue
    • Skin issues
    • Longevity
    • Stress

    Vessel also understands that many patients let their health fall to the wayside because they simply don’t have time to drive back and forth to doctors’ appointments. Vessel’s services take place remotely, so patients can complete their tests from the comfort of their own homes — or anywhere for that matter.

    The vitamin deficiency test is also a urine test, which is a gamechanger for anyone who has a fear of needles. No blood draw is necessary, and patients can simply urinate on a diagnostic card and scan the card with their smartphones to get immediate test results.

    Talk about instant gratification!

    Is Vessel Health/Bloom Health Credible?

    Vessel is the brainchild of entrepreneur Jon Carder, who found his own health lacking a little when he reached the ripe old age of 30. Like most of his clients, Carder was sluggish and lethargic. He knew something just ‘wasn’t right’, but nothing was bad enough to warrant taking time off work for lengthy doctors’ appointments. 

    So, he developed a product that could diagnose vitamin deficiencies from the comfort of one’s home or office. 

    Just because Carder didn’t have a background in biotech doesn’t mean that the Vessel card wasn’t created by the top biotech scientists. In fact, Carder used his connections with healthcare tech gurus to assemble a team of the best doctors he could find. 

    Vessel Health’s protocols were developed by doctors and nutritionists. 

    Just some of the doctors that work with Vessel to ensure accuracy and quality include CEO Chris Shumate (who has 16 years experience in biotech), John Norris, JD, MBA Former Principal Deputy Commissioner at the FDA, Dr. Mike Moreno, NY Times best-selling author of “The 17 Day Diet”, Sam Niedbala, Ph.D. (who was CSO at NASDAQ). 

    Healthcare Conditions Treated by Vessel Health/Bloom Health  

    Vessel treats a long list of health conditions. Many chronic conditions and diseases are caused by one or more vitamin deficiency. Vessel treats the cause of the symptom instead of the symptom itself. Once patients know what vitamins they aren’t getting through food and supplements, they can make lifestyle changes that will have big impacts on their overall health.

    Vessel tests for the following vitamin deficiencies:

    • Calcium
    • Cortisol
    • Iron
    • Magnesium
    • Potassium
    • Specific gravity
    • Tryptophan
    • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin B7
    • Vitamin B9
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin E

    How Does Bloom Health Work?

    1. Take the Test

      Take the urine test by placing the end of the card in a sample. Download the Vessel Health app. Wait two minutes, and scan the code with your phone.

    2. Get Your Results

      Click on the results tabs on the app, and find out if your nutrient levels are low, high, or just right. No doctor required!

    3. Get Food Nutrients

      Order food from Amazon fresh that will fix your deficiencies, and get your food medicine delivered directly to your door!

    4. Order Supplements

      Don’t have Amazon Fresh in your neighborhood? Don’t want to change up your whole diet to get great results? Order Bloom supplements to help boost your energy and regulate your nutrient levels. 

    All supplement orders support Vitamin Angels, a non-profit organization that helps women and children at risk for malnutrition. For every purchase you make, Bloom donates $0.25 to Vitamin Angels. 

    1. Make Lifestyle Changes

      Get advice on lifestyle changes, such as water intake and sleep requirements.

    2. Get Results

      Follow a step-by-step plan through the app and get reminders to streamline your success. Keep checking on your vitamin levels with more testing to ensure you have the best ongoing treatment plan. 

    How Does the At-Home COVID-19 Antibody Test Work?

    1. Download the app.
    2. Fill out your health test.
    3. Prick your finger with the lancet and add a drop of blood to the card.
    4. Add two drops of solution to the card.
    5. Wait 10 minutes.
    6. Scan the card with the app.
    7. Get your results reviewed by a medical professional.
    8. Get your next steps.

    The at-home COVID-19 antibody test is not yet available, but Vessel Health hopes to have FDA approval in most states very soon. Add your name to the waitlist to be one of the first to get this antibody test!

    Vessel Health/Bloom Health Does NOT treat Some Conditions 

    Vessel is primarily a nutrient testing site and does not replace your primary care provider. It’s currently testing for the above nutrients and vitamin deficiencies. Vessel Health is not for you if you need:

    This online testing system is great if you’re feeling sluggish, tired, dehydrated, muscle and brain fatigue, or other symptoms related to vitamin deficiencies; chat with your primary care provider for more information on other conditions that could lead to these symptoms. 

    Pricing: How Much Does Vessel Health/Bloom Health Cost? 

    Vessel offers vitamin deficiency testing cards at a variety of price points. The more cards you order, the less you’ll spend on each card. This is perfect for families that want to optimize their health together — or for people who simply want to understand their vitamin levels on a regular basis. (Continual testing allows you to see if your lifestyle changes are making significant progress.)

    1 test card: $25

    4 test cards: $45 ($11.25 per card)

    10 test cards: $90 ($9.00 per card)

    Free shipping on all test cards!

    Prices are calculated per test card and are valid for the following vitamin tests:

    • Calcium
    • Cortisol
    • Iron
    • Magnesium
    • Potassium
    • Specific gravity
    • Tryptophan
    • Vitamin B12
    • Vitamin B7
    • Vitamin B9
    • Vitamin C
    • Vitamin E

    COVID-19 Antibody Testing

    Antibody testing kits: $35 plus shipping per test

    Vessel’s app: free

    Test kit instructions: $10

    Doctor Consultation: $25

    Bloom Health testing kits may be eligible for insurance reimbursement or paid for with your HSA. Contact your health insurance provider or HSA for more details. 

    What Do We Think About Bloom/Vessel Health?

    We’re really impressed with Vessel’s offerings. We’re especially excited to see the company was able to skip right past a blood test and develop a card that analyzes urine instead. 

    The instant gratification of waiting under 15 minutes to get your health results is definitely appealing; not needing to prick your finger or draw blood really sets this company above the rest.

    Vessel reviews mention that reviewers love the fact that the company recommends food medicine above prescription drugs and even vitamins and supplements. It’s also extremely easy to order the right products and foods directly from Amazon Fresh.

    The only downside is that Amazon Fresh isn’t available in every area of the country. If you live in an area suffering from food apartheid, you might not be able to take advantage of this feature (though, you can still order supplements to get started on your health journey). 

    We’re also excited about how easy it was for Vessel to pivot its current product to keep up with changing health needs. A few tweaks were all it took to use the card to test for Coronavirus antibodies instead of vitamin deficiencies. 

    If you’re feeling sluggish or foggy and want to optimize your health, order one of Vessel’s test cards. Or, if you simply want to find out if you had COVID-19 and were simply asymptomatic, get on the waitlist for Vessel’s coronavirus antibody test.