It seems everyone from movie stars, to reality TV hosts, supermodels, athletes, and trainers to the stars either create or endorse a line of supplements. We’ve seen Sylvester Stallone, Jimmy Johnson, the Kardashians, Elle McPherson, Beyonce, Oprah Winfrey, and Ronnie Coleman add their name to health and fitness products. Does it work? Would you buy a thermogenic based on an endorsement by one of the Kardashians?
Now, actor and comedian, Kevin Hart introduces Vita-Hustle. Hart claims to have spent four years developing his new nutrition line. Rather than competing in the more popular niches cited above, Hart decided to formulate a multivitamin. To differentiate Vita-Hustle from the more mundane multis available, Kevin refers to his product as “Performance Vitamins.”
We concur that Vita-Hustle is not your average multivitamin/mineral product. Yes, it does have a wide range of vitamins and minerals, but there are also three proprietary blends. The blends are designed to deliver energy, recovery, and focus through:
In this article, we’ll review Vita-Hustle’s key ingredients and the stated benefits of the product. We’ll verify product claims versus reality, and where you can find the brand, its pricing, and provide our numerical value to its efficacy and its cost.
So, What is VITA-HUSTLE?
Vita-Hustle is a dietary supplement consisting of a collection of high-quality essential vitamins and minerals, plus three proprietary blends. The product comes in two formulations; one for men, and one specifically designed for women.
The women’s product includes Red Clover Tops Extract, and Cranberry Fruit Extract to support feminine health. Also, the women’s multivitamin has more calcium and iron to account for a woman’s additional needs.
The site refers to the product as “Your daily nutrition foundation,” (the vitamins and minerals), plus “goal-driven” proprietary blends, (energy, recovery, and focus).
VITA-HUSTLE Key Ingredients
Vitamins and Minerals
The product features a comprehensive assortment of vitamins and minerals. The Men’s product has twenty-three to be exact, and for many, the recommended dosage (four capsules per day) will deliver close to your recommended daily intake, or more.
|Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate and beta-carotene)||83%|
|Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)||278%|
|Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)||250%|
|Vitamin E (as D-Aplpa Tocopheryl Succinate)||33%|
|Vitamin K (as Menatetrenone)||67%|
|Thiamin (as Thiamine HCl)||167%|
|Niacin (as Niacin and Niacinamide)||138%|
|Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hcl)||294%|
|Folate (as Calcium 5-Methyltetrahydrofolate)||100%|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||625%|
|Pantothenic Acid (as D-Calcium Pantothenate)||200%|
|Calcium (Carbonate and Calcium D-Glucarate)||20%|
|Iron (as Ferrous Gluconate)||50%|
|Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)||100%|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide)||30%|
|Zinc (as Zinc Bisglycinate Chelate)||136%|
|Selenium (as Selenium Citrate)||127%|
|Copper: (as Copper Bisglycinate Chelate)||222%|
|Manganese (as Manganese Bisglycinate Chelate)||87%|
|Chromium (Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)||343%|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Citrate)||167%|
Note: Most of the minerals are Chelated, which is believed to improve absorption.
And now to those proprietary blends. As we’ve expressed more than once, we’re not fans of the proprietary blend tactic as it does not indicate the precise amount of the ingredients in the blend. That defeats the purpose of Vita-Hustle’s position regarding transparency. However, we do know the total blend weight, and that ingredients are listed based on their percentage of the total.
Hormone and Metabolism Support Blend (375mg)
Fenugreek Seed Extract, Schizandra Fruit Extract, Oligonol® (Lychee Fruit and Green Tea Lead Polyphenol Extracts), Tongkat Ali Root, Saw Palmetto Berry
Fenugreek is used in many men’s supplements to address erectile dysfunction, and in both men’s and women’s products to stimulate sexual desire. We were somewhat surprised a patented Fenugreek was not used in this blend as there are several with clinical support. Although we don’t know the precise amount included in the blend, the dosages would appear to be low compared to other supplements. Tongkat Ali is another ingredient used frequently in men’s sexual health products. Saw Palmetto is included to support prostate health.
Exercise Detox and Recovery Blend (333mg)
Calcium D-Glucarate, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Ginger Root Extract, Holy Basil Leaf Extract, N-Acetyl L-Cysteine, Milk Thistle Seed Extract
This blend appears to be, primarily an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory blend. The Calcium D-Glucarate is designed to reduce estrogen, and the Milk Thistle is considered an excellent ingredient for detoxifying the liver. However, once again, we believe the dosages to be problematic as Milk Thistle alone should be as much as 600 mg daily.
S7™ Nitric Oxide Booster (50mg)
Green Coffee Bean Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Turmeric Root Extract, Tart Cherry, Blueberry, Broccoli, Kale
S7™ is a patented ingredient sourced from VDF Futureceuticals. In their clinical study published in Free Radical Research, S7™ increased NO production by 230 percent. Although we love these ingredients, particularly the Turmeric and Tart Cherry, we believe there may be even better alternatives for boosting nitric oxide.
Four capsules per day recommended in the a.m. with food or a light snack.
Benefits of VITA-HUSTLE
The key benefits stated on the site are energy, recovery, and focus. Reviews and testimonials also mention improved skin condition and improved sex life.
Who Needs VITA-HUSTLE
This product is for anyone looking to supplement their whole food diet to meet their daily recommended allowances. Specific reasons for multi supplementation would include:
- Those who do not get enough Vitamin D from being outdoors
- People who might be Vitamin B12 deficient such as Vegans or the elderly
- Pregnant women who need additional Folic Acid
Does VITA-HUSTLE Perform – the Claims versus the Reality
Given the wide variety of vitamins and minerals, at or exceeding the RDA’s, the product no doubt succeeds at providing nutrients that may be missing in your whole food diet. The product also goes beyond the typical multi offering with its proprietary blends designed to enhance energy, recovery, and focus. Positive reviews cited increased energy as the number one benefit, followed by focus. A select few testimonials also mentioned improved workout performance, recovery from workouts, and enhanced sexual performance.
We like the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredients for addressing free radical damage and low-level chronic inflammation. Both of which are precursors to adverse health conditions and the aging process.
We’re not as impressed with the proprietary blends for previously stated reasons, and some ingredients appear to be underdosed.
Potential Side Effects of VITA-HUSTLE
Although Vita-Hustle doesn’t specifically address side effects on their site, the most common side effects reported by multivitamin users are mild gastrointestinal symptoms; such as nausea and diarrhea. To minimize these side effects, we suggest you take your multi with food and liquids. Multivitamin users also frequently report a strange taste in their mouth and/or stained teeth. This is due to metallic minerals like magnesium and iron.
Best Places to Buy VITA-HUSTLE
At this time, it appears the only place to access Vita-Hustle is on their website. Did not find a store locator on their site and did not find the product on any other e-commerce sites. The brand is very new.
If you want to purchase a one-month supply, 120 capsules, the site charges $49.95. That equates to about $1.67 per day. Vita-Hustle emphasizes a subscription model. Subscribe, and they take 20 percent off the cost, reducing the per unit cost to $39.99, or $1.33 per day. You can get a similar discount if you buy three bottles at a time.
The company does offer a 30-day, money-back Return Policy.
There’s a lot about Hart’s formulations and the company’s processes that we like. The brand is owned by a company of the same name, Vita-Hustle, which is responsible for formulation, manufacturing, and distribution.
The manufacturing facility is certified by NSF. NSF is a third party that certifies facilities as cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices). They also certify products as Safe for Sport, ensuring the product contains no banned ingredients. Vita-Hustle’s facility, but not its product, is certified by NSF.
If a multivitamin/mineral is not currently a part of your daily regimen, we think Vita-Hustle might make an excellent addition.