VegLife Review - Does This Vegetarian and Vegan Line Meet Expectations?
All-natural supplements with the best ingredients? VegLife seems to be on to something, so we got right into those ingredients, scientific research and side effects. Then we read through as many customer reviews as we could handle, before gathering our information together to serve you up the truth.
What is VegLife?
First things first, VegLife is a supplement brand aimed at creating all-natural products geared towards vegetarians and vegans. The company claims to be among the first to produce cellulose-based capsules. They carefully pick each ingredient to ensure it fits within vegan guidelines. Some formulas they offer include
VegLife vitamins have been around since 1992 but didn’t launch their vegan/vegetarian product line until 1993. Their products are easy to take and can be purchased directly on their website. All of their supplements are completely free of animal by-products. We love what we hear so far on both the products and the company, but could there be another side? Read on…
Taste – “Ew!”
So the first issue we found with VegLife was taste and general customer satisfaction in that area. “First of all, there should be a disclaimer here; we found just a few negative comments on taste, and when a company has so many products, there are sure to be a few unsatisfied customers,” said our Research Editor.
“I didn’t like the taste of these zinc lozenges. Had a menthol type taste that I dislike,” said one review.
Another mentioned, “Sooooo gross we have to swallow them with water.”
There were a lot of positives here.
One review exclaimed, “These are a great quality supplement. Much preferred to anything you would buy over the counter or any of my local health food stores.”
Quality / Effectiveness of VegLife Products – “Say What?”
The next problem we found with VegLife was quality and effectiveness. We lumped these two into one category because a lot of the negative reviews regarding quality also mentioned that the supplement wasn’t that effective. “My vitamin levels dropped after taking this from 50 to 24,” said one customer.
“This product contains a whole bunch of extra herbs in it (dandelion, etc.), that I was not aware of when ordering! They don’t even list the amount in the product, so I didn’t even open it,” another user pointed out.
There were a lot of great reviews as well, with one user saying, “This is a great multivitamin for vegans. I’ve been taking it for over a decade.”
In all our years of experience we can honestly say that it only takes one minor setback to completely ruin the chances for long-term results. If VegLife does produce products that taste bad or are ineffective – that could be a bummer.
The Science – “Is There Evidence Out There?”
This one is tricky. VegLife says they have a lab which tests each and every product they produce – from the capsules to the labels. We wanted to find outside studies as well. One study by Critical Review of Food Science and Nutrition said that vegetarian sources of omega-3 fatty acids were promising, but more research was needed to find the optimal dose. Some other studies we found had mixed or inconclusive results. We couldn’t find any actual studies on the products themselves, but there was enough information out there to lend some credibility to the vegetarian/vegan supplements.
The Bottom Line – Do VegLife Products Work?
Are we going to tell you to run out and buy up as many VegLife supplements as you can? We like the company, to be honest, and their attention to detail seems something to be admired, so we’re completely on the fence here. There were a few reviews pointing out ineffectiveness and poor quality.
If you want to lose weight, we suggest going with a supplement that has plenty of positive reviews on effectiveness and quality.
Among the best that we’ve seen this year is one called Leptigen. It’s a proprietary blend of four ingredients. All clinically-tested with results often found in publications such as The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It’s shown to help curb appetite, boost metabolism and fat loss. Customers tell us they see great results.
Also, they’re so confident that you’ll love Leptigen, that they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is a good sign.